Must Have Products for your Baby Registry #PlanningForBaby


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Creating a new baby registry is exciting, but it can also be over whelming. I remember walking up and down the aisles, adding everything to my registry without any idea of what I would need for a new baby.

Now that I’ve had two babies of my own, the essentials of raising a newborn are etched into the back of my head. I’ve purchased many products that probably a waste of money and other products that I couldn’t live without.

Now that several of my friends are currently expecting their first baby, I’m often asked about the things that they will need for a baby, what brands I liked best and which baby products they “must have”.

While I love to shop off of baby registries for baby showers, there are a few products that I always turn to when shopping for a new mommy.
Must Have Products for your Baby Registry #PlanningForBaby

Don’t forget about the new mom!

Baby showers are for welcoming the new baby, but they are also for taking care of the new mommy. There are a few things that I always recommend for first-time moms.

  • Maternity Body Pillows – Sleep is rough during pregnancy and the later into your pregnancy, the harder it gets. My favorite maternity body pillow came from Boppy, but nowadays there are several other brands to consider as well, such as these pregnancy pillows from Walmart. There are tons of reviews that will help you find the best option.
  • Breast Feeding – Will the new mom be breastfeeding? Things like breast pads, lanolin nipple cream, breastfeeding bags, breast milk bottles, and breastfeeding pillows make great and unexpected gifts.

Baby Feeding

The new baby will be living off of breast milk or formula for the first 4-6 months of their lives. While babies don’t need much at first, here are a few products that would be fun to add to your baby shower gift:

  • Bibs
  • Burp Cloths – The designer burp cloths are cute but can be really expensive. Help the new mom stock up with pre-folded cloth diapers, such as the ones from Gerber. These make great burp cloths and are easy on the wallet.
  • High Chair or Booster Seat – When my little ones first started to eat solids, we used a Bumbo seat with a tray. This worked really well when baby was too little for the high chair. Booster seats are nice for small spaces and a high chair is always a great choice.

 Must Have Products for your Baby Registry #PlanningForBaby


  • Pack ‘n Play – The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat is the most amazing playard ever! A pack ‘n play bassinet can feel really big to a newborn, often making it hard for them to get settled. What I love about this pack ‘n play is the addition of a gentle vibration rocking seat that can be situated either in or outside of the playard.
  • Swaddle Blankets – From swaddle wraps to swaddle blankets, there are so many options to choose from
  • Pacifiers – You won’t know what kind of pacifier your baby will like until your baby tries them, so a variety of pacifiers is good!
  • Baby Monitor

Must Have Products for your Baby Registry #PlanningForBaby

Baby Gear

Here are a few of my favorite baby gear items. Any new mom would love to receive these at a baby shower:

  • Stroller
  • Car Seat
  • Bouncy Seat – We love the Graco Newborn Lounger!
  • Bassinet
  • Baby Swing
  • Boppy Newborn Lounger

Other Baby Items

  • Thermometer
  • Diapers
  • Diaper Cream
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Humidifier
  • Baby Gate

This list could go on as there are many other things that could be added. One of my good friends is currently expecting and I’m so excited to share these baby products with her. Sadly, she lives two hours away! Thankfully, I can shop the Walmart Baby Registry online and send the products directly to her.

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26 thoughts on “Must Have Products for your Baby Registry #PlanningForBaby

  • May 1, 2014 at 11:47 am
    That pack n play is awesome! I never did a registry but I agree with the items you picked out! Reply
  • May 1, 2014 at 8:30 am
    I never did a baby registry with my children but I wish I would have. Great list of products you have put together. Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    How cool, I am so excited that Walmart has a registry! Definitely a great way to stretch those budgets. Loving the must have products you listed ;) Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    These are all great suggestions!!! Thanks for the tips. Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm
    These are definitely must haves. My top two must haves were diapers and a car seat. Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 9:08 pm
    I never had a baby registry. I think it's a cultural thing in my area. But I can see how it would be super overwhelming. Just the wedding registry was bad enough. And no one ever even bothered to look at that one! These are great ideas of what a new mom would definitely need. Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm
    Babies need so much!! Wow, I have never had to do this but I can imagine it would be super overwhelming!! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm
    When I had my kids I pretty much got every piece of baby gear invented. Then, I realized that the babies dont always like the gear! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm
    I'm in awe over the playyard with seat on top. That is just the coolest use of space and such a great idea. Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 5:02 pm
    I will have to refer to this the next time a friend is pregnant! I never know what to get anyone for a baby shower. Reply
    • April 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm
      Lol. It's never easy. Even having had kids it all changes so fast! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    I agree with them all! As a mom to 5 I have used just about all those items! Walmart has such a nice selection! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm
    This is a fabulous list. I am certain that I got my use out of my pregnancy/nursing pillow! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    Those pregnancy pillows are great! I know I wanted as much sleep as possible during my pregnancy because I knew I would not get any again for a while! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    Great list, agree and agree! It's so nice to get what you need and want as gifts, since babies need so much. love that Walmart does registries! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm
    I really like all of the colors of everything pictured! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 11:48 am
    Okay, my little sister is due in August and I HAVE to tell her about that pac n' play... That looks awesome and has everything she needs in one. Thanks so much Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 11:40 am
    You never realize how much you really need and what you really do not need.... Thanks for this great list. Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 9:06 am
    I wish I had read this before I registered. It is extremely helpful. PS your baby looks like a DOLL. Sooo Cute! Reply
  • April 30, 2014 at 8:50 am
    This is a great compilation. One of my close friends just had a baby boy and the other is due in June. It's been so much fun shopping, but it's important to buy what they really need! Reply

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