You Don't Need Three Bouncy Things On Your Registry But Here's What You Do Need.

By Babe | Photo courtesy of iStock

So your besties sent you five different spreadsheets for your registry, and just the thought of owning ALL THIS STUFF (let alone actually using it) feels pretty daunting. We got you, mama. Here’s your definitive registry hit list, so you get what you need, and nothin’ you don’t.  

Livin’

  • 1 Baby Monitor
  • 1 Bassinet
  • 2 Bassinet Sheets
  • 1 Crib
  • 1 Crib Mattress
  • 3 Crib Sheets
  • 1 Crib Sheet Protector
  • 1 Changing Table / Pad
  • 2 Changing Pad Coverage
  • 1 Dresser / Place To Store Babe’s Stuff
  • 1 Humidifer
  • 1 Diaper Pail
  • 1 Rocker/Glider (or somewhere to nurse/rock that babe)
  • 1 Noise Machine
  • 1 Mobile
  • 1 Nightlight
  • Endless Wipes
  • Endless Diapers
  • Lots of Laundry Detergent
  • 1 Portable Wipe Dispenser

Dressin’

  • 5 Long-sleeve Onesies
  • 10 Short-sleeve Onesies
  • 5 Footed Jammies
  • 3 Velcro Swaddles
  • 3 Muslin Swaddles
  • 3 Sleep Sacks
  • 5 Newborn Sleep Gowns
  • 10 Tee Shirts
  • 10 Pants
  • 10 Socks
  • 3 Hats
  • 2 Mittens
  • 3 Baby Booties
  • 1 Winter Coat (optional)
  • Sun Hat

Feedin’

  • 8 Bottles
  • 1 Bottle Brush
  • 1 Breast Pump + Accessories
  • Lots of Milk Storage Bags
  • 1 Nursing Pillow + Cover
  • Lots of Infant Formula (if you don’t nurse or supplement)
  • 8 Bibs
  • 8 Burp Cloths
  • Lots of Baby Safe Dishwashing Soap
  • 1 Formula Dispenser

Rollin’

  • 1 Stroller with bassinet
  • 1 Stroller Accessory Kit (ala Footmuff, Rain Shield, Sun Canopy)
  • 1 Baby Carrier
  • 1 Car Seat and Base
  • 1 Car Seat Mirror
  • 1 Car Seat Adaptor for Stroller
  • 2 Travel Crib Sheets

Chillin’

  • 1 Swing
  • 1 Activity Mat
  • 2 Pacifiers
  • 3 Cute Teething Accessories (Bonjour Sophie!)
  • 1 Jumparoo (optional)
  • 1 Mamaroo/Swing (optional)

Groomin’

  • 1 Infant Bath & Sink Bath 
  • 1 Suction Base Bath Mat
  • 3 Hooded Towels
  • Endless Gentle Bath Wash & Shampoos 
  • 1 Nasal Aspirator/ Bulb Syringe
  • 1 Baby Thermometer
  • 1 Baby Grooming set
  • 1 Baby Nail Clippers
  • 1 Medicine Dropper
  • 1 First Aid Kit 
  • 1 Baby hooded Bathrobe (’cause Instagram)
  • 5 Wash cloths

Lovin’

  • 5 suuuuper cute bedtime board books (start ‘em young!)
  • 3 picture frames or other chic memento keepsakes and photobooks
  • 1 gigantic baby lamb or some adorable stuffed animal with which you’ll document your babe for Instagram  
  • 3 retro onesies with cheeky sayings, your college mascot, or other ridiculously silly details. “Party in my crib, BYOB.” You get the gist.
  • 1 set of custom month blocks so you chart their age for all of your friends/family/followers
  • 2 Chic blankets you’d never splurge on yourself
  • 3 rattles or other play things to keep their attention for half a second