By Ann Douglas
Expecting a baby? Get ready for an abundance of baby gifts — one of the perks of becoming a parent! However, to ensure you receive items you truly want and need, consider setting up a comprehensive baby registry. Here are five key things to keep in mind as you embark on the baby registry journey:
Baby Registry Essentials
- Baby registries are crafted to showcase and sell a plethora of baby products. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, consult experienced parents to distinguish between must-have essentials and nice-to-have frills. By doing so, you can build a registry that aligns with your actual needs.
Baby Registry Tips
- Understand that a baby registry is essentially a wish list, not an order form. While you can't force others to stick to your picks, you can make it easier for gift-givers by including a mix of budget-friendly and pricier items.
- Don't shy away from adding bigger-ticket items — they're perfect for group gifts!
Multiple Baby Registries
- Feel free to register with more than one retailer to cater to various preferences and budgets.
- Fulfill the wishes of friends and family members who prefer high-end stores while including lower-price options as well.
- Be clear about return and exchange policies to manage potential duplicates.
Baby Registry Items by Age
- Your newborn won't stay tiny forever! Keep this in mind when selecting registry items. Opt for a variety of products suitable for older babies and toddlers, ensuring that your registry remains relevant as your little one grows.
Baby Registry Timing
- Consider the time of year your baby is due when making registry picks. Practicality matters — a snowsuit won't be useful for a summer baby!
- Anticipate your baby's growth, avoiding seasonal clothing items until you have a better idea of their size.
Bonus Tip: Don't Forget Diapers and Wipes!
Ensure your baby registry is complete by including the essentials — Huggies diapers and wipes. These everyday items might not be as glamorous as adorable outfits or stylish nursery decor, but they are absolute lifesavers for new parents. Practical, functional, and a must-have for the daily care of your little one, adding diapers and wipes to your registry is a decision you won't regret.