First Time Mom: Baby Registry Checklist

If you're a first time mom like me, you know how difficult it is to create a baby registry! When David and I registered for our wedding we had so much fun. Scanning different items throughout Crate and Barrel that we both loved and saw ourselves using in the future. Unfortunately... creating a baby registry isn't quite as easy! The options are ENDLESS and everyone seems to make you feel like you need certain things more than others, gives you millions of suggestions and tips... and they are all SO different. I really loved getting tips from close family and friends and listened to their advice while picking most of these items- because cluelessly walking around Buy Buy Baby is STRESSFUL!! So, first time moms- I hope this post helps you!

I have received so many questions about my baby registry so I figured I'd mock up a checklist. This checklist has everything that I registered for on it and below are items that were picked from our registry or items that we personally purchased for baby boy! You can click on any item from the checklist or gallery below to shop!

Some items that I am most excited to test out + review for you guys...

The Dockatot


This is the #1 item on everyone's registry and I am so excited to try it out. I have heard AMAZING things about how mom SWEAR by this little dock sleeper! DockATot® has been designed to offer a snug and soothing environment for babies. They it's the next best thing to the womb. Babies can rest, play and lounge on the Dockatot! I chose white... well, because it matches our home :).

The Ollie Swaddle

There are SO many swaddle options, but the Ollie Swaddle has taken all of the best benefits of swaddling and combined it into one easy-to-use swaddle. The fabric is so soft and breathable, which I know will be helpful and comfortable for a sweaty summer baby! You can learn ALL about the infamous Ollie here!


  • Eases the transition from the womb
  • Decreases irritability while promoting self-soothing
  • Encourages calming to increase bonding
  • Enhances quality of sleep to improve rest and cycle regulation

Lorena Canals Washable Rug

I am already in love with this item for our baby boy's nursery! We put it under our glider... that way if anyone sits in the chair with dirty shoes on our nursery rug won't be ruined... because I can throw this layered rug right into the wash! They have the most amazing styles, colors, and shapes... these handmade rugs are one of the best kid-friendly inventions!! It will save me so much stress and I will be laying this rug all over the house to rest baby on because the 100% cotton material is SO soft! This rug comes with its own built-in cushion (the white cloud), which makes it a great place for catnaps or story time, too!

Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock


Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock | $55

Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock | $55

This Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock is sure to be one of my favorite registry items... I can't wait to clip it on to the Homegoods cart! I almost want to try it out with Winnie, ha!! This cart hammock rolls up so you can keep it in your purse while on the go and keep you from lugging around the giant carseat into stores! Yes!! Mom hack! I will keep y'all posted on this item for sure!

That is all for today, we are off to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday! If you have ANY questions about any of these items, please leave me a comment below!! I can't wait to see what y'all love!