FREE · BABY REGISTRY GUIDE + PRINTABLE CHECKLIST
Updated: Mar 29, 2021
Figuring out what to purchase for your first baby falls into the category of 'holy crap this overwhelming!' I remember feeling like my head was spinning doing research and thinking, "What could 5 more swaddle blankets hurt? Should I buy every nipple possible for my bottles in seven sizes?"
I am hoping my guide can help you cut through some of the challenges and give you a place to start that isn't so overwhelming. I have done *a lot of research*, and have sent my lists to countless friends and family members to help while they were pregnant, so I figured, why not help others too?
Also, remember to take a deep breath. You can *always* buy something you need once the baby gets here.
YOU'VE GOT THIS!
A QUICK DISCLAIMER: I cannot attest to the safety of every single item listed; I can only tell you that they worked from my personal experience. Every baby is incredibly perfect, but incredibly different! Be sure to listen to your pediatrician, best safety practices, and your mama instinct.
WHERE TO REGISTER
A good rule of thumb is to register somewhere friends/family can buy things online and somewhere they can buy things in person (i.e. Amazon, then Target or Buy Buy Baby). Check for completion discounts offered by retailers as well. (This is a one time discount for purchasing items after your shower that you didn't get.) I love Babylist because it allows you to compile items from anywhere on the internet in one place *and* links to your other registries.
Here is my registry checklist, followed by a few of my favorites/notes in each category! I have the PDF checklist available here to download.
MY FAVORITE BUYS & SHOWER GIFTS
I am linking everything by category/recommendations below, but my favorite gifts/must haves are here first. These include my favorite blanket, bottles,