Baby on a Budget

Baby on a Budget

Last Updated: January 25, 2017
You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get ready for your first baby! From your crib to your high chair, here’s a complete registry of baby gear at unbeatable prices.Baby on a Budget

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get ready for your first baby! From your crib to your high chair, here’s a complete registry of baby gear at unbeatable prices.

Gear


Boba Wrap Classic Baby Carrier - $39.95

Boba Wrap Classic Baby Carrier

The Boba Wrap works for babies from birth (including preemies) and the incredibly soft material includes a 5% spandex content, making the wrap easy to use for beginner and advanced baby wearers alike. It does take some work to master wraps, but once you get the hang of it, you and the baby will love it.

LILLEbaby Complete Original Baby Carrier - $119.99

LILLEbaby Complete Original Baby Carrier

The Lillebaby Carrier can be used with babies as small as seven pounds–without an infant insert–and grows with your baby until they are 35 pounds. With four positions for baby, a storage pocket, and a removable cover, this is a stellar carrier.

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat - $149.99

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat

If you’d rather have a specific car seat and stroller, the SnugRide Click Connect 35 is a great option. It goes up to 35 lbs so most babies can use it for more than a year, and it is really lightweight. Remember if you are a two-car family, register for an additional base for your second car.

Chicco Cortina CX Travel System - $299.99

Chicco Cortina CX Travel System

This infant car seat and stroller in one is a great deal! The Key Fit 30 is one of the most popular car seats because it’s so easy to install and to carry. And the stroller doesn’t skimp on nice extras like a big basket for toys and bags, an adjustable handbar, and a parent cupholder. The major drawback is that it only comes in one color.

Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller - $79.00

Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller

If you aren’t going to be stroller over rough terrain and want a stroller that easily folds and fits anywhere, the Summer Infant 3DLite is your answer. One drawback is that you won’t be able to connect your infant car seat to the stroller so you will have to wear your infant when walking with him until around six months when he can easily hold up his head. (And that’s where a great carrier comes in handy.)

Safety 1st UltraMax Air 360 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat  - $259.99

Safety 1st UltraMax Air 360 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

You can also skip an infant car seat altogether and going straight to a convertible that can take your baby from 4lbs through grade school. This convertible car seat is safe for backward-facing infants and toddlers and grows with your child into a forward-facing seat and finally into a booster. It doesn’t have the versatility of an infant car seat which many parents appreciate in the first year of life, but it’s a great way to knock off a very expensive baby item.

Cosco Scenera NEXT Convertible Car Seat - $56.00

Cosco Scenera NEXT Convertible Car Seat

Cosco Scenera NEXT Convertible Car Seat can be forward or rear-facing for up to 40 lbs. This super-affordable convertible car seat also boosts a slim width so that you can fit three across a standard back seat. The seat pad is entirely machine washable, too.

Fisher-Price Comfy Time Bouncer - $39.95

Fisher-Price Comfy Time Bouncer

This bouncer can easily be moved from room to room so you can take your baby with you while they nap or play.

Infantino Square Twist and Fold Activity Gym - $39.99

Infantino Square Twist and Fold Activity Gym

Simple and stylish, this activity mat can be used from birth and is easy to take to grandma’s too.

Nursery


Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper - $59.99

Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper

For naptime, bedtime, or anytime, the Rock ‘n Play is a favorite of Babylist parents. You can use it as a bassinet in the early months and as a good place to put your baby while you are doing anything that requires two hands.

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard On The Go - $63.99

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard On The Go

The Play ‘n Play is a travel crib, a playpen, and so much more.

Gulliver Crib - $99.00

Gulliver Crib

Your crib should not be the most expensive thing in the nursery. This is a great crib that gets the job done. And with two heights and removable side, this crib can be adapted into a toddler bed, too.

Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Mattress - $58.99

Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Mattress

Parents love this firm foam mattress because it’s a great value for the price.

American Baby Company 100% Cotton Value Jersey Knit Crib Sheet - $9.00

American Baby Company 100% Cotton Value Jersey Knit Crib Sheet

These are good basic crib sheets that come in seven colors. It’s a good idea to three crib sheets for times when one (or more…) are in the wash.

Sealy Waterproof Crib Mattress Pad, 2-Pack - $28.79

Sealy Waterproof Crib Mattress Pad, 2-Pack

This two-pack will protect your mattress from inevitable accidents like throwing up in the night or diaper blowouts. (Yes, parenting is gross.)

Clothing


aden by aden + anais Swaddleplus (4 Pack) - $29.74

aden by aden + anais Swaddleplus (4 Pack)

These popular swaddles are lightweight, durable, extremely soft, and breathable, preventing your baby from overheating. They can be used for a variety of functions, such as nursing covers, stroller canopies, tummy time blankets, and more. (Aden by Aden + Anais is the more affordable line from Aden + Anais.)

