List of Must-have Baby Registry Items

Quick TipIt is a good idea to register both online and in-store. While certain things can be bought online, there are other more expensive and bulky items, like car seats, which need to be tested before buying.

With the baby paraphernalia around, planning a baby registry can be a tough task, especially if you are doing it the first time. Most parents tend to include a whole lot of (mostly useless) baby stuff in the registry, which they end up throwing out or donating to charity.

Moreover, babies are really picky, so all the expensive bottles and blankets you get would probably be wasted if your child does not like it. So, what do you do? Well, the answer is to stock up on the essentials, and narrow down your options. Instead of trying to pick up every baby product in the market, choose the essentials which a baby will use. It is also a good idea to list the number of items you want, especially the clothes. It is useless to stock up too many baby onesies or socks, which your baby will outgrow in a couple of months. Moreover, you do not need every baby gear out there. To help you out with choosing the best for your baby, here is a list of baby registry must-haves. The list is sorted into nursery, baby gear, feeding, diapering, clothing, and heath essentials for the baby.

Baby Registry Checklist

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This list may not be comprehensive, but it does cover all the essentials that the baby would need during the first few years. It allows first-time parents to figure out what they should put on their baby registry to help them prepare for their bundle of joy. You can register at brick and mortar stores or online stores such as amazon, buybuy BABY, or Babies"R"US. Do not fall for the hype or feel pressured to register for everything you might possibly need. Do your research, read customer reviews, and talk to other parents before you walk into a baby store to register.