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Modern Baby Sample Registry
Updated on
October 24, 2023

Modern Baby Sample Registry

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Modern Baby Sample Registry

Love clean lines, form that follows function and smart, minimalist style? Sounds like a modern aesthetic is your thing—and your baby registry should reflect that.

While the gear of the past was all about primary colors and lots of plastic, things look a lot different in the baby space these days. Use this sample registry as a guide to the must-have baby items as you build your modern registry for your modern baby. And if you’re looking for more registry inspo along the same lines, we also have a luxury sample registry and an eco-friendly sample registry.

Nursery + Decor

The iconic kid furniture brand Oeuf is known for their sophisticated, modern sensibility—and the Classic Crib will be the focal point of any modern nursery space. It’s sturdy, safe and sustainable and has a small footprint and three mattress heights. It also converts into a toddler bed as your little one grows.

Modern design meets modern technology in Nook’s Pebble crib mattress. This organic, non-toxic two-sided mattress features a unique cover (no crib sheet needed here) that’s stain and water-resistant and maximizes breathability. The mattress’s core is made of organic coconut fiber and natural tree rubber latex and promotes airflow so your little one (and you) can sleep safely.

You don’t have to sacrifice form for function if modern sensibility is your go-to style. This ergonomic rocker features clean lines, soft fabric and, most importantly, a comfortable design for all your rocking and snuggling needs. It’s fairly compact and works well in smaller spaces.

This sturdy mid-century modern dresser can take you from the newborn days through the big-kid years. The removable changing tray pops right off when the diapering days are behind you, and three roomy drawers easily hold all of your little one’s clothes and accessories.

This (gorgeous) bassinet is an investment, but if you’re planning on having more than one baby or looking for an heirloom piece to pass down through generations, the Smart Fresh bassinet is a great choice. The sustainable beechwood frame is simple yet sturdy and features six wheels at the base for easy portability. The mesh sides offer visibility and breathability and the sleek oval shape fits into any space.

The classic changing pad gets a modern twist—a completely waterproof pad that easily wipes clean and doesn’t require any additional covers. More style + less to wash equals a big win in our book.

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A good swaddle is a new parent must-have. This large, light and breathable cotton muslin blanket is so versatile. You’ll reach for it for swaddling, of course, but also for stroller shade, a makeshift changing pad and so much more.

The clean lines of this high-tech monitor will easily blend into any modern nursery space. And it’s much more than just good looks. The Nanit offers crystal clear video and sound and tracks your little one’s sleep and movement.

The gender-neutral design of this modern, whimsical mobile brings a touch of fun to any room. Handmade from felted wool, it brightens up any space and will catch your little one’s eye while they’re hanging in their crib.

Humidifier, diffuser and nightlight all rolled into one, this modern take on a cool-mist humidifier has all your bases covered, especially when your little one is feeling under the weather. The cool mist runs for up to 12 hours and will soothe stuffy noses and dry skin. You can add aromatherapy and the soft glow of the nightlight for even more comfort.

On the Go + Gear

This innovative stroller is (much) more than just good looks. The unique design raises your baby higher to you than most other strollers so they’ll feel extra close while exploring. There are tons of high-end features like multi-facing seating positions, one-handed steering, adjustable handle height and angle and a cool origami-style storage bag at the bottom that detaches so you can take it with you.

The iconic, modern design of Clek car seats is like nothing else on the market. This infant seat delivers on both looks and safety, with best-in-class features like a metal load leg and Rigid-LATCH. The Liing is easy to install and weighs only nine pounds, and the seat comes in three fabric options, including merino.

Don’t let the modern, minimal look of this carrier fool you. The Embrace is a versatile baby carrier that features three different carry positions and can be used until your little one is 18 months old. It’s a smaller, lighter carrier made just for new babies (and new parents) that’s ultra easy to use and provides a simple way to keep baby close.

Newborns and young babies love to feel snug and secure. This lounger was designed to curve around your baby’s back like a hug, helping them feel calm and comforted when they need extra support. It’s made from sustainable, ethically-made materials and is the perfect spot for lounging and relaxing.

Traditional playards can be cumbersome and clunky and really tough to open and close. The Stardust breaks all the rules. This sleek, modern playard unfolds in one second and folds in three. (Really, we timed it.) It stores upright and flat for easy storage and also features a bassinet insert for younger babies.

Unlike lots of big, bright baby seats, this one is designed to blend seamlessly into the style of your home. It’s also designed to grow with your baby—it works from newborn to toddler and eventually turns into a seat for your big kid. And the Leaf depends on naturally generated motion, so no batteries or plugs required.

Made from vegan leather and featuring a zippered opening, The Pack is a modern take on the classic diaper bag. It’s stylish, easy to clean and has plenty of room for diapers, snacks and the many other things you need to tote around for your little one.


