It’s super exciting to hold your baby for the first time, especially after nine long months of waiting. It’s understandable that parents can get really excited and unknowingly make some registry mistakes. Let’s make sure that the baby registry doesn’t overwhelm you by going through some of the most common mistakes. We’ll provide you with some significant tips and ideas that might help you to avoid falling for the 8 most common baby registry mistakes.
- Avoid following the checklist
Do not feel obligated to strictly follow the checklists made for the baby registry format of any store you’ve chosen to use. As every family is unique with different financial and family planning needs, following a strict list might end up being less helpful and more a source of unneeded stress. Start early so you can take as much time as much as possible.
- Avoid all the new items
Another mistake some parents make is insisting on buying everything new. While some hygienic items have to be new to put on your baby, it’s alright to grab a few sleepers or socks from the bargain bins or second hand shops.
- Never visit the store alone
Being a new mom can cause some serious nesting feelings! If you know that you’re in a particular nesting mood, bring a friendly shopping spotter to help you make the most reasonable purchases for your needs. Tagging along with another mom with experience can be incredibly helpful.
- Don’t be afraid to ditch expensive trends for function and comfort
The ever changing baby fashion market can be impossible to keep up with. Not only can it present new families with unexpected financial issues, but some trends can also leave new parents exhausted or anxious. Comfort for the baby and function for the parents is imperative . Don’t be afraid to go for the basics that make life easier for you, your baby, or your family. If you ever feel uncomfortable with a trend, just consult your pediatrician.
- Don’t register for a lot of Newborn gear
Babies in their earliest months of life grow faster than imagined. Clothes labeled “Newborn” will look absolutely wonderful and fitting on your newborn, but he or she will be out of the newborn size in a week or two. Focus more on those early months sizes for items you’ll need to get some real use out of.
- Spend more on hygiene and health
When it comes to your baby’s health, hygiene is not the place to cut back. Do! buy the expensive diapers. Do! go for the high-quality baby bottom rash cream that is a bit expensive but known to be effective. Your baby’s early months are when you’ll learn whether he or she may have any allergies or specific issues that may require special or specific treatment. Health and hygiene isn’t the place for bargains!
- Register for multiple diaper sizes
As with the newborn sized clothes, those adorable, well-fitting tiny newborn diapers are absolutely the cutest things! And they will fit your average newborn baby for a week, maybe two, but then you’ll be moving up to the next size rather quickly. You’ll average around 10 – 14 diapers a day, and you’ll want to keep the baby in the newborn sizes, for that nice little cut-out, until the umbilical cord falls off. So try to keep those numbers in mind when stockpiling before baby is born.
- Add the OTC medicines
Medicine is always a necessary item for registry. This might not be a fanciful item to shop, but will definitely help you to stay prepared for years to come. Check with experienced parents and your baby’s pediatrician to find out what type of OTC medicines your baby may require in her or his early months.
If you can follow these 8 simple tips, you can easily avoid registry mistakes for your newborn.