Summer Infant SwaddleMe Original Swaddle (3 Pack) - $24.83

Summer Infant SwaddleMe Original Swaddle (3 Pack)

Some babies can get out of even the tightest swaddles, and that’s where the hook and loop closures of the SwaddleMe come in! This swaddle makes is much easier than complicated wrapping to get your baby ready for bed. This three-pack is a step towards a better night’s sleep.

Gerber Unisex-Baby Newborn 4-Pack Flannel Burp Cloths - $8.79

Gerber Unisex-Baby Newborn 4-Pack Flannel Burp Cloths

Babies spitup. It’s a fact of life. Luckily these absorbent burp cloths can help keep you dry. This is four-pack, and we recommend registering for two.

Koala Baby Neutral 2 Pack Ivory Bunny Print Footed Snap Up Footies - $14.99

Koala Baby Neutral 2 Pack Ivory Bunny Print Footed Snap Up Footies

These 100% cotton snap-up footed rompers are perfect for sleeptime or playtime.

Luvable Friends Newborn Baby Neutral Sleep N Play/Basketweave 3-Pack - $14.50

Luvable Friends Newborn Baby Neutral Sleep N Play/Basketweave 3-Pack

Can’t beat the price on this three-pack of adorable pajamas!

Jersey Bodysuit 3-Packs for Baby - $9.94

Jersey Bodysuit 3-Packs for Baby

This three-pack is a great solution to have some bodysuits at the ready when your little one arrives. Register for them in a few different sizes to cover the first year.

2-pack Sleeveless Bodysuits - $6.99

2-pack Sleeveless Bodysuits

Sleeveless bodysuits are a great option for summer babies trying to stay cool.

4-Pack Original Bodysuits - $13.00

4-Pack Original Bodysuits

This four-pack of longsleeve bodysuits will keep your little one warm–and they’re pretty cute, too.

Leggings 2-Pack for Baby - $19.94

Leggings 2-Pack for Baby

Baby leggings are really cute.

Luvable Friends Unisex Baby 5 Pack Cap and 3 Pack Scratch Mitten Set - $12.99

Luvable Friends Unisex Baby 5 Pack Cap and 3 Pack Scratch Mitten Set

Newborns need all the help they can get to stay warm, so a few hats go a long way. We love that this set comes with scratch mittens, too, because those little nails grow so quickly we can hardly believe it.

Micro Fleece Pull-On Booties for Baby - $8.40

Micro Fleece Pull-On Booties for Baby

Baby booties aren’t just cute, they’re practical. These will keep your baby’s toes warm before they are ready for real shoes.

Garanimals Newborn Baby Crew Socks, 10-Pack - $5.50

Garanimals Newborn Baby Crew Socks, 10-Pack

Even though babies do lose socks a lot, this 10-pack should keep those toes warm for the first year or longer.

iPlay Brim Sun Protection Hat - $6.60+

iPlay Brim Sun Protection Hat

This sun hat has a huge brim, and the band around the head has a toggle so that it grows with your baby.

Feeding


Boppy Water Resistant Protective Cover - $10.99

Boppy Water Resistant Protective Cover

The Boppy does not come with a cover, so this water-resistant cover is great for those post-feeding spit ups.

Boppy Bare Naked Pillow - $29.99

Boppy Bare Naked Pillow

The breastfeeding pillow curves around your waist to hold your baby while you are nursing, making it so much easier on your arms and shoulders to hold your baby for a long time.

Philips AVENT BPA Free Soothie Pacifier (2-pack) - $2.67

Philips AVENT BPA Free Soothie Pacifier (2-pack)

This pacifier is a favorite at hospitals, and is the pacifier-base of the popular WubbaNub.

Philips AVENT Classic Plus Newborn Starter Set - $30.99

Philips AVENT Classic Plus Newborn Starter Set

The Philips Avent is a great bottle whether you are feeding your baby formula or expressed breast milk. This bottle starter kit comes with four bottles, a trainer cup, formula dispenser, pacifier and bottle brush.

Evenflo Feeding Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump - $92.96

Evenflo Feeding Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

Check with your insurance provider before registering for a breast pump. They are required to provide one for you! If you aren’t happy with the one they provide, the Evenflo Feeding Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump is a great pump for every day use.

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump - $26.97

Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump

If you are only going to be pumping occassionally, a hand pump is a good solution for temporary relief.

Itzy Ritzy Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf - $24.99

Itzy Ritzy Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf

This nursing cover is a great option for staying modest while nursing on the go. It looks like a nice scarf, but has tons of room to help cover mama and baby.

green sprouts Stay-dry Infant Bibs, 10 Count - $13.99

green sprouts Stay-dry Infant Bibs, 10 Count

Bibs don’t have to be fancy, and this 9-pack will do the trick.