Baby Registry Must Haves – Top 13 Items

Baby Registry

Baby Registry Must Haves – Our Top 13 Picks

When you discover that you’re having your first baby, putting a baby registry together can seem like an overwhelming task. How do you know what products are essentials and which are unnecessary? And when you know a product to add, which brand do you choose? 

Having family and friends by your side to guide you is the best thing for any soon-to-be mom. Still, with new, revolutionary products constantly coming to market, you may not be aware of some of these amazing inventions.  Be sure to let family and friend know what items you would like to receive as a baby shower gift.

That’s why we’re putting together a quick list of 13 baby registry must haves that will be total life-savers when your bundle of joy finally arrives. Check these out and soon you’ll be recommending these to all of your new mom friends!

We get these decisions can seem overwhelming.  We are here to help.  Check our our article, 7 things to consider when creating your baby nursery to help you with your baby registy. 

#1  Baby Registry Must Have Items is a Breathe-Through Crib Mattress

The SafeSleep® Breathe-Through Crib Mattress is unlike any other crib mattress on the market today. There is no fiber fill or core material in a  SafeSleep® crib mattress.  Instead, there is an open celled topper that makes it completely breathe-through.  It is the only crib mattress that tests 100% oxygen rich air when a baby is breathing through it.

SafeSleep® Breathe-Through crib mattress features a hollow base with openings in the sides that allow constant airflow. The surface is a 3D open weave fabric where oxygen-rich air goes in and harmful exhaled air (carbon dioxide) goes out and away from a sleeping baby.

Scientifically tested and recognized as the safest crib mattress, SafeSleep® has the highest airflow rate compared to any other mattress or topper on the market.  

My son sleeps on his tummy so this product was a lifesaver! I have peace of mind every time my son sleeps knowing he is safe.

And did I mention, it is completely machine washable.  There is no core to wash, so no messy bathtub or shower is required.  Additionally, it doesn’t use sheets either.  

Be sure to add the SafeSleep Breathe-Through Crib Mattress to your baby registry must haves list.  You will be glad you did!


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Woombie Air

The Woombie Air® is the first breathable swaddle that allows excess body heat to escape and requires no wrapping. Invented by a mom of five, 20+ year RN, and Infant Care Specialist.  Woombie ®is a unique peanut-shaped swaddle that imitates the comfort and security of the womb,  resulting in longer periods of sleep.

Additionally, it reduces risks associated with SIDS.  It also eliminates face-scratching, startling, and colic. Over a million babies and counting have used the Woombie®.  Parents swear by it!  It’s the ideal item to add to your list of baby registry must haves. 

My son wore his Woombie® from birth.  As soon as we put him in the Woombie® at night, he fell right to sleep. So amazing!



The Beebo

The Beebo is a free-hand baby bottle holder invented by an engineer, hands-on dad.  This dad wanted to read to his baby while feeding him! Now parents with disabilities can feed their babies and use feeding time as bonding time. With a new baby, feeding times are often quite.  Consequently, hands-free feeding time is an awesome opportunity to enrich your bonding experience.

The Beebo brings families closer together.  Aside from reading to baby while feeding, the Beebo is amazing for feeding baby while eating dinner as a family, tending to other sibling babies/toddlers, and much more.  Consequently, you will want to add this awesome product to your baby registry must haves list.

This product offers you a lot more freedom.  My husband appreciates the fact he can feed the baby too.  I pumped breast milk and he fed our baby via bottle.  We also supplemented with formula. I could feed baby and pump with my free hand!



Graco Modes Click Connect™ Travel System

This lifestyle stroller truly grows with your child from infant to toddler. It includes the Graco top-rated SnugRide® Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat, rear facing from 4-35 lbs. and up to 32.”

Additionally, It is three stylish strollers in one.  There are 10 versatile riding options. The reversible stroller seat allows your baby to face you, reclines flat to create an infant carriage and then converts to a forward-facing toddler seat.

Convenience features include lockable front-swivel wheels for increased maneuverability, one-handed standing fold, pivoting child’s tray with cup holders and a parent’s storage tray.

This stroller is a baby must have!  It even traveled all the way to Europe with us. It’s lightweight.  And, it is full of features and easy to use.  It’s also a cost saver.

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Invented by a mom of two, Handsocks prevent newborn face-scratching and are the perfect solution to keep babies warm without falling off. They are also changing the lives of babies with eczema, babies in the NICU (prevents them from grabbing tubes, etc.), and babies with wounds.

The fling-proof mittens have an elastic end for a snug fit with a stretchy sleeve that keeps them on. These mittens are designed to grow with your child’s needs.  You will want to be sure to add them to you baby registry must haves list.

Our newborn son’s first photo was adorable, but he had a big scratch on his face from his own nails!  I knew right away we needed something.  That’s when I found Handsocks, and they are amazing. The other hand mittens for babies always fall off.  Handsocks stay on, and they are super soft.




