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:
Glasson says people often register for things they think they want or need, but end up never using them. She suggests registering for gift cards as part of your registry. "Gift cards make a lot of sense because you can use them down the line for items like high chairs or toddler needs," says Glasson.