Minimalist baby registry is all about keeping it simple and registering for only the essentials. It can be hard to sort through all the baby gear on social media and in stores, but it is important to be realistic about what you really need. Babies only wear a size for such a short time, so it is easy to fill your home with clothes that they will outgrow quickly. It is also a good idea to register for a few essentials, like a baby bath, that will last several years.
A minimalist baby registry should include a few must-haves, like diapers, a car seat, and a Newton Baby crib mattress. It is also a good idea to have a few basic clothing items, such as bodysuits and footsie PJs. These are versatile, super comfortable for babies, and great for newborns through toddlers. You may also want to add a few basic toys, such as teething toys and rattles, that will allow your baby to study everyday objects.
Other items that are great for minimalist baby registries include a swaddle blanket, such as the Aden + Anais muslin wrap, and a reusable snore sucker (it’s better than the nasal aspirator that they give you in the hospital). You may also want to add a deluxe changing pad cover, as well as some bath towels.
While it’s okay to include some expensive items on your registry, it is a good idea to add items of different price points, so that people can pool in and get you what you need. It is also a good idea to use a registry service that allows you to share your list with others, so they can buy you gifts if they want to. We used Babylist and love it, but there are many other options available.