A registry is the best way to ensure you get the gifts you want at your baby shower. You can set up a registry at your favorite stores and share the information with your family and friends who want to purchase gifts for your newborn. Loved ones typically appreciate gift registries because when the purchase something off of the list, they know they are buying something the expectant mom wants and needs. As items are purchased, they are deleted from the list so you won’t get duplicate gifts.

You can start working on your baby registry as soon as you know you are expecting. It may take some time to complete a full registry so start well before your baby shower to make sure you have everything you need on the list. It is important to include large and small items on the registry so your loved ones with tight budgets won’t feel like they need to spend a lot of money to get you something you really want. For example, include a nice stroller as well as diapers and baby wipes.

After your registry is finished, you can share it though email and social media. By giving your family and close friends plenty of time to purchase your gift, you’ll have a better chance of getting what you want on the day of your shower. The more gifts you receive, the less you will have to purchase on your own. Many new moms avoid making any major purchases for their baby until after their shower.

If you have a particular theme for your nursery, be sure to include it in your registry and on your social media page. Giving your loved ones all the information they need to buy your baby matching items and reduce the likelihood that you will have to return any of your gifts to get what you really want or need. Registries make gift buying easier and they also make asking for appropriate gifts simple with online forms. As purchases are made, you can manage your registry to find out what you still need and to add or delete products as needed. Like on Facebook for more updates.