“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
-A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Are you preparing for a baby? If so you’ve come to the right place! While it’s impossible to be totally prepared for your new little bundle of joy, there are definitely plenty of things you can do to prepare for their arrival. Having 2 babies of my own I think I have a good idea of what should be included on a must have baby registry list! Let’s dive right in shall we?
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Nursery & Decor
There are so many crib styles to choose from but I love the clean lines of this crib. This beautiful crib also converts to a toddler bed with the included conversion kit.
Baby will be sleeping a ton (hopefully!) on whatever mattress you choose. I love this organic mattress because you don’t have to worry about baby breathing in any harmful chemicals while they are sleeping.
These are great to keep the mattress clean and I love how this mattress pad is also organic.
I love how these crib sheets are super soft and comfy for a baby boy or a gender neutral nursery (if you’re looking for girly crib sheets click here!). I also love how these sheets are organic because I personally love choosing organic baby products whenever possible.
This is an extremely high quality organic changing pad. I bought this one for my second baby and it doesn’t even look like I ever used it! Whereas the changing pad I had for my first baby was beat up and cracking by the time he was done with it. It’s definitely worth it to invest in a high quality changing pad so it can last if you have more than one baby! Be sure to also purchase a few of these organic changing pad covers which are essential for keeping your changing pad clean.
I love how this bassinet has mesh sides and how the rail folds down for easy baby retrieval from bed.
We have three of these sound machines in our house. Our two boys each have one in their bedrooms, and my hubby and I even use one in our bedroom! This is absolutely the best sound machine and it produces a real white noise sound by pushing air through the machine, instead of a recorded white noise sound often found with other sound machines. You won’t be disappointed!
You’ll need baby sized hangers if you plan on hanging any of your baby’s clothes.
Babies, especially newborns, go through a ton of outfits per day. This hamper is the perfect spot to keep all of those dirty clothes and burp cloths! It’s cotton, comes in a few different colors, and it’s adorable!
Having a comfortable rocking chair to use when feeding and bonding with your baby, especially during late night feedings, is priceless.
I absolutely love this stroller! It’s lightweight and folds up with one hand and doesn’t take up much room.
This lightweight travel crib is the best. It’s so simple to set up and it folds up easily. The storage bag even converts into a backpack to make travelling with it that much easier. Don’t forget to also purchase sheets!
Infant car seats are best for the first year of life or until your baby outgrows the weight/height limits for the car seat you choose. It’s nice to have the option of removing the whole car seat to bring inside your home without disturbing your sleeping baby. If you plan on using your infant car seat in more than one car you should also purchase an extra infant car seat base. With an extra infant car seat base you won’t have to worry about reinstalling your car seat base every time you want to switch cars.
Love this organic car seat cover! While it is stylish it is also very versatile and can double as a shopping cart cover, restaurant high chair cover, and nursing cover!
When your baby outgrows the infant car seat it’s time for a convertible car seat! I love this one because you can rear face your child (it is frequently recommended to rear face your child as long as possible until he or she outgrows the rear facing limits). Once your baby outgrows the rear facing limits this seat converts to a forward facing car seat! It’s also SUPER easy to install which is essential if you plan on switching the car seat from one car to another.
This stroller parent console provides the perfect space to hold your phone, keys, wallet, water bottle, and other essentials when you’re out and about with your baby.
This activity center is awesome and allows for some independent play.
Baby will have a TON of fun with this adorable play gym! Not only is it beautiful but your baby’s senses will delight when playing on this activity mat!
This bouncer is the perfect spot for baby and it plays music, vibrates, and gives a slight bounce when baby moves.
Babies love being held and using a baby carrier is a great way to be able to still hold your baby while freeing up your hands. Baby carriers are especially helpful if you have other children to look after and tend to.
Babies love movement so a swing is often one of their favorite places. This swing is super cute and neutral. If you don’t have a ton of space, this portable swing may be perfect for you. It’s compact and it folds up easily to be stored away when not in use.
You’ll need to bring diapers, burp clothes, bottles, extra clothes, etc. when you are out and about with your baby. I love how this diaper bag fits all of the essentials but doesn’t necessarily LOOK like a diaper bag.
Absolutely love this bathtub! It’s perfect for both newborns and infants!
You will spend a ton of time bathing your baby and your knees will thank you for this purchase! I’ve been using this kneeler pad for over four years and it still looks brand new, so it’s very durable and lasts!
This waterfall rinser bath cup is so helpful for washing shampoo out of your baby’s hair! I’ve had the same one since my first son was both and it still looks brand new!
A bath spout cover is helpful for preventing baby from bumping his or her head on the spout in the tub.
Love this gentle shampoo that also doubles as a body wash. It’s hypoallergenic and fragrance free so it is perfect for your baby’s sensitive skin.
Soft organic washcloths are essential to help get your baby squeaky clean!
Not only are these organic hooded bath towels so adorable but they are also practical. I loved wrapping both of my babies up in these towels after a calm and soothing bath!
