As you know, we are very intentional about consumption and would loosely define ourselves as "minimalists" (I say "loosely" as minimalism is very relative!) The ever-growing baby shopping list definitely overwhelmed us. We did a ton of research to find out what we really need and what we don't. As first time parents, it's impossible to know. I'm sure we over-bought some things and will be Amazon prime-ing some things we should have purchased!
Along with being intentional in regard to quantity, we also try our best to purchase things of high quality while remaining cognizant of cost! Here is a compiling of our baby shipping list! This is literally just about everything we have accumulated after carefully selecting each item! Not included: clothes (another post coming!), diapers (we actually bought a variety of brands to see which we like!), and wipes.
A few notes about the larger ticket items:
Tip: We registered with Babylist, which I found to be user friendly and organized. They also offer a 15% coupon to Babylist and Buy Buy Baby near the end of your pregnancy. The babylist link is what we shared with baby shower guests. We also registered at Target, but did not share that link with friends and family. We simply registered there to take advantage of the 15% coupon they also provide before your due date! After both of our baby showers, we placed a huge order for all of the outstanding items on the list, along with a few months worth of diapers, wipes, toilet paper, and paper towel, all utilizing the coupon. Target will also send you a little package of full size samples if you register with them. Our package included some bottles, wipes, pacifiers, lotion, and a few other essentials!
Let us know your favorite baby items, mamas!