Two sets of friends shared exciting news with us recently – both couples are expecting their first child! It is so much fun sharing in the anticipation for the arrival of their little one. I remember all of the planning and shopping we did to get ready for the arrival of Monkey. It is so much fun shopping for a new baby, but how do you know what the new parents need? Well that is where a baby registry like Sears comes in!
I remember setting up our Registry for Monkey, how overwhelming it could be trying to figure out what you need. Creating a Baby Registry at Sears takes all the hassle out of setting up a registry and lets you enjoy picking out items for your little one. You can create a Sears Baby Registry online or in-store. I personally prefer in-store as you can talk to the knowledgeable associates and actually see and feel the different products. If going into the store it is best if you call and set up an appointment that way you can have some one-on-one time with an associate to explain the process setting up a registry.
As a mom who has been through the process here are my top 5 tips for creating a baby registry
- Register for not just the infant car seat, but also the next size up. It is amazing how quickly they can grow out of the infant bucket seats, and a car seat makes a great group gift
- Don’t add too many clothes to your registry – you will get LOTS and styles change often so people who go shopping for you a month or two after you have created your registry might have a hard time finding the items
- Look past all of the bells and whistles – try to figure out if you really need the extras. For example I have never once used the change table that came with our playard, maybe some people do, but for me it is a feature I don’t really need
- Limit quantities – you don’t need 10 sleep sacs, 2-3 will do and don’t register for 50 soothers (even though there are days where you feel you need that many because you can never find them) as your baby will end up hating the brand you picked .
- Think ahead – what are you going to need 6 months down the road. Baby gates? High Chair? Feeding accessories like bowls, spoons or a food processor?
At Sears you receive a Baby Registry package that includes a helpful guide on how to select the best items for your family and registry cards which can be included with baby shower invitations. Plus you also get to register for the Waiting Game for the chance to win the value of your registry!!!
So did you create a registry for your babies? What are your tips for creating a good registry?
Disclosure: I am part of the Sears – The Baby’s Room Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.