When I was pregnant with Beckett and creating a baby registry, I didn’t want to be limited. I had no desire to be confined to one or two stores to pick ALL of the things that I needed for my journey into motherhood.
I wanted the crib sheets from Serena and Lily, the mobile from Pottery Barn, the baby memory book from a shop on Etsy and then I still needed the diapers from Target. What’s a mom-to-be to do?!
I’ll tell you what she does. She creates her registry through Babylist and kisses the restraints of ordering from one store goodbye.
So how does this magical registry work? Let me tell you. After registering for an account on Babylist, your first order of business is to add their Babylist button to your web browser of choice. And then when you’re out browsing the internets in search of all of the baby things, it is SO easy.
Say you’re on Etsy and you find THE perfect pillow for your baby’s nursery. If that item is currently displayed in your browser, the only thing left for you to do is to click that Babylist button and VOILA! It’s on your registry!
How easy and beautiful is that?!
If you’re thinking that this all sounds lovely, but you’re really not confident in the fact that your Great Aunt Mildred will be able to navigate the online world in this way, have no fear. This was a concern of mine too, because I know plenty of people that are terrified of purchasing items on the world wide web.
In addition to my Babylist registry, I also had a Babies R Us registry for the guests attending my shower who couldn’t bear the thought of turning their credit card information over to an online retailer.
But fear not, because you can connect your registry you have with any other store to your Babylist registry! Convenience at its finest, y’all.
You may be wondering how you’re supposed to share this online registry with your shower guests, and that’s a totally legitimate question. Wouldn’t you know that Babylist has already solved this problem for you, though?!
They offer up to 100 free cards with your unique registry link that you can insert into the envelope with your shower invitations. This provides all your guests with easy access to your full registry – especially if you’ve connected any other store registries to it already! And everyone loves a one stop shop like this.
You also have the option to make your registry searchable on Google or keep it hidden. If you’re worried about your guests losing those cards and not being able to access your registry, making it searchable may be the best option for you. But if you don’t want unnecessary people getting all up in your baby business, then keep it hidden.
If you’re extra worried about people snooping around on your registry, you can password protect it and only give your registry guests the password needed to access it. So basically, there are all levels of privacy here to fit nearly anyone’s needs.
Now even though Beckett is almost three, our registry still exists. So if you want a peek into how all of this works from the guest side, feel free to take a look at our three-year-old registry here: https://www.babylist.com/morgan-and-justin-williams.
You may be the kind of person who finds having this many options overwhelming, and I get that. You do you, girlfriend, and stick with Target or Buy Buy Baby. But for those of you who want to have the freedom and flexibility to choose items from multiple stores, Babylist will be your best friend! And if you’re looking for some items to add to that registry, you definitely need to pick up my free guide, “Five Items You Don’t Know You Need on Your Registry“. These items have saved my life, you guys, and I can almost guarantee you don’t have all of these on your registry yet!