Baby shower registry checklist

Baby shower registry checklist

Use this checklist of most needed baby items and you'll know what's best to put on your gift registry!

Baby shower registry checklist

You're making progress. You've created a baby shower gift registry but are now left wondering which baby items are most needed by new parents. Fear not, we've listed the most needed shower gifts below!

Since some baby shower gifts are more appropriate than others (ie: fun for others to give!), we've broken gift ideas into groups. The most popular baby shower gift types are listed first. And within each gift group, we've listed the most ideal gifts at the top of each list.

If using multiple registries, make sure not to duplicate the same items on multiple registries. If you need one car seat and you add a 'car seat' to three separate gift registries, you could likely get 3 car seats!

Clothing and Layette

  • Receiving blankets
  • cap and booty sets (4)
  • Bodysuits (8)
  • Side snap shirts (4)
  • Pull Over shirts (4)
  • Sleepsacks (2)
  • Gowns (5)
  • Booties or socks(10)
  • Hats (4)
  • Absorbent bibs (4)
  • Clothes hangers (18-30)
  • Winter snowsuits with warm hat (varies by location)

Baby toys and play things

  • Baby toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Baby rattles
  • Teething rings
  • Crib mirror
  • Crib toys
  • Colorful board books for baby
  • Classical or lullaby music
  • Car seat & stroller toys
  • A Gulbranson Toy Box

Diapering the baby

  • Large diaper bag
  • Small diaper bag
  • Baby changing mat
  • Changing table
  • Diaper pails
  • Diaper pails refills
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby wipes warmer
  • Diapers (3 newborn pkgs)
  • Diapers (1 size one)
  • Rash ointments and powders

Feeding baby

  • Baby bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • Bottles and nipples
  • Bottle sterilizer
  • Feeding sets
  • Infant spoons
  • High chair
  • Baby formula
  • Breast pump
  • Nursing pillow & nursing stool
  • Breast pads, shields & cream
  • Breastmilk storage bags
  • Lap pads

Activities

  • Jumper
  • Baby gym
  • Playmat
  • Walker
  • Bouncer seat
  • Travel swing
  • Full-size swing

Nursery

  • Crib bedding set
  • Crib blankets
  • Fitted crib sheets
  • Mobile
  • Bassinet or cradle
  • Wall hangings
  • Shelves
  • Crib
  • Mattress
  • Mattress pad
  • Sleep positioner
  • Changing pad & covers
  • Hamper
  • Lamp
  • Nursery storage
  • Window treatments
  • Rugs

Baby Bathtime

  • Bath toys
  • Washcloths
  • Baby shampoo
  • Bath tub
  • Brush and comb
  • Hooded towels
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby oil
  • Body wash
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Bath accessories

Health and safety

  • Baby monitor
  • Safety gate(s)
  • Corner guards
  • Tot locks
  • Outlet covers
  • Cabinet/drawer latches
  • First Aid kit
  • Finger nail scissors
  • Gas relief drops
  • Humidifier
  • Thermometer

Transportation

  • Baby sling (or soft carrier)
  • Baby backpack
  • Car seat (infant or convertible seat)
  • Car seat base for second car
  • Car seat head support
  • Auto mirror
  • Stroller (look for one with full recline)
  • Stroller sunshade
  • Stroller blanket bag
  • Stroller rain shield
  • Portable crib
  • Portable crib sheets
  • Portable feeding seats