September 03, 2021 3 min read

5 Tips on Building a Baby Registry for Expecting Mothers

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Approximately 4.5 million baby registries are started each year. Putting together a subpar registry leaves new parents with a lot of regrets when they don't have the supplies they desperately need. They either have to go without certain items or have to buy them themselves. 

In this article, we discuss how to select the best baby registry items as well as the importance of choosing both small and big-ticket items. Continue reading so you and your baby both get what you need. 

1. Do Your Research

Before starting making a list of baby registry items at your local Kearney children's store, do some research on the products. The countless options for car seats, bottles, and formula alone are enough to leave you feeling overwhelmed.

Doing research ahead of time will help you pick out products that you like and have good reviews. You don't want to pick out a big-ticket item only to find out it has major flaws after the fact.

2. Focus on Things You Need

While clothes and tiny baby shoes are fun, you may want to focus more on things you need like Omaha children's strollers and an Omaha diaper bag. These may be less "fun", but they are going to get far more use than other potential gifts.

Fill your baby registry checklist with things you absolutely need for your baby so you have less to buy once the baby arrives. However, you should still add a few fun things!

3. Avoid Going Overboard

It might be easy to go overboard with your Omaha baby registry checklist. You start thinking about what you need, then realize you need everything, and start to panic.

Don't let this happen to you by focusing on some of the most important things. A baby needs a lot of things, but you don't have to stress yourself (or your friends and family) out by putting absolutely everything on your baby registry.

4. Keep the Price Range Wide

Make sure to include both small and big-ticket items on your baby registry checklist with your local Omaha children's store. It might be tempting to only put items with a smaller price tag, but you will definitely need the bigger ticket items. 

This is also why it's important to consider where to put registries. Some companies allow guests to donate towards a larger item as a group gift. If your registry doesn't allow this, then be sure to include some smaller, yet still necessary items like diapers, bottles, and binkies.  

5. Have Fun with It

Once you've decided where to put registries for your baby shower, remember to have fun with the process. Your baby registry items are supposed to help you welcome your bundle of joy into the world.

This means it's just as much for you as it is for your baby, so find what you need, but also find what you like. Your friends and family want to make your life as easy as possible so help them out!

Start Your Baby Registry Planning Today

Get started on your baby registry checklist today with the above tips. Remember, planning a baby registry should be fun while getting you the things you need the most. Be practical, but have fun with it!

Start planning your Elkhorn baby registry today by looking through our selection of Omaha children's strollers