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Minimalist Baby Registry

15 products that will have you covered.

Minimalist Baby Registry

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Putting together a minimalist baby registry can be so daunting. When you’re trying to keep your list down to the bare necessities, how do you figure out what you really need? Where do you even start? And OMG there are, like, so many options for everything. Who knew there were that many choices when it comes to diaper pails?!

That’s why we’re here, mama. We’ve partnered with Buy Buy Baby to find the best baby gear for a minimalist baby registry, and then researched and tested that gear to make sure it truly goes the extra mile. Here are our 15 favorite pieces of baby gear for a minimalist baby registry.

And for a hassle-free registry experience with expert tips and discounts, head over to Buy Buy Baby to register.

1.Britax B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat | $199.99. You can’t leave the hospital without a car seat, and this infant seat by Britax is at the top of our list right now. It safely seats kiddos weighing 4-35 pounds or up to 32-inches tall and is space-efficient, meaning it takes up less space in your car.

2. Bugaboo Fox Classic Complete Stroller | $1399.99. One of the keys to an easy life with your little one is a really, really good stroller and right now, it’s hard to top the Bugaboo Fox. With its faux leather handlebar grips and black wheel caps, outings couldn’t get more chic. And at 21 pounds, it’s one of the lightest full-size strollers out there.

3. JJ Cole Bundleme | $49.99. In the colder months, you won’t catch us leaving the house without our JJ Cole Bundleme. The Bundleme is the perfect way to keep your little one warm this winter, whether in an infant car seat or a toddler stroller. We’re partial to the Urban Bundleme, which protects against harsh weather, and features an ultra soft interior fabric.

4. Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier | $179.99. When your baby needs a little snuggle time on the go, the Ergobaby Omni 360 is the carrier dreams are made of. This newborn ready carrier has an adjustable seat that grows with your baby. It works inward or outward facing, and it features a storage pouch and lumbar support.

5. Babyletto Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Crib | $299.99. We love a purchase with longevity, and that’s exactly what you get with this 4-in-1 crib from Babyletto. The crib has four mattress positions, and converts into a daybed, toddler bed, or even full-size bed with the included bed conversion kit.

6. Newton Baby Wovenaire Crib Mattress | $299.99. Shopping for the perfect crib mattress can be so confusing. We love the Newton Baby Wovenaire because it’s firm but is still fully breathable and washable. The mattress’ superior airflow also keeps your baby from getting too sweaty while sleeping.

7. Crane Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier | $41.99. We love this cool mist humidifier for our kiddo’s room because it doesn’t look like something that was purchased at CVS. Instead, this cute teardrop shape humidifier comes in seven different color options, is whisper quiet and turns itself off when the water runs out.

8. Munchkin STEP Diaper Pail | $64.99. For keeping odors at bay, we turn to Munchkin’s STEP Diaper Pail. It’s powered by Arm & Hammer, so you know it’s good. Plus, it’s sleek and modern looking so it won’t ruin the aesthetic of your nursery.

9. WaterWipes 9-Pack Baby Wipes | $31.99. The most gentle wipes for the most delicate skin. Like most mamas, we swear by WaterWipes. They’re made with purified, softened water and just a tiny drop of fruit extract. And because they’re hypoallergenic, they won’t irritate your tiny one’s skin.

10. Doddle & Co. Pop Silicone Pacifier | $9.99. An answered prayer for mamas who are sick of making trips to the bathroom to wash pacifiers! If the Doddle & Co. pacifier falls on the floor, the nipple pops into its protective case to keep it from getting dirty. And if that isn’t enough, it’s also dishwasher safe.

11. bamboobies Multi-Pack Washable Nursing Pads | $24.99. Because you never know where you’ll be when your letdown starts, the bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads are a must for any nursing mama. Save yourself some embarrassment by keeping your girls covered, and save the environment by choosing washable pads over disposable. A win-win.

12. Tommee Tippee Advanced Anti-Colic Newborn Starter Set | $39.99. This bottle set is specifically designed to help babies dealing with discomfort after eating. The 3-piece straw system pulls air away from the milk, making sure your little love has less gas, spit-up and discomfort.

13. phil&teds Lobster High Chair | $89.99. Sometimes our favorite restaurants aren’t as kid friendly as we would hope. That’s where phil&teds Lobster High Chair comes in. It clips onto virtually any table and folds flat to easily fit in your car or stroller.

14. The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub | $19.99. Keeping baby safe and comfy, this is our top pick for a newborn to toddler tub. The Sure Comfort Deluxe is a simple, one-piece design that is mildew-resistant. It works in both single or double sinks, and fits little ones up to 25-pounds.

15. Babyganics Baby-Safe World Essentials Gift Set | $29.99. Everything you need for bathtime without any of those harsh chemicals. This Babyganics set is packed with plant-based bath essentials: shampoo, body wash, bubble bath, and lotion.

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    Janod wooden doll stroller

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    Plan Toys sand set

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    Plan Toys water play set

    Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

    $100

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    Plan Toys mini golf set

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    Janod retro scooter balance bike

    Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

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    plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

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    Plan Toys croquet set

    The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

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    Wooden digital camera

    fathers factory wooden digital camera

    Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.

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    Wooden bulldozer toy

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    Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.

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    There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

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    janod toys baby fox ride on

    Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

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    Plan Toys balance board

    Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

    $75

    Meadow ring toss game

    Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

    Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

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