When you have a baby on the way, it can feel like there are a thousand things on your to-do list. But one of the most important? Putting together your baby registry. I know, I know. Do people even do registries anymore?
Think of it this way; friends and family members will be eager to pick out presents for you and baby, so you may as well direct them to a list of items you actually want and need (and trust us, you're allowed to ask for the things you actually need and will use).
Don't know where to start?
Here are the online registries we love here at Dear Mama. (Pssst.... We also have a list of key items to include on your baby registry here).
MyRegistry.com is a Universal Gift Registry that allows parents to create an online gift list and once someone buys something from the list, it will be shown there so friends and family know which ones are still not bought. Which solves the dilemma of receiving the same gift from 3 people!
The amazing thing about MyRegistry.com is that it’s “universal.” It allows users to add any item from any store in the world (including Dear Mama Store), including BOTH online or in-store. Everything can be added to one list. Game changer, right?
It gets better. MyRegistry.com also lets you sync your Amazon Baby registry to your MyRegistry.com account along with other existing baby registries that you may have with other stores to merge them all into one list, making the perfect baby registry.
Babylist.com is another Universal Gift Registry that allows parents to create an online gift list, but the key difference for this site is that you can also give help & favours to the new parents. This can include home-cooked meals, babysitting or even help around the house!
Babylist.com allows Mamas and parents-to-be to add items from any store, so you can support your local and favourite small business (like Dear Mama Store).
You can even start a nappy or university fund that friends and family can contribute money into, Babylist.com will transfer the cash straight into your bank account - wow!
And if you're not sold yet, if you have items on other baby registry websites, Babylist.com can link or transfer those items for you.
This is all starting to sound too easy, Mama!