The arrival of a baby is an exciting time in expecting parents lives. There is so much to plan and get ready while waiting for the new arrival. A good way to make sure you get everything you need is to create a baby gift registry.
What are the best places to register for baby gifts? Department stores, children’s specialty shops, and online baby shops usually offer a convenient way to register for baby products.
Some of the most popular shops are Babies R Us and Target. They will give you a hand held scanner that you use to add items to your list. Both of these stores offer a convenient system that keeps a record of the items you have added to your registry. As friends and family purchase items form your list, the items are either marked as purchased or removed from the list. This ensures you do not end up with duplicate items.
Creating a gift registry can be fun and overwhelming, especially with all the adorable baby products and gadgets available. Plan to create your registry any time after your fourth month of pregnancy. Be prepared before you go shopping by making a list of everything you need for the baby. If you are not sure of what items are necessary, there are many newborn baby checklists articles available online that will guide you.
Don’t be afraid to add everything you need to the list, including larger ticket items such as a stroller, crib, car seat, diapers, etc. Make sure to add a variety of items in different price ranges. This gives your baby shower guests, friends, and family members a wide choice of items in various price ranges to fit everyone’s budget.
You can create a gift registry at several stores so that guests can have a choice of where to shop. If you will be using more than one store make sure that you do not duplicate items on the lists. For instance, you could register at Babies R Us for the larger items such as the crib, stroller, rocking chair, and any other baby gear you would need. Then you could register at Target for smaller, less expensive items such as receiving blankets, bottles, diapers, etc.
Once you have created your registry, let your friends and family know where you are registered. Usually this is done on the baby shower invitation or a birth announcement.