If you are expecting a little one soon, then you likely got your eye on some baby essentials. You might have already started creating a baby registry if you considered throwing a baby shower in celebration of your expecting child. Putting together a baby registry can sometimes be frustrating. You can spend hours researching bouncer seats and other baby gears.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be a frustrating process. To try and spare your regrets of researching endless hours on baby gear for your registry, take a look at the following tips to get all of the right baby essentials for your little one.
Get a jump start
When you first learn you’re pregnant, all of a sudden you are staring at parents with strollers. A growing number of parents to be start their registry the first trimester. Some want to keep it private, but click on things they like. Most people tend to begin baby registry when they know the gender of the baby.
If you are one of those parents that want to pick items out for the specific gender of your baby, then wait until you know the sex. In the meantime, you can make a list of essentials you might need, but not specifically what stroller you might want for your baby boy or girl.
Update your registry often
Make sure you update your registry often. It doesn’t have to be perfect every time you are working on it. You might already have a baby gear item on your list and find something else you prefer. As well, you can share your baby registry early with family and friends—it doesn’t have to be perfect!
Get a game plan
Your registry can be used as a game plan for what you intend to buy yourself as well. Some retailers like Amazon and Target will offer a discount on registry completion. So add items like a high chair or crib you might want to save money on.
Pick a couple registry places
Don’t limit yourself to just one place to register for baby gear. Take a look at several places to find the perfect gear for your expecting baby. You might even find it easier to get an idea of what you want or speaking to sales associate at like Target to get an idea if something is the perfect fit for your baby. You might even save time instead of scrolling and reading through reviews endlessly online.
Start with the must haves
If you aren’t sure where to start with a baby registry, start with things you need, such as an infant car seat and a crib for the baby to sleep in. soon enough you will be looking for all kinds of baby gear and adding it to your baby registry.
Don’t spend excessive time on one item
Choosing the perfect baby gear item such as a baby carrier can be a hard decision. You won’t really know if it’s the perfect item until your baby is born. Instead pick one that you like the appearance of and that is inexpensive. If you purchase an item and it doesn’t work out, don’t fret. See if you can return the item to the store or consider donating it and trying another one.
Stressed by picking a stroller?
Look for starter strollers for infants. For instance, look for a full-size model that can fold easily, weighs about 15-25 pounds, and can carry an infant car seat. Talk to your mom friends about their experiences. Remember to stick to your budget!
Can’t commit to what you want?
With so many different brands and baby gear products it can be hard to narrow it down to one. You might have picked out four different types of waddles and three brands of bottles on your registry. Try and narrow it down to maybe two brands you like. This will help you get something you like and also family and friends that want to make sure they are buying something you really want.
Keep your registry a secret
It’s easy to keep your baby registry a secret. Amazon or Babylist registry can be “private”. If you create a baby registry on Target.com make sure you don’t check the box on making it publicly available online.