So much to buy, so little space! Not to worry – our baby checklist of essentials will show you exactly what’s a must-have on your baby registry. We list items that can make a big difference and which are simply nice to have. You’ll notice some traditional baby registry staples, such as a sterilizer, are not even on here! This isn’t an accidental omission. We purposefully leave out items that most parents report rarely using because there are simple and free substitutes. Watch the “Baby Gear” chapter of The Baby Manual video course to learn baby essentials tips and tricks from other parents and baby care experts.