5 Things You Should Know Before Doing Your Baby Registry

5 Things You Should Know Before Doing Your Baby Registry

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.

By Ann Douglas