Nursing & Feeding
This Spectra breast pump is great and I preferred it to the Medela pump that I had with my first baby. Don’t forget to order a hands free bra. It makes pumping so much easier! Pro tip: Check with your health insurance carrier. Many carriers provide FREE pumps to expectant or new moms, which is a huge help because pumps tend to be expensive.
Nursing pillows are helpful to use while nursing. However they can also be used during tummy time and as a way to help support your baby while they’re laying down or sitting.
I love this organic nursing cover and it is available in a few different prints. These are very versatile and can also can double as a shopping cart cover, restaurant high chair cover, and car seat cover!
These nursing bras are affordable and I love how they come in a bundle.
Another must have for nursing is nursing cream, especially in the beginning stages of nursing.
Love these bottles and used them with both of my babies.
This bottle warmer is great and easily warms up bottles of refrigerated or frozen breast milk.
A bottle brush is essential for hand washing bottles or breast pump parts.
This drying rack takes up minimal counter space and is the perfect spot to let bottles, pacifiers, and pump parts dry.
You will be using a lot of burp cloths so be sure to stock up! I love these organic burp cloths in neutral designs. Organic cloth diapers are also great to use as burp cloths because they are very absorbent.
I love this space saving high chair which can easily be stored away when not in use. It’s also portable which is great when visiting family or friends with your baby.
These organic bibs are adorable and I love how they are organic.
This one-piece silicone placemat and bowl reduces mess because the bowl is attached to the placemat and the placemat suctions onto the table!
I preferred to use soft silicone spoons with my babies because I noticed that my babies wanted to bite their spoons when eating. These soft silicone spoons wouldn’t hurt their teething gums.
This insulated cooler is helpful for transporting breast milk or snacks for your baby. It stays cold for a long time to keep milk or snacks fresh!
Health & Safety
I love this baby monitor. I’m weary of wifi monitors because there have been reports of people hacking into those monitors and watching (and sometimes even talking to) your sleeping baby. I knew I did not want a baby monitor that connected to the internet and I’m so happy I found this one! You can add extra cameras if you have more children in the future and the parent unit will rotate between the multiple cameras all night.
This baby monitor goes onto your baby’s foot while they’re sleeping and will alert you if their heart rate or oxygen level gets too low. It gives you such peace of mind over your baby when they’re sleeping!
It is very important to run a cool mist humidifier to help your little one breathe more easily when they’re sick. Make sure you get a cool mist humidifier, which is safer for babies and children than a warm mist humidifier.
This is essential and rectal thermometers are said to be the most accurate.
It’s important to clear out your baby’s nose with a nasal aspirator when he or she is sick to help him or her breathe more easily.
I like these nail clippers which are small for baby’s tiny nails.
A brush and comb set is helpful to help style baby’s hair and to help get rid of the dreaded cradle cap!
I love this baby laundry detergent, which is free from harmful chemicals. I even use it for my own clothes!
Unfortunately boo boos will happen eventually. Be prepared with this first aid kit that is cute and easily fits in your diaper bag!
This organic shopping cart cover / restaurant high chair cover is very versatile and can double as a car seat cover and nursing cover!
Bodysuits are what your newborn will most likely be wearing every day. The designs on these organic bodysuits are super cute and they are made from organic cotton that is super soft.
Love these organic footed pajamas! Pro tip: Make sure you get pajamas with a zipper, instead of buttons! You will thank me for this tip during late night diaper changes with your little love!
Keep your little one’s feet cozy and warm with these organic socks!
I absolutely love these organic wearable blankets! Babies are not supposed to sleep with loose blankets in their crib, and these sleeping bags help to keep baby warm and cozy.
Babies love being swaddled because it reminds them of how they felt when they were still in the womb. I love that these organic muslin swaddle blankets are large (47″ x 47″) and they’re also soft so they’re perfect for wrapping your little bundle up!
You will be going through A LOT of these so be sure to stock up! I love these diapers because they are free from harmful chemicals and they have adorable prints that change seasonally!
These wipes are my favorite and I’ve used a lot of different brands. They are high quality and very thick, which is great because they don’t easily tear like some other brands I have used. I also love how they are free from harmful chemicals.
This is my go to diaper rash cream. If my babies ever got a diaper rash it cleared it up very quickly with this cream and it appeared to be soothing to their irritated skin.
These pacifiers were my favorite!
This baby memory book is absolutely gorgeous. It is the perfect keepsake to record your baby’s milestones and precious moments.
Toys & Learning
All babies tend to LOVE Sophie the Giraffe! She’s the best teether and will likely be your baby’s best friend.
This is such a soft and perfect lovey for your baby to snuggle with.
Babies love rattles and this one is super cute and it’s made from organic wood!
This clutching toy is fun for baby to play with and manipulate with his or her hands!
Reading to your baby is extremely important and board books are great because they are more durable than regular books. Some of my favorite baby board books are The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Guess How Much I Love You, Goodnight Moon, and The Runaway Bunny.
There you have it! I hope that my must have baby registry list will help you in finding all of your essential baby items. Let me know in the comments section below if there are any other baby items that you love that I didn’t include on my list!
Thanks for reading!