Walmart Baby Registry: A Complete Checklist

No clue what to register for or how to do it? This guide explains how to set up an Walmart baby registry, plus includes a complete registry checklist.

Creating a Walmart baby registry is easy and convenient. This step-by-step guide walks you through the process, plus includes a complete registry checklist.

Thinking about creating a Walmart registry? This article contains everything you need to know, including:

Walmart Baby Registry Checklist

Clothing Necessities

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  • 10 Onesies, short-sleeve and long-sleeve. These onesies are organic and feature lapped necklines to easily slide over baby’s head. They also snap at the crotch for diaper changes.
  • 3 Hats, 3 sets of mitts & 6 pairs of socks. Make sure to add plenty of accessories to your Walmart baby registry—they are easy to lose and affordable enough to buy multiples.
  • 4 Pairs of pants. Buy four pairs of pants to put on over those onesies on chillier days.
  • 2 Pairs of footie pants. Footie pants work better if your baby kicks off their socks or tends to get cold feet.
  • 5 Pairs of pajamas. It’s always good to have an assortment of pajamas on-hand, particularly if a diaper leaks overnight.
  • 3 Swaddles. Swaddling your baby, particularly newborns, helps them feel safe and secure.
  • 1 Sleep sack. Don’t forget to add a sleep sack to your Walmart baby registry—some babies prefer these to traditional swaddles.

Feeding

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Nursery

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What you’ll need in the early weeks and months: 

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What you’ll need later: 

  • Non-toxic crib. Because babies gnaw on their crib there are strict regulations about paints, so you’re safe with any option on the market, but this one is made of renewable New Zealand wood and nontoxic finish.
  • Non-toxic mattress. Unlike a plastic mattress, this organic cotton option is breathable and allergy-friendly.
  • Organic waterproof cover. Waterproof liners to go under the crib sheets and protect the mattress are essential items for your Walmart baby registry. They won’t need to be washed as often, so you can get away with buying just two.
  • 2 Crib sheets. Put a soft, organic crib sheet over baby’s mattress to keep her comfortable. This fully elasticized bottom won’t budge.
  • White noise machine. A noise machine helps drown out ambient noise and creates a “womb-like” experience for baby.
  • Adorable cool mist humidifier. A humidifier adds moisture to the air—it’s an essential in the nursery to promote good sleep.
  • Low EMF baby monitor. This high-tech baby monitor has night vision and is sound and motion sensitive, but can be hardwired to limit EMF exposure. Follow set-up instructions here.
  • Floor or standing fan. If you don’t have a ceiling fan in baby’s sleeping room, get a floor or standing fan to promote air circulation and reduce the risk of SIDs.

Bathing & Grooming

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  • Bath tub. This baby bathtub rests on a metal stand and is shaped to support and fit baby’s anatomy. It’s also BPA-free, phthalate-free, and lead-free.
  • 6 Wash cloths. This set of washcloths comes in a super soft organic bamboo that pampers baby’s skin.
  • Natural sponge. A natural sea sponge is 100 percent biodegradable, absorbs more water than a washcloth, and is soft on baby’s skin.
  • Baby soap for body & hair. A baby’s skin is more sensitive than an adult’s, and can react poorly to harsh fragrances and dyes. Go with this organic option, which comes in a convenient pump bottle and lathers up wonderfully.
  • Hooded organic 100% cotton towel. An organic cotton hooded towel is great for drying baby post-bath. The hood keeps the towel in place on a squirming baby while you use each side to gently rub her down.
  • Natural hair/scalp brush. The natural goat hair bristles gently brush and massage baby’s scalp to help prevent cradle cap.
  • Clippers and file. These clippers feature a peekhole, so you can see where you’re cutting and avoid nicking baby’s skin.
  • “Lotion” for baby skin and diaper rash. Pure coconut oil is all you need to moisturize and soothe baby’s delicate skin.

