Baby Registry Ideas

Parents please keep safety at the top of your mind when planning for your new arrival!

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Every Baby Needs:

  • Safety approved crib or Cribettes/playpen for each baby
  • Firm crib mattress (if using a traditional crib)
  • Fitted sheets – at least 2
  • Sleep clothing – wearable blankets, blanket sleepers, pajamas, undershirts/onesies
  • Clothes in multiple sizes
  • Diapers in multiple sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Breast pump, bottles, nipples
  • Tummy time mat/blanket
  • Thermometer
  • High chair
  • Car seat
  • Books
  • Stroller
  • Diaper Bag
  • Bibs, burp cloths
  • Baby bathtub
  • Body wash and lotion (avoid baby powder and oil)
  • Childbirth Classes

What NOT to purchase!

  • Products marketed as “sleepers” that require a strap
  • In-bed sleepers (Bedside sleepers have not been studied)
  • Positioners
  • Pillows
  • Crib bumpers
  • Mattress toppers
  • Clothing with hoods or strings
  • Pacifiers with plush toy, blanket, or string attached
  • Oxygen monitors do not make baby safer during sleep


Most products claim they are safe. Many are not! Be wary of products that claim to help you and baby sleep. It is normal for babies to awaken during the night. Slings and cloth carriers should be used with extreme caution to avoid suffocation. All products should be used following the manufactures instructions and labels.