This teething set is more than just fun. Made from 100% food-grade silicone, it’s just what your baby will reach for to soothe their sore gums.

The BIBS paci has been a modern Scandinavian favorite for over forty years. The iconic round design and rounded rubber nipple mimics the breast and will help your little one self-soothe. And don’t get us started on all of the awesome colorways…

The distinctive shape of Comotomo bottles makes them stand out from the crowd, but it’s also what makes them so great. The wide nipple and squeezable base simulates breastfeeding and helps babies to latch on properly. The wide shape also makes them really easy to clean—another big plus.

Didn’t think a drying rack could be cool and modern? Think again. The Boon Lawn will brighten up your kitchen and become home base for bottles, pacifiers, pump parts and anything else that needs to air dry. It’s oversized to hold lots of stuff and keep everything upright to allow for air circulation.

This beautifully simple pillow will help you to breastfeed, bottle feed or even support your little one as they learn to sit up. The modern, minimalist design stands out from other support pillows, and it’s made from GOTS-certified organic cotton fabrics and hypoallergenic fill.

When it comes to [high chairs]( ‘Babylist Best High Chairs Guide”), modern Scandinavian design is where it’s at. The Lalo High Chair features clean lines, a minimalist aesthetic and works from about four months to three years old, and converts to a booster seat and finally a play chair that will support up to 200 lbs!

And speaking of feeding time—an under-the-high-chair mat goes a long way in helping speed up your cleaning process after every meal. This water-resistant bonded leather mat from Gathre is beautiful and practical. It can also be used as a play mat or anywhere else you want to add beauty and lessen the mess.

If your little one is going to get messy, they may as well look cute while doing it. These silicone bibs from Loulou Lollipop are just right for catching food before it falls on your baby (and your high chair, and your floor and anywhere else it can find). There are four adorable prints to choose from and each one is cuter than the next.

Health + Safety

Didn’t think baby bathtubs could be cool and modern? Think again. This multi-stage tub from Lalo works from infancy through toddlerhood then transforms into a sensory bin or a toy storage container. The bundle also includes a rinse cup and spout cover.

These hand mitt washcloths are made from organic cotton terry and help to make bathtime fun and easy. (They’re pretty adorable too.) They come three to a pack and will help entertain your little one while you scrub.

Even though you can’t imagine it during those first few months, your little one will be splashing and playing in the bath before you know it. These origami boats pull double duty as both bath toys and teethers. They’re made from natural latex rubber and are sized just right for babies to grab.

Clothing + Accessories

We always recommend adding a sleep gown (or two) to your registry. Gowns are great for those early months when you need a simple, go-to outfit that keeps your newborn warm and gives you easy access for diaper changes. This lightweight and breathable gown from Goumi Kids x Babylist is one of the best (and no, we’re not biased!).

Stylish, modern and absolutely adorable, these knit booties made from soft knit organic cotton will add a pop of color—and fun—to your little one’s wardrobe. The elastic ankle band helps keep them in place.

You can never have enough zip-up sleepers. This super soft bamboo sleeper from Kyte Baby is perfect for overnight but works just as well during the day. It’s ultra comfy, easy to get on and off.

This versatile organic footie is stylishly modern and thoughtfully designed. The two-way zipper and integrated bum flaps make diaper changing quick and easy, and the fold-over footies convert to toes-free when your baby is ready for the next step.

Modern style doesn’t have to break the bank. This bodysuit five-pack is under twenty bucks and comes in a huge range of colors and patterns. Bodysuits are a baby wardrobe staple and can be worn alone or paired with pants, shorts or bloomers.


Soft, portable and stylish, this padded mat provides a safe place for your little one to play on any surface. The fabric is removable (and washable, of course) and the mats are free of toxins, phthalates and lots of other yucky stuff. And the colors and patterns will look great in any modern space.

This simple wooden rainbow stacker can be used so many ways. We love it as a nursery accent while your baby is younger and then for playtime as your little one grows. It’s an heirloom-quality open-ended toy that will inspire imaginative play for years to come.

A modern and fun way to teach your baby about color, this Pantone-inspired book is a great first addition to your baby’s bookshelf. It introduces nine basic colors and 20 shades of each and is made from thick, sturdy pages that will hold up through lots of reading (and chewing).

Adding some first toys to your registry is a good idea so you’ll have a few things for your little one to explore once the time comes. This geometric grabbing toy is both a rattle and a teether. It’s easy to clutch and the beads make a fun clacking sound when shaken.

This minimalist take on the classic baby play gym fits seamlessly into any modern space. It’s not minimal on fun, though; babies love to grab for the hanging toys that can also be popped off for individual play. Everything is made from natural materials and fair-trade labor.

Babies can’t see color for the first few months of life, so high-contrast, black-and-white books are perfect first reads. This one is filled with sweet baby animals that will capture your little one’s attention and encourage visual development.

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