1. Wendy @ New Moms Talk says February 5, 2013

    We didn’t have a “real” registry, as we moved mid-pregnancy (literally at 20 wks from VA to UT). We created a Virtual Baby Shower, but that was nixed later as it ran into some snafus.

    On that Virtual Baby Shower, we had two things that you don’t have: Baby Wash (we preferred Dr. Bronner’s baby soap) and books (we had a few favorites that we thought relatives might want to share). The books were far from essential, but the baby wash was, and we wound up purchasing it with a gift card we received.

  2. Mary Jane Melgaard says February 5, 2013

    REALLY HELPFUL LIST! This may be a dumb question – but what’s the difference between a nursing pillow and a boppy? Don’t they serve the same purpose or no? 🙂

  3. Tiffany @ BabyList says February 5, 2013

    Great Tips! Love this list of now and later items! And with BabyList you can all these items to your baby registry in one place 🙂 I recommend registering for some stuff just for mom and dad too, meal service, a Keurig.

  4. Alexis L says February 6, 2013

    I found the book Baby Bargains extremely helpful in sorting out what baby gear to register for. The authors discuss all different types, brands and models of gear, as well as what to use each type for. Take the ratings with a grain of salt, but still check out the book for the descriptions of what is out there.

  5. Lindsay says February 20, 2013

    Thank you for this list and your awesome registry guides. As a first time mom, do you have any recommendations on the best places to register? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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  7. Liz says July 16, 2013

    This list was very helpful! Thank you.

  8. Christy says July 16, 2013

    If you are breast feeding I think that opens up the essential need for lanolin – very important for me in the first few days as I had very sore nipples (helped me keep going!) and a good nursing bra. And “later” might mean a couple weeks or less – I def needed the stroller as that car seat is heavy with baby to carry around and if you had a c-section you might need it right away. And we used the swing quickly too.

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  11. Mara says May 2, 2014

    Sorry, this is too funny not to mention, but I believe there is a typo on your graphic under “feeding supplies.” I THINK you meant to say “spoons, bowls, sippy cups” instead of “spoons, bowels, sippy cups”. Although, having good bowels does help when eating! 😉

    Great advice!

  12. Dawn says June 11, 2014

    Thanks so muvh for posting this, Lindsey! I am two months from my due date and we literally haven’t registered for one item… I am so lost. I am taking this checklist with me to Babies ‘R’ Us! 🙂

  13. Jane Carol says February 12, 2016

    After having a baby that needed infant seats to fall asleep, I would move that from “add later” to “essential”, lol. Great list though!

  14. Whitley @ Baby Product Reviews says February 27, 2017

    I think it’s vitally important to do Do your research.
    If you walk into a baby store without a plan, chances are you’ll soon be overwhelmed by the choices (and you might end up fighting with your partner over whether or not you actually need a diaper pail).
    Read customer reviews, talk to friends with babies, think about your specific needs, and involve your co-parent whenever possible.

  15. BabyDevelopmentSuccess says September 23, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your advice!


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