Minimalist Baby Registry Checklist – The Essentials

Wondering what to add to your baby registry? Not sure what to buy for your little one? In this minimalist baby registry checklist guide, you’ll find items you’ll use since day 1.

If you feel overwhelmed by all the options out there, I don’t blame you. I felt the same way. This baby essentials checklist is for parents who don’t want to end up with a bunch of stuff they won’t use (or clutter.)  

These are items that my partner and I use ALL. THE. TIME now that we’re new parents.  

Every parent has their own style; I hope these baby registry essentials help take the stress out of figuring out what you’ll need for your little one. 

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Minimalist Baby Registry Checklist 

Minimalist Baby Registry Checklist

SHOP:

I’ve linked a lot of the products that I put on my registry. Keep in mind, you can also buy many of these things secondhand. Set up an alert on Facebook marketplace, to get notified when someone in your area is selling something on your shopping list. 

Tip: You’ll probably get a lot of newborn clothes from friends and family, so don’t spend your money on clothes your little one might not wear for long.

Baby Essentials Checklist

Baby Sleep 

(We didn’t buy a sound machine, but I use my phone to play white noise and lullabies on Spotify.) 

Bath Time 

  • Towel 
  • Baby bathtub – You can probably do without this if you really don’t have the space for it.
  • Rinser Bath Cup 
  • Coconut oil

Playtime 

  • Play Mat – This one folds up and comes with a convenient bag to carry it. 
  • Play Gym 
  • Books 
  • Bouncer/Swing – The BabyBjorn bouncer wasn’t on our registry, but we recently bought it and love it! 

Feeding Essentials Checklist 

Diaper Changing 

Baby Travel
Jayden’s 1st visit to the beach

Baby Travel Essentials

Baby Gear  

  • Baby Grooming Kit – This travel kit comes with a Thermometer, Nail Clippers, Brush, Comb + more.  
  • Nose Frida Nasal Aspirator – You’ll be glad you have this. 

For Your Hospital Bag 

  • Onesies – Long sleeves and short sleeves
  • Swaddles 
  • Diapers/Nappies 
  • Diaper Rash Cream 
  • Baby Socks 
  • Nursing Bras 

When Baby Gets Older  

  • Outlet Plug Covers
  • Clothes for 3 months old + 

Conclusion: Minimalist Baby Registry Checklist 

When creating your list, keep in mind that every parent will have an opinion on what they consider essential. These are the things we used and loved. I hope this list helps you sort out what YOUR baby registry must-haves will be. If you have any questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

What do you wish you added to your baby registry or hospital bag? Leave your tips/suggestions in the comments to help other new parents. 

Related: Baby Travel Essentials: Packing Checklist For An Infant Under 6 Months

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