I know this is not a popular thing to say- but when I was having my first baby, I felt a little left out. Yes, I was getting a lot of attention- cue the unwanted belly rubs and the great debate over the name we had chosen- but people weren’t really concerned about me. Even trying to get my Amazon baby registry in order was a constant reminder that from here on out, it was going to be all about the baby, all the time. And frankly, I was a little jealous.
I remember the first time I tried to create a baby registry. I walked the halls of Target with my older sister (and baby nephew!) trying to find all the things on the baby registry checklist and weed out the baby registry items you don’t really need. I was overwhelmed by all the recommendations, from booger-sucking-devices to nipple cream. When what I really wanted? Lots of Diet Coke. And coffee. And a pretty nursing cover that I wanted but probably wouldn’t need. My sister laughed it off, but I am here to tell you- I registered for the damn Diet Coke. Which is exactly what my best friend rolled up with when she came to meet the baby. Because she’s my best friend, and she knew that a unique baby shower gift- like a case of Diet Coke!- was the key to my heart.
So as you troll the aisles of Target, weird scanner-gun-thingy in hand, we’d like to give you a few reminders. First, do everyone a favor and create a registry on Amazon, too. That way everyone, from your Grandma in Portland to your Aunt in Law in Minnesota, can ship you a unique baby shower gift without the added stress of shipping fees. And secondly, remember that YOU are having a baby. Your role in this cannot be understated. Things will be changing for you, too- mostly for the better!- but it wouldn’t hurt to sneak a few items for yourself on to your registry. Celebrating yourself could easily be one of the best Amazon baby registry hacks of all time. Below, a list of items we humbly suggest you add to your Amazon
Mama Baby Registry.