The 4moms® MamaRoo® infant seat bounces up and down and sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their babies. It features five unique motions and five-speed options for a total of 25 different combinations. Soothe your baby with one of the four built-in sounds, or connect any MP3 device.

The MamaRoo® seat offers full recline to allow baby to lie back and relax or sit up and play.

This is a perfect place for baby to be safe and secure during the day. The different movements are natural.  They simulate a parent standing rocking their baby in their arms.  I love the design.  You will certainly want to add it to your o baby registry must haves.



Pello Luxe Floor Pillow

Designed by a mom, the Pello Luxe Floor Pillow goes beyond the standard play mat, positioning pillow, or baby gym. The Luxe Floor Pillow provides comfort and support, promotes muscle development, and encourages independent play. Pello is unique because it meets a child’s ever-changing needs.

The Pello’s distinctive donut shape, with the raised edges and soft, padded center, has several benefits at all stages of a child’s life.  And it makes a great addition to your list of baby registy must haves. 

I love the Pello! If I needed to place my son in a safe spot while I make a bottle or something else, he stayed right in the Pello by me on the floor. Great for tummy-time too.  We now use it to read books before bed.  This product is beneficial even when your child grows.



iBaby Monitor 

The iBaby Monitor features include 1080p video resolution, temperature, humidity, and air sensors, two-way audio, and dual broadband connectivity. Parents can monitor and care for their baby anywhere they go thanks to the monitor’s ability to connect to Android and iOS devices.

I love being able to check on our son without a clunky monitor. We just need our cell phone!  This is a great add to your baby registry must haves list.



Munchkin Nursery Projector + Sound System

Help lull baby to sleep with the voice-activated Nursery Projector and Sound System by Munchkin. This multitasking sleep solution helps provide a relaxing environment with 4 soothing sounds, 3 lullabies, 3 Mozart songs and 3 dreamy images to project onto nursery walls or ceilings.

The night light has a soft glow that’s perfect for nighttime check-ins and diaper changes, and a sleep timer can be programmed to 15, 30 or 60 minute intervals.  You will definitely want to add this great product to your baby registry must haves list.

This sound machine is great!  We use the white noise setting and our son sleeps all through the night with no interruptions.


Baby registry must haves white noise machine


MAM Anti-Colic Baby Bottle

This BPA- free baby bottle can be sterilized in the microwave in just 3 minutes! It features wide openings and 5 parts for easy cleaning. The MAM Ultra Soft Silicone Nipple makes for an easy switch between breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Base ventilation systems provides a smooth milk flow which reduces air swallowed by baby, gas and burps.

These bottles are awesome!  Our son was spitting up a lot.  Once we changed to these bottles, he was less fussy.  This baby bottle is a top choice.  It’s a item you want to add to your baby registry must haves.


Baby registry must haves baby bottle


Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers

These safe + effective (and adorable!) diapers help keep your baby’s sensitive skin protected and dry. The ultra-absorbent core in Seventh Generation diapers are made with sustainably-sourced fluff.  They have  0% chlorine.  The fluff helps prevent leaks. These diapers are resourcefully engineered to care for your baby as well as the health of the next seven generations.

There is nothing not to love about these diapers!  They have so much room and are easy to put on. Plus, they stay put.  Not to mention, they are eco-friendly.  

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Dooky Baby Cover

The Dooky Baby Cover is universal and easily fits in seconds to any infant carrier, stroller and pushchair. Because of its unique and registered design, the Dooky is easily adjustable in height.

Simply roll your Dooky up and down using the Velcro strips, to keep the sunlight away from your child’s face. When your child is asleep, simply roll it all the way down to create a dark and quiet environment. With the additional strings on the bottom, you can easily fasten the Dooky to your stroller.  This ensures it is not affected by strong winds.

The Dooky is amazing!  It creates a dark spot for baby whenever needed.  I used it so my baby could sleep in the airport in the stroller. Also, it’s lightweight and compact.  This is a must for your baby registry must haves list.  Other covers enclose baby and trap heat – this does not.


Baby registry must haves stroller cover


Bebe Au Lait Nursing cover

Looking for a little extra privacy while nursing in public? Only Bébé au Lait Nursing Covers have a patented open neckline that holds the cover away from mom and baby.  This allows you to maintain eye contact with your little one.  

The open neckline provides airflow and allows mom to see that baby is properly latched, which is key to breastfeeding success. It is Secure and adjustable.  The the neck strap holds the nursing cover in place.  This feature gives you privacy and confidence while breastfeeding, wherever you are.

I love how easy to use this cover is.  Not to mention, the designs are beautiful. The are also budget friendly.

These 13 baby registry must haves are sure to impress any new mom!

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