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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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 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.
This bouncer can easily be moved from room to room so you can take your baby with you while they nap or play.
Simple and stylish, this activity mat can be used from birth and is easy to take to grandma’s too.
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.
The Play ‘n Play is a travel crib, a playpen, and so much more.
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.
Parents love this firm foam mattress because it’s a great value for the price.
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.
This two-pack will protect your mattress from inevitable accidents like throwing up in the night or diaper blowouts. (Yes, parenting is gross.)
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.)
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.
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.
These 100% cotton snap-up footed rompers are perfect for sleeptime or playtime.
Can’t beat the price on this three-pack of adorable pajamas!
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.
Sleeveless bodysuits are a great option for summer babies trying to stay cool.
This four-pack of longsleeve bodysuits will keep your little one warm–and they’re pretty cute, too.
Baby leggings are really cute.
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.
Baby booties aren’t just cute, they’re practical. These will keep your baby’s toes warm before they are ready for real shoes.
Even though babies do lose socks a lot, this 10-pack should keep those toes warm for the first year or longer.
This sun hat has a huge brim, and the band around the head has a toggle so that it grows with your baby.
The Boppy does not come with a cover, so this water-resistant cover is great for those post-feeding spit ups.
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.
This pacifier is a favorite at hospitals, and is the pacifier-base of the popular WubbaNub.
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.
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.
If you are only going to be pumping occassionally, a hand pump is a good solution for temporary relief.
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.
Bibs don’t have to be fancy, and this 9-pack will do the trick.
A popular high chair that is easy to clean and easy on the wallet, too.
Pampers Swaddlers are the preferred brand at most hospitals, and parents love the wetness indicator strip, too. Remember to register for some newborn, size 1, and size 2 diapers since you will need them all in the first six months of life.
You’ll find the kind of wipes your family prefers, but these wipes are trusted by millions of families.
It has a funny name, but parents swear by its healing powers. This 16oz jar will last a long, long time.
We recommend skipping a dedicated changing table and putting a changing pad on top of an existing dresser or other surface. This changing pad has contoured sides and a buckle to help your wiggly one stay in place during changes.
With this, your little one can dirty the changing pad cover instead of the changing pad.
These versatile waterproof pads can be a lifesaver! Use them on top of your changing pad cover or as an on-the-go changing station or for tummy time or many, many other uses.
Babies poop, and poops smells. This won’t make those problems go away, but it will minimize their impact. Diaper Genies do require specific refills that can add up on cost.
Some parents skip a diaper bag altogether and use a backpack or purse that they already have, but if you are toting baby around a lot, a dedicated diaper bag can be a big help.
It fits in your sink, has a sling for newborns, and grows with your baby. What more could you want? And the price is just right. (Also, the tub is also an easy thing to skip.)
This ultrasoft 10-pack of washcloths is great to have around since your baby will be making messes. (You could also skip this and use your own washclothes on the baby.)
This body wash-and-shampoo-in-one is a great choice for your baby’s first soap. Since babies don’t get that dirty anyway, an elaborate toiltery set may be overkill.
What’s cuter than a baby? A baby in a duck towel. Babies are often cold after bathtime, and a hooded towel is both cute and practical for keeping them warm.
Health & Safety
This first aid kit has all of your essentials (thermometer, nose aspirator, nail clippers) and a brush, comb, toothbrush, and more.
You don’t want to be hightaliing it to CVS the first time your baby gets a fever, so have some Infant Tylenol handy before baby arrives. (And remember to keep the dosage chart handy because it’s based on weight not age!)
This is a great inexpensive audio monitor so you can listen in on baby when she’s sleeping. If you’re interested in a video monitor, the Foscam with night vision is a good option.
It might not feel like it right now, but your baby will be crawling around before you know it. Be prepared with these childproofing basics.
This inexpensive safety gate can move easily if you have multiple doorways that need protecting. Check out our guide to the best baby gates for a full run-down.
A music box, a teether, and more, this toy will make long car rides so much smoother.
For some reason little babies love to grab this tiny ball.
This is one of our favorites, but we suggest adding a few of your family favorites to your registry too.
This adorable teether is a baby favorite which makes it a parent favorite, too.
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