Creating a registry for your new bundle of joy seems like it should be super easy and fun right?? It wasn’t for me… I made some crucial mistakes when picking my registry, so here is what I have learned.
As I sit here looking at boxes of things I thought I absolutely NEEDED to have (which I have never used), I feel super guilty that I didn’t do a little more research on what the essentials actually are when having a baby.
After reading a recent Pamper survey to see if I’m the only mom who made this mistake, I found that more than half of moms said that diapering items including diapers, wipes and changing pads were the registry gifts they used the most often. Yet more than 1 in 3 (35%) of moms who included diapers on their baby registry felt guilty about registering for them! (I’m not alone) SO I am making this post to help you out so you don’t become a part of the statistic 🙂
MORE EVERYDAY ITEMS
This is a big one. You don’t need that expensive bottle sanitizer or a high tech wipe warmer. Seriously, you won’t use them. Stick to the basics. My biggest regret was not asking for diapers. I had NO idea how many diapers a baby goes through, and if I had put them on my registry (in different sizes to grow with her) I would have saved myself a lot of money.
HINT – there is actually no such thing as too many diapers. 9 in 10 moms wish they had included more diapers in their registry.
WRITE IT ALL DOWN
My sister-in-law is truly the most organized person I have ever met, and she has a great tip to keep all of your new goodies organized. Write down on the back of the card what the person got for you. This is a LIFESAVER when writing your Thank You notes!
Don’t go into the store or online without a plan. If you do, you are likely to go scan crazy and end up with gifts that you didn’t actually want or need. 56% of moms who created a registry felt it was more overwhelming than expected, so make some lists beforehand. Pampers & Babies R Us have a great resource to help organize your registry. I wish I had known about this when I was making mine! https://www.pampers.ca/en-ca/pregnancy/baby-shower/article/digital-baby-registry
BORROW FROM FRIENDS
Before you go out and buy a new highchair or bassinet, ask your friends or family who have children if you can borrow theirs. As long as the item is in good condition, you can save some spots on your registry for more every day necessities like diapers, wipes, or a change pad.
It is super daunting preparing for a tiny human that you are responsible for keeping safe and alive. I promise you though, the only thing that baby needs is a full tummy, a dry bum, a warm and cozy house, and all of your love. Everything else is just a bonus <3
Good luck and enjoy making your registry with all of your new found tips 😉
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