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Nine months may not seem like a lot of time to get everything you need for your soon-to-be newborn. Even if you have other children, you may find that you need to get new things like a bassinet, crib, baby bath, bottles, and other necessities. You may even need to get more clothing for your baby if your older children are the opposite gender of your newborn. Like most expectant parents, however, you may find that funds are tight and that you cannot afford to buy some of what you need. When your friends or relatives plan on hosting a baby shower for you or simply want to help you get the things you need, you may sign up for a baby registry.
Baby registries are very popular today with expectant parents. They let your friends and relatives know what items you like, want, or need and also gives them an idea of where to buy these items. When you register at one of these gift sites, you also can specify how much of an item you need or want. This information makes shopping much easier for people who want to help you welcome your new baby.
When you consider which registry is the best one for you and your baby, you may take into consideration several factors. You want one that is easy for both you and your friends or relatives to access. You also want one that can be viewed online conveniently.
Babies R Us Registry
One of the most popular registries out there today is the one at Babies R Us. This company is of course affiliated with Toys R Us, the famous toy company. You can register online or in your local Babies R Us store. If you sign up online, you will need to put in your first and last name, as well as your email address and physical street address and contact number. Along with this basic information, you likewise will be asked for your due date, the gender of your baby, or if you are adopting. You can also signify if this baby is your first born.
Before you actually go select baby items, the registry also asks if you want gift cards, batteries, or buyer protection on any gifts you receive. Once you answer these questions, you can then go to the website and select what baby items you need or want for your newborn. This registry will be available to you anytime day or night. You can add to it or change it at your convenience.
After you have finished at least the first round of selecting baby items, the online registry will give you an identification number that you can pass on to friends and family members. They can use this number to look up your registry online or in the store’s registry kiosk. They can also search for your registry by looking up your first and last name if they do not have that number.
Target Baby Registry
When it comes to choosing a registry that is best for you and those shopping for you, you may want to consider mobile access. Target’s registry for babies can be downloaded and accessed from your iPhone or from an Android device. Because people will not have to log into a laptop or desktop computer, they can shop faster and better for your gifts. In turn, you can register, update, and add things to your registry easily from your mobile device.
Another benefit found with this company’s registry centers on the savings that you can enjoy by utilizing online coupons. When you register with Target, you may find coupons available for popular items like baby strollers or diaper bags. These savings can be used when someone buys something from your registry. Those shopping for you will appreciate saving money on things that you need for you and your baby.
Another advantage that comes with this online registry centers on the free shipping that is available for many baby-related purchases. If you have a friend or a relative who lives some distance from you, this person can go online and choose something for your baby and you. This individual can then have it shipped to you for free. This courtesy saves your relatives and friends money and allows you to receive your gifts without them having to travel to your location. This option also helps people who perhaps are busy and do not have time to attend your baby shower.
Buy Buy Baby Registry
Buy Buy Baby is another company that offers both online and mobile access to its baby gift registry. You can download the app on your phone and immediately log in and create a registry that you can share with your friends and family members. You can also use the traditional registry mode by logging on through your computer at home. Regardless of the option you choose, you have hundreds of baby items from which to choose. This store has clothing, diapers, strollers, diaper bags, bottles, pacifiers, and more available to expectant parents like you.
When you use this registry, you can either shop on your own or use the company’s virtual checklist to ensure that you get everything you need or want. The checklist has practical items like diapers on it and also has luxury items like quilts, blankets, and baby decorations. You can select everything on the list or choose those things that really need for your newborn. Once you are done with the checklist, you can then log off and save your registry until you want or need to updated it.
After you create the registry for your baby, you can send word to your relatives and friends by using the company’s virtual registry announcement. This announcement can be sent virtually by email to everyone who has expressed a desire to help you welcome your new baby. People who shop with this store and select things from your registry can also use online coupons that are available to them.
Walmart Baby Registry
As the nation’s biggest retailer, Walmart arguably carries the widest array of baby items for your newborn. This store also advertises that it routinely offers competitive pricing and accepts coupons for baby items like diapers and formula. Many cities around the country also have Walmart stores in them. When you set up a registry at Walmart, either in person or online, you give your loved ones the opportunity to shop for you at their convenience. They can either access your registry online or at their local Walmart store.
Another unique feature that is available from this store is the ability to add regular items to your registry for your baby. For example, if you know that you will need Tylenol and sanitary napkins for yourself immediately after you get out of the hospital you can add these items to your list. People who view your registry will be able to see these items and be more apt to buy them for you.
Likewise, you can add grocery items to your list as well. Many expectant moms add practical groceries like canned soup or powdered milk to their registries because they know they will need these items in the coming days and weeks after delivering.
Amazon Baby Registry
A company that is on par with Target and Walmart in terms of reach to customers around the country and world, Amazon offers one of the most comprehensive baby gift registries available today. Creating a registry on this site is free. You are asked to include basic details about yourself like your name, address, phone number, and email. You can also include details about your baby, such as his or her expected delivery date and gender.
When you set up a registry here, you have access to third-party stores and vendors from around the country. You can find unique items that are not available in stores. You can likewise find popular baby items in different sizes and colors that perhaps are not available in your area. You can also choose imported baby items like international brands of diapers and baby formula. The cost for shipping at different times of the year is very low and sometimes free. Your loved ones may find it easier to shop for you online with this company than going into one of their local retailers to shop.
Amazon also has an app that can be downloaded to your mobile device. You can access your registry at home or on the go. This access comes in handy for when you are out and see something you want. You can log into Amazon and update your baby registry wherever you are. Amazon also has its own brand of gift cards that people can use to shop for you and your baby. This option comes in handy if people are uneasy about using their personal banking information online. They can buy Amazon gift cards from major retailers like Walmart and Target.