9 Registry Must-Haves You Can’t Get on Amazon

9 Registry Must-Haves You Can’t Get on Amazon

August 20, 2018

9 Registry Must-Haves You Can’t Get on Amazon

9 Registry Must-Haves You Can’t Get on Amazon
9 Registry Must-Haves You Can’t Get on Amazon

Amazon is a go-to place for a lot of things you’ll need for baby. With their subscribe-and-save discounts on recurring shipments, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better diaper deals anywhere.

But when it comes to creating your baby registry, there are a few key things to consider adding that you simply can’t get from a big box retailer like Amazon. You may find yourself seriously missing out if you limit your registry to just one or two large stores.

These are great registry additions that can only be added to a registry like Babylist, which lets you add any item from any store, as well as help and favors and cash funds.

A crib from IKEA

This crib is one of the most popular out there. It meets the same strict safety standards of more expensive cribs, and its simple and sleek design fits in nicely with modern nursery decor. At just $99, you may feel more confident in investing in a great organic mattress for your baby to lay their head on instead.

A take-home outfit you’ll treasure forever

Babies grow out of clothes so quickly that sometimes it’s hard to justify paying top dollar for little bodysuits they’ll only wear once or twice. But you may feel differently about the outfit you bring baby home in. It’s a moment in time you’ll remember forever, so why not commemorate it with an equally special outfit? This Hospital Cuddle Box from Monica + Andy comes in a number of different patterns and includes a blanket, hat, top and pants. Picture yourself opening it up years from now and wondering how it was possible your baby fit into an outfit that tiny!

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The latest in all-natural baby care

Many parents are being more picky about what ingredients they want (and don’t want) to see in anything that comes in contact with their babies. Tubby Todd Bath Co. was born from one mom’s desire for clean, plant-based bath products, and they’ve created a gift every new parent will love: six natural skincare products for baby’s first year of life (hair & body wash, moisturizing ointment, lotion, baby massage oil, deodorizing spray and a muslin washcloth set). Everything’s safe, non-toxic and extra gentle for even the most sensitive skin. They’ll keep your little one moisturized and fresh, top to toe.

Custom nursery decor

There’s no better way to make your baby’s nursery truly unique than with custom artwork and prints. Etsy is a treasure trove of beautiful, unique and handmade items you simply won’t be able to get through a traditional registry. Babylist lets you register for any item from any store— even customized wood name signs like this one from WoodwordDesignStudio.

Personalized baby gear

Finally—you’ve landed on a perfect name for your baby. How exciting! Customized clothes, blankets and toys are such a sweet way to share your baby’s name with the world. Hallmark Baby carries the cutest apparel and gifts for baby, and many items they carry can be embroidered with your baby’s name or initials. We’re particularly smitten with their Watch Me Grow Chart. Add it to your Babylist registry with special instructions to your guests that you’d like a personalized version with your baby’s name.

Worry-free date nights

For some parents, it only takes a few days with a newborn to itch for a night out. For others, it takes months. Regardless of when you’re ready to venture out for a day or evening without baby, trustworthy childcare is important. Services like Care.com and UrbanSitter charge fees for you to access useful reviews and tools so you can find dependable childcare. Let your friends and family help ease this financial burden by registering for a membership so you can start the search for the perfect babysitter or nanny early.

A little help from your friends

Help & Favors Registry Sometimes the best gift is an extra hand to pitch in around the house. Or someone to come over and walk your dog when you’re busy nursing ‘round the clock. Or someone to keep an eye on your baby for a few hours a day so you can eat, shower and meet all your own basic human needs. Whatever it is you think would be most helpful when baby arrives, you can add specific help or favors to your Babylist registry, and more importantly, make sure to cash it in when you need it.

The flexibility of cash funds

Babies are wonderful, but they can also be pricey! Sometimes what you need is cold hard cash. Whether it’s a diaper fund, a childcare fund, a take-out fund, a wine fund or even a college fund, the Cash Fund feature at Babylist allows you to set how much you want, name your fund and tell your loved ones why it’s important to you and your family. Planning on registering for a big-ticket item like a stroller? Cash funds are also a great way to allow multiple people to contribute to the higher-priced items on your registry (potentially increasing the likelihood of you actually getting them).

All in all, your baby registry should be as unique as you are, so don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to a retailer like Amazon. Babylist lets you register for any item from any store—even cash funds and help and favors, too. Start your Babylist registry now.

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