Minimalism is a movement that values simplicity and functionality over quantity and can be a great fit for some new moms. This style of registering focuses on essential baby items that can adapt to your family as it grows. This approach can also be a good fit for families who live in small homes or apartment and value mindful consumption. In this article, we’ll walk you through a minimalist baby registry checklist that will help you find the essentials without the fluff.
To start, we recommend adding a few high-quality baby bottles to your registry that can be used with different nipple and nipple combinations. For example, add a couple of 4oz and 8oz bottle brands so that you can learn which ones work best for your baby.
It’s also smart to register for a few sets of baby clothes and bibs that will cover your little one from newborn through toddler age. However, avoid registering for many toys because they’ll only be used for such a short amount of time. In addition, avoid registering for a lot of baby rattles and teethers as they can be choking hazards.
Finally, make sure to register for a stroller and car seat that will last your child through several stages of life. For example, the Graco 4ever 4-in-1 car seat is a great choice because it can be used as an infant carrier, infant seat and booster seat. Additionally, we recommend including a portable baby monitor in your registry like the Infant Optics Baby Monitor which is compact, light-weight and has a long return period.