Gone are the days when expectant moms just went to their local Babies “R” Us store and registered for the baby items they wanted. Today, Moms are increasingly turning to the internet for their baby registries. There are many reasons to use online registries, including ease of use (shopping or registering in your pj’s!), nationwide or worldwide availability, simplicity of ordering and comparing items, and the unlimited options of using multiple stores.
In our Exploring Baby Registries series, we are aiming to demystify online baby registries by looking at the features of each one and giving you the information you need to choose which one is right for you! Come along on the journey, today we’re looking at MyRegistry baby registry.
*Disclaimer: This post is not endorsed or sponsored by MyRegistry. All opinions are my own and information obtained was from my own internet research. For more information about MyRegistry, visit their website at www.myregistry.com.
MyRegistry is one of the major online baby registries. You may already know about them if you used their online wedding registry. They boast more than 168,000,000 gifts added to registries. That’s a lot of presents!
MyRegistry can be your one-stop-shop for all your baby registries. You are able to sync all your store registries into one online gift registry!
Another unique feature is the ability to snap a picture of a gift you want (offline) and add it to your registry along with the information for where to buy it. That’s a great option for Mamas who want to shop locally and with small stores that don’t have an online shop.
MyRegistry has a Sample Registry as well as Inspiration Boards and a Baby Registry Guide with gift ideas and top picks. They even have a section with recently added gift items. You can see in real-time what others are adding to their registries!
You can register for gifts you find across the internet, from big box stores online to Etsy or other small unique shops. Even better, you can do this from your home computer, phone or tablet!
MyRegistry has an “add to MyRegistry” button for your shopping convenience. Add it to your bookmarks, and you can quickly and easily add items to your baby registry you find while surfing the internet on your laptop.
Use the MyRegistry app to keep your registry close to you. You can add items on the go by scanning the barcode, snapping a photo or while surfing the web.
MyRegistry allows you to sync (import) your registries from so many different stores; Target, Walmart, IKEA, JCPenny, Buy Baby Buy, and Amazon, just to name a few.
MyRegistry also has a cash gift fund option. Name it “diaper fund”, “college education” or “refinishing the basement for a playroom”…whatever you want your friends to be able to donate money towards!
You can easily share your registry on social media or your blog, send e-cards or download and print cute and friendly reminders about where you’re registered.
Starting a MyRegistry baby registry was simple. You can start it on your laptop or on your mobile device. You can add your shipping address to your registry so friends and family have that info when shopping for you.
If you’re using your laptop, you can get an “add to MyRegistry” bookmark button that will make it quick and easy to add anything across the web to your registry. If you find something you like while on the web, just click the “add to MyRegistry” button in your bookmarks and it’s added to your registry.
To add a gift from your mobile device while browsing the web, just click the “…” in the corner and Share. “Add to MyRegistry” will be an option, and that web page will be added to your registry. It almost couldn’t be simpler!
Now, the fun begins! Go find your favorite baby products from across the web, and don’t forget about your favorite small shops!
And may I suggest registering for a Mega Mom Diaper Variety Package (or any Diaper Dabbler Sampler Package). It is the perfect gift to help you decide which brand of diapers will work best for your baby.
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