New Baby Essentials Checklist
Baby Registry Checklist
Your baby is coming! Perhaps it’s your first baby and you need a baby registry list of baby essentials to create your baby registry. But, what is actually necessary! In other words, what are the newborn essentials?
There are tons of registry checklists for baby necessities. They’re all great and very helpful, but please keep in mind – those baby checklists (and this one too), was created by moms with opinions. They’ve been where you are now and they know what they needed, and what they found useless.
Baby Registry Must Haves
Our newborn checklist was created to be a thorough registry checklist of Baby Essentials BUT also to offer “things that make life as a mom, so much easier.” That means, there are items on our baby registry list, that are absolute essentials, but a few things that may not be considered by all as “essential.” Those items were added nonetheless because they are loved, appreciated and considered extremely useful for some moms. Here’s an example – a Nursing Pillow. Some moms say they cannot live without a nursing pillow, yet there are other moms who say it’s a waste. Be aware that what works for one mom may not work for another. Consider your lifestyle, your budget and your personality as you add things to your baby registry list.
Most first-time-moms find that they actually need everything on the list. If that’s the case, add it all to your baby registry. If you are budget conscious, add everything YOU THINK YOU NEED to your baby registry because you can receive a “completion discount” on all the items that were left unpurchased. (Can I hear a boo yeah!)
This list of baby essentials is long. To make life easier, Eve (our designer) has compiled this handy dandy FREE pdf of baby registry must haves. You will find it extremely useful! It has everything that you will see below. She also color-coded our baby checklist, to help keep you organized.
What to Put On Baby Registry: The Nursery
Changing Table or Dresser with Changing Table Topper
Mattress Protector (for your bed, if you’re cosleeping)
1-2 Newborn caps if baby is born during cold seasons. These are worn indoors. 4-8 onesies (long sleeved if baby will be born during cold seasons, short sleeved if born during warm seasons.) 1-2 Sleepsacks 4-7 (stay-on) baby socks or booties
3-5 Baby pants
1-3 Baby jackets (front buttoned, not pull-over)
1-3 Soft hats that cover ears, for a winter baby
Baby Essentials: Diapering
If you’re Cloth Diapering, exclude the disposable diapers and wipes, and add:
Baby Essentials: Feeding
Formula (if you’re not nursing. Just to be safe, wait for the pediatrician to tell you which brand to get – your baby may be sensitive to certain formulas.)
4-8 Burp Cloths
If you’re breastfeeding and giving baby breastmilk in a bottle, you’ll need everything above, plus:
Once baby starts solids around 4 months, you will also need:
Baby Checklist: Health & Safety Products
Nasal aspirator (snot sucker)
Before your baby starts crawling, you will need the following items to babyproof your home.
Baby Gear & Transportation
Play Mat (for Tummy Time)
Other Baby Registry Resources (You May Find Helpful)
All you need to know to find the best baby registry. Find out who has the best perks, coupons, and completion discounts.
All you need to know BEFORE you start a baby registry. All the questions you may have about a baby registry, are answered here.
I trust you have found this newborn checklist helpful.