Hello mamas! This minimalist baby registry is created for you by a fellow mom trying to reclaim calm in the midst of consumer chaos.
Here’s the truth: pregnancy is overwhelming. Babies are overwhelming. And baby gear… is overwhelming!
I hope this minimalist baby registry is a blessing to you. All of this baby gear can be purchased through Amazon.
I have personally used every item listed here at least one time in the past 7 years.
Having a lot of kids without a lot of clutter is possible, but it takes careful thought and wading through what you don’t want (or need) to get there.
Everyone is unique, so I hope you can use this minimalist baby registry as a starting point and adjust as needed!
1. Minimalist Baby Diapers + Wipes
No matter if you choose cloth or plastic diapers, you will need a diaper system that works well for you and your lifestyle.
I have always dreamed of cloth diapering, but now that I’ve made it to baby #4 I have realized it is not going to happen, and thats okay.
I am happy recommending the above diapers and wipes, both of which we have used.
Your baby will probably zip through the newborn diaper phase, so you may not want to buy the newborn size in bulk.
My 8 week old used newborn diapers for about 2 weeks before we upgraded to size ones.
Optional: You may want to purchase a diaper pail for dirty diapers. I have used both a diaper genie and just a normal, separate trash can. I have not had issues with odors either way.
Knowing my aversion to collecting huge piles of baby blankets or boppies, a sweet friend gifted me cash to buy what I needed for my fourth child. I chose this beautiful diaper bag by Mominside.
I’ve used this diaper bag for two months and these are the things I’ve loved so far:
-Plenty of room for diapers, wipes and extra outfits:
We did a short trip to Sun River, Oregon and I was able to pack ALL of the baby necessities in this diaper bag. I brought four outfits, lots of diapers, and a new container of wipes. On top of that I also added in my journal, book and my wallet.
This bag works great for travel!
–Lots of straps/carry options:
I love that I can cross carry this bag over my shoulder, and I can also use the straps on the top of my stroller handlebar when walking. You can also use the backpack option.
I am not the most stylish person, I will admit. However, I love that this diaper bag looks more like a trendy backpack and less like a somewhat frumpy mom (not to point any fingers).
The Mominside diaper bag also has insulated pockets if you need to keep milk warm, is waterproof, and has plenty of room for a laptop.
Tip: I only use a diaper bag when I have a baby. I replace my purse with it, to minimize bags.
You will need baby clothes, but contrary to popular belief, you will not need hundreds of outfits!
For each size, I use about 6-8 organic “onesies”, 2-3 pairs pants or shorts and 3-4 pajamas.
To save my sanity, I always buy the pjs that zip up from the bottom, in case baby needs a change while sleeping.
Baby Bassinet or Crib
If you aren’t sharing a room with your babe, you can probably skip the bassinet and simply use a crib.
If you have your baby in room with you, a bassinet is an amazing resource in the first few months. We typically do a combination of bed sharing and bassinet sleep in the first 3 to 6months, and from then on out we use a crib.
No judgement either way!
We have used a couple of different bassinets, and we are currently shopping for a new crib.
You will also need a few sets of organic cotton sheets.
Minimalist Baby Travel Gear
- BOB Jogging Stroller
Unless you want to be stuck inside with your wee ones until they are old enough to ride scooters, you will need a stroller!
I am SO grateful to my pops who gifted me a BOB stroller with my first born. It is by far my favorite piece of “baby gear” and probably my most used and abused item.
I feel like I’ve been around the world and back with my stroller. If there is anyone who can attest to the durability of this brand it is probably me.
I am obsessed with the mental and physical benefits of walking, and am grateful I have been able to continue to “get out” even as my number of kids increased.
As avid outdoor Oregonians, my husband and I have lugged this stroller through beaches, up narrow fishing trails, and through fields. We are on our fourth child and our stroller has been used a minimum of 3 days a week for over 7 years. That’s over 1,000 walks/hikes!
What I love most about our BOB stroller are the beautiful memories I have made with my children on our walks, hikes and adventures. I love getting out in nature with my kids, even if it is a stroll through a city park.
*My main wheels for 7 years have been my BOB strollers. I really think Bob strollers are the best! We have had such a great experience with our stroller that I have no reservations recommending this brand. Find your own favorite stroller and rock it!
We were gifted an Ergo carrier with our first born. This is another awesome product that has lasted through all 4 children! I use this carrier while grocery shopping, light house keeping, and going for walks.
I have tried a couple of other wraps, but have not found one that I love as much as the ergo.
There are many benefits to baby wearing. I personally love feeling so close to my little one and accomplishing a few daily tasks at the same time!
3. Graco Car Seat
From the moment they left the hospital all of our babies have been in Graco car seats. We love them!