Essential Baby Items Checklist

What does your new baby really need? This list is just the essential baby items for new parents.

Amanda Thomas
1-minute read
Episode #210

If you’ve been listening to my show for a while, or you’ve been following me on Instagram lately, you know that my husband and I are about to have our first child. We’re are in our mid-30s, so we have seen many of our friends have babies over the last decade, and one thing we’ve consistently heard from our friends was that they had too much baby stuff. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “You don’t need all that stuff!” Knowing this, we were left trying to figure out just items really are needed for a new baby, and what things can be left at the stores.

To help us create our baby registry and our list of items to get our home ready for baby, I enlisted the help of my friend and fellow Quick and Dirty Tips host, Cheryl Butler. Cheryl is Mighty Mommy on the QDT network, and for good reason: she has eight kids! I figured if there was anyone who could give me the low-down on what we would really need, and what we could skip buying, it would be her.

Take a listen to the episode in the top right hand player, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify (search the mobile app), for why Cheryl suggests these essential items, and why some items were left off the list. Or, if you’re in a hurry, simply download this list of essential baby items and use it as a guideline for your registry and shopping.