Shopping Fun & Fancy Children's Boutique for Expectant Mothers
One of the many things on the mind of a first-time expectant mother is her baby registry. With countless products and brands out there and tons of stores clamoring for new business, the entire process can be overwhelming. This is the perfect time to take advantage of the personalized service offered when you come in to choose your registry. Regardless of where you decide to register, certain rules of thumb apply.
These registry tips have been tried and tested by real expectant mothers and industry professionals and are designed to make your life easier as you prepare for your new addition!Register for everything you want and need.
A baby registry is really just a fancy name for a wish list. Use it to keep track of everything you want to buy for a baby, regardless of whether or not you think people will buy it as a gift. Then you have an instant record of the things you have purchased or received and the things you still need.
Tip: Don't be afraid to register for expensive items (people can always combine funds to purchase more substantial gifts) but also choose some budget-friendly gifts. You don't know what people's financial situations are, and everyone should have the chance to spend whatever amount they are comfortable with.
All things said, the following items are things that every mom-to-be should have on her registry.
● Diapers - Every new mom needs diapers for her baby. You can choose from disposable diapers or cloth ones. Cloth diapers are perfect for the environmentally friendly family, but disposable diapers are more convenient for most moms. Your little one will go through a lot of diapers (newborns can go through 5 to 9 diapers each day), so be sure to put this item on your baby registry. And of course you will need a diaper bag to carry all those diapers and other supplies.
● Receiving Blankets and Swaddle Blankets - Your husband may not understand why you need so many receiving blankets, but you'll definitely need them for your baby. You will probably go through several receiving blankets in a day. Swaddle blankets are wonderful ways to get a baby to fall asleep, so you'll want to register for a couple.
● Baby Lotions, Shampoos, Creams, and Detergents – Babies have sensitive skin and it is a good idea to use products made especially for baby. These items are a necessity and a less expensive item to include on your registry.
● Breastfeeding or Bottle Feeding Supplies - If you are breastfeeding, you'll want to register for nursing covers for when you have to feed your little one in public. If you plan to bottle feed your infant, you should register for bottles, bottle bags, and bottle warmers.
● Baby Crib Bedding - You should also register for crib bedding on your baby registry. This will save you money when it comes to decorating your nursery, and every nursery needs a crib bedding collection to serve as the centerpiece. It is also important to have more than one crib sheet as night time diaper leaks or spit up can require a change!
● Baby Clothes - Even if you don't know the styles you want, you should still register for clothes. Let the shower guest choose what type of baby clothes they want to purchase for you.● Baby Sling or Baby Carriers - This is a wonderful item to have on your registry. Baby slings and infant carriers can be expensive, but if you register for these items, you'll be saving some money and getting a stylish way to carry the baby at home or on the go!
Strollers - Strollers are a must for any new mom. You can't leave the house without one. Register for your favorite type of stroller, even if it's out of your price range. You never know when a good friend or family member decides to get you one!
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Once you have created your registry, make sure your friends and family know how to get to it. In today's tech-savvy world, you can arrange for your registry to be announced via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram; but good old-fashioned word-of-mouth is still as effective as ever! If someone is having a shower for you, be sure that the host mentions your registry on the invitation.Choose items that reflect your taste.
Chances are, you are about to be bombarded with "helpful" advice from everyone in your life who has ever had, held or even seen a baby, all thinking they know the exact products you should have on your registry. Try not to get overwhelmed, take it all in stride, and in the end, register for what you like. After all, you're the one that has to look at that wallpaper and use that stroller on a daily basis.