Creating a baby registry is a great way to let friends and family know what you need for your new arrival. While the specific items you'll want to include on your registry can vary based on your lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences.

Here's a list of essential items that many parents find useful:

Baby Clothes

Diapers and Wipes:

  • Disposable or cloth diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper rash cream

Feeding Essentials:

  • Bottles and nipples
  • Formula (if not breastfeeding)
  • Breast pump (if breastfeeding)
  • Nursing bras and pads (if breastfeeding)
  • Burp cloths
  • Bottle sterilizer or sanitizer (optional)

Nursery Furniture:

  • Crib and crib mattress
  • Changing table or changing pad
  • Rocking chair or glider
  • Dresser or storage for baby clothes


Safety Gear:

  • Baby monitor
  • Safety gates
  • Outlet covers
  • Cabinet locks
  • Corner protectors for sharp furniture

Diapering Essentials:

  • Diaper bag
  • Diaper pail
  • Changing pad
  • Wet wipes dispenser

Baby Gear:

Bathing Supplies:

Health and Grooming:

  • Infant thermometer
  • Nasal aspirator
  • Baby nail clippers
  • Baby hairbrush and comb
  • Baby lotion

Baby Registry Must-Haves:


For Mom:

  • Nursing pads and bras
  • Breastfeeding covers (if breastfeeding)
  • Postpartum recovery essentials
  • Breast pump accessories (if breastfeeding)
  • Breastfeeding pumps
  • Breast milk storage bags/containers

Remember that it's essential to choose items that fit your specific needs and lifestyle. You can also consider including bigger-ticket items like a crib or stroller for group gifting by friends or family members.

Don't hesitate to consult with experienced parents or check out online baby registry checklists for more guidance.