Baby Shower registry items

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Jane posted this 14 February 2019

Hi ladies,

I will be having my first baby shower soon and I want to create a baby registry. When looking at all the baby and mommy items that are available, I become overwhelmed and I want to make sure I get all the necessary things I will need. What are must have items I will need when my baby comes?

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Victoria posted this 26 March 2020

I think the best items to have are the bassinet, bottles, pacifiers, clothing, and all of the baby safety products for health (thermometer, towels, etc.) 

Honestly, cribs and changing tables can wait if you cannot afford to have them immediately. We didn't put our little one's crib together until he was two months old because he was in the bassinet in our room. 

Johnny posted this 12 March 2020

You're going to need bottles, crib, changing table, pack n' play, safe guard outlet plugs to keep baby from getting into stuff, etc. 

Vanessa posted this 12 March 2020

Car seat, stroller, bouncer, high chair, bathing chair are the big ticket items. 

Birdie posted this 12 March 2020

Sleep n play outfits, receiving blankets, a bed, a pacifier (just in case), bathing supplies (soap, hair/body wash, comb, towel, wash cloth, tub, etc.), a light blanket for the baby to sleep with, car seat, stroller, bouncer.

Kathleen posted this 11 March 2020


Nicole posted this 08 March 2020

Sheets, sheets, and more sheets. I made the mistake of only registering for 1 set and I went through about 3-4 every week (spit up, accident, etc.).

Sam posted this 08 March 2020

Don't forget to ask for lotions, towels, swaddles, and receiving blankets. You can never have enough!

Becky posted this 25 February 2020

Onsies, bibs, caps/beanies, mittens, diapers, wipes, bottles, baby lotion, baby wash, a bassinet, baby blankets and swaddle outfits are the bare necessities  -- and formula if you are not breastfeeding. Beyond that you can get your crib, changing table, rocker, etc. in the next coming months . We did not set up our baby's nursery until he was bout 3 months old, since we were in the middle of closing on our new house and packing up the last house when my little one decided to come a month early.

Nicole posted this 21 February 2020

I was so happy I registered for a jogging stroller. It helped me get back into shape with the baby in tow!

Julie posted this 20 February 2020

you can't get enough of burp cloths and plain onsies.  A lot of people will bring cute outfits when baby born, but around the house you will want just comfortable pjs or onsies. And babys can go through 3-4 a day easily.

Sam posted this 20 February 2020

I would say to register for a car seat, bottle set, crib sheet set, onesies, a baby swing or bouncer, stroller, and diapers and wipes!

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Bodi posted this 19 February 2020

Diapers, bibs, and socks. My boy went through so many of those his first year, I'm not even sure how we made it through.

Also, keep track of who gave you what items. This way, a year later you can them another thank you letter, letting them know what happened with the item.

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Elena posted this 19 February 2020

I recommend lots of onsies (plain undershirt ones) and tons of burp clothes.

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Liana posted this 24 November 2019

Only put the things you know you will use and need, necessities. Diapers, blankets, bibs, stroller, whatever else is vital. If you get multiples of wipes and diapers and sweaters or something, you know you'll use it. The rest, you can shop around for yourself. Then your approach will always be one that is "I'm not going to waste my money so do I REALLY need this?". 

Alexandra posted this 24 November 2019

Things you will actually use frequently are the most important--diapers, wipes, etc.  They will really cut back on costs during the first year.  In addition to that, nice soft towels are super great to have, and a baby monitor that you can rely on. I didn't know what its called exactly, but theres a monitor that you can view on your phone, which is AWESOME.  No extra plug and cord and monitor to carry around.  And you don't have to worry about being "in range"

Sophie posted this 22 November 2019

Register for side-snap shirts for newborns and the next size up from newborn - NOT over-the-head shirts. It's just too hard to put a shirt over those tiny, fragile heads/necks. You can lay out a side-snap shirt open and then lay baby on it - then just slip arms in, wrap and snap. So easy when you are tired and baby needs a change! If you are changing a shirt (from the one they spit up on to a fresh one) you can still lay baby on the fresh shirt, slip off the dirty shirt, clean up baby and then dress. Easy peasy

Cardi posted this 28 August 2019

diapers, pack n play, and breastfeeding pillows if that is what you are planning to do!

shay posted this 27 July 2019

one thing we did was instead of cards we did books, its so much more memorable and perfect as the kids get older.

Jeannie posted this 25 July 2019

The boppy hands down!

Lori posted this 25 July 2019

Also, a lot of places will give you a discount on your registry items! 

Put high ticket items, appliances, tools (strollers, swings) etc. I found that friends who don't buy from your registry tend to buy you clothes.

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