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One of the first things I did after finding out about our new addition was to set-up our registry. Deciding where to register for your baby is a difficult decision. There are so many options, and incentives to consider. For me, the search for the perfect registry became overwhelming. I finally decided on three options that met our needs and were easily accessible for family, friends, and loved ones.
The majority of my extended family lives in remote locations within the US, but they all have access to Wal-mart. Not to mention, Wal-mart has a plethora of baby items and any other items you could possibly need. The Wal-mart registry provides you with a checklist that assists you in determining everything you will need for your baby. As a first-time mom, I found this incredibly helpful as I had no idea what we would need.
The Wal-mart baby registry advertises a free baby gift box. In order to receive the box, you need to create a baby wishlist and then fill out this form.
It took three weeks for my Wal-Mart registry to arrive, and then I was slightly disappointed. The boxes’ contents were designed primarily for breastfeeding moms and included a variety of coupons.
Amazon is taking over the e-commerce world. I am not a fan of shopping in-person and do the bulk of my shopping online and that means I spend a lot of time on Amazon. The Amazon baby registry seemed like a perfect fit for our family. Like the Wal-mart registry, the Amazon registry provides users with a registry checklist.
The Amazon registry does provide registrants with a free gift if the registrant follows the check-list, and receives $40 in gifts from the registry. A few weeks after I registered, I did finally receive the registry free gift. The free gift package included a gender-neutral swaddle, gender-neutral onesie, two bottles, wipes, and a sample of Dreft detergent.
I’ve used the MyRegistry service for a few years now. MyRegistry allows you to add gifts to a wishlist from anywhere on the internet. It’s an amazing service that we use for birthdays, holidays, and now for our baby registry. Additionally, the MyRegistry platform syncs a variety of registries to one site. We were able to seamlessly link PotteryBarn, Walmart, and Amazon lists to our MyRegistry account.
I can’t lead you astray, I also registered at a few other retailers including BuyBuyBaby and Pottery Barn. BuyBuyBaby is one of a few retailers that carried accessories for our baby’s travel system and we added it to our list. Trust me, I’m going to need that cup holder in a few months! I can’t imagine walking baby girl around the neighborhood without my trusty Tervis cup.
The majority of her nursery furniture was purchased at Pottery Barn Kids, but we weren’t able to get all the pieces we wanted. So, adding our wish list items to the registry for her just made sense. Pottery Barn Kids is a luxury retailer but in my opinion, they have the best baby items around. I’m seriously obsessed!
Where did you register for your little one?
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.