10 things you should never leave off your baby registry


Creating a baby registry can be overwhelming. There are so many things to choose from! What do you really need? And what should you avoid?

Outside of some of the more obvious small and big ticket items...diapers, wipes, diaper genie, rash cream, car seat, stroller, nursery furniture, etc...

Here is a list of 10 things you should never leave off your baby registry - mama approved recommendations included, of course! These are essential items that every new parent will need. Don't forget to add them to your list!

          1.  Diaper Bag 
          2.  Swaddles
          3.  Nursing covers
          4.  Easy, No-Snap Onesies
          5.  Nursing Pillow
          6.  No Over-the-Head Tops
          7.  Breast Pump
          8.  Bedside Bassinet
          9.  Bathtub
          10.  Baby Carrier


So let's get to the fun part!  Here are the test and approved product  recommendations for your baby registry...



A diaper bag is an essential item for any new parent. It's a must-have for preparing for the upcoming hospital debut and for everyday convenience once your LO is born. I recommend fashion and function with the HAPP brand diaper bag.

Happ Brand Diaper Bag


When it comes to swaddling your newborn, you want an easy two-step swaddle that doesn't require origami, snaps, zippers or noisy velcro.

Why? Because a new parent needs all the help they can get! Swaddling is an essential part of newborn care, and it's much easier when you don't have to struggle with folding or fasteners.

That's why Mama Coco created a soft and cozy two-pouch Cocoon Swaddle. It's easy to use and provides a snug and comfortable hip-friendly fit. Plus, there are no snaps, zippers or velcro to worry about. Just 1, 2 and voila!

Mama Coco Cocoon Swaddle
AAP Swaddle Benefits
Learn more about the benefits of swaddling here.


Whether you're comfortable nursing openly in public (I didn't mind!) or prefer a bit more privacy, a nursing cover is much more convenient than trying to nurse under a blanket or shawl that constantly slips.  Here's a soft, stretchy cover I loved from Milk Snob...

Milk Snob nursing cover



As a new parent, you have a lot on your plate. You're sleep deprived, stressed and constantly running on empty. So why worry about how you're going to find that one inevitable missing snap?

That's where Mama Coco's fastener-free baby bodysuits come in handy. They provide quick and easy changes without the hassle of snaps, buttons or zippers. Plus, they're made from soft, stretchy, snuggly fabric that will keep your baby snug and warm all day long. 

Mama Coco Winged Bodysuit 


A soft, body-molding nursing pillow is a must-have for any mom who is breastfeeding or any parent bottle feeding their baby. Nursing pillows help to position your baby for optimal feeding. This can prevent problems like colic, gas and constipation, as well as improve your baby's digestion. And they provide a comfortable place for your baby to rest his or her head while also providing much-needed support for your arms, neck and back. We recommend the Boppy for its softness and comfortability for both baby and Mom...and cute prints of course!

Boppy Nursing Pillow 


One item often overlooked from a baby registry is clothes because they're so fun to shop for yourself! But, it should be one of the most important items - specifically, clothes that make your life easier!

Mama Coco's top designs make dressing a fussy baby a breeze with the no-over-the-head design. That's right, no squeezing fabric or diaper messes over baby's head. Hallelujah! Not only will this make your life easier in the early days and weeks after birth, but they also come in adorable prints and are reversible for a 2-in-1 design!

Mama Coco Winged Top 


A big, expensive electric pump or a cute, bottle-sized, noiseless pump? Um, is this a serious question? Yes, and here's your answer... Go with the Haakaa Pump for your registry and use your insurance for the electric pump. The Haakaa breast pump is cute, simple, efficient and can be placed on your vacant breast with one hand while breastfeeding on the other for efficient pumping. Time-saver! And it produces more bottle-milk for dada to bond with baby. :) 

Haakaa Pump


It can be hard to get up in the middle of the night to take care of a baby. You’re tired, you need sleep and the bassinet across the room seems a mile away. But if your baby is sleeping in a bassinet next to your bed, it’s easier to reach over and take care of baby without getting up. That means you can stay comfortable while taking care of your little angel during the night. We prefer the HALO bassinet with swivel which makes getting in and out of bed much easier.

HALO Bassinet


Highly recommend a baby bathtub with a temperature setting. It allows you to adjust the water temperature to make sure that it is comfortable and SAFE for your baby. 

Aquascale bathtub


Right now you probably feel like you will just want to hold your sweet newborn in your arms all day long. Trust me...you'll need a break! But not to worry, no need to lose out on that contact time. Grab an adjustable carrier with soft and stretchy fabric for optimal comfort and longevity. 

Baby K'tan



Looking for baby registry essentials? Check out our top picks above for items that you will definitely need in those early months. From an easy two-step swaddle, to a baby bathtub with a temperature setting, we have you covered. And don't forget about the importance of easy, no-snap clothing essentials - happy babies for happy parents!