Thank you so much to Walmart for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
When my mom and sister called me last week and told it me it was time to start planning my shower, I immediately panicked. A baby registry can be so overwhelming, especially as a first-time mom. Luckily, I have a gaggle of resources and I definitely used all of their tips and tricks when compiling this list. A lot of them said their biggest mistake was registering for “pretty” things vs. functional things. I consulted our Facebook group, my favorite bloggers, and all of my mama friends to come up with the perfect registry. Emily is also going to chime in on which of these items her kids loved and maybe even add some items at the end! Here are the best 25 Baby Registry Items according to the pro mamas. PS if you missed Emily’s breastfeeding post, click HERE — she covered all her secrets, tips, tricks and the best products. Walmart has the best selection of baby products, and made compiling this list super easy!
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25 Baby Registry Items:
There are so many teethers out there, but this one kept coming up on everyone’s list. Before any of my friends even had kids, I knew what this was!
This was on a list one of my friends sent me. This is totally one of those things that you need but probably wouldn’t think to buy right away! It’s adjustable and shatterproof!
This tub was made to get you all the way through to the toddler stage, so your little one won’t outgrow it super fast. The sling is for when they are a newborn, and then you can take it out as they grow! This comes in three colors, and came up on multiple lists that I researched!
I didn’t sure which brand of bottles to put, because every baby is different, but Emily’s babies loved these ones. A great tip I got from a friend is if you are going to buy a bottle warmer, make sure you get a universal one that will fit any brand, because your baby may prefer a different type!
I feel like this one is self-explanatory. Is it necessary? No. Do I want my baby to have warm wipes? Yes.
This is another one of Emily’s ride or die products. Whenever I am buying a baby gift, I always include one of these. Every single one of her kids slept in these!
Also self-explanatory, but my friends all say this is the best for diaper rash!
AKA the snot sucker (nasal aspirator if we are getting technical). This was on every single list that I researched and was sent to me my friends. Emily can attest that it is a game-changer!
This smart monitor comes with a sock that tracks your babies oxygen levels and heart rate and will alert you if something is wrong. Another product that came up on legit every single blog post or list that I researched.
This is the best of the best in baby bouncers – or so I hear! Folds flat to move from room to room, or to take to Grandma’s house!
If there is one thing that all the mamas I talked to suggested, it was a sound machine. This one doubles as a night light too. Emily has this exact one and loves it.
This lounger is specifically made for newborns. It is specifically designed for awake time and can be used until your baby is 16 lbs or can roll over on their own.
This encourages the baby to sit up and see the world while also enhancing their motor skills.
Another one that explains itself, but this is the best one!
This amazing product soothes your baby and does all the shushing for you! A registry favorite time after time!
This baby carrier was recommended to me by my girlfriends, and is also dad-approved which is a huge win!
This was another item that people said they forgot to buy right away, but that they obviously needed and used all the time. They are super affordable, so you can get a few extras for Dad or whoever else is watching baby.
This particular diaper pail has won literally every single baby/registry award there is to win.
Because this heavier, it stays in your baby’s mouth easier, and it is easier for them to find and pick up on their own. And they’re just so stinking cute.
This is the best changing pad because it’s water and poo proof. You can just wipe it down with non-toxic wipes and it’s good as new! Plus that’s less laundry for you!
Ask for more than you think you need!
This product is not to be meant for you baby to be unattended in. It is not meant to go in a crib or a bassinet. It is a lounger, not a sleeper. That being said, I don’t know one mom who didn’t use it. Just do your research and keep a good eye. You can read their safety guidelines here.
These are Emily’s all-time favorite!
Love this playmat because it supports sensory play for different development levels, 17 different activities, and activities on the actual mat that help with tummy time.
This is a wrap-style carrier without the wrapping. It’s hands-free, comfortable to wear up until the baby is 35 lbs.