This is such a special time. As you eagerly await the arrival of your little one, enjoy every moment. Your life will forever be changed once your babe enters the world.
One way you can start preparing for mama life is to complete your baby registry. A baby registry makes things easier for those who want to pamper you with gifts. Not having an official baby shower? Your friends and family will still want to send well-wishes in the form of presents.
Don’t leave the shopping up to your loved ones. Put together a wishlist for your babe. This way you won’t end up with duplicate items or things you’d never buy in the first place. Here are some must-have baby registry items.
Big Ticket Stuff
Not everyone can afford grand baby shower gifts, but it’s always a good idea to include them on your registry. A few of your friends could chip in and split the cost of a more expensive gift.
If this is your first babe you’re going to need a car seat and stroller. Your babe’s room will need a crib or bassinet and dresser. A cozy rocking chair will make late-night feedings easier on you. Modern mamas love baby swings. When you need a few minutes to yourself but your babe wants to be rocked, put him in a swing and let him fall asleep.
Bath Time Supplies
Bath time is a special bonding time for you and your babe. Giggles and splashing are guaranteed. Add a baby bathtub to your registry along with shampoo and baby body products. Don’t forget towels, washcloths and a few adorable bath toys.
Bedding & Blankets
You’ll love spending time with your babe — and you’ll love it just as much when he’s sleeping peacefully! A few sets of fitted crib sheets will make life easier when your babe wakes up from a diaper disaster.
You can never have too many swaddle blankets. Keep one in each room of the house so your little one never gets chilly. Swaddles are easy to wash and can be used as a burp cloth or nursing cover too.
You can never have too many diapers. Newborns go through 12 — 15 diapers per day. If you’re using eco-friendly cloth diapers — get as many as you can. Trust us, you don’t want to run out!
Disposable diapers make great baby registry items because you know you’ll use them. Don’t forget to add baby wipes, diaper cream and a diaper pail to your registry too.
Newborn Baby Clothes
Now we’re getting to the fun stuff! Picking out tiny clothes for your future babe is the best part of setting up a baby registry.
Grab some adorable bodysuits. They’re perfect for all seasons. You can add leggings or hats if it gets chilly. A footie will keep your babe’s sweet toes warm and cozy. We love this footie with foldable mittens, to prevent your little one from scratching.
Some more must-have newborn baby clothes are socks, bibs, leggings, pajamas and sweaters.
Baby accessories are precious and practical. You’ll want some soft and stretchy beanies to keep your babe’s head warm. A beautiful baby girl would look extra sweet with a bow headband. And the hero of every mama’s journey — a pacifier. Make sure to add a few pacifiers and teethers to your registry, you’ll be thankful to have plenty around.
Excited to get started with your baby registry? Check out our wishlist feature. You can add any of our baby products to your list. Just click the heart on the product page. Happy shopping!