I will never forget the feeling of when I walked into a baby store to register during my first pregnancy. There were so many baby essentials I had no idea I needed, and it was overwhelming.
But come to find out, I didn’t actually need all of the baby items I was told were “necessities.” Yes, it’s true that there are a lot of things you need, but you don’t need everything people tell you to get.
Out of the thousands of baby items out there, we’ve compiled a complete baby registry checklist- the baby items that are the most essential to (1) have and (2) have ready before your baby is born.
Just a note- in this post I only focus on items you need for your baby, (not postpartum needs for moms, etc.,) and mostly items you’ll want from when they are newborn to 3 months, although a lot of these things can be used for longer.
So if you’re doing a registry- these are the main things you’ll want to register for- whether you choose to register at a store in person or make an online baby registry, (such as with Amazon’s free baby registry.)
I can also send you this full list of baby essentials, so you have it for later.
Register for/stock up on newborn, 0-3 month, and 3-6 month sized clothes. (And if you also get bigger sizes that’s good too, but I suggest you at least have these sizes before your baby is born.) Note that babies grow fast and sometimes are in a higher month size than their actual age.
Note: a lot of parents opt for a Nosefrida nasal aspirator. Regular aspirators don’t always work so well. You’ll likely need to purchase it separately from the other supplies in a baby care kit.
All these items we just discussed are the main baby items to register/stock up so you can have them before your baby is born. They should last you for the first few months, without you needing much else for a while.
These last several items I just mentioned because you may want to register for or stock up them on in advance, although they may not be necessities right away.
So this is the complete baby registry checklist- the baby items every new mom should register for and stock up on before her baby is born. Granted, there are a lot of baby items you need. But there are also a lot of things that are unnecessary, so try not to get caught up in all the things you could get.
Thanks for reading.
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