Baby Registry Under $500

Register for Everything for Baby on a Strict $500 Budget

August 19, 2018

Register for Everything for Baby on a Strict $500 Budget

Register for Everything for Baby on a Strict $500 Budget
You can get everything you need for baby on a $500 budget. Add all these top-rated budget friendly gifts to your Babylist registry. Babylist lets you add any item from any store to one list. It's easy, beautiful and free and works just like Pinterest!Register for Everything for Baby on a Strict $500 Budget

As you start preparing for a new baby—loading up your registry with all of the “must-haves” that friends and well-meaning strangers insist are essential—you quickly realize that babies are expensive! Well, yes, they are, but all of that baby gear doesn’t have to be.

Can you get all the baby basics you need for around $500? It’s totally possible. Here’s a sample baby registry with the quality gear you’ll want to make your life with a new baby easier.


While this might be one of the more expensive items on your registry, you really can’t put a price on safety…or mobility. This system comes with an infant car seat and an all-terrain jogging stroller with 5-point harness and reclining seat, so you can really take your baby anywhere.

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Travel System


You can baby wear through the toddler years with this carrier! It has four different modes, so you can use it from early infancy into the 2s. Plus, it has extra-padded straps and a supportive waist belt to make parents more comfortable, as well.

Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier


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Reading to babies is so important to their development, but honestly, babies are more likely to chew, rip or throw any books they have. Soft books like this one are a brilliant gift option because they’re both book and toy. They have interactive flaps to encourage baby’s hand-eye coordination, and colorful prints to stimulate their senses.

Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Forest


Friends and family don’t have to spend big bucks to show you that they care. Hand-me-downs make great gifts, especially since you know these toys and books have been well-loved by another family. Babylist lets you register for things like used toys and books—gifts that are both sustainable and free!

Hand-Me-Down Books

$Any dollar amount


Diaper rash is always a big concern with babies, but instead of registering for a single-purpose cream, opt for an all-purpose balm. This pediatrician-recommended brand will not only clear up an angry bum, but you also can use it all over the body for chapped skin and dry patches, and as a protective barrier.

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant


Before leaving the hospital or birthing center, you’ll want to stock up on the free diapers and wipes they provide for you. That being said, it doesn’t hurt to have a pack of newborn nappies all set at home. Register for one pack to minimize overstocking: they tend to outgrow the size quickly.

Parent's Choice Diapers


While you might get a good stash of wipes from the hospital, you’ll still want to have a bunch on hand at home. This affordable 8-pack gets you about 800 gentle, fragrance-free wipes that’ll likely get you through the first several weeks.

Parent's Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes


Clothing & Accessories

With four bodysuits and two pairs of pants, this adorable (and affordable) clothing set gives you multiple baby looks for less. Just add on a pack to your registry, and you can go several days without doing a load of laundry.

Simple Joys by Carter's Baby 6-Piece Little Character Set


Speaking of those bodysuits, you can save serious money on your baby’s wardrobe by opting for bodysuits in the same color family. With this set of 4 chic, cheap ones, you just need some black or gray bottoms to make the mini-outfits complete.

Cloud Island Short Sleeve Bodysuit (4 Pack)


Young babies really don’t need shoes, but plain old socks won’t do when you’re introducing your little one around and taking bajillions of adorable photos. These booties look like shoes, so they’ll give your baby that finished look, while still keeping their feet warm and cozy.

Bow Booties (6 Pack)


Swaddling a fussy baby ain’t easy, but these Velcro pouches provide a snug, comfortable fit without the hassle. While this one is affordable and simple to use, you may want to register for a couple of different brands to see what your baby prefers.

Halo SwaddleSure Adjustable Swaddling Pouch (Cotton)


This pack of pricey muslin swaddle blankets may look like a luxury, but every parent will tell you they’re a must-have. They are great as a breathable blanket or swaddle, as a sun shade on the stroller, as a burp cloth or even just a soft spot for tummy time. With the multiple uses and high quality, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.

SwaddleDesigns Cotton Muslin Swaddle Blankets (4 Pack)


Babies grow fast. They also tend to stain their cute new outfits with various bodily fluids. That’s why hand-me-down clothes are a godsend—families are happy to pass them along, and you won’t feel bad about all of the wear and tear on gently used bodysuits.

Preloved Baby Clothes

$Any dollar amount


This inexpensive set gives you everything you need to catch any mess when feeding your baby. It has 4 burp cloths and 4 bibs, all in washable 100-percent cotton, with a waterproof layer to prevent milk and food leaks.

Simple Joys by Carter's Baby 8-Pack Burp Cloth and Bib Set


Bath Time

This adorable bathtub grows with your baby, from the newborn stage into their first year, and can be placed right in your tub or in most sinks. There’s a no-slip seat insert for younger babies, which you can remove as your little one gets bigger. When bathtime is over, you can simple pull the drain for easy clean-up.

Fisher-Price Whale of a Tub Bathtub


We love this dermatologist-tested baby wash and shampoo, which includes calming ingredients that are gentle on your little one’s delicate skin. Plus, you can’t beat the price of this well-respected brand.

Cetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo with Organic Calendula


Nursery & Decor

Sure, a crib might seem like an essential, but a baby doesn’t take up much room. If you’re trying to cut costs, you might want to consider a Pack ‘n Play instead. The Graco is a popular, affordable choice, which you can use until your little one is 30 pounds or 35 inches. If this is your only bed for baby, though, you could splurge on a pricier one like the Guava Family Lotus Travel Crib (it’s rated as one of the Best Playards this year).

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard


If you’re opting for a playard as the only crib for your baby, you’ll need the proper bedding. These soft, comfortable sheets fit the Graco playard and come in a neutral color that blends with any room. You’ll appreciate the extra sheet whenever there’s a middle-of-the-night leak.

Graco Pack 'n Play Sheets (2 pack)


Health & Safety

You could scour the Internet to figure out all of the individual health-and-safety items you need for baby, or just register for one complete set. This affordable kit contains all the biggies like a nasal bulb syringe, two kinds of thermometers and nail clippers. It’s also stocked with conveniences like hair brushes, a teether and a pacifier medicine dispenser.

Summer Infant Complete Nursery Care Kit


Help & Favors

It’s comforting to know that when your baby finally makes their arrival, you’ll be stocked with all of the essentials. Wanna know what you’ll really want in those first few weeks though? Food! Especially food that you don’t have to cook. Add freezer meals to your Babylist registry that friends can drop off even before baby comes.

Freezer Meals

$Any dollar amount

Want to know what else you’re gonna want in those first few months with baby? A break! It’s more valuable than any baby blanket or designer outfit or giraffe teether. Consider adding babysitting to your registry, so helpful friends and family can give you a much-needed date night or the chance to take a nap.


$Any dollar amount

At the end of the day, so many of the best gifts you can get cost nothing at all, like a beloved set of books, a home-cooked meal or just a helping hand. While traditional retailers limit you to registering for just stuff, Babylist lets you register for anything from any store, plus cash funds and help and favors, too. Start your Babylist registry now.

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