Must-Have Items for Your Baby Registry and Babies“R”Us $50 Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 10/7 USA only)

Having a baby is so exciting, but knowing what you need can be overwhelming and even frustrating–especially for new moms.  With the help of I am excited to give you a list of the Must-Have baby items you will want to put on your registry, and give you an opportunity to win a $50 Gift Card to Babies”R”Us for your little munchkin!


After having four kids these are the things I have learned you really need for baby, but please comment below if I missed something.  I have added a few of my favorite brands and links to products to help guide you, but there are so many choices and options out there so shop around and find what fits you and your family best.    

Must-Have Baby Items for your Registry

  • Depending on how you choose to feed your baby…Nursing Supplies–including Boppy Pillow, Nursing Bras, Nursing Pads, Nursing Cover, Breast Pump, Bottles AND/OR Baby Formula
  • Pacifiers and Pacifier clip
  • Baby Clothes
  • Blankets and Burp cloths (a few light receiving blankets and a few heavier baby blankets)
  • Diapers and Wipes
  • Diaper Bag OR at least a large bag big enough to hold all of your baby and mommy items when you head out of the house
  • Car seat
  • Baby Carrier (I love my ring slings and my Baby K’tan)
  • Stroller
  • Swing (One of the most used items in my house!  I have a large swing downstairs and another travel swing upstairs.  They keep my babies happy when I can not hold them.)
  • Play gym
  • A few toys
  • Safety 1st Deluxe Healthcare & Grooming Kit like the one pictured
  • Another Thermometer (I really like my EXERGEN Temporal Artery Thermometer)
  • Playpen (I prefer a playpen over a crib because it is portable for travel and it is small enough to fit in my room so I have baby close to me.)

There are a few more things you will need as baby grows, but I think this covers the basics for at least the 
first 5 months.

To help out with the cost of all of the things you need for baby, Babies“R”Us” has a great promotion going on right now called .  You can get up to $200 for purchases made from your registry.  Simply create your Baby Registry between Sept. 16 and Nov. 15, then you’ll receive a Promotional Gift Card e-mailed to you approximately 10 weeks after your expected arrival date, valued at 10% (up to $200) of the items purchased from your registry.*

Plus, while in-store, registrants will also receive additional perks, such as a special welcome package, which includes a Baby Registry Planner with a full checklist of essential items, invitation cards to inform family and friends that they are registered at Babies“R”Us, a $5 off $25 coupon, product samples and more.

I wish that this promotion was going on when I had my first child!  I registered at Babies”R”Us with P and was very blessed to get a lot of the items I registered for, but it would have been even better to get a gift card to buy some of the things I did not get or things we needed later on just because our family and friends bought items off our registry.  There really is nothing to lose with this promotion so if you are having a baby shower or thinking of registering, go to Babies”R”Us and take advantage of this offer!  😉

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Win: One lucky fan will win a $50 gift card to Babies”R”Us!  Enter below to win.

Thank you to Babies“R”Us  for sponsoring this post and giveaway! 
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All opinions are my own and 100% honest!
*A Promotional Gift Card valued at 10% of the items purchased from your registry will be emailed to you approximately 10 weeks after your expected arrival date. Your registry automatically qualifies once the total value of products purchased from the registry exceeds $200. Valid email address is required. One registry per household. Valid only on purchases made from your registry up to 30 days after your expected arrival date. Exclusions apply! See for full list of exclusions. Not available to any registries created before 9/16/13. Offer valid on new registries created 9/16-11/15/13. Promotion Gift Card expires 4 months after issue date. Actual reward value varies based on 10% of the purchase price of the item. Current price does not reflect sale pricing.
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  1. A lot of diapers!!!!! lol

  2. Boppy is a must have! I have 2 and I still use them everyday! My son is almost 9 months old

  3. Melissa Moore says:

    Our swing was a life saver!

  4. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    A good breast pump if you are breast feeding.

  5. courtney hennagir says:

    A swing! There are so many nice and quiet ones on the market right now.Ours was a lifesaver!

  6. Good diapers and diaper rash cream

  7. Belinda Parker says:

    A easy to install car seat and lightweight stroller.

  8. Rebecca Parsons says:

    The first thing they need is infant car seat.

  9. A safe and lightweight stroller.

  10. Tons of diapers and plenty if rags or cloths to clean up accidents and spit up.

  11. a baby carrier for babywearing!

  12. Linda Bradshaw says:

    A car seat that is properly installed. Search online to find a place that helps with that. 3 out of every 4 are not done right. Not enough just to have your child in a car seat!

  13. Seyma Shabbir says:

    A great car seat, a stroller and of course a crib!

