Baby Registry Checklist for First Time Moms

Baby Registry Checklist

Setting up a baby registry as a first-time mom can be super overwhelming. There are SO many baby things! But don’t worry, you’ve got this and I’m here to help! I’ve spent countless amount of hours researching and stressing so that’s why I put together this baby registry checklist. I’ve included some of my favorite items at the very bottom. Up next, I will also post my exact registry items and everything I have for my baby girl in my next post!

Nursery Items

Furniture and Gear:

  • Bassinet
  • Crib
  • Crib mattress
  • Rocking chair or glider
  • Changing table or dresser
  • Changing pad
  • Baby Monitor
  • White noise machine
  • Night light
  • Baskets or bins for storage


  • Mattress protector
  • 3-4 fitted sheets
Travel Items
  • Infant car seat
  • Stroller
  • Baby carrier
  • Diaper bag
  • Portable changing pad
  • Playard or travel crib
  • Backseat mirror
  • Diapers, either cloth or disposable
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper cream
  • Diaper pail
  • Diaper pail bag refills
Clothing and Accessories

Register for baby clothes in a variety of sizes. Most babies grow out of newborn-size clothing quickly, and others fit in size 0-3 right away. You’ll also want to consider the season and how old your baby will be in various types of weather.

  • 10 short-sleeve onesies
  • 10 long-sleeve onesies
  • 10 pairs of footed pajamas
  • 10 pairs of non-footed pajamas
  • 10 pairs of elastic-waist pants
  • 10 pairs of socks
  • 10 burp cloths
  • 5 soft hats
  • 5 swaddling blankets
  • 5 bibs
  • 3 sleep sacks
  • 2 sun hats (for a summer baby)
  • 2 bathing suits (for a summer baby)
  • 1 snowsuit with mittens and booties (for a winter baby)
  • 1 coming home from the hospital outfit
  • 1 pair of soft-soled baby shoes (for pictures)
  • Baby-safe laundry detergent

Whether you intend to breastfeed or formula feed your baby, I believe it’s really important to have both nursing equipment and formula at hand at first. The beginning of everyone’s journey into motherhood is different so have everything that you may need at hand so that you’re prepared.

  • Breast pump
  • Extra pump parts
  • Breast milk freezer bags
  • Formula
  • Nursing pillow
  • Nursing bras
  • Nipple cream
  • Baby bottles and nipples
  • Several bottle brushes
  • Bottle drying rack
  • High chair
Health Necessities
  • Bathtub
  • Baby safe body wash and shampoo
  • Soft hooded towels
  • Washcloths
  • Simple bath toys
  • Faucet cover
Toys and Playtime
  • Swing, seat, or bouncer
  • Activity mat
  • Soft baby books
  • Soft stacking blocks
  • Teething toy
  • Organic cotton stuffed animals

*items are optional but it’s on my list

I hope that you’ve found this baby registry checklist helpful! Next up, I’ll share a detailed list of exactly what we have gotten for our baby and share other recommendations from other moms. Please see below for a sneak peek at a couple of the things that we have or want to get.


Sachi and Baby G


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