Deciding what kind of gear to get for your baby can be slightly overwhelming. On the one hand, some people will tell you that you need nothing but a car seat and a few pairs of pjs. Others will tell you that you have to have ALL THE THINGS because of course babies need a teepee for their pee pee.
There’s no denying that there’s a LOT of baby stuff out there. So, wouldn’t it be nice to create a registry list that’s got nothing but the things you really want and need?
That’s why I absolutely LOVE BabyList.
It’s a baby registry that allows you to register for anything you what you want from anywhere online. All you have to do is download the BabyList app on your phone or tablet, or install the browser button on your desktop and as you come across something you like the look of, just click and it’s added to your list.
Is this not brilliant like David Beckham’s bum? I know, right!
Register for Standard Gear, Hard-to-Find Stuff & Even Help
You can register for the usuals like car seats and Jolly Jumpers but then you can also register for other awesome stuff like, I don’t know, house cleaning, home-cooked meals, a food delivery service or that handmade soap that you order from hippies in Peru. The possibilities are endless. You can even start a college fund and have the money transferred straight to a bank account.
I love that they have a quiz you can take to help you get more personalized recommendations based on your lifestyle. At the end of the quiz, you get a Quickstart Baby Registry, which is an awesome place to start for the overwhelmed among us. You can also browse their most popular stuff and top-voted products if you need more ideas.
And they’ve got real people available for you to email, live chat or call so you can have in-depth discussions about the pros and cons of cloth diapers, nipple cream or baby legwarmers. Or you can dive into their handy guides for info on everything from baby essentials to specifics on lightweight strollers, travel cribs and a ton of other things.
It’s All in the Details
In addition to building your registry, you can add your family details, your shipping address and even add in your baby shower details! Then, once your registry is all set, just publish it to share with your friends and family so they can start shopping.
Check out Some Kick-Ass Sample Registries
The gal who started BabyList, Natalie, asked me if I would be willing to put my own baby registry together and I said, “Hell to the ya!” and I’ve been adding to it ever since like a brain damaged squirrel preparing for winter.
I tried to pick things that most people in both Canada and the U.S.A would have access to because we all know that you lucky ducks in the U.S. can order anything and it is shipped to your door for free and with a cookie. (Buggers.) I didn’t get into anything in the rest of the world because you guys are all too cool for me and I still get thrown by the term “nappy” so you just know that would have been a disaster. As Colonel Sanders said, “Do what you know and do it well.” (For the record, I have no idea if he said that but it sounds like something he would say so I’m running with it.)
Everything in my registry (for my fake baby, Flick of course) are things I thought I would need if I was starting from scratch again but with the knowledge I have now. Clearly the knowledge I have now dictates buying monkey hats and screwing the change table – priorities, people.
I didn’t register for a stroller because depending on where you live and how you want to use it really changes the kind you buy (if you even need one at all) so I left it off.
So check it out:
Feel free to comment below on things I should add or things that you’ve loved. I’ll keep adding to it when I find cool things so check in every so often.
Do you think I’m a little too excited about a baby that I’m not having? No. I think it’s all good too. (squirrel, nut, nut, squirrel.)