Baby Registry Checklist

With my baby shower quickly approaching, we recently finished our baby registry. There are a ton of stores that you can choose to register at, such as BuyBuy Baby, Babies R Us, Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc. It is honestly up to you and your partner. We decided to register on Amazon this time around. I love the convenience of shopping on Amazon and there are so many options available. Keep in mind, a lot of things you can find on Amazon, you can find in a store.

If you are interested in registering on Amazon, here are some huge benefits:

  1. Tons of brands to choose from such as Seventh Generation, Pampers, Huggies, Gerber, Munchkin, Babyganics, Skip Hop, and more!
  2. Free 2 day Shipping for Amazon Prime Members, which most people are.
  3. 15% completion discount, which means you get 15% off of eligible items on up to two orders starting 60 days prior to your due date and at least 2 weeks after due date.
  4. A welcome box valued up to $35 of free baby goods.
  5. And other random offers Amazon may offer.

So I'm going to share seven main categories and my suggestions for certain items.


Whether you are breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or formula feeding, these are essentials.

  1. High chair: Yes they may not need this until 6+ months but babies grow fast!
  2. Bottles, at least 2 for nursing moms, and at least 8+ for bottle feeding
  3. Formula
  4. Bottlebrush
  5. Burp Cloths
  6. Bibs, a lot of them!
  7. Bowls and spoons, like I said, it's never too early
  8. Breast Pump, check with your health insurance first, because many do provide a breast pump.
  9. Nursing bras, Target has some really great ones.
  10. Nursing pads, reusable or disposable
  11. Nipple cream
  12. Milk Storage bags
  13. Nursing Pillow such as the Boppy.


  1. Diapers, cloth or disposable. There are some really great reward programs with companies such as Pampers or subscription services like the Honest Company offers. Register for newborn, size 1, and even size 2 diapers!
  2. Wipes. Lots and Lots of Wipes.
  3. Diaper Rash Cream
  4. Diaper Bag
  5. Changing Mat
  6. Changing table, pad, and covers are not necessary but are nice for a designated changing spot.


  1. Infant bathtub
  2. Hooded towels and washcloths
  3. Baby wash, shampoo, lotion
  4. Spout guard
  5. No slip bath mat
  6. Bath toys


Whether baby is sleeping with you, in your room, or eventually in his/her own room or with a sibling, baby will need a designated place to sleep.

  1. Bassinet or a co-sleeper
  2. Crib
  3. Crib Mattress
  4. Crib Mattress Protector
  5. Crib Sheets
  6. Night Light
  7. Humidifier
  8. Baby Monitor
  9. Swaddling blankets, this is debatable. Some parents are for, and some are against.


  1. Car seat and stroller, many companies create travel systems that have both.
  2. Carrier
  3. Pack n Play, especially if you travel a lot.
  4. Extra car seat base if more than one car.
  5. Swing and/or bouncer
  6. Play mat for tummy time
  7. Toys, books, rattles, oh my!
  8. Mirror for your car

Health & Safety

  1. First aid Kit
  2. Nasal Aspirator
  3. Thermometer
  4. Grooming kit (brush, comb, nail clippers)
  5. Safety gate
  6. Childproofing supplies for cabinets and outlets
  7. Baby laundry detergent


This is honestly up to you and how you register for clothes and what sizes. We personally did not register for baby clothes. If you do, register for very few newborn size clothes.


It is so easy to get caught up in the baby stuff because everything is just so cute and tiny. With that being said, it can be easy to forget the basics. So with registering for the main supplies a baby needs, you can supplement where needed.

I hope this baby registry checklist was helpful. If I am missing anything that you feel is essential, please do share in the comments.

Love & Light,