6. Register for some professional photography sessions. Most parents like to get family pictures or baby pictures taken around the 6-month mark, and this can be a nice gift that keeps on giving.
7. If you have a themed nursery, avoid registering for everything to adorn the room. Even the perfect nursery doesn’t always last through the toddler years, and they will end up as yard sale items.
8. Make sure you have plenty of items on your registry that cost less than $15. This way you don’t unwittingly make people feel like they have to buy something that is more than they can afford.
9. Bibs, crib sheets, bathing items, towels, under shirts, socks, baby laundry detergent, and other day-to-day items SHOULD be on the list. While they may not look like they make awesome presents, you will find in the months to come that they do.
10. Last but not least, register for gift cards. Gift cards can make the initial months feel like less of a financial burden and allow you to shop for things you really need when you really need them.
The point of a baby registry is to allow everyone to share in your joy of having a baby. If you think past the first few weeks of life – you will realize that having children is a huge financial responsibility. By making a registry based on needs rather than wants, you will be better prepared and slightly less stressed during the first few months of becoming a parent.