Minimalistic Baby Registry

Let’s just say it, registries are obnoxious. The concept is wonderful but there are so many things that come along with creating one that can be stressful. With my first child I tried my best to avoid buying things that most mother’s say they get but never actually use. I thought it would be helpful to share a list of things I found helpful once the little guy was actually here.

  • Car Seat After hours, possibly days of research, we went with this one.
  • Thule Jogger Stroller I definitely wasn’t going for fancy here despite the price tag. This stroller has the highest handle (my husband is realllly tall) and is great for jogging in the city.
  • Hands-Free Breast Pump By no means is this a need but it made my list. It was extremely helpful when I went back to work and was sitting in my cubicle. It allowed me to feel somewhat normal and pump milk for my boy. I do want to add that it wasn’t my only pump, I did love it but I also used the spectra when I was able to sit still. The spectra was able to get more out of me.
  • Pack ‘n Play We knew we were going to spend a great deal of time at my parents house so this was a necessity for us.
  • Bath Petal I will admit this one sounds useless but I was so afraid to give him a bath and this just helped put me at ease. It was safe and easy to clean. We ended up using it until he was about 6 months old.
  • Diaper Pail This was a major need for those stinky diapers.
  • Baby Carrier If you enjoy being mobile and outdoors this one is a must. I wore it when grocery shopping, going for walks, museums, it really just kept him close and comfortable and allowed me to be active.
  • Baby Wrap Carrier This was useful around the house. He would be able to fall asleep on me and bond while I was able to walk around the house.
  • Non-toxic Baby Mattress I will be honest, mom guilt sunk in here. I HAD to have a breathable non-toxic mattress. He will sleep on it for a while so I believe it justifies the price but there are many, many cheaper options.
  • White Noise Machine I was against it at first, until I got tired of shhushing to help soothe him to sleep. I then switched to an app, until I started missing my phone. I finally ended up with the Hatch white noise machine and I think we’re all better people for it.
  • High Chair We didn’t want a bulky one so we went one of the attachable ones, it worked out really well for us.
  • Dock-A-Tot or Boppy We ended up with both and they both came in handy during the day.
  • Crib
  • Onsies
  • Bibs
  • burp clothes
  • Blankets
  • Wearable blankets
  • Swaddles
  • Bath Towels
  • Hats
  • Bottles
  • Bottle Cleaner
  • Pacifiers
  • First Aid Kit
  • Teething toys

Good luck mama and papa and congratulations!

I used amazon for my registry and received a welcome box which was surprisingly pretty useful.

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