No doubt the joy of a new baby coming into your life and starting your family can’t be put in to words. In the presence of this expected joy, another very exciting thing that you (as an expectant mother) will want to make sure is done right is the set up of your baby registry.
Just like with a wedding registry, setting up a proper baby registry can be a daunting task. As a mother it is normal and in fact expected that you might be confused. There is a wide array of things to think about like what your baby will need versus what you’ll want included in the registry, which store’s registry to use, whether or not to only register online or also in-store, what price range of products to include, and a host of other important issues.
In this article, I’ll be sharing eight tips that will help you ace it at baby registry creation and management.
8 Ultimate Tips for Creating a Baby Registry
- Start early: This is the key to success in any venture. This way, you’ll get all the stuff you need in place on time.
- Ask other moms: Asking other been-there-done-that moms (like your mother or other mom friends) about what you should get is the easiest way to ease the tension that comes with stocking your registry. This provides you with the opinion of many moms that you trust from which you can decide.
- Do proper research and choose only the necessities, leaving the non-essentials aside: Do the proper research (based on your findings from other moms) and narrow down the items you know are an absolute priority, such as a stroller, clothes, and diapers.
- Create registries offline and online: not everyone will want to shop online; and likewise not everyone will want to go to the store. So, creating registries on offline stores and online stores will guarantee that all of your guests, no matter their shopping preference or geographic location will be able to get you something.
- Add items in all price ranges: This will widen the sphere of people who will eventually get a gift for your baby, so that there’s a price point that any class of person will be financially comfortable in purchasing.
- Constantly follow up with and update your registry: keep track of what is being bought off your registry and from who, so that you are able to properly thank them later. And if you realize later on that there’s something you need, just go ahead and add it.
- Feel free to ask for money: If what you want is money, then ask for cash gifts or gift cards from your favorite stores.
- Consider the future with your registry: Don’t tie the content of your baby registry to the first few months of arrival. The fact is babies grow fast, so it is only wise to add all that will be needed for the baby as he/she grows. And don’t be afraid to add multiple quantities of items if you need!
Because it’s unlikely you’ll be able to find everything you need at just one store, setting up your baby registry will require setting up different registries for different shops. Sending and managing this huge list of registries can be overwhelming for both you and your friends. However, using the services of universal gift registry websites like MyRegistry.com unifies your list making, allows you to add items from different shops to one convenient gift list and eliminates the need for a bunch of different registry links.
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