Showering Your Little One with Love.... Registry Checklist

Showering Your Little One with Love.... Registry Checklist

Whether you are a new mom or a mother of three expecting your fourth, making a registry for your loved ones to help and spoil the addition is a must! Especially when the trends just get cuter or more high tech! Let this post help you with all the hows, whats, and whys!

Feeling overwhelmed in the preparation for your new arrival? That is completely normal and understandable, its a big change for your family and you! But one of the things you should do above anything else is enjoy the moments... find joy in setting up the nursery and shopping for the sweet blankets and clothes! Make registering a date night for you and your partner, or a girls night activity with the besties!

Why Register? It lets your family and friends know what you need and want, showing them what you would actually find useful and the style you are looking for. Providing a list helps create an ease for your loved ones. It will also help you keep track of what was purchased for you so you can easily determine what is left for you to get.

When should you Register? Honestly... as early as you like!! I found it fun to set registries up and keep them on private. Pregnancy Brain is REAL! But so is nesting.. I found it helpful to add things as I remembered early on.

Now for the big question... What should you register for? and I would say what not to register for but... you and your little deserve everything and more!!

Bathing

  • Baby Tub
  • Soft Hooded towels
  • Washcloths
  • Baby wash, shampoo, and lotion
  • Faucet cover

Nursery Furniture & Gear

  • Crib (I did a convertible crib and it was a game changer)
  • Bassinet
  • Changing table (I repurposed an old dresser and created my changing station on it)
  • Rocking chair or glider
  • White noise machine
  • Baby monitor
  • Swing or Bouncer
  • Baskets and bins for storage (Tip: if you plan of nursing or pumping get yourself a basket and place near the glider, stock it full of snacks, water bottles, and all the nursing care items. It helps during the late night feedings)

Bedding

  • Bedding (I personally really enjoyed not having a specific set and just changing out cute crib sheets)
  • Crib sheets (two or more)
  • Mattress (They now have mattresses that have a newborn side which is firmer and then on the other side is a stage two which is softer for a 2 year old)
  • Water proof mattress protecter

Diapering

  • Diaper Pail
  • Diapers, either cloth or disposable (hey maybe both!)
  • Wipes
  • Diaper cream
  • Cotton ball and swabs

Medical Must haves

  • Baby safe nail trimmer
  • Saline drops
  • Suction bulb 
  • Thermometer

Feeding

From Breast feeding to solo pumping and Formula feeding, I've done all three- here is what you will need:

  • Breast pump (Look into programs that will actually have your insurance cover some if not all of your pump. I think I used Aeroflow)
  • Extra pump parts
  • Breast milk freezer bags
  • Nursing pillow (These are just awesome to have even if you are not nursing)
  • Nursing cover
  • Nursing Bra
  • Nipple Shields
  • Nipple Balm
  • Baby Bottles and nipples in various sizes
  • Several bottle brushes
  • Drying bottle rack or bottle sterilizer
  • High Chair

Travel Gear

  • Carseat
  • Carseat cover (Tiny Pines carries one that doubles as a nursing cover!)
  • Stroller
  • Baby carrier
  • Diaper Bag
  • Portable changing pad
  • Travel crib or play yard

Clothing

Now this is what I honestly went over board with... and I still go crazy buying my son clothes. I think the most important thing is to register for all various sizes. For me the Newborn phase maybe lasted a month before he lived in 0-3 months clothing for a while. You also should think ahead. Ask yourself questions about what season will they be born in? How old they will be around special occasions?

  • Baby safe laundry detergent
  • Baby safe stain remover(From spit up to pesky blowouts this will be your best friend)
  • Swaddling blankets
  • Sleep Sacks
  • Burp cloths
  • Bibs(Cloth and Silicone)
  • Mittens
  • Soft hats
  • Socks
  • Coming home outfit
  • Leggings or elastic waist pants
  • Footed pajamas (You can never have enough of these)
  • Non-footed pajamas
  • Short sleeve onesies
  • Long sleeve onesies

And there you have it! Just a few tips and suggestions on how to conquer your registry! Be sure to check out and follow @Tiny Pines Children! We hope you choose us as one of your registry stops! 

Victoria Russell

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