- September 22, 2020
- Rai Cornell
- Posted in Resources
Now that you’re pregnant, you should be celebrating – and one of the best ways to do so is with a baby shower. Whether you’re giving birth to a little boy or girl, planning and decorating for your shower is a blast. The best part, of course, is putting together your dream baby registry checklist.
Creating a baby registry checklist involves finding a website to host the registry itself, choosing your must-have baby items, and then sharing the registry with your loved ones. A registry simplifies the shopping experience for your friends and family while ensuring you get gifts you actually want.
Choosing a host site and selecting items can be time-consuming and overwhelming – especially if you’re a first-time parent. Here are some of the best baby registry hosts and a few key items to add to your registry.
The Best Baby Registry Websites
Finding the best website to host your baby registry checklist is essential. Most importantly, choose a website that is cost-efficient, easily accessible, and customer-service oriented.
Amazon’s baby registry is convenient for new parents because all your must-have items are available online. Your guests can shop your baby registry checklist without even stepping foot into a store. And given Amazon’s worldwide recognition, you can rest assured they’ll feel comfortable navigating the website to find your perfect gift.
Plus, Amazon’s excellent customer service and fast shipping make the site an excellent option for last-minute shoppers.
Walmart’s baby registry offers an immense selection of baby items beyond cute clothing and innovative bottles. Walmart also has baby formula, nursing tools, monitors, and other useful baby items.
For your friends who prefer to shop in store over online, Walmart is a wonderful option because most of their stock is already out on the shelves.
When your loved ones ask where you’re registered, odds are they’re hoping you chose a popular store. Why? Because popular stores are more accessible for both online and in-store shoppers.
Target’s baby registry is the best of both worlds. Your guests can receive their online orders in only a few days or choose from Target’s large in-store inventory of baby items at any of its 1,800-plus locations.
Your Baby Registry Checklist Must-Haves
The baby registry possibilities are endless and can thus be overwhelming. The key to choosing items for your registry is to think about what your loved ones would likely give you. Here are a some must-haves – and a few hidden gems – to consider adding to your baby registry checklist.
Pack ‘N Play
The pack ‘n play is an extremely useful bassinet specifically made to be used at any time, in any place, with as few parts as possible. When you and your little one are out and about, you can use the pack ‘n play as his or her portable bed.
Typically, the baby is the only human on guests minds, but you deserve to be spoiled at your baby shower, too. Adding some recovery items like mesh underwear or overnight pads can help you a lot with your after-birth healing process.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta highlights the importance of having your child face you when being carried for the first four months. Many parents like using baby wrap carriers for the hands-free aspect, but the fact that baby carriers can also positively affect your little one’s development is yet another reason to add one to your baby registry checklist.
For a stress-free registry-building process, think about what you need most and work your way down from there. After all, just like you can never be too prepared for your baby’s arrival, you can never have too many items on your baby registry checklist.
Have you started planning your baby shower yet? Let us know your number one registry must-have in the comments below.
- Schrader, T. (n.d.). How Baby-Wearing Affects Your Baby’s Development. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. https://www.choa.org/medical-services/wellness-and-preventive-care/parent-resources/all/how-baby-wearing-affects-your-babys-development
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