This baby registry checklist is designed to simplify creating your baby registry. It focuses on the essentials so that you can make sure you’ll use and love what’s on your registry.
About The Baby Registry Checklist:
- MINIMAL: It’s as minimalist as possible. This covers the essentials without adding items that you might never use.
- ALL YOU NEED: This list covers EVERYTHING – from diapering to feeding to bath time & more. It’s designed to be all you need in one easy checklist.
- OPTIONAL ITEMS: This list has sections for ‘Extras’ and ‘6+ months’ – those items are optional but nice to have on your registry.
This list is comprehensive and thorough. It’s designed to give you a full list of items that you need in one place so that you don’t have to keep wondering if you’re missing items.
Download Your Copy of The Baby Registry PDF Printable Here!
How to Use The Baby Registry Checklist
Above you can download a PDF version of the checklist. Print it out or save it on your computer for easy reference. When setting up your registry, use this list as a guide for what to register for first. Once you have the basics added you can go back and add in any extra or ‘nice-to-have’ items.
Frequently Asked Questions About Setting Up Your Baby Registry:
What should you not put on your baby registry?
This checklist covers the basics for your baby registry. Here’s a few common items that you can leave off if you need to minimize your registry:
- Items for older babies: your baby won’t need a high chair, eating utensils, a jumper, or even many toys until they’re 6+ months.
- Clothes: people love to gift babies clothes. You can still register for clothes but there’s a high chance that people will pick out their own favorites and gift them.
- Toys & books: people also love to gift babies these items. To streamline your registry, leave all but a couple of these off and focus on other essential items.
- ‘Soothing Items:’ there are many products designed to make babies a little happier: sound machines, wipe warmers, bottle warmers, etc. Some moms swear by these products and some moms never use them. If you need to cut back, leave these off your registry.
Focus on registering for items that you’ll need once you’re home from the hospital along with any ‘big ticket’ items that will be nice to not purchase from your own wallet.
When should you start a baby registry?
You can start your baby registry as soon as you would like! For your first few weeks of pregnancy you might have other things on your mind, but once you’re into your second trimester you should start looking at baby items.
You’ll definitely want to have your registry set up as you get close to your baby shower since people will want to shop for you.
Where’s the best place to do your baby registry?
There’s tons of stores that have baby registries but for simplicity I’d recommend using Amazon.com or Babylist. Amazon is the #1 place for online shopping and they have a dedicated place to set up your baby registry.
And BabyList is amazing! It’s a way to create a universal registry: you can add items from any website all in one place so that your loved ones can shop easily!
Should I include toddler items on my baby registry?
You can include toddler items on your baby registry but know that you’ll need to store these items for a year or two before they’re useful. The popular toddler items might also change in that time or you might discover that you’d like different ones. For these reasons, it’s simplest to register for items that you’ll need when you come home from the hospital or during baby’s first few months.
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