As a first time mom, I had NO clue what I would need for a newborn. I consulted with Pinterest first, of course. Then, I asked my friends what they really needed when their kids were newborns. I took advice from both sources. I then had my baby and found some items that were useful and some items that were just extra. I have created a list of items that I found most useful and more importantly NECESSARY for a newborn & mommy! It's a LONG list but these are basic items for your registry.
*Note: the items that are underlined are links. Feel free to click on them.
Poop & Pee Items
diapers (register for a variety of sizes - not just the newborn size). My son uses the Pampers brand and they have worked well so far.
Munchkin Waterproof Changing Liners - I put one on the changing station in my sons room and on the pack-n-play changing station. These are useful because you can use them to change your baby anywhere or use them over covers/sheets. I wash them and dry them without any issues.
Wipes - I prefer to use the pampers brand.
Boudreaux Butt Paste
bassinet and/or crib
fitted crib sheets
Fisher Price Rock-N-Play (update 4/13/19: although we used this with our son for supervised naps, it has been recalled).
Muslin swaddles ( I like the ones from Target - Cloud Island Brand)
miracle blanket swaddle (this has been a lifesaver for our son as he broke out of every swaddle after 1 month).
white noise machine
SnuggleMe Organic Lounger (this has helped my son sleep long stretches and it is so lightweight, you can take it anywhere)
Dr.Browns Natural Flow Bottles (also register for a variety of nipple sizes)
Avent Natural Flow Bottles (also register for a variety of nipple sizes)
Other Necessary Items
Baby First Aid Kit
Rectal Thermometer (most accurate way of taking temperature for infants)
SOCKS (you can never have enough socks)
baby hair brush
pacifiers (my son uses the Avent Soothie Pacifier to sleep)
Baby Pillow for lounging
Sit Me Up Floor Seat - I started to place the baby in here at about 2 months. Lifesaver!
Don't put these on the registry but these are items you will need.
Baby Wise book - must must must read in order to get some sleep and set up a routine for your kiddo.
Spectra S2 Pump - myst insurances cover breast pumps so check with them
Pumping bra - you will be handsfree while pumping!
Breast Milk storage bags
Dermoplast - it will help with pain down there after delivery
Extra large pads
The Mom Washer by FridaBaby - this will be beneficial for mommy after delivery for about 1 month.
Again, these are items that I found the most necessary for my child. I hope this helps all the first time moms out there. I know the list is overwhelming but promise these items help!