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Having a Summer Baby? Here Are Your Registry Must-Haves
April 12, 2023

Having a Summer Baby? Here Are Your Registry Must-Haves

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Having a Summer Baby? Here Are Your Registry Must-Haves

Summer fun, summer sun and summer babies!

We’ve rounded up the registry essentials you’ll want to check off your list if you’re welcoming a summer baby. (Or just to keep on-hand if you’re looking for summer must-haves for your little one!)

Summer fruit print swaddles, an all-terrain stroller perfect for outdoor adventures and the easiest-to-use beach tent you ever did see (we promise!)—we have everything you need to help you welcome your sun-kissed bundle of joy—and keep using for summers to come.

Nursery and Decor

If you’re worried about the summer heat warming up your baby’s nursery, this crib mattress is the answer. The core is made of 90% free air so it’s breathable, cool and even washable.

Bring some summer style to your little one’s crib with this soft cotton muslin fitted sheet decked out in an adorable oyster print.

Your newborn won’t be able to take their eyes off of these irresistible sea creatures floating above. We love the neutral color palette and whimsical style.

This sleep sack will keep baby cool in the warmer summer months and help regulate baby’s temperature thanks to innovative material that absorbs, stores and releases heat.

Muslin swaddles are a must-have for everything, from keeping tiny toes warm to a clean place for diaper changes on the go. The surfing theme makes this 3-pack a summer baby staple.

This bassinet has a bug net, making it perfect for using out on your patio or deck if you enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors.

On the Go

A wrap is a snuggly spot for a baby to rest and relax—with the added bonus of freeing up your hands to do other things. This lightweight option is simple to use and just right for summer.

For a more structured carrier option, the Omni Breeze is a great registry add. It features four carry positions and will take you from the newborn days all the way through the toddler years. And the ventilated construction offers more breathability than many structured carriers, making it ideal for summer babies.

Summer means you may be hitting the road with your baby more than usual. This infant car seat is easy to install and weighs under 7 pounds, making it one of the lightest on the market and perfect for summer travels with your new addition.

Bring baby along on those outdoor adventures with our favorite all-terrain jogging stroller. A full suspension system, huge cargo basket and an adjustable handlebar make this sturdy stroller one of the best when it comes to hitting the road.

This stroller wagon is a parent fave, for good reason. It has plenty of storage and a smooth ride no matter the terrain. There are also a ton of accessories available, such as canopies, a storage basket and a nap system. If you need a little more space, the XL version can fit up to 4 toddlers.

A stroller fan may seem like a luxury, but it’s a huge plus if you live in a super warm climate or plan on being outdoors a lot with baby. We love this one because of the flexible grip-anywhere mount and the rechargeable battery.

A backpack-style diaper bag keeps your stuff organized and your hands free when you’re out and about with baby. The Forma is lightweight, roomy and features a wide top opening for easy access.

Sometimes the simplest things turn out to be the most useful. Perfect for beach days, park days or any summer adventure, this water-resistant and machine-washable mat will become your new BFF once baby arrives.

A comfortable, portable playard just right for on-the-go, this one features a padded play space, an activity gym, SPF 50+ shaded fabric and a roll-down mosquito net.

Need an on-the-go sleep solution that will last as your baby grows? The Alfa is affordable, super lightweight and easy to set up which makes it great for taking on all of your summer vacations and weekend trips.

A shaded space for baby to escape the summer heat is key—but most beach tents are a huge pain to set up. (And don’t even get us started on the take down…) Not the case with the Basecamp. It’s ridiculously simple to pop open and closed, features great shade and ventilation and folds neatly into a lightweight carrying case for easy portability.

Having a portable activity seat can come in handy when you’re out and baby needs a safe place to hang out.

You won’t want to deal with packing up your at-home monitor every time you travel. This basic, affordable audio-only option is perfect for keeping an ear on baby when you’re away from home.

A portable sound machine can help baby fall asleep (and stay asleep) no matter where you are. This one has 3 different sound options to choose from and a soft night light.


Perfect for feeding on the go, this lightweight high chair hooks onto most tables and even comes with its own carrying bag so you can take it along on summer excursions.

Another great option for feeding when you’re out and about, especially for camping trips. It’ll grow with your baby with configurations for when they’re sitting standing and a big kid. It also has a detachable canopy for sun protection.

These bibs are wipable and machine washable and can be folded up easily making them a great option to throw in your diaper bag.

This travel-friendly breastmilk chiller allows you to pump directly into it and will keep up to 24 ounces of milk cold for 20+ hours.


Skip the disposables and add this eco-friendly option to your registry instead for summer swim fun. The waterproof outer layer of these cloth diapers also doubles as a swim diaper.

From wet clothes to dirty diapers, wet bags have so many uses, but especially during the summer. This one is perfect for keeping messes contained in your diaper bag or under your stroller.

Summer heat can lead to more diaper rashes, we love this thicker cream for both preventing and treating.

Health + Safety

Staying out of direct sun is your best bet for a summer baby, but this reef-friendly zinc-based sunscreen is a good choice for protecting your little one’s skin if shade isn’t an option. (Just remember to check with your ped if you’re using it on a baby under 6 months.)

Non-toxic, extra gentle and just right for your baby’s soft summer skin, this gift pack from Tubby Todd has everything you need for bath time and beyond.

Summer is filled with outdoor events and concerts, but they’re often way too loud for little ears. These pint-sized ear muffs protect baby’s sensitive ears while still being comfy to wear.

When the weather is too warm and you’ve run out of things to do inside, a bath can be a fun way to cool off and this cute set will keep them entertained.

Clothing + Accessories

A broad, wide rim and a hidden elastic in back for a snug fit make this bucket hat a staple for any stylish summer babe.

Yup, even babies need sunglasses! These polarized shades provide 100% UVA/UVB eye protection and are indestructible—or you’ll get a brand new pair.

Rash guards are great for beaches, lakes or anytime you’re looking for a little extra sun protection for your little one. This pullover long-sleeved option is UPF 50+ and made from soft, quick-dry material.

The snap-bottom bodysuit is a wardrobe staple for any summer baby and we love this cute day of the week themed pack.

Rompers are also an adorable summer wardrobe staple for summer babies.

Lightweight and breathable, shortalls (aka overalls with shorts instead of pants) are always a good idea.

Featuring a short-sleeved top and shorts instead of pants, this pajama set will keep them cool and comfy.

Books + Toys

With different sounds, fabrics and textures to explore, Freddie the Firefly clips onto your baby’s stroller or car seat for on-the-go fun.

Hat? Check. Towel? Check. Sand toys? Check. Little readers will love tagging along with baby and their friend for a day at the beach.

Since your baby can’t enjoy an ice cream cone quite yet, give them the next best thing with this teether set that’s sure to bring summer smiles. Pop the inserts in the fridge for cool, refreshing sensory play on warm days.

With its vibrant colors and patterns plus engaging peek-a-boo flaps, this book is sure to become a favorite summertime read.

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