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Registry 101

Registering for baby can be pretty overwhelming the first time around. But before you get too stressed out about it, let us walk you through the basics. We'll make sure your nursery's stocked with all the must-have essentials, give you the real deal on what's worth skipping, and help narrow down the options by showing you some of our favorite gear. Not sure how to register? We've got you covered there, too -- we'll show you how to create your own registry right now with our easy-to-use registry service.

> Checklist: Getting the essentials

> Checklist: Creating a layette

> Checklist: Stocking the diaper bag

> Checklist: Changing supplies

> Checklist: Feeding supplies

> Checklist: Bath supplies

> Checklist: Creating the nursery

> Cool Tool: Travel gear checklist [pdf]

> TB Editors: What not to register for

> BUMPIES: Overrated baby gear

> Best strollers

> Best car seats

> Best cribs

> Best travel cribs and play yards

> Best teething toys

> Best monitors

> Best swings

> Best carriers

> Best bouncers

> Best high chairs

> Best diaper bags

> Choosing a car seat

> Breast pumps: Buying vs. Renting

> Picking the best baby clothes

> Knowing baby's size

> Diapers: Cloth vs. Disposable

> Ordering nursery furniture

> How to Buy: A Diaper Pail

> How to Buy: A Breast Pump

> How to Buy: A Diaper Bag

> How to Buy: A Bassinet

> How to Buy: A Stroller

> How to Buy: Baby Clothes

> How to Buy: Baby Bottles

> How to Buy: A Changing Table

> How to Buy: A Car Seat

> How to Buy: A Baby Monitor

Now that you know what to register for, it's time to get started. Check out our online registry service, browse through some of the best retailers our there, and create your own registry now. Not only is it easy-to-use, but it's also a breeze for friends and family to access. >> Get started now

-- Bump Kaitlin

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