A minimalist baby registry is a great option for families who want to avoid the overwhelming amount of baby gear that they may receive. By choosing items that work in small spaces, have multiple functions or grow with baby, these essentials can last a long time and are easy to give away once they’re no longer needed.
Some items like a newborn diaper set and cloth wipes are a must. However, it’s important to note that you should register for diapers in several sizes (newborn and toddler) in case your child develops an allergy or sensitivity to one brand of diaper. It’s also a good idea to include some cloth diapers for when you’re traveling with your little one.
Similarly, while it may be tempting to add some cute shoes and clothes to your minimalist baby registry, don’t. Your friends and family will probably gift you these things, and your infant won’t be interested in them for awhile anyway. You should also skip registering for a bassinet or co-sleeper, as these are often just used for photo shoots and aren’t a necessity in the early weeks. Instead, opt for a multi-functional lounger or cosleeper like the DockATot which is perfect for both sleeping and napping.
Finally, you should definitely register for a few items that make you feel happy and cared for post partum. Things like belly binding services, massages or at home mani/pedis are a wonderful way for new moms to relax and take care of themselves as they adjust to life with a new baby.