Wow, for something I can do without leaving my couch, registering for baby has been pretty overwhelming. There’s so much baby stuff and only so much money and space.
I found this ask metafilter question helpful in not only determining what to get, but also what to leave off the list. I thought it might be helpful to post my basic registry list as a sample registry for anyone who wanted to see it. These aren’t by any means product recommendations, but I did check product reviews and did a bit of research before making selections. I looked for budget-friendly baby options whenever possible, and I’m sure that IRL I’ll end up getting some stuff from Craigslist or consignment stores. Hopefully, I’ll be able to follow up eventually and talk about what gear worked out well for us. Feel free to post a warning if I’ve inadvertently registered for any baby traps/torture devices!
Basic Baby Registry List
My incredibly generous friend Luz already sent us this bassinet, and it’s charming.
Giant Box of Newborn Diapers & Wipes
Bibs & Burpcloths
Baby Towels & Washcloths
Assorted Toys & Clothes