I remember stressing when my new baby’s rug arrived after we brought him home from the hospital. HIS RUG. Because in order for him to feed, sleep, and poop, he required a gray and white Chevron rug from Pottery Barn Kids. That’s the anxiety so many pregnant people feel. That they
need everything by the time baby comes, even though it’s actually the time these creatures need the least.
So we give you permission to build your baby’s assortment of essentials and non-essentials as they need it and not entirely beforehand. But, sorry to break it to ya, you’re still going to need some sh*t. Here are the only 23 items – and we’re being generous here – that you’ll need. We didn’t factor in whether or not you’ll
breastfeed, formula feed, or combo feed, so we threw in all options. We also included a bassinet, though many parents might co-sleep in the beginning. And, depending on when you give birth (and where), you can skip certain seasonal items. Consider this the entry-level pu-pu platter of registry items.
Pick and choose at your will. For more registry intel, check out
Nikki’s List, a one-and-done solution to the whole registry thing, courtesy of HATCH.
ATTITUDE’s Nature + Technology™
Baby Dish Soap is designed to effectively remove milk residue, grease and odors on baby bottles and other accessories.
These plant-based, chlorine-free hypoallergenic
diapers come in two colorful prints for your stylish little one. We love the Belly Button Cutout designed to stay out of the way of your your babe’s healing umbilical cord, and the Quilted Bubble Liner that draws wetness away for dryness you can touch.
Your baby may not know how to say “I love you” yet, but they’ll definitely be thinking it every time you put these socks on their tiny toes. These
Bombas are made with a warm, soft cotton and designed to stay on even the tiniest of feet. A little treat for your little cherub.
This 4-stage, colorfully-patterned baby
bathtub by Fisher-Price grows from newborn to toddler along with Babe. It fits in both sinks and adult bathtubs, perfect for Babe’s first bath and the many that follow.
This water resistant and BPA-, PVC-, latex-, and phthalate-free
changing pad from Keekaroo is easy to clean and doesn’t take up too much space. The comfortable surface won’t inconvenience Babe, and no additional cleaning sheets are needed.
This 8-pack of white
onesies from Gerber is the perfect staple to your baby’s wardrobe. They can also be pulled down the body to avoid messy diaper situations and they layer with any other cold or warm weather essentials.
Your babe needs snuggly pajamas that open easily for late night poop explosions in the dark. Check out
these cozy styles from Old Navy.
pump features technology that allows comfortable suction levels that mimic the experience of natural breastfeeding as closely as possible. It’s also portable and rechargeable, making it ideal for an on-the-go mom, with the back compartment that fits a Spectra bottle. You can also use it for single or double pumping.
This organic, clean-ingredient, European Style
formula from Bobbie is the healthiest kind for Babe. It’s also USDA Organic and free of GMOs, synthetic pesticides, or fertilizers and passed the bar for Clean Label Projects’s test for 400+ contaminants, phthalates, and chemicals of concern.
A six-pack of long-sleeve
onesies from Gerber are as classic as it gets. There’s reason they’ve been around forever.
This three pack of patterned
swaddles from SwaddleMe are the perfect wraps to keep Babe bundled safely in your arms. Ideal for your newborn who is not yet rolling over and likes to be swaddled with their arms in (approx. 0-6 months,) these soft fabric swaddle blankets create a cozy, womb-like feeling for baby and prevents startle reflex that can wake your infant.
The KeyFit Infant Car Seat by
Chicco is created with the intention of the utmost ease for you and safety for Babe. This cool ride home is easy to install and remove, and has several safety featured designed to keep Babe supported and safe in the car.
This calendula premium baby
lotion by California Baby is designed to hydrate Babe’s sensitive skin. Their 100 Vegan, USDA certified formula contains plant based and organic ingredients and has no gluten, soy, oats, dairy, or nuts (exception for coconut) for pure skin hydration.
This non-irritating, petroleum free multipurpose
ointment from Burt’s Bees is just right for Babe’s skin and butt to avoid diaper rash.
These hypoallergenic, plastic-free baby
wipes from WaterWipes are gentle enough for sensitive premature, infant and newborn skin and will keep Babe clean and protect their skin.
hat from Zara will keep Babe’s tiny little head nice and snuggy and away from the cold.
This two-way-audio baby
monitor with a Wi-Fi HD video camera, sleep coach and breathing motion tracker, and 2-way audio from Nanit Pro is the perfect way to keep an eye on Babe while completing other chores.
This two pack of BPS, phthalates, BPA, nitrosamines, and lead free baby
bottles with nipples and non-leaking vents for consistent milk flow from Comotomo will keep Babe happy and fed.
These comfortable, soft
washcloths from Comfy Cubs are great for home, traveling, or staying on the go in the car. They’re made of bamboo and definitely safe for Babe’s sensitive skin.
These sweatsuits and warm, comfy
onesies will keep Babe cozy and feeling safe. Plus, they’ll make for the most adorable pictures.
This cute shark-patterned sun
hat by Exemaba keeps your fashion-forward little one shielded from the sun whenever it’s peeking out.
These 4-Pack cotton muslin
swaddles from Aden + Anais are made of a single layer of pre-washed cotton muslin, soft against Babe’s skin. They’ll be left feeling warm and cared for.
This adjustable, space-saving bedside
bassinet by HALO is the perfect place to let Babe rest. The mattresses are waterproof and a patented lowering wall allows you to check on and feed Babe directly from your own bed.