Motherhood: 5 tips to consider when building your baby registry

Pregnant women sitting on white couch

*This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY Babyhood program, however all opinions are my own*

Building your baby registry is hard work! When my husband and I took the time to complete our baby registry it was more involved than we initially thought.  It was overwhelming, intimidating, and  pretty time consuming.  However, we are grateful  that we reached out to registry experts, family and friends for help. I have partnered with buybuy BABY to create a post to help break down some things that we learned through the process of building our baby registry and give you 5 tips to consider when building your baby registry.

What is a baby registry?

A baby registry contains baby products and sometimes products for the parents-to-be that are chosen by you and your partner that you hope to receive. It provides a guide for those who are invited to your baby shower or simply want to give your baby a gift. It can be created at anytime but from experience the earlier it is started the better. Most baby registries can be updated at the physical store or online.

My husband and I originally created our baby registry at another store but moved it to buybuy BABY because of their large selection of inventory and amazing expert service from their registry consultants.  They also had other benefits such as price matching, great coupons, free announcement cards, a goody bag filled with free samples and great information, free in-store gift wrapping  and a hassle free return policy. Some of our friends and family don’t live near a buybuy BABY store but they were able to purchase items for the registry online or at any of the Bed Bath & Beyond locations across Canada.

If you are stuck on some of the items that you can add to your registry, please see a full baby registry checklist here

Baby swings at the buybuy BABY store

A collection of child car seats at the buybuy BABY store


5 tips to consider when building your baby registry:

1. Research:

Baby gear is not one-size-fits-all, and it’s possible that certain products might work better with your lifestyle. Doing a bit of research will make sure your registry has items that you feel will be essential for the care of your baby and works well for your lifestyle.

2. Add both small and big ticket items at various price ranges: 

Not everyone can or wants to spend a lot of money on a gift.  Having a variety of price ranges gives flexibility to those purchasing the gift.

3. Don’t think short term:

Make sure to add non-newborn items that you may need when your baby is three months or older. Example: high chair, larger diapers

4. Don’t be afraid to add non-conventional items:

Don’t be afraid to add  non- conventional items to your baby registry such as pregnancy and postpartum skin care items especially if this is not your first baby.

5. Seek advice and utilize it:

Remember to seek advice and utilize it from registry experts and knowledgeable family and friends to help complete your registry. You do not have to try to complete it on your own.

Women pushing stroller in store while building her baby registry

Hope you enjoyed the post,

Until Next Time

Sincerely Miss J

What advice would you give to others regarding building their baby registry?

Please comment below



  1. Anonymous
    March 2, 2018 / 12:40 am

    1. Diapers of all sizes,wipes and creams. 2. Baby towels are so thin. Buy thick fluffy adult towels more comfy and warmer.3.3 in 1 exersaucer that grows with child as a table and helps with getting lil one to walk is good if you dont have the space. Or a feeding chair atachment which attaches to a chair you already have is a space saver.4. Yoga mats as a play area. Are perfect substitue to expensive mats. Plus your child is gonna want to go beyond the play area boundaries in no time.5.whatever you do put on your registry open only if you are using. I put a whole bunch of baby bottles. But only ended up using a few. If you dont open it you can return it.6. A comfortable feeding chair. Last thing you need is a hurting back.Enjoy shoppingLove, mom of 8month old Daniel

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 6, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Wow this are very great suggestions. Thank you for sharing

  2. pankaj
    March 4, 2018 / 1:07 am

    Awesome !!! This is a great post and and great reading tool for new mothers. Perfectly written with lots of information and would love to share this on my page

  3. SincerelyMissJ
    March 6, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Aww thank you!

  4. Arin Jura
    March 13, 2018 / 1:42 am

    This is such a great post!! We love buy buy baby and I had never heard of this.

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 15, 2018 / 7:06 pm

      I love them too! Glad that the post was useful for you.

  5. Anonymous
    March 13, 2018 / 2:03 am

    Such a detailed post on baby registry. Wish I came across your blog three years ago :)

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 15, 2018 / 7:06 pm

      Thank you, glad that you enjoyed it

  6. Anonymous
    March 13, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    I absolutely agree with tip # 3. You need to think beyond the newborn stage, which is relatively short! Some babies even skip newborn sizes all together.

  7. Ashley Peavey
    March 14, 2018 / 3:46 am

    These are great tips, building a registry can be overwhelming!

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 15, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      It totally can. Thank you for reading

  8. RakhiParsai
    March 14, 2018 / 6:26 am

    These are such amazing tips to build a perfect registry list for your baby.

    • SincerelyMissJ
      March 15, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you

  9. Angela Milnes
    March 29, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    The best advice is definitely not to think short term with your list. Have things on there that can be used even a year after the little one is here.

  10. Corinne
    March 30, 2018 / 1:22 am

    I love buy buy baby! Especially since babies r us will be closing it’s doors!

  11. Regina G.
    March 30, 2018 / 3:54 am

    I’ve only been to buy buy baby once because its so far but loved the one we went too. You have some great tips in this post. Love it.Xox

  12. Jennifer Brock
    March 31, 2018 / 2:27 am

    I wish I had these tips when I was pregnant. My husband and I went in blind hahahahah

  13. Raquel Harbin
    March 31, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    Yes, doing your research is so important. Also, I love that you talked about adding things for mom on the registry…can't forget about her!

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