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Must-have Baby Registry Items

As a new mom, I remember staring at all of the baby options at Target with zero clue where to start.  Sure, I needed diapers, and clothes, and sweet little headbands, but what else??  I read a lot about “must-haves” and wanted to share my compiled list.  The difference between minimum and extras is just my opinion, and that will vary for everyone.

P.S. I’ve shared some affiliate links of my favorite products…if you click and make a purchase, it just makes a few cents for the blog, and does not affect your cost in any way.


EAT

Minimum:

  • bottles
  • bottle cleaning brush
  • formula
  • if breastfeeding:
    • electric breast pump (if needed)
    • hand-pump or silicone pump
    • lanolin cream
    • breast pads
    • milk storage bags

Extras:

  • support pillow
  • nursing cover
  • bottle drying rack



SLEEP

Minimum:

  • crib
  • sheets
  • mattress cover
  • blankets

Extras:

  • velcro swaddles



PLAY

Minimum:

  • The Magic Bee
  • plush toys
  • books
  • teething toys

Extras:

  • playmat
  • jumper



DIAPERING

Minimum:

  • diapers
  • wipes

Extras:

  • changing table pad
  • diaper pail
  • diaper pail liners



CARE

Minimum:

  • pacifiers
  • bibs
  • burp cloths
  • washcloths
  • detergent
  • sound monitor
  • thermometer
  • shampoo
  • diaper rash cream
  • lotion

Extras:

  • humidifier
  • baby monitor with video
  • bath tub



GEAR

Minimum:

  • diaper bag
  • car seat
  • baby carrier (or wrap)
  • high chair

Extras:

  • playpen
  • travel system including car seat & stroller
  • swing
  • bouncer


 

List of everything you need for your baby registry!  Must-haves for first-time moms via The Motherhood Project blog

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