As a first-time mom, registering for baby can be an overwhelming experience. What do you really need when it comes to all the bottles, bouncers, bibs and bassinets? While it's obvious that your impending bundle of joy requires a plethora of baby equipment and accessories, it's not always so obvious how to make those choices.
When it comes to the do's and don'ts of registering for baby, Rachel Glasson and Marti Goyal are experts and both mamas to two little ones. Glasson owns Twinkle Twinkle Little One, a baby and child boutique located in Roscoe Village. Goyal founded Urba Baby, a community baby store with locations in Lincoln Park and Wicker Park.
Both agree that when it comes to baby registries, less is really more.
"Rather than register for every item under the sun you may need for baby, instead select special items that you really want," says Glasson.
Here are their top tips when it comes to registering.You might also like:
When it comes to selecting furniture for the nursery, Glasson says think about products you are going to want and need in the years to come. "Why register for your glider in bright pink when you could do a great charcoal gray that can transition down the road into your main living space or a big girl bedroom," suggests Glasson. "Pick furniture that can move with you as your family grows and evolves."