Baby Registry Checklist: Our Picks for Big Ticket Items

baby registry checklist

Use this baby registry checklist as a handy guide to make sure you have everything you need for baby.

Are you ready to fill your nest with baby essentials, but aren’t sure where to start? Top baby stores like Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us can be overwhelming for new parents. The shelves are stocked sky high with competing brands and a wide range of price points. You may have a list of go-to items you know you’ll need, but which brand do you choose for the big ticket items?

Let us help you decide with this baby registry checklist of go-to brands for newborns. We’re here to make preparing for baby a little bit easier.

Car Seat

Our Pick: Britax

Price Range: $200 -$400

Britax has over 20 products with nearly perfect scores on Viewpoints. Its Advocate Series comes highly recommended with best in class safety ratings.

Britax Advocate Series

Britax Advocate Series


Our Picks: Baby Jogger City Elite Single Stroller or BOB Revolution CE Stroller

Price Range: $200 – $350

When it comes to your stroller, don’t let flashy logos fool you into thinking you are getting the best quality. You can get a great all-terrain stroller for much less. Reviewers are scoring Baby Jogger and BOB strollers higher than the more expensive brands like UPPAbaby and Bugaboo.

Need something more compact for even less? We love this sleek, European-style front and rear facing wheel base for infant car seats: The First Years Wave Stroller Frame – Elegance. Price Range: $160

The First Years Wave Stroller Frame - Elegance

The First Years Wave Stroller Frame – Elegance


Our Pick: Delta Eclipse 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with a top score of 96/100.

Price Range: $150 – $350

Look for well-reviewed brands like Delta, Graco and Babi Italia. Convertible cribs will grow with baby into stylish toddler, full size and day-beds. You’ll save money in the long run.

Delta Eclipse 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Delta Eclipse 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

Baby Monitor

Our Pick: Snuza Hero Baby Monitor scores 100/100, and uses a military grade sensor to monitor baby’s movement.

Price Range: $100

Snuza Hero Baby Monitor

Snuza Hero Baby Monitor

Baby Carrier

Our Pick: ERGObaby Sport Baby Carrier scoring 100/100

Price Range: $115

ERGObaby Sport Baby Carrier

ERGObaby Sport Baby Carrier

Baby Bottle Starter Kit

Our Pick: Philips Avent BPA-Free Infant Starter Set with a score of 93/100

Price Range: $35

This kit will get you started with everything you need to feed your newborn: (2) 9-ounce bottles and (2) 4-ounce bottles, plus a bottle brush, formula dispenser, pacifier, and trainer cup.

Philips Avent BPA-Free Infant Starter Set

Philips Avent BPA-Free Infant Starter Set

Ready to get started?

Register with stores near you for easy returns and exchanges. When deciding where to register, look   for websites and stores that offer registry completion discounts and free shipping and return options.  Here’s a list of easy-to-find favorites that devote themselves to customer service:




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Jessie Veith Rouleau (58 Posts)

Jessie Veith Rouleau is a full-time mom with two kids, Sam, 3, and Mia 2. When she’s not pushing strollers, buckling car seats, washing hands, and reading stories, she’s writing about the products that help make mom’s day a little bit easier. At the park, when you’re talking baby and kids, she’s listening.