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50 BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR 2023

Baby Registry shopping is exciting as you prepare to welcome your little one. But sometimes registering for baby gifts can get a bit overwhelming with all the choices you've got, but have no fear- we have the list of all the essential baby registry gifts you must include! We rounded up the baby registry must haves for 2023 and the best newborn products in 2023.

First, when registering for baby gifts- add products at all price points- so your friends and family never feel like they are stretching. Second, take your time to decide what kind of baby registry you'll want to create- a comprehensive registry, a minimalist registry, bare essentials, modern registry , etc. 

Ready to start registering now? Visit Amazon to create a baby registry with everything you need, all in one place—including items from any website. 

Regardless of the kind of baby registry you are inclined to create, this Newborn Checklist will help you take stock of what you have and need. But here, we researched the top baby registry must-haves to help you get started with your baby registry.

50 baby registry must haves for 2023


Discover our top picks baby registry must haves for 2023, from travel essentials to diapering necessities you never knew you needed!


50 BABY REGISTRY must haves for 2023 TO START YOUR REGISTRY


BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR SLEEPING


1. BASSINET

A bassinet is a baby registry must have because it will keep your baby safe and close to you during the first few months. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a newborn baby sleeps in the same room as the parents but in a separate sleeping space for the first few months. Our top picks are the  Halo Swivel BassinetThe Arms Reach Co-Sleeper Bassinet, and the Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet


2. CRIB + MATTRESS

If you are like most parents-to-be, you are itching to start designing a nursery. The best cribs for a nursery provide a safe place for a baby to sleep. We've rounded up our favorite cribs for 2022 here. But some favorites are the Hudson 3-in-1Gelato 4-in-1, and Lolly 3-in-1 crib. Also, choose a crib mattress such as the Naturepedic Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight mattress or  Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic 150 crib mattress-the best there is because your baby will spend up to 17 hours a day on it.


3. SLEEP SACK

Babies sleep better when swaddled, and a sleep sack- a wearable blanket, makes things simpler and eliminates any loose blankets from the crib. We love this HALO sleep sack and this gently weighted Zen Sack that mimics the pressure baby feels when held in your arms!


4. SOUND MACHINE

Getting the baby to fall asleep and then ensuring that the baby stays asleep for some time is a struggle! A sound machine comes in handy by either producing calming and soothing noises or masking disruptive and sudden noises that can wake the baby up. Our top picks for sound machines are the  2nd Gen Hatch Rest, the Dohm Classic model, and  Baby Shusher when you are on the go. 


5. HUMIDIFIER

A humidifier comes in handy, especially during the cold and flu seasons. A humidifier keeps the baby comfortable by keeping the air most. We've rounded up the best nursery humidifiers here. Our top picks include the Crane Humidifier and Safety 1st Stay Cool mist Humidifier.


BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR feeding


6. NURSERY CHAIR

Invest in a good nursery chair because it will make all the difference between a good breastfeeding experience and one that's not. Our favorite nursery chairs, which we use in our nursery designs, include the Kiwi glider chair, DaVinci Arlo Recliner, and the Babyletto Madison Swivel Glider. Read our complete round-up of the best nursery chairs of 2023 here


7. NURSING PILLOW

A good nursing pillow will help you position the baby correctly so she can latch on properly and allow you to be in the optimal ergonomic position, thus preventing aches and pains. Mom favorites include the versatile Boppy Original Nursing Pillow and the Brest Friend Nursing Pillow. 


8. HAAKAA

If there is one product that is a game changer for breastfeeding moms, it's the Haakaa Breast Pump. It's a small but mighty pump for under 15 dollars that does not have any cords, does not need any electricity, and does not involve much work. It catches the leaking milk from the breast you aren't nursing. 


9. NURSING COVER

Add these versatile Milk Snob covers to your baby registry list to give you privacy when feeding your baby in public. The best part? It's also a car seat cover. 


