Are you pregnant? You are likely thinking about everything you need for your soon-to-be newborn. There is so much to consider and prepare before a baby comes! Here, we’ve compiled a list of must-have items for your baby registry, including our picks, plus a few things you might want to get for yourself or a new mom in your life.
Babies need a lot of gear! Key items include a diaper bag, a car seat, a stroller, a bouncer, an infant lounger, and carriers.
The baby’s nursery often takes center stage during the nesting period. Essentials include a crib with a mattress and sheets, a bassinet, a changing table, and an armchair or rocking chair.
Baby Clothes and Other Needs
Your baby will need a lot of things as they grow, but from the beginning, they will need clothes, such as onesies, one-piece pajamas, sleep sacks, socks and booties, rompers, hats, and no-scratch mittens. Other needs include burping cloths, gentle detergent, disposable or cloth diapers, wipes, a diaper pail, bottles, pacifiers, a bottle warmer, and a bottle sanitizer. Additional must-haves include bath supplies, baby soap, towels, washcloths, and a bathtub. And, of course, we can’t forget a nasal aspirator and a baby thermometer.
We often only think about what the baby needs and less about what the mom herself needs. In addition to must-haves such as breast pumps and nipple cream, consider getting a new mom (or yourself, if you are expecting) snacks, at-home self-care products, cozy pajamas, slippers, and a smart mug. Having a baby is no easy feat, and the weeks and months that follow are a time when new parents need their village the most and may deal with things such as postpartum depression or anxiety, and thoughtful gifts go a long way.
Loungewear: Seraphine Ultra-Soft Maternity & Nursing Loungewear Set ($75, shop here)
What are some of your top baby registry picks? Share them with us in the comments below!