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First Time Registry Checklist
This is a list that I came up with for a friend, and then passed on to my sister in law, and again to my step-mom when she was helping her niece register. It started out very basic, but over time I have been fine tuning it even down to the brand I prefer! There are some things that you can get by with doing used or off brand…which I highly recommend…and others, you need to buy new and you need to buy the “right” one!
Lamp for Night time changing in nursery- I recommend using an amber colored bulb for less harshness.
Changing Table or dresser
Changing Pad Covers 2-3
Laundry Basket(necessary because you will be washing baby’s clothes separately for awhile)
Dreft Baby Detergent**
Trash Can or Diaper Genie– this depends on if you cloth diaper or not. I use an aluminum step lid trash can.
Mattress- BUY NEW! BUY TOP OF THE LINE! – Your baby will be sleeping on this every night…and cannot tell you if they are uncomfortable, or if their back hurts. You wouldn’t want to sleep on something too hard, too soft, or that made your muscles ache…this is important!
Crib Wedge or Sleep Positioner
3-4 Sheets (Flannel or Plush for the winter are great!)
Mobile with Light (need a dim light for night time feedings)
Medela Harmony Breast Pump
Medela Feeding Gift Set (includes bottles that fit pump, storage bags, etc )
LANSINOH breast pads- (A GAZILLION…seriously..they are expensive…get as many on that registry as possible.)
Playtex VentAire Bottles (depends on if you formula feed or breast feed…I have ONE)
Bottle Warmer/Pacifier Sanitizer– You don’t need both, typically a bottle warmer will have a sanitizer “app”
Pacifiers(if you choose)
Bibs (20)…I’m not joking unless you like doing laundry every 5 minutes
Stroller/Carseat– I recommend really shopping here. Babies R Us is the place to go…you can try them out! I picked one that was not a good fit for me, and I am really paying for it now. The carseat is too heavy, it didn’t fit well in the stroller…. I think Chicco Keyfit is a good one.
Graco Blossom 4 in 1 Highchair- this will get you from infant to toddler, and while your toddler is using the booster, you can put your next baby in the highchair…its amazing.
Carseat Pad (I dunno what its called…like a pillow and soft thing to “fill the carseat when baby is baby)
Musical Toys for carseat bar-VERY IMPORTANT
Bunting for Carseat
Mirror for car
Diapers- I really recommend Pampers if you are going the disposable route. I know every kid is different, but Astaire leaked out of Huggies big time. I have never had an issue with a Pamper.
Cloth Diapers (to be used as burp cloths)- 6-12
Swaddling Blankets (I never used these, but other people do)
Crocheted Blanket with holes for crib
Diaper Bag (Kalencom, Petunia Pickle Bottom)
Travel Changing Pad
Swing or Bouncer
You can register for clothes but people will buy what they want..