Whether you’re having a baby shower or not, using a baby registry is beneficial to both you and the people who wish to purchase a gift. Rather than purchasing items that will go unused, a registry can help family and friends as they seek the perfect gift for you and your baby. If you’re expecting your first baby, you may be at a loss as to what should be on your registry. A few tips will help you create a registry that works best for you, your family and friends, and anyone else attending your shower.
By the time you reach the halfway point in your pregnancy, you can begin thinking about where you wish to register and for what items. If you have favorite department stores or have found a special baby store you love, inquire about their registry service. Do a little research so you know what baby essentials should be on your registry to avoid ending up with items you can’t use or don’t necessarily want.
Provide a Wide Range of Items
Don’t feel badly about placing large ticket items, such as a crib, rocking chair or changing table, on your registry. Just balance gifts such as this with smaller items, too, such as receiving blankets, bottles, and diaper bag essentials. Family members or close friends might already intend to buy you some of the larger items needed and by placing them on the registry; you help people buy for you with confidence.
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