Diapering

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  • 24 Cloth diapers. With a set of 24 diapers, you can plan on only having to do laundry every three days. I love this brand because they fit babies eight to 35 pounds, come in adorable prints, and have inserts for more absorbency.
  • 1 Pack of disposable diapers. While you get the hang of cloth diapering, you’ll probably want to have some disposable diapers on hand—but you can still go natural. These eco-friendly, bamboo disposables are certified skin-safe to minimize allergy and diaper rash risk.
  • Wipes or reusable cloth diaper wipes. You’ve also got natural options for disposable wipes, like these water wipes. They have just a drop of grapefruit seed extract and are fragrance- and alcohol-free. Alternatively, add reusable cloth wipes to your Walmart baby registry. They go right in the washing machine with your cloth diapers.
  • Changing pad. This pad’s solid, nontoxic surface won’t absorb liquids and wipes clean. The convenient strap keeps baby securely in place in the baby-shaped mold.
  • Diaper caddy. It’s hard to keep one hand on a squirming baby while rooting around for a wipe with the other. This caddy has a drawer for items you don’t need as often, and spaces on top for for essentials like wipe and creams.

Healthcare

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  • Nasal aspirator. Babies can’t blow their own noses. A nasal aspirator lets you do it for them—by using suction to clear their stuffy noses.
  • Digital thermometer. This digital thermometer can be used on its own or with an app to take temps orally, rectally, or in the armpit. Either way, the easy read format takes the guesswork out of reading baby’s temperature.
  • Amber teething necklace. Amber teething necklaces soothe gum pain and safely help baby deal with teething.
  • First aid kit. Be prepared for any bumps and bruises with this 140-piece kit.

Toys and Activities

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  • Less expensive, non-toxic activity mat. Fold up the sides on this baby mat to make a fun ball pit, or leave them down and let baby play with toys that encourage sensory development.
  • Newborn swing. A baby swing is a must for your Walmart baby registry—it entertains baby and helps lull them to sleep. This option has two motions, side to side or front to back, different speeds, and songs and nature sounds.
  • Baby chair. An ergonomic baby chair will free up your hands to make dinner or clean up. This option is expensive, but babies love it. It’s also great for constipated babies—it opens the pooper shoot.
  • Book set. This chunky board book set will stand up to baby’s drool and teeth. Plus, it covers all the basic words they’ll need to learn in their first two years.
  • Wooden toy. This nontoxic rattle and teething toy is a popular option, and for good reason. It’s easy for baby to hold, and ulling and stretching the thick elastic builds muscle strength.

Gear

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  • Wrap. Babywearing promotes bonding through skin-to-skin contact and helps soothe a fussy baby. Put this Moby wrap on your Walmart registry—it comfortably distributes baby’s weight and tucks them close to you.
  • Baby carrier. If you’re looking for a structured carrier, an ergonomic baby carrier is a must to safely support baby’s head, spine, and hip joints. Great for once your baby graduates to a convertible carseat.
  • Stroller. This stroller has fourteen different options to fit a bassinet, carseat, and multiple children. The large hood has a vent and a sun visor for viewing, and the adjustable handle height makes it easy for all parents to use.
  • Car seat. This infant car seat has all the safety features you’d hope for: three layers of side impact protection, a steel frame, an energy-absorbing base, and and ventilated fabric for baby’s comfort.
  • Diaper bag. Wear this diaper bag as a backpack or carry it by the top handle as a purse. It has a front zip compartment for bottle storage and multiple interior pockets for everything else you’ll be toting. Learn more about diapers bags here.

For mama

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  • Nursing bras (hands-free and regular). Your breasts will change size as you baby’s milk demands change, which is why I love this hands-free and adjustable option that zips up the front.
  • Breast pump. Talk to your insurance company to see if you can get a free breast pump. If not, add this hardworking option to your Walmart baby registry.
  • Breast milk storage bags. Medical grade storage bags keep your milk safe and hygienic until your baby needs it.
  • Sitz bath spray. A sitz bath spray soothes sensitive areas when you don’t have time for a longer soak.
  • Nursing pads. I love these nursing pads, because they’re made of organic bamboo and come in some fun colors and patterns. Plus, they’re washable.
  • Nipple cream. Cracked, sore nipples are a natural side effect of breastfeeding, which is why you need nipple cream on your Walmart baby registry. This brand makes their cream with certified organic herbs.
  • The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth. My guide explains what’s going on in your body, how to naturally manage pregnancy symptoms, and how your baby is growing in a week-by-week format. It’s the only all-natural guide on the market.
  • The Mama Natural Birth Course. My natural birth course answers all of your questions about labor and delivery to prepare you for the natural birth experience you want.
  • Mama Natural Pregnancy Affirmation Cards. Affirmations can help you relax, ease your fears, and help you accept your body’s wonderful changes.

