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Top Must-Have Items for Your Baby Registry

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Welcoming a new baby into your family is a time of joy and excitement...but also a little bit overwhelming — especially when it comes to shopping! 

How do you know what you’ll need? What should you add to your baby registry?  

Well, never fear! We’re here to guide you through the essentials, helping you curate the perfect list for your little bundle! Plus, if you use our Snuggle Bugz Registry, you can enjoy perks like discounts, gift card rewards, and an extended return policy.  

So, let’s dive in and start building your dream registry! 

UPPAbaby CRUZ V2 Stroller


UPPAbaby MESA V2 Infant Car Seat

Infant Car Seats

Medela Breast Pump

Breast Pumps

Maxi-Cosi Iora Bassinet


BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Harmony



A stroller is more than just a way to transport your little one — it's an investment in your family's mobility and comfort! While a stroller can be a little costly, it's a great item for friends and family to chip in on. If no one purchases it off your Snuggle Bugz Registry, no worries! It will be eligible for the 10% completion discount on closing (like everything else still unpurchased)! 

There are various types of strollers to suit every lifestyle: single strollers for everyday use, convertible strollers that grow with your family, double strollers for siblings or twins, travel strollers for the jet-setting family, and jogging strollers for active parents. Additionally, many can be converted into a travel system by adding an infant car seat, allowing you to use them straight from birth!  

Speaking of which, let's roll into our next essential item… 

Infant Car Seat 

Your baby’s first ride home from the hospital will be in their infant car seat, making it a non-negotiable item on your registry. For those who love convenience, look for a car seat that is compatible with your stroller to create a seamless travel system. 

Alternatively, an all-in-one convertible car seat can take your child from birth through to their big kid years! While these seats cannot be used as part of a travel system, they do eliminate the need to buy an infant car seat, convertible car seat, and booster seat. 

Don’t forget to peek at our "Must-Have Car Accessories For Baby" article with all the vehicle essentials for on-the-go safety and comfort. 

Breast Pump 

For many breastfeeding moms, a breast pump is a lifesaver. Available in both manual and electric models, there are many options to choose from to suit your lifestyle. 

Manual pumps are quieter and more portable, while electric pumps offer efficiency and ease of use. This choice depends on your lifestyle, comfort, and overall goals (you can even track your progress via apps!).  
Check out our top breast pumps of the year for some of our favourite picks. You can also take a peek at our “Top Products To Support Breastfeeding” article for extra items you may wish to add alongside a pump. 


In the first few months, you’ll want your newborn close by for night feedings and changings, making a bassinet an invaluable item. This sleeping solution offers a cozy, compact sleep environment for your baby. Plus, it's easily movable, so you can keep your little one close wherever you are (also great for travelling). Think of it as your baby's first little nest! 

For more information, check out our “Bassinet vs. Mini Crib” article to learn more about which sleep option is better suited to your baby. You can also check out our top picks of the year, here.

Baby Carrier 

For hands-free convenience and keeping your baby close, a soft structured baby carrier, wrap, or sling is a must. Carriers are perfect for everything from hiking to grocery shopping or even tackling chores around the house. They also help in bonding and can be a comfort to your baby, simulating the closeness they experienced in the womb.  

Each type of carrier has its own benefits. To learn more about soft structured carriers, check out this learning centre article, or discover our top picks of the year. To learn more about wraps and slings, read this article, or explore these picks. 

High Chair 

As your little one grows, a high chair becomes essential for meal times. The market offers a range of options to suit various needs: multi-mode chairs that adapt as your child grows, and compact designs compact designs, ideal for apartment living or travel. A good high chair not only makes feeding easier, but also helps your little one develop eating and social skills while they join in the fun at the family table! 
Learn more about our top high chairs and top compact high chairs in our round-up articles. 

Bouncer / Swing / Rocker 

Bouncers, swings, and rockers are not just about fun (although they certainly are for curious kiddos) — they are instrumental in your baby’s development of motor skills while providing much-needed exercise and entertainment! 
Their gentle rocking and bouncing motions can be soothing, making these items a hit with both babies and parents. As a bonus, they’re also a safe space for your baby to stay put when you need a timeout of your own (or to even steal five minutes to go to the bathroom!). 

Find out which one is best for you in our top baby bouncers, swings, and rockers article.

Baby Monitor 

In the modern parenting world, a baby monitor is almost non-negotiable. From simple audio-only monitors to high-tech video monitors with built-in app control, there’s a range to suit every parent's needs and preferences. 

A good baby monitor provides peace of mind, allowing you to keep a watchful eye (or ear) on your little one even when you're not in the same room — besides that, you can decide how many extras you need.

To discover some of our parent-favourite picks, check out our top baby monitors of the year article.


A playard is a versatile piece that serves multiple purposes — a sleep-safe bassinet for newborns, a changer, and a safe play area. It’s particularly handy for parents who need a portable, multi-use solution. 

Some models are designed with additional features like storage compartments for baby essentials, making it a great space-saving solution for smaller homes or travel. 

Check out some of our top choices, here. 

High Chair

High Chairs

Monitors with wall stand

Baby Monitors

Nuna Playard


Baby Bouncer


Nuna LEAF Grow Swing with Toy Bar


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Building your baby registry can be as exciting as it is daunting, but with these essentials, you’re well on your way to being prepared for your new arrival. Remember, each item on this list is designed to make your life easier and your baby’s life more comfortable. As a final recommendation, check out our “Overlooked Essentials For Your Baby Registry” article, which has some bonus ideas and specific products you may want to add in. 

Happy registering!