10. BOTTLES

Whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby, you'll need to get a few baby bottles. The  Comotomo bottles with soft silicon nipples, squeezable body, and a wide neck design for easy cleaning are consistently a top pick. The best part? It mimics breastfeeding!


11.BOTTLE BRUSH

A bottle brush is essential to clean the bottles thoroughly. A bottle brush like this will allow you to clean them with ease.


12.BOTTLE DRYING RACK

There's a lot to get washed, from baby bottles to nipples and even pacifiers. A must-have essential for bottle feeding is a countertop drying rack to hold the bottles, nipples, and other parts so the water can drain. We love this bottle rack.


13. BOTTLE WARMER

Pick a bottle warmer to warm breast milk or water to make the baby's formula. Parents love this bottle warmer


14. HIGH CHAIR

You won't need it immediately but add it to your registry, so you have a high chair when the baby's ready to use it. This Stokke high chair is one of the best.


BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR DIAPERING


15. NURSERY DRESSER

Creating an efficient diaper station is so so important! And a nursery dresser is our favorite choice which also adds a lot of storage to the nursery. Here's our post on the best nursery dressers in 2023 that offer a comfortable and safe spot for diapering and plenty of space for storage. Some favorite nursery dressers include the Emerson dresserGarland dresserand Kenton dresser, to name a few from our list.


16. CHANGING PAD

A changing pad is a diapering essential. A pad with a three-sided enclosure and a safety belt will help prevent the baby from falling off the dresser. The Keekaroo Peanut ChangerSkip Hop Baby Changing Pad, and the more affordable Summer 4-Sided Changing Pad are the best changing pads you'll find.


17. CHANGING PAD LINERS

Add a few waterproof changing pad liners to your baby registry to protect the changing pad from getting wet.


18. DIAPER ORGANIZER

You need a diaper organizer, baskets or a diaper caddy to organize all the diapering supplies and keep them within easy reach.


19. DIAPERS & WIPES

Of course!! 


20. DIAPER PAIL

We searched high and low to find the best diaper pails in 2023 that will keep the stink out of the baby's nursery. Some top picks are this Playtex Diaper Genie and the Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail.


BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR TRAVEL

21.INFANT CAR SEAT

A car seat is a baby registry must-have. You can't leave the hospital with a baby unless you have one installed in your car! We've rounded up the best infant car seats here and among the top picks are the Chicco KeyFit and the Graco Snugride infant car seat.


22. STROLLER

You'll need to add a stroller to your baby registry list that strikes the perfect balance of style and functionality. Find our picks for the best baby strollers here. Among the best are the UPPAbaby Vista and the Evenflo stroller.


23. BABY CARRIER

We would love to hold our babies all day, but sometimes you need your hands free. So a carrier lets you keep the baby close to you and still do what you need. The top picks for nursery carriers include the Ergobaby four position 360BabyBjorn Baby Carrier, and the K'tan Baby Carrier-  a ready-to-wear wrap.


24. TRAVEL COT

Are you planning on traveling with your baby? A travel cot or bassinet provides a safe and comfortable place for the baby to sleep. This travel cot is super easy to set up and fold.


25. TRAVEL HIGH CHAIR

Again, if you think you'll be traveling quite a bit with your baby, adding a travel high chair to the baby registry list makes a lot of sense. This Phil & Ted Lobster chair is super compact and accommodates babies three months and up.


26.DIAPER BAG

A diaper bag is a must-have to pack baby diapers, wipes, bottles, swaddles, and anything else you'll need for on-the-go emergencies. The Freshly Picked Diaper bag and this Greenwich diaper backpack are consistently top picks


27.CAR MIRROR

You'll love the peace of mind of having a car mirror like this one that allows you to keep your baby in sight.


28. DIAPER CLUTCH

It's always a good idea to keep a diaper clutch with you whether you are going for a quick errand or a walk with the baby. We love this stylish clutch that looks like a regular purse and lets you fit all the grab-and-go diapering essentials.


BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR BATH TIME


29. BATH TUB

Getting the right tub will make all the difference when bathing your little one. Bathing a squirming baby who gets easily startled by temperature changes and water can be a stressful experience for most new parents. The best baby tubs are the Skip Hop tub,  PRIMO EuroBath, and the Puj Tub.


30. HOODED TOWELS

Add a few hooded towels made of absorbent material to keep your little one warm and dry. We love these Burt's Bees Baby - Hooded Towels.


31.SHAMPOO & BODY WASH

Look for a body wash ad shampoo that's gentle on the baby's hair and skin, like the ones from Babyganics.


32. BABY BATH THERMOMETER

A thermometer keeps an eye on the water temperature at all times, and this turtle meter has an LCD screen with a color-coded temperature display.


33. BATH TOYS

Make bath time fun for the little one with a few delightful bath toys.


BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES FOR ACTIVITY & PLAY


34. RATTLE

A rattle is often one of the first toys your baby will have, and this Baby Einstein take-along music toy will delight the little one. 


35.PLAY MAT

A mat like this Baby Einstein Play Gym is what you need to put the baby on for tummy time which is essential to strengthening the baby's neck and shoulder muscles.

 

36.BOUNCER/ SWING

Add a bouncer or swing to the baby registry list, and we promise you'll be so glad you did. Moms swear by this baby swing and this bouncer.


37. Baby Lounger

Many parents love having a baby lounger like this one to calm and comfort the baby when they need a bit of extra support.


38. BABY BOOKS

It is never too early to introduce your baby to books. These Interactive soft books and word books are great additions to your baby's library.


39. TEETHING TOY

This is perhaps the most wanted teething toy  on everyone's baby registry list!


BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES: health and safety


40. BABY MONITOR

Add a baby monitor that's reliable and consistent to watch over your baby and alert you when the baby wakes up. The Infant Optics DXR- 8 and Babysense Baby Monitor are the top-rated baby monitors.


41. GROOMING KIT

Add a baby grooming kit like this with everything you need for baby care.


42. Baby Nasal Aspirator

Add this non-invasive nasal aspirator to your baby registry list. It creates a seal with the outside of the baby’s nostril for gentle snot-sucking.


BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES : CLOTHING & other essentials


43.BODYSUITS

Baby bodysuits are every mom's favorite baby wardrobe essential. Add a pack (or two) of these beloved bodysuits.


44. ROMPER JUMPSUITS

Romper Jumpsuits like these are cozy for chilling at home and stylish enough for outings. 


45. SLEEPERS

Sleepers like these are must-haves, comfortable for the baby to wear, and you'll have an easier time with diaper changes at night.


46. SWADDLES

Baby loves it when swaddled, so add these wonderful swaddle blankets to your registry list.


47. SOCKS + MITTENS + HATS

Add a few pairs of socks, mittens, and hats to the baby registry. Keep your little one safe from unwanted scratches from their long fingernails by putting on these organic mittens.


48. BURP + WASH  CLOTHS 

Add burp clothes like these, super soft and absorbent, to use when burping the baby and absorb the spit up. Ans, from baby's first bath onwards, you'll be getting much use from soft organic washcloths.


49. FITTED CRIB SHEETS

A couple of fitted crib sheets like these are the only crib bedding you'll need.


50. BIBS

When your baby starts drooling and teething, you'll need these drool bibs that are super absorbent to keep the baby's clothes from getting wet. 


creating a baby registry with must-haves

When is the best time to start a baby registry, you ask? Most expectant parents set up a baby registry around 12 weeks or so, but it's really up to you when you want to start working on the registry. We recommend you start creating your registry sooner rather than later.

While there are quite a few places to create a baby registry, Amazon is the most popular. You'll find a large inventory of products, competitive pricing, and fast shipping times. Additional benefits include a completion discount of up to 15 percent off for remaining items on the baby registry, 365 days of returns, and a universal registry button.

Ready to start registering now? Visit Amazon to create a baby registry with everything you need, all in one place—including items from any website. 

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