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Baby Gear Guide and Checklist

Take the guesswork out of what you really need for your little one with our baby gear guide and checklist. We will guide you through what items are essential, nice-to-have or not essential. We'll also give you product recommendations and helpful tips and hacks. If you haven't set up your baby registry yet, click here. Otherwise, let's get started with Step One: Nursery Essentials! 

Baby Room Cabinet

Setting up your Nursery

  • Crib

  • Changing Table/Dresser

  • Rocker/Glider/Nursery Chair

  • Crib Mattress

  • Mattress Protector

  • Crib Sheets

  • Bookshelf/Storage Baskets

  • Decor Items

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Sleep Essentials

  • Bassinet/Pack-n-play

  • Bassinet/Pack-n-play Sheets

  • Swaddle Blankets

  • Sleepsacks

  • White Noise Machine

  • Baby Monitor

  • Lovey

  • Books

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Diaper Bag


  • Diaper Bag

  • Changing Pad

  • Wipe Holder

  • Trash Bag Holder and Trash Bags

  • Wet Bag

  • Diaper Bag Organizers

Baby Laundry Hanging on a Clothesline

Baby-Friendly Laundry Essentials

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Spot Remover

  • Laundry Bags

  • Wool Balls

  • Hamper

  • Hangers

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Setting up your Diapering Station

  • Diapers 

  • Wipes

  • Diaper Rash Cream

  • Changing Pad

  • Changing Pad Covers

  • Wipe Warmer/Holder

  • Diaper Pail/Diaper Bags

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Baby Care Essentials

  • Clippers

  • Comb

  • Nasal Aspirator

  • Thermometer

  • Baby Tylenol

  • Vitamin D Drops

  • Q-tips

  • Humidifier

  • Pacifiers

  • Pacifier Holders

  • Bandanas


On the Go: Car Seat, Stroller, and More

  • Car Seat

  • Stroller

  • Car Seat Cover

  • Mirror

  • Baby Carrier

  • Car Mirror

  • Shopping Cart Cover

  • Protective Car Seat Insert 

Baby Playing with Abacus
Step 11


  • Rocker, Bouncer, or Swing

  • Toys

  • Teething Toys

  • Baby Books

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Bathtime Fun

  • Baby Bathtub

  • Hooded Towels

  • Washcloths
  • Baby Soap and Shampoo

  • Rinser

  • Bath Toys

  • Spout Cover

  • Bath Thermometer

  • Kneel Pad

  • Bath Organizer

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Breastfeeding and Bottle Feeding

  • Burp Cloths

  • Nursing Pillow and Cover

  • Nursing Cover

  • Breast Pump

  • Milk Storage Bottles/Bags

  • Pump Cleaning Supplies

  • Pump Carrying Bag

  • Bottles

  • Bottle Cleaning Accessories

  • Bottle Warmer

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Essential Baby Clothes

  • Going Home Outfit

  • Bodysuits/Onesies

  • Pants

  • Sleepers/Gowns

  • Socks

  • Mittens

  • Hats

  • Slippers or Shoes

  • Bunting Sack

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