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Do you really need 37 pages of gear on your baby registry? Heavens no! Good news: we’ve broken down the must-haves into 10 simple categories. This is the easy way. So take a breath, let’s go…

After 11 years of covering baby gear, these are undoubtedly the essentials and must-haves for a new baby, folks. Yes, you can always get more, but it’s nice to have this as a solid starting point.

For a cheatsheet version of these items, check out this super summarized version of the Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist. It includes everything from car seats, strollers, baby carriers, baby clothes, infant tubs and everything in between.

For baby registry, we recommend BabyList (universal baby registry), Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon Baby registry (especially for Prime members). Use this ^^ as your baby registry checklist.

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~ Meg Collins, Founder and Editor in Chief

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