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17 Unique Ways to Host a Baby Shower on a Budget

So, you’re in charge of planning THE perfect baby shower for your beloved bestie, cousin, or co-worker—right? As you weigh the costs of decorations, food, and various venues, the pressure is officially on. But don’t sweat it, there are many ways that you can throw the ultimate baby shower without even breaking the bank!
We have compiled 17 unique ways to help you host an amazing baby shower on a budget—without busting your bank account. And the best part? Your guests will never guess your baby shower bash didn’t cost a small fortune. With our ideas, you can plan an inexpensive baby shower that still looks like you spared no expense. Read on to find out how!

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Before We Start: Plan Your Shower

Before you can start to survey all the ways you can host your baby shower on a budget, you have to have a solid idea of how you actually want your baby shower to go down. The first step is actually giving your party some direction.

The fact is that there are so many different options available, and so many ways to save money here and there, but none of it really matters if these ideas aren’t relevant to you. Having a baby shower on a budget doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice the party you actually want.

So before reading this article, think about what you actually want from your shower. Think of when you want it, who you want to invite, the activities you want to include, and more. This way, you can find budget ideas that don’t compromise the actual fun and enjoyment of your party. Check out our baby shower checklist for some inspiration in planning your shower.

Here are our top tips for throwing a shower on a budget.

#1 How to Throw a Baby Shower on a Budget

First of all, when planning a baby shower on a budget, remember no one is going to care how much money you spent on food and decorations. (In fact, the guests have no insider budget info, unless you fill them in!) As with any celebration, the baby shower is all about the memorable moments that make the day special for the expectant mom (Well Kept Wallet).

With that in mind, there’s more involved than just saving money when planning a budget baby shower. For example, how do you include everyone on the mom-to-be’s invite list? Honestly, this may be one of the biggest baby-shower-planning hurdles you’ll have to jump. Fortunately, we have a solution. A small gathering with an online baby shower is a great idea to have that intimate, in-person experience, while still including ALL of the new mom’s family and friends in this special celebration. And by most “Throw a Party” standards, starting at just $89, WebBabyShower is an inexpensive solution. Not only can you invite folks both near AND far, you can keep your baby shower budget low!

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#2 Host a Baby Shower at Home (Or Consider a Friend’s Home!)

Another budget baby shower idea is to skip the expensive venues that limit the number of guests you can invite, and instead, opt to host the party at your home. Not only will you save money, you’ll save time! How? Because all of your baby shower decoration options and finger food menu items will be on-hand, so you don’t have the stress of dropping off party streamers and hors d’oeuvres at a different location. 

Don’t have room at your place to host a party? Consider hitting up a friend of the mom-to-be to hold the baby shower in their home. The cost to you? ZERO! An in-home baby shower also eliminates the costs of rentals, such as chairs (the BUMP). Check out this YouTube video to see how this in-home baby shower on a budget came together! 

#3 Where to Have a Baby Shower on a Budget

If you can’t host the baby shower in your home or at a friend’s house, no problem! There are still plenty of alternate locations to choose from that won’t cost you a dime. For instance, many churches have fellowship halls or family centers, complete with a full kitchen. A community center is also a great choice, especially as they tend to be centrally located.

Hosting a warm-weather baby shower? Head to the park! Not only will your venue expense be nonexistent, guests with children will appreciate the distraction of the playground equipment. Just keep in mind, you may need a Plan B in place, depending on the weather. Check out this U.S. News article to read more on the money saving perks of a budget-friendly venue.

You’ll often find that the venue isn’t nearly as important to people as the guest list. Your friends just want to see each other and celebrate the new arrival! So there really is no need to stress about locking down an expensive venue location, when there are plenty of free options available!

#4 Right Size for Your Baby Shower (Less Guests & Smaller Groups)

Sometimes less really is more. And this is certainly true when planning a baby shower! If the mom-to-be doesn’t have a ton of names on her invite list, choosing a smaller venue is definitely easier from the get-go.

Also, every new mom won’t feel up to a big bash before baby’s arrival. In fact, a big crowd may feel downright overwhelming. That’s when a small, intimate shower that includes only her closest family and friends makes an ideal choice! Cutting overlapping shower guests is another way to keep the names on the invite list to a minimum (Mommy On Purpose).

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#5 Let Friends and Co-Hosts Help: Say “Yes!”

It’s an honor to be trusted with the responsibility of planning and hosting a baby shower—really, it is! But organizing such a large-scale event can also be overwhelming to say the least! That’s why it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go it alone.

When friends or family members of the mom-to-be offer to help by whipping up a dish, hanging streamers, or creating the baby shower invitation list, accept their offer and just say “Yes!”

Live Like You Are Rich has more to say about planning a shower solo versus enlisting the help of others. Someone may even offer to help by co-hosting the shower. Remember, your co-host should be someone who shares the shower planning duties equally and fairly. WebBabyShower also includes a great co-host feature, so check it out!

#6 Go Green—Free Baby Shower Invites

Save the planet (and your time!) when you choose digital invites, like those available online through Paperless Post. Their personalized invitations offer a huge array of awesome AND free baby shower invite designs, like the whimsical Folk Tails, the celebratory Confection, and even custom options to upload your own personalized design. And keep in mind, when you choose WebBabyShower, our baby shower packages also include invites. In this U.S. News article, Susan Johnston Taylor discusses paper invites and post-baby shower digital thank you notes. 

And who says that the budget option has to be “worse?” Digital invites also offer the significant advantage of tracking and monitoring the RSVP list for you! If you’ve ever had to manage a guest list, you know that tracking RSVPs can be one of the most frustrating parts. So, when an option comes along that is both cheaper and more convenient, it kind of seems like a no-brainer!

