Baby Registry Checklist: 50 essential Items for Your Baby Registry


Bringing a new life into this world is a beautiful journey filled with excitement, anticipation, and, of course, planning. As you prepare to welcome your bundle of joy, one essential aspect to consider is creating a comprehensive baby registry. Ensuring you have all the necessary items for your newborn not only helps you feel more organized but also ensures you’re well-equipped to care for your little one.

What is a Baby Registry?

A baby registry is a curated list of items that expectant parents create to inform family and friends about their preferences for baby gifts. It’s a convenient way for loved ones to choose meaningful presents that align with the parents’ needs and preferences.

When should I set up my Baby Registry?

It’s recommended to set up your baby registry early in your pregnancy, ideally during the second trimester. This gives your friends and family members plenty of time to browse the list and purchase gifts before your baby shower or arrival.

Who should I share my Baby Registry details with?

Share your baby registry details with close family members, friends, and anyone who may be attending your baby shower or wanting to gift something for your little one’s arrival. You can include the registry information in your baby shower invitations, share it via email or social media, or simply inform people directly when they ask about gift ideas.

What should I include on my Baby Registry?

When creating your baby registry checklist, consider including a variety of items that will support you and your baby in the early days and beyond. This can include essentials such as clothing, feeding and diapering supplies, nursery furniture, and baby gear like strollers and car seats. Additionally, don’t forget to include sentimental items like a newborn photography session to capture those precious early moments.

Tips for a list for second or third time parents. 

For parents expecting their second or third child, a baby registry can still be helpful to replenish supplies or upgrade items that may have worn out from previous use. Here are some tips for creating a registry as a seasoned parent:

  • Consider items that will help you manage the needs of multiple children, such as double strollers or sibling-friendly diaper bags.
  • Include practical items like extra crib sheets or diaper pail refills.
  • Opt for gender-neutral clothing and nursery decor if you’re planning to have more children in the future.
  • Don’t forget to add items that cater to the specific needs of your growing family, such as toddler-friendly dinnerware or books for older siblings to read to the new baby.

With these tips in mind, let’s dive into the baby registry checklist:

Photography Voucher

  1. Photography Voucher

Capture those precious early moments with a professional newborn photography session.

At Niki Sprekos Photography, we understand the importance of capturing those precious early moments with your newborn. It’s a wonderful way to immortalise those fleeting moments and cherish them for a lifetime.

Creating a baby registry with us is easy and convenient. Simply contact Niki where you can set up your registry and have guests add monetary amounts to add to a newborn photography package of your choice.  This gift is perfect whether you are a first time parent or having your second or third, ensuring that these memories are beautifully preserved for years to come.

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  1. Crib and Mattress
  2. Crib Sheets
  3. Swaddle Blankets
  4. Baby Night Light
  5. Baby Bedding Set


  1. Bottles and Formula
  2. High Chair
  3. Baby Food
  4. Baby Spoon and Bowls
  5. Nursing Bras and Pads
  6. Breast pump
  7. Breast feeding pillow










  1. Baby Clothes (Onesies, Sleepers, Outfits)
  2. Baby Hats and Mittens
  3. Baby Socks and Booties

Bathing and Grooming

  1. Baby Bathtub
  2. Baby Shampoo and Body Wash
  3. Baby Lotion and Cream
  4. Baby Nail Clippers
  5. Baby Hairbrush and Comb
  6. Baby Towels










  1. Diapers
  2. Wipes
  3. Diaper Bag
  4. Diaper Rash Cream
  5. Baby Wipes Warmer
  6. Changing pad

Health and Safety

  1. Baby Monitor
  2. Car Seat
  3. Baby Thermometer
  4. Baby First Aid Kit
  5. Baby Sunscreen
  6. Travel and On-the-Go
  7. Stroller
  8. Baby Carrier or Sling
  9. Baby Swing
  10. Baby Walker
  11. Baby nail file









Toys and Entertainment

  1. Baby Books
  2. Baby Toys
  3. Baby Gym
  4. Baby Mobile
  5. Baby Rocker

Nursery and Decor

  1. Changing Table
  2. Nursery Decorations
  3. Baby Laundry Detergent
  4. Baby Proofing Supplies
  5. Baby Play Mat
  6. Baby Room Thermometer


Creating a baby registry checklist is an exciting step towards preparing for your new arrival. By including these essential items, you’ll be well-equipped to welcome your little one into the world with love and care.

Don’t forget to add a Newborn Photography Voucher with Niki Sprekos Photography to your registry to cherish those fleeting moments forever.

Happy planning and congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy!



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