Sample Gift Registry for the Breastfeeding, Babywearing, and Cloth Diapering Mama

First time pregnant couples typically look at a list of suggested baby items and feel completely overwhelmed. There are usually SO many items on the suggested gift registry list provided by stores that sell baby gear. Couples wonder where they will put all of it or how much of it will they actually use? It’s hard to know as a first time parent who has yet to meet their baby what products they will love and which ones will end up buried in the back of the closet?

In attempt to perhaps minimize some of the anxiety expectant parents face when contemplating what to register for, I offer my ideal alternative gift registry for the Breastfeeding, Babywearing, and Cloth Diapering Mama. Of course hindsight is at play here now that I know what products and brands I like, as well as what items I actually use with baby. However if I could go back in time six years ago and share this list with my first time pregnant self, it would save time and money trying to figure out what we needed to have in order to care for a new baby. Since that’s not an option (unless there is an app for time travel that I am unaware of?),  I thought it might be useful information to share with other expectant mommies instead. 🙂


2 quality nursing bras

3 quality nursing tanks

cloth nursing pads

nipple cream

manual pump (note: if you plan to bottle feeding on a regular basis, you will want an electric pump)

2 quality water bottles (to ensure mama gets enough water throughout the day)



Moby Wrap

ERGObaby carrier

Cloth Diapering:

24 cloth wipes

cloth wipe solution

changing pad

3 medium travel size wetbags

2 diaper pail liners

Petunia Pickle Bottom Backpack

5 pairs of BabyLegs

bumGenius Diaper Sprayer

Grandma El’s Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention

Bac-Out Stain & Odor Eliminator

Charlie’s Laundry Soap

24 small prefolds

2 snappis

6 small covers

2 small wool covers

20 one size pocket diapers

8 large fitted diapers

6 large covers

2 large wool covers

10 fleece diaper liners

Note on the diaper selection: I like using prefolds and covers with newborns. I like using one size pocket diapers with infants through toddlers for day time diapers. I like using fitteds with covers with infants through toddlers for overnight diapers. Hence the variety in my ideal diaper stash. 🙂

In case you were wondering, Mom’s Milk Boutique actually has an on-line gift registry! Man, that would have been cool to register with MMB back when I was preggers with my first baby! As it was I didn’t end up registering anywhere. When people asked me what I wanted/needed for baby I would say “I don’t know” because I truly didn’t know. Turns out I didn’t really need much to care for baby…actually the most important things turned out to be breastfeeding, babywearing, and diapering! 🙂

What items not listed here would be essential on your dream registry list for the Breastfeeding, Babywearing, and Cloth Diapering Mama?


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