10 Best Baby Registry Items For a First Time Mom

As a first time mom, I couldn’t wait for my baby shower! We found out early on that we were expecting a baby girl and we were so excited to get ready for her arrival. I decided to go with Amazon because it’s quick, user friendly, and they have awesome discounts you can use after your shower.

  • a HUGE selection of items (and prime shipping is a great perk in general)
  • Mobile Registry- create and access your registry right from your phone. I loved this because if something popped into my head I could just open the app on my phone and add it.
  • Universal Registry- you can also add items from any website to your Amazon registry if there is something special or specific you want to include.
  • Completion Discount- get 10% off (15% for Prime members) items that are still on your registry after your baby shower. This is great if any big item went unpurchased!
  • Free Welcome Box- Amazon will mail you a free box of baby goodies!

I put a lot of time into my registry, with a large range of items and prices. We were so blessed to actually receive every item on our list at our shower. It was amazing!

My daughter Lydia is now 6 months old (where did my teeny baby go?!). We’ve had plenty of time now to break into all of our baby items. Here are the top ten that have been most useful that we received from our registry:

1. Milliard Side Sleeper Bedside Bassinet

We love our side sleeper! I wasn’t really comfy with the idea of bed sharing but I wanted baby close to me. This bassinet is perfect! It goes right up to the side of the bed and I can reach over to pick her up if need be.

2. Muslin Baby Swaddles

If your baby is like my little girl, then they will love to be swaddled! We received other muslin blankets but they were all so small. These ones are HUGE so it’s easy to get a good, tight swaddle!

3. Leachco Podster

This should probably be at the top of the list. When I say we have used this every single day for six months… I mean it! When I was recovering from my c-section this was a great way for me to keep baby near and comfy without having to bend over too much. My daughter loves this thing, I think she’ll be bummed when she grows out of it!

4. Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle N’ Swing

Another big ticket item that was so worth it. My baby loves to swing and stare at the mobile, and her cute little face in the mirrored surface above! When she was a newborn she would fall asleep so quickly in it.

5. Dr. Brown’s Options+ Slow Flow Bottle Set For Breastfed Baby

These bottles were amazing for us because my baby had terrible gas and reflux. She would cry in pain from trapped gas when we first used other bottles and I’m so glad we switched! It as like night and day. The preemie nipples were helpful too when she was very little!

6. Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags

I exclusively pumped for my daughter and was able to store quite a bit of breast milk before my breastfeeding journey ended. I’ve never had any issues with tears or leaks, and we still thaw a bag everyday!

7. JJ Cole Diaper Caddy

This may seem like a strange addition to the list, but we were gifted two of these bad boys and they are AWESOME. I used one for my pumping things in my little pumping station, and one at the changing table. It fits so much! We store diapers, wipes, rash ointment, the thermometer, and a bunch of other stuff in it!

8. Boba Wrap Baby Carrier

I am so glad we got a Boba Wrap! When my baby was very little, I wore her all over the house. I loved having her close to me and it was great to also be able to have both hands free! My husband who is a big guy at 6’4″ even wore her all the time very comfortably.

9. Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat

We started using our Sit Me Up everyday starting around 10 weeks. It’s great for letting baby sit upright and is a fun little activity center before they can use those older infant kinds! My daughter still really enjoys it.

10. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment

This is the good stuff. Any time my baby has had a rash, we apply a layer of butt paste and within hours it has cleared up. I love it so much more than aquaphor. It works wonders!

I hope this list is helpful to you or you are putting together your first baby registry! 🎉🧸

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