A minimalist baby registry is a great way to make sure you get the items that are actually useful and will be used by your little one. It’s also a good way to avoid getting too many toys and gadgets that end up gathering dust in closets or being donated after a few months of use.
When creating your minimalist baby registry, it’s important to choose high quality items that will last through more than one child if possible. This will allow you to save money in the long run and will help reduce the amount of clutter in your home. You can also consider purchasing items that have multiple functions – like swaddles that double as nursing covers, burp cloths, and stroller covers. This will also help you to not overstock your baby’s wardrobe as they grow and change sizes so quickly.
Another way to keep your baby minimalist is to avoid registering for “containers” – bouncers, swings, etc. They aren’t necessary, and most occupational therapists agree that they can hinder a baby’s physical development. Instead, consider adding a rocking chair or a hammock to your baby registry so that you can give your infant the chance to rock, swing, and enjoy being close to your body for skinship.
If you want to add a few bigger ticket items, like a crib or car seat, it’s completely normal and okay to include them on your list. Just be sure to ask for different price points so that your family and friends can contribute whatever they are able to.