Creating your baby registry can be fun and exciting, or it can be a huge pain in the….. In many cases, soon after we mommies jump into the deep sea of baby gear, we find that deciding which specific items to include is not as easy as it appears. But worry no more because we at MommiNation are a strong community of mommies and we’ve done our research! This list of 25 must-haves will assist you in building a registry that’s not only fabulous but practical as well!

Our Picks:

1. CarSeat/Stroller Combo

a) The Doona

You won’t be allowed to leave the hospital without a carseat and you might think of grabbing two, one that stays in your car permanently, and one that offers the flexibility of The Doona. It’s lightweight and goes from car seat to stroller effortlessly! It’s perfect for travel and easy to maneuver. Trust us, once you’ve started using it, you’ll be sad when they finally grow out of it.

b) Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System with OnBoard 35 LT Infant Car Seat

Do you really need a travel system on a baby registry? Absolutely! This one is by Safety 1st and it fulfills all your baby travel needs at an affordable price. The combo includes both a lightweight stroller and a rear-facing car seat with a 5-point safety harness. Oh and did we mention, the set exceeds industry safety standards.

2. Baby Monitor

As a new Mommi, you’ll want to see your baby every second you guys are apart! Here are our suggestions for baby monitors you might want to consider.

a) Project Bursery Baby Monitor

We love this monitor because it includes a convenient, easy to wear watch that allows Mommies to check in on baby while he/she sleeps and not miss a beat doing Mommi stuff around the house.

b) HelloBaby Monitor

This is a wireless video monitor that allows you to keep an eye on your baby day and night. What we also love about this monitor is the superior audio, two-way talk feature that allows you to talk to your baby remotely so you can start calming your little one down before stepping in the room. We can’t fail to mention how the easy set-up s which is just a few reasons why this monitor is one of the best in it’s class.


You’ll absolutely love the Dock-A-Tot! It’s the perfect place for baby to sleep anytime anywhere. It’s cozy enough for baby to almost feel like they’re swaddled and convenient to move around the house or pack for a flight! It’s also a easy way to transition them to the crib.

*BONUS Upsimples Unisex Swaddle Wraps

Newborns love to feel just as close to you as you do to them, so you should have some swaddle wraps at your disposal. They are a lifesaver when baby is feeling insecure or upset. Upsimples swaddle wraps are gender neutral, made of a soft breathable fabric, and they are machine washable.


Whether he/she is on her back or ready for tummy time, this play set will keep your baby occupied! Mommies, you’ll soon learn just how fun it is getting down on the floor with your little one and watching them explore all of the shapes and colors in front of them.


Sleep training is a process that will sneak up on you before you know it! This portable device serves as a night light, sound machine and alarm clock that you can conveniently control right from your phone! Trust us when we say, its never too early to start a sleep routine.

6. Lifesavers:

a)Nose Frida

Also known as the snotsucker and booger buster! New Mommies, if you haven’t heard already, there’s nothing worse than a stuffy baby! Well the NoseFrida is a safe way for Mommies to save the day by suctioning the snot away! This doctor endorsed nasal aspirator will have your baby back cooing and smiling in no time!

b. Milocin

Well, maybe we spoke too soon about stuffy noses being the worst. A little one with gas will break your heart with their piercing scream and inability to tell you what’s wrong. Be sure to keep Milocin close by in your diaper bag, nursery or at your bedside just in case your baby needs it!

c)Infant’s Tylenol

This goes without saying, but of course consult with your pediatrician before administering anything over-the-counter and done forget to follow the instructions.

7. Fisher-Price Starlight Revolve Swing with SmartConnect

One of the top-rated baby swings on the market, the Fisher Price Starlight Revolve swing provides both circular and swinging motions to calm your little one down. With 6 swing speeds, preloaded songs, nature sounds, white noise, and more, you’ll be well-equipped to keep your baby content.

8. Boppy Original Nursing Pillow

While newborns are featherweights, nursing them on-demand for months on end can take a painful toll on your arms, neck and back. Get this Boppy nursing pillow in your life; it works by lifting your baby to a more comfortable level while nursing and saves your body all the strain caused by leaning over and holding your little one.

9. TALELINK Electric Double Breast Pump

If you’re planning to breastfeed, a breast pump will come in handy. Why? Because breast engorgement is a freakin beast, or you may need to pump in advance when you know you’ll be away. TALELINK’s double breast pump is a great addition to any baby registry, with it’s 3 different modes, 9 suction levels, and rechargeable battery.

10. a)MAM Newborn Bottle and Pacifier Gift Set

Just about every mom who will be bottle-feeding can use this set. This MAM Bottle and Pacifier gift set comes with two 5-ounce bottles, two 9-ounce bottles, and 2 pacifiers for newborns. MAM has constructed the bottles with a vented base that reduces colic. Also, the included nipples mimic the feel of a human nipple, making the transition from nipple to bottle easier for baby.

b) GROWNSY Baby Bottle Warmer

For mommies who’ll be bottle-feeding, your life could be made easier with a bottle warmer. GROWNSY’s Bottle Warmer is so much more than just a bottle warmer- it’s got several separate functions, including fast warming, normal warming, food heating, sterilizing, and more.

