A baby shower lets expectant moms stop stressing and focus on fun. Surrounded by food, games, family, and friends, baby showers would be worth the effort even without the gifts. But there are gifts. Gifts that spin, gifts that glow, gifts that are YES, gifts that are NO (can you tell we’ve been reading Dr. Seuss?). So how can you guarantee baby shower gifts you actually need, instead of letting guests (and let’s be real, you and your husband) get swept up in, “Ohh, it’s so cute!”? Two words: baby registry.
How to Plan a Baby Registry
- Don’t forget the fun stuff. Yes, those bedazzled headbands aren’t actually useful . . . but your baby girl sure will look adorable in all her baby pictures! Indulge your inner mom by registering for a few things just for fun.
- But start with the basics. Before you consider brightly colored toys your baby can’t use until 6 months or later, it pays to start with the boring basics. You can never have too many onesies, diapers (in varying sizes), and lotions, shampoos, and creams. A baby registry is a great place for more expensive basic baby items like a breast pump, stroller, swing, diaper pail, and a few IOUs for free nights of babysitting.
- Do your homework. If you’re asking for a more expensive item (like a carseat or stroller), research specific brands before putting them on your baby registry. Ask your mom friends what they like, research safety ratings online, and if possible, play around with a display model in the store before putting it on your wish list.
- Think style and function. Colorful onesies aren’t the only baby items that are both useful and adorable. Infant must-haves like the BumbleBee baby wrap make great gifts because they’re cute, comfortable, and make parents’ lives so much easier. Ask for a specific color (or two!) on your Amazon baby registry, or rely on the good taste of your best friend or mother-in-law. Your baby will look adorable wrapped up in a 10 second swaddle no matter what color you get!
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