  14. I would say diapers

  15. Dawn Sweeps says:

    Diapers and wipes would be my best bet.

  16. In my opinion, everyone with a baby needs a baby swing. Without one I would have pulled my hair out on many occasions.

  17. Bouncy seat!

  18. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would say a boppy pillow.

  19. I was really glad I had a pack-n-play with a changing table in it.

  20. To get the baby back home from the hospital, a mom should have a car seat.

  21. Get plenty of diapers and spit up cloths.

  22. Meghan Finley says:

    A swing! I couldn’t go without one

  23. I good stroller was a must have for me!

  24. Dawn Monroe says:

    I think swings can save your day!

  25. You NEED a boppy pillow!! :)

  26. Wow! So many good ones already! How about you really NEED to just slow down and enjoy your baby they are only little for so long! A tub seat is nice too!

  27. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    I have to say a swaddle swing.

  28. need a good car seat!

  29. I’d tell new moms they need cloth diapers to use as burp cloths! I’m expecting my first baby (girl) this fall and I have heard from other moms that they were a necessity! Thanks for the opportunity.

  30. Kathleen Fitzsimmons says:

    baby swing

  31. Diapers and rash cream.

  32. Bibs and burp cloths. I didn’t understand this until I had my oldest. She was spitter!

  33. A car seat to get home from the hospital.

  34. My essential baby item is the Boppy Pillow.

  35. I would tell them that they NEED a glider/rocker chair for the nursery!

  36. Must haves are diapers and wipes.

  37. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    A Stroller Is A Must Have, Always Comes In Handy When Traveling.

  38. I recommend the Rock n Play sleeper.

  39. Jennifer Marie says:

    A good baby monitor!

  40. Really you just need a safe car seat and diapers! The rest is just help. 😉

  41. Brianna F says:

    Not just a lot of diapers but a variety of diaper sizes. Don’t over buy new born diapers because they will change sizes so fast!

  42. stephanie says:

    diapers and wipes

  43. Julie Ghrist says:

    We love our bouncy… but a NEED is a good carseat!

  44. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Besides the obvious, a boppy if your planning on nursing… and a Diaper Genie!

  45. Diapers and wipes are really the only thing I think is truly necessary for babies.


  46. I would tell a mom that they need lots of patience. Nothing has to be perfect. The baby will think she is perfect no matter what.

  47. Diapers!! Either cloth or disposable but they are the most important. :)

  48. A good baby carriers- it’s great to be hands-free while holding your baby!

  49. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    a car seat!

  50. Thomas Murphy says:

    They need a car seat.

  51. Soha Molina says:

    a car seat

  52. A lightweight car seat and stroller

  53. They need to have lots of love and patience along with a good car seat!

  54. Swaddling clothes for sure!

  55. I would have to say a good quality swing!

  56. Sensitive baby wipes!

  57. Brandy Davis says:

    Diapers and wet wipes.

  58. Tons of spit up rags.

  59. JJ Caraway says:

    I would tell them to get cloth diapers.

  60. Janice Cooper says:

    Diapers, Diapers, Diapers and a stroller

  61. Number one need is a very safe, and properly installed, car seat.

  62. I would say a baby swing is a must because it really soothed my babies.

  63. Pam OLeary says:

    A baby swing. I could not have survived with the swing.

  64. a swing, a cute diaper bag.. and date nights!!

  65. diapers and wipes

  66. jenn McClearn says:

    diapers wipes and a swaddle wrap :)

  67. Large diaper bag, and cloth diapers.

  68. Nicole Rogers says:

    Diapers and wipes!!

  69. Tabathia B says:

    I would say a baby carrier

  70. A safe and sturdy car seat is my #1 must-have!

  71. Need a carseat!

  72. Pamela Halligan says:

    Lots of diapers and even more patience.

  73. I would tell them a baby swing. Thanks for the chance.

  74. I’m an expecting parent, and I’m realizing now what we need more than ever is DIAPERS.

  75. Amy Orvin says:


  76. I would say a swing! It’s a lifesaver when you need to do things around the house or cook a meal. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  77. christina c. says:

    I think new moms need a monitor.

  78. besides the obvious items-the swaddle was my best item ever!

  79. A baby swing/cradle. This is a staple for the baby. It is great for the nap after feeding. It has saved my life with all 3 of my babies. Helps them to fall asleep, soothes them when they are cranky.

  80. Darlene Owen says:

    They need a crib.

  81. Teresa Thompson says:

    Carseat and boppy.

  82. Swaddling blankets!!!

  83. melodi mance says:

    diapers and coffee


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