20 Baby Registry Items That'll Make Your Life Easier — All From Amazon
Creating a baby registry can feel overwhelming. Yes, sites like Amazon make it easier than ever. (After all, the digital retailer is a one-stop shop with all the items you could want or need for your bundle of joy.) However, knowing where to start can be challenging. You might sit down to create an Amazon baby registry, starting with a onesie, only to get lost in the wide world of teething toys, activity gyms, and colic cures. Settling on a crib, a high chair, or a diaper bag alone can be an all-day affair.
The best piece of advice POPSUGAR staffers have received as new parents is this: babies actually need very little, so rest easy — you're going to be fine even if you forget to add muslin burp clothes to your registry. With that perspective in mind, we were able to adopt a happier attitude when crafting a baby registry, which made a world of difference. Sure, there will still be some moments of panic (do you need a play gym and an activity mat?!), but for the most part, you can figure out what to put on your baby registry with less stress.
In the name of a calmer experience, we put together a starter list for your Amazon baby registry. These 20 must-have baby registry items certainly aren't everything you'll need (you'll likely learn new things once you meet your baby and see what they like and dislike), but they're a great jumping-off point. Keep scrolling for a look at our favorites.
Best Teether Toy
Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys ($5, originally $6)
These teether keys contain nontoxic purIce gel that helps them stay cool for a long time, thus, soothing your little one's tender gums. Thousands of shoppers have praised them, describing them as both "invaluable" and a "game changer."
No baby registry is complete without high-quality diapers — and you can never have too many. These are the number one bestseller in Amazon's "baby" section for several reasons: they're leakproof, absorbent, and safe for your baby's sensitive skin.
Best Back Seat Mirror
Britax's Back Seat Mirror ($28, originally $30)
If the prospect of driving alone with your little one in the backseat brings about anxiety, this mirror offers a solution to ease much of the uncertainty. It grants you a view of the rear-facing car seat from various angles.
Best Noise Machine
You've probably heard of this sound machine before because it's practically famous among parents, including one of our very own editors. They love being able to customize the colored lights and sounds via their smartphones to teach their little one when it's time to wake up and go to bed. Learn more by reading our review of the Hatch Rest Baby Sound Machine.
Editor Quote: "We've been able to adapt it to our daughter's needs. She initially was okay sleeping in a dark room, so we'd have the light turn off after two hours. Now she needs the nightlight, so we simply changed the settings and keep the light on all night. It is one of those rare products that I know would have been good when she was an infant, and is still useful 2.5 years later." — Stacy Hersher, former managing director, POPSUGAR
Philips AVENT Soothie Pacifier ($9, originally $11)
Pacifiers are non-negotiable for helping keep your baby calm and soothed. They come in various colors and two sizes: infants aged zero to three months and those aged three to 18 months.
Best Diaper Bag
This backpack has it all. For starters, it boasts waterproof durability and ample space, complete with a convenient built-in changing mat and a detachable pacifier holder. You'll never run out of space with its dual main compartments, five insulated pockets, a wipe pocket, a key loop, and more.
Baby Muslin Washcloths ($10)
These muslin washcloths are a bit more exciting than your average ones, thanks to their pastel colors. Their soft and absorbent nature makes them versatile for various uses, from washcloths to burp cloths and spill wipes — you name it.
Best Anti-Colic Baby Bottles
Dr. Brown's Natural Flow® Anti-Colic Options+™ First Year Feeding Set ($50, originally $55)
Consider including this feeding set on your baby registry since it includes a generous 14 items, all of which will prove incredibly useful during the initial months of parenthood. Shoppers affectionately deem it the "ideal baby shower gift."
Best Play Gym
Skip Hop Baby Play Gym ($80)
When it's time to pull them out of the swing or bouncer, you'll appreciate keeping them occupied with this stimulating play gym. It has a round mat as the base for them to lay on, along with a supportive tummy time pillow and five hanging toys for multi-sensory play.
Best Diaper Caddy
Parker Baby Diaper Caddy ($20)
We love this felt baby diaper caddy's minimalist design, not to mention its super fair price tag. Inside, there's a removable interior divider that you can adjust to meet your specific needs, along with eight external compartments for added convenience.
Best No-Touch Thermometer
iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer ($20, originally $55)
While we might wish that our little ones will always stay in good health, it's inevitable that they will face moments of being unwell. This no-touch thermometer is a smart way to monitor their temperature without interrupting their sleep.
Best Nursing Cover
This nursing cover fuses practicality with style. Case in point: an Amazon reviewer who awarded it a five-star rating shared that they used it as a scarf and seamlessly transitioned to using it as a breastfeeding cover by simply pulling it down when their baby was ready to eat.
Best Car Seat
Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base ($205, originally $230)
If you rely on a vehicle for transportation, it's highly recommended to include a car seat in your baby registry. This particular option has gained popularity among Amazon shoppers due to its simple installation, lightweight design, and advanced safety features.
Shoppers verify that this high chair indeed lives up to its brand's claim of folding down in just one second for easy storage. What's more, it's compact, lightweight, and simple to clean. It features a spacious mesh storage basket underneath for additional storage and even includes a full-size cup holder..
Best Crib Sheet Set
TILLYOU Fitted Crib Sheet Set 2 Pack ($13, originally $15)
The price of this fitted sheet set is hard to beat. You get two to a pack, each of which is made of 100 percent microfiber and available in a bevy of adorable designs and colors.
Best Video Monitor
VTech VM819 Video Baby Monitor ($57, originally $65)
Opting for a video monitor offers a smart way to maintain a sense of security even when you're apart from your sleeping baby. It has a bunch of cool features, including a built-in intercom for them to hear the sound of your voice, two calming melodies to help them fall asleep and stay asleep, and a temperature indicator to ensure their comfort.
Best Baby Bouncer
BABYBJÖRN Bouncer ($210, originally $220)
You're looking at yet another internet-famous baby registry item. Not only is this baby bouncer aesthetically pleasing, but it lays flat for easy storage (or portability), easily adjusts to three different seating positions, and has an ergonomic design that supports your baby's back, neck and head. A coveted highlight of this bouncer is its rocking motion that responds to your baby's movements.
Editor Quote: "The Baby Björn Bouncer Balance Soft is a family favorite for a number of reasons. It's ergonomic design means baby's hips are always in the correct place, and it has three angles so baby can be near-flat against the ground or up at angle to watch and see what their parents are doing. My daughter loved it so much that we still use it to this day, and she's 18 months." — Rebecca Brown, former contributing editor, POPSUGAR
Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller ($130, originally $150)
This stroller is designed for life, with all-terrain tires and a lightweight design. It has an adjustable, reclining, padded seat and a front wheel that you can lock for jogging and unlock for walking. There's even a child tray featuring two cup holders and a practical parent tray equipped with covered storage and cup holders for holding coffee, house keys, and more.