When it comes to your baby registry, minimalism is key. You don’t want to waste money or space on items that your new bundle of joy will outgrow. Luckily, many of the essentials that will come with your child are super versatile or multi-functional. And even the ones that aren’t can be used in a small way, like a diapering kit with a wipes container that doubles as a holder for spare diapers.
Another great option is the DockATot, a multi-functional lounger and co-sleeper that can be used from birth through toddlerhood. Unlike traditional bassinets, it can be placed in the crib so you can still have close skin-to-skin bonding with your little one. And, since it’s machine washable, you won’t have to worry about stains and spills.
You should also make sure you include some high-quality baby items that will last you several years, such as a monitor that can grow with your child or a stroller that is compact and easy to store when not in use. And of course, make sure to register for a high-quality car seat and a newborn infant crib mattress that will be durable and sturdy.
And if you’re concerned about asking for cash or how to give it as a gift, remember that it’s perfectly fine (and appreciated!) to ask for it on your registry. In fact, Babylist even allows you to set up a cash fund that your guests can contribute to. Minimalist baby registry