11. What to Expect: The First Year Book

It’s true. Babies don’t come with instructions. Luckily, there’s What to Expect: The First Year by Heidi Murkoff. This book is full of tips and advice that you can use every day with your baby.

12. BabyBJORN Carrier

For Mommies, this is what we mean by hands free! This is a safe and ergo friendly baby carrier with facing out and back carrying options! In a nutshell, this is a life saver!

13. KeaBabies Diaper Bag

Style and functionality coexist harmoniously in this bag by KeaBabies. With built in pockets and zipper compartments makes it easy to stay organized and not miss a step while you’re on the go. What really stands out about this bag is its built in back support and cushioning.

14. Parker Baby Bandana Drool Bibs

Babies are drool machines, and it can be a challenge to keep them dry. Luckily, you can avoid neck rashes and drenched clothes with quality bibs. These bibs by Parker Baby Co. are soft, super-absorbent, and they look good with virtually any outfit.

15. gLEE Baby Grooming Kit

A grooming kit for your new bundle of joy is a must-have on any registry. This grooming kit by gLee includes several necessities, including a thermometer, medicine dispenser, comb, hair brush, gum massager, and more.

If you’ve been keeping up with baby fashion trends, I’m sure you’ve seen this adorable turban hat. Add it to your registry if it makes you say “Awwwww.” You get 7 of them in various colors.


16. BABLE Stuffed Animal Soother

This little penguin appears to be a simple stuffed animal, but it’s so much more. It’s a soother that comes with 40 preloaded lullabies and a yellow soft light. It shuts off automatically after 35 mins. This soother could turn out to be your baby’s first favorite toy.

17. Hiccapop Wipe Warmer and Dispenser

Do yourself and your baby a favor by warming up your wipes before each diaper change. Your eardrums will thank you. This Hiccapop Wipe Warmer and Dispenser not only warms your wipes, keeps them moist, and comes with a light to assist with nighttime diaper changes.

18. a) Gerber Newborn Baby Boy Clothing Gift Set

Expecting a baby boy? Look no further than this adorable Gerber clothing set, which includes:

  • 5 Onesies
  • 2 Sleep n Play suits
  • 5 Caps
  • 3 Bibs
  • 4 Receiving blankets

b) Gerber Newborn Baby Girl Clothing Gift Set

I just had to feature this Gerber clothing set for the little princesses. Bodysuits, Sleep N Play suits, bibs, and more are included in this set.  Zippers and lap-shoulder necklines make it easy to get your little one dressed.

19. Pearhead Baby Photo Album

As we shift further to a completely digital world, physical keepsakes become harder to find. This Pearhead Baby Photo Album allows you to preserve precious moments with your baby. There are 50 pages and 200 slots for pictures, which we are sure you will quickly fill up in just the first year alone!

20.Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail

Those number 2s can peel the paint off the walls if you aren’t proactive. A quality diaper pail keeps the stink contained. This diaper pail by Ubbi is made of steel which traps odors inside, and there are no special bags required.

21. Dapper Cat Baby Diaper Caddy

A diaper caddy is a nursery necessity. This diaper caddy by Dapper Cat covers all the bases that are important to us mommies. It’s large, lightweight, durable, and foldable for storage. You can easily store and access your diapers, wipes, creams, and more without hassle.

22. Magic Bullet Baby Bullet

23. Cosco Simple Fold High Chair

Keep messes contained and your baby upright with a quality high chair. This high chair by Cosco gives you all you need for a successful feeding experience every time. The seat easily wipes clean, the tray has 3 positions, and the chair folds down flat when not in use. You can use the chair for a child up to 50 pounds.

24. Dream On Me Traveler Portable Bassinet

If you are someone who prefers the alternative to the traditional crib for your nursery, then this portable bassinet would be perfect for your registry. Parents love this Dream On Me Bassinet because it’s sturdy and economical. It’s designed to easily fold away when not being used, and it comes with a 1inch mattress pad.

25.AmazingM Dinosaur Teething Pain Relief Toy with Pacifier Clip Holder

When those cute little teeth start to erupt, there is usually a huge disturbance in the house. This can be remedied in several ways, but one of the most reliable remedies is to let your child chew on a teether. AmazingM has created a dinosaur teething toy that both soothes and entertains young babies. It is made of BPA free food grade silicone and it comes with a pacifier holder.

…and of course don’t forget lots of Diapers

You can never have enough because trust us when we say those 2:00am diaper runs are nooo bueno!


Diaper rash is no joke…

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