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30 BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR 2022

We've rounded up the baby registry must haves for 2022 and the best newborn products in 2022.

At Nursery Design Studio, we are all about helping parents prepare for baby's arrival without the overwhelm. At the top of our list is helping you create the best baby registry for 2022 and sharing our favorite baby registry ideas.

When it comes registering for baby gifts, some parents prefer to go with a comprehensive newborn checklist which includes everything you'll need to take care of the newborn. ( You can grab the Newborn Checklist here). Others, prefer to stick with the basics and go with just the baby registry must haves, when creating their registry. 

If you are going with the latter-the good news is we've carefully picked newborn products that are must-haves for first time moms. This list includes essentials for taking care of baby's needs.

To discover the baby registry must haves for 2022 and the best newborn products coming in 2022, keep scrolling.


30 best baby registry must haves


30 BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR 2022: BABY PRODUCTS NEW MOMS CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT


1.INFANT CAR SEAT

An infant car seat is at the very top of our list of must have baby registry items because lets face it-you can't even take the baby home from the hospital without one. We love this Chicco KeyFit car seat that's easy to install, use and has all the safety features you'll ever want.

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2. BASSINET OR CO-SLEEPER

The American Academy of Pediatrics says the best place for baby to sleep is in a safety-certified crib, play yard, bassinet, or bedside sleeper in the parents’ own room. Getting either a bassinet or co-sleeper will be the most convenient option because they can be lowered, raised, or swiveled into position so that baby is close to you. We love this Bjorn Cradle which is quite easy to move around the house so you can always have baby close to you. If you are leaning towards a co-sleeper, the Arm's Reach co-sleeper is a fantastic option.


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baby registry must haves for 2022

3. BABY CARRIER

Using a baby carrier or a sling is a wonderful way to meet baby's need for warmth and closeness. The Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier and the Solly Baby Wrap, are consistently rated as the top baby carriers.

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baby registry must haves for 2022


4.STROLLER

A stroller makes outings with baby manageable. We love this UPPAbaby Cruz V2 Stroller and it's got a dual action rear suspension which makes for a smooth ride.

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5.BOUNCER OR SWING

We happen to think that either a bouncer or swing should be on this list of baby registry must haves because you'll want a place for baby to hang out, while you do the dishes or use the bathroom. The BabyBjörn Bouncer is a mom favorite because it's lightweight, portable and has four positions for rest and play.

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6. CRIB

While your baby will probably sleep in the bassinet or co-sleeper for the first few months, eventually you'll be transitioning the baby to a crib. These are our favorite 2022 baby cribs.

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7.CRIB MATTRESS

Your baby will spend a lot of time on the crib mattress, so choose a mattress that's safe and durable. Both of the organic crib mattresses below, are highly rated-2 stage mattresses meaning they have firmer side for infants & medium-firm side for when they become toddlers.

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8.MATTRESS PROTECTOR

Add a couple of mattress protectors to your list of baby registry must-haves because they offer waterproof protection and keeps the mattress dry.

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9.FITTED CRIB SHEETS

Add a couple of fitted sheets to your baby registry essentials list. These modern crib sheets are beautiful and soft.

10.CHANGING TABLE OR NURSERY DRESSER

When setting up the nursery, a place to change your little ones diaper is essential. We love adding a nursery dresser, but you could also use a changing table as well. Here are our favorites .


11.CHANGING PAD OR BASKET

This awesome changing pads provides a contoured non-skid base for diaper changes. Alternatively, go with a lovely textured rattan basket.


12.NURSERY GLIDER OR ROCKER

From feeding your newborn to cuddling with the little one, a nursery chair is a must have baby registry item. You'll spend countless hours sitting on this chair with baby-making it a worthwhile investment. Here are our favorite nursery chairs. 

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13. SOUND MACHINE AND NIGHTLIGHT

The Hatch Rest Night Light and Sound Machine is a favorite nursery essential because it does double duty-a sound machine and a night light.


BEST NURSERY SOUND MACHINES 2022

14. HUMIDIFER

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says a cool mist humidifier can protect baby's skin from drying out and can ease coughing as well as congestion due to a cold- so it's making our list of baby registry must-haves for 2022.

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15.DIAPER BAG

Outings with a new baby gets easier when you have a well stocked diaper bag. These are some of our picks for best diaper bags in 2022. Check out the others here.

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16.DIAPERS AND WIPES

You'll need to stock up on diapers and wipes. Just know that babies outgrow the newborn size diaper very quickly-so don't buy too many.


17.DIAPER CREAM

Add a diaper cream like this one to your list to treat and also help prevent diaper rash. 

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18. BABYBOTTLES

Even if you are exclusively breastfeeding, it helps to have a few baby bottles at home. Parents love these bottles because they mimic breastfeeding.


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19.NURSING PILLOW

Lots of breastfeeding moms agree that a nursing pillow makes things a little easier. It helps lift the baby-so you can position the baby for latching, while easing the strain on your back and arms.

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20. BURP CLOTHS

Burp cloths are a baby registry must have for burping the baby and wiping up sticky messes.

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21. BABY BATHTUB

Trying to keep a slippery baby safe and happy is a struggle, so you'll need a baby tub. We love this bathtub which securely cradles baby from head-to-toe.

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22. HOODED TOWELS AND WASH CLOTHS

Include a couple of soft and absorbent hooded towels and a pack of wash cloths to your baby registry list.

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must have baby registry items 2022


23. BABY SHAMPOO AND BODY WASH

Parents swear by this non-allergenic and tear-free, pediatrician tested organic baby shampoo and body wash.


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24.BABY LOTION 

Get this baby lotion to moisturize baby's delicate skin.

baby registry must-haves 2022

25.GROOMING KIT

This grooming kit includes everything you'll need from a cradle cap brush to a thermometer.

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29.SWADDLES

You can never have too many swaddles. They are great as a receiving blanket, swaddle sack, stroller cover-you name it. Add these aden & anais blankets made from high quality muslin to your baby registry must haves list.

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26.ONESIES

Onesies are the best every day comfy outfit for the little one. Since babies go through several outfit changes a day, grab this 8 pack of onesies.

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27. SLEEPERS

Don't forget to add a pack or two of these soft cotton pajamas with a front zipper opening to your baby registry list.

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More items you'll need:


28.HATS, SOCKS  & MITTENS

30.BABY BLANKET

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