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Why Create a Walmart Baby Registry?

Convenience

One major perk of creating a Walmart baby registry is that the retailer has both brick-and-mortar locations and a streamlined online platform, depending on your preference.

Freebies

When you create a Walmart baby registry, you receive a gift box full of coupons and samples.

Interactive tools

Once you’ve created a Walmart baby registry, you can manage your lists and check on quantities from their easy-to-use app—a nice perk not available with many other retailers.

Price matching

Walmart promises to price match if you find an item on your registry for sale at a lower price somewhere else. (Note: The lower price can’t be in the form of a percentage sale reduction or dollars off.)

Free returns by mail

When you create a Walmart baby registry, you can return items for free via mail—you don’t have to trek to the store. It’s easy to get a shipping label—just log in to your registry online or in the app.

How to Set Up a Wal-Mart Baby Registry

How to set up a Walmart baby registry online:

  1. Visit Walmart’s website. On the lefthand side of the screen, you’ll see a dropdown menu. Click it. Scroll down until you see an option titled “Baby.” Click this to reveal another menu. Find the option titled “Baby Registry,” and click it.
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  2. This will take you to the main registry screen, where you can either search for a registry or create your own Walmart baby registry. Click “Start Now” under the text that reads “Baby on the way.” 
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  3. On the welcome screen, select “Here we go” in the middle of the page.
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  4. You will be prompted to log into your Walmart account or create a new account. Note: You must have a free Walmart account to create a Walmart baby registry.
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  5. Once you’ve logged in or created an account, you’ll see a popup chat window. The chat bot will ask you for all of the details required to create your Walmart baby registry. Once you’ve answered all of the questions, hit “View my registry.”
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  6. You will be redirected to your Walmart baby registry dashboard and can begin adding items to your Target baby registry.
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How to set up a Walmart baby registry using the app:

  1. Download the Walmart app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play.
  2. Select “Gift Registry” from the main menu.
  3. Choose “Create Baby Registry.”
  4. Fill out the form with the information requested.
  5. Press “Create Registry.”
  6. Begin adding items to your Walmart baby registry

Note: You must sign up for a Walmart baby registry online or using the store’s mobile app. You can still add items to your registry in-store, but you will use your phone to do so. (More below.) 

How to Add Items to a Walmart Baby Registry

How to add items to a Walmart baby registry online:

  1. Visit Walmart’s website. Click the dropdown menu on the righthand side of the screen. Select “account.” Then select “sign in.”
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  2. This will take you to a sign in page. Enter your credentials.
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  3. Once you’ve logged in, you can use the search bar to find a particular product. Once you’re on an item’s page, look for a button that says “Add to Registry” underneath all the pricing details and color options (if applicable). Click this button.
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  4. Once you click, you’ll see a small popup in the middle of the screen confirming the addition. If you wish to confirm the addition, simply click “View Your Registry.” Otherwise, click the X in the upper right corner to continue browsing and adding items.
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How to add items to a Walmart baby registry in-store:

  1. Pull up the Walmart app on your phone.
  2. When you see an item you’d like to add to your registry, scan the barcode using your phone.

Other Places to Consider

If there isn’t a Walmart in your area and you like the idea of being able to shop in-store, you may prefer to register at a retailer that is located in your area. Or, you may simply prefer the selection at another retailer. Walmart also does not offer a completion discount, which can be a deterrent to budget-conscious parents.

Before setting up your registry, research your options. Some of the most popular places to register include:

  • AmazonWhen you create an Amazon baby registry, you can register for everything you need from home. Amazon also offers free shipping and low prices on a huge inventory.
  • Target: Though very convenient and well-priced, Target doesn’t have a wide range of options for natural-minded parents.
  • Buy Buy Baby: Because Buy Buy Baby specializes in all things infants and toddlers, it’s a very popular choice. The retailer also 135 brick-and-mortar locations across the country for in-person service.
  • Babies R Us: Babies R Us closed all stores in 2018, but there’s speculation the brand might make a comeback—the company was acquired by Tru Kids this year.

There’s so much to consider when creating a baby registry, but it’s worth the effort. A complete registry ensures you’ll be 100 percent prepared for baby’s arrival.

Genevieve Howland

About the Author

Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 85,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives.

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