#7 Baby Shower on a Budget Food Ideas

When groups of people gather together, you can expect food to be a major part of the celebration, and a baby shower is no different! But how do you serve delectable dishes without busting your budget?

Consider serving inexpensive finger foods, like sandwiches, paired with veggie or fruit trays. Another idea is to serve traditional foods, but in a new, unique way, such as pasta salad served in vintage glass cups or fruit salad scooped into waffle cones (Miss Mae’s Days). You’d be surprised the quality of food you can get just from a trip to a nice grocery store.

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For dessert, asking a beloved family member or friend to bake the cake will help keep the budget balanced, and will also be a sweet gesture the mom-to-be is sure to treasure. A dessert bar, with a variety of cookie or ice cream flavors and toppings, can also serve as an alternative to the traditional baby shower cake. The important thing to remember here? Skip the caterers to save big bucks! (the BUMP)

#8 Best Time to Host a Baby Shower on a Budget

Did you know the average cost of food/drink is 40 percent of your overall budget? (the BUMP) With food being such a major baby shower expense, choosing the right time of day to host the party sets the tone for food expectations. Hosting an afternoon shower after lunchtime, say 1:00 or 2:00 for example, will help to ensure most guests have already eaten a meal. So light snacks will be perfectly acceptable AND super affordable, too!

Read more at Live Like You Are Rich. We also have our When Should You Have a Baby Shower? article.

#9 No Booze (If It’s Not a Sip-and-See Party)

Forgo the baby shower booze, and you’ll also forgo the extra expense of serving guests wine or margaritas. Besides, mom-to-be is most likely not drinking alcohol these days either (Mommy On Purpose).

The only exception would be a Sip-and-See party, where guests may be expecting a wet bar. Even then, however, you have options like serving an assortment of teas or even hot chocolate varieties if you’re hosting a winter bash. 

#10 Potluck Anyone?

An old-fashioned potluck is an ideal way to involve a large group of family and friends in the party planning. Plus, you’ll dramatically slash your food/drink budget when you opt for a potluck. This Mommy On Purpose article suggests turning the potluck into a game—Cravings Table—where everyone brings dishes they craved during their own pregnancy. For added fun, the mom-to-be has to guess who brought what. The takeaway? To save cash, keep it simple!

#11 Free Baby Shower Games

There’s no need to spend a ton of funds on baby shower games when there are plenty of printable games online for FREE! A baby shower game is an excellent way to add some excitement to your party. It is also a great way to make sure that every guest feels involved and included.

You can find several fun and free printable games, like Baby Shower Animals Match, Baby Shower Bingo, Baby Shower Karaoke, and more—all right here on WebBabyShower! We have created a free baby shower games printable for you!  Plus, find even more free printable games at the Spruce and Fun Baby Shower Games.

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#12 Free Printables from WebBabyShower and Others

Don’t stop at printable games! For your baby shower on a budget, SO many things can easily be printed right from the Internet. Ideas range from “Hooray for Baby” posters and onesie garland to shower favors, like labels for mini hand sanitizers (Pretty Providence). And The Yellow Birdhouse offers 65 free baby shower printables—invitations, decorations, cupcake toppers, and more! Also make sure to check out our free printables from WebBabyShower.

With these printables, you can use professionally made materials to turn your baby shower decor into the DIY party of your dreams. No one will suspect that you saved money on the decorations, because it will all look so great!

#13 Diaper Notes: The Diapers That Make You Smile at 3:00 a.m.

Let’s face it, new moms and dads can expect a lot of third shift diaper duty. Why not offer some advice, encouragement, or simply give them something to smile about for the 3:00 a.m. diaper change? And it’s oh, so easy! All you need are plain diapers (not the kind with the cute cartoon characters) and some sharpies for writing inspiring or funny messages. And the best part? This makes for a fun (and cheap!) baby shower activity (Well Kept Wallet).

#14 Guess the Size of Mom’s Giant Belly

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Here’s an inexpensive baby shower activity. All you need is string and scissors to get the game rolling. Family and friends will enjoy guessing the size of mom-to-be’s belly. This easy game always generates a lot of interaction, as well as lots of laughs! For even more savings, consider letting tabletop decorations double as prizes (the BUMP).

Speaking of prizes, consider repurposing new, unused items you already have lying around your house to save money, according to Miss Mae’s Days. Be sure to explore the website for more fun and inexpensive game ideas to entertain your guests!

Of course, this is one of those games that really depends on the mother. Some will totally love this crazy game, and some won’t be so keen on it. Be sure to gauge your audience before going with this one!

#15 For the Right Audience, Consider “Beer Bottle”

A baby shower is all about having fun, no matter your budget. And the action-packed “Beer Bottle” game is a great way to entertain guests for cheap. How do you play? It’s simple! Just fill a baby bottle with beer or the beverage of your choice—apple juice, sweet tea, lemonade—the list is endless. Then at the same time, the competitors begin sucking their bottles to see who can chug the fastest. (No cheating by unscrewing the ring!) The first one with an empty bottle wins! See the game in action here. For the saucier shower, there’s also preggo or horror film—guests guess which close-up, cropped face photo depicts labor and the other a horror scene— from  pregnantchicken

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#16 Decorations

Airplanes, sailboats, or zoo animals—there really is no limit when it comes to baby shower theme ideas. But here’s a smart idea! When choosing a theme for decorating, pick one you already have some decor items for. For example, you may have a whole slew of Easter bunnies that would pair perfectly with a bunny theme. You can easily ask friends to loan you any on-theme items they have lying around their house, too. Talk about cheap baby shower décor that won’t reveal you cut corners to save cash! (Live Like You Are Rich)

When purchasing decorations, shopping at stores with budget-friendly prices is another great way to save money. Miss Mae’s Days has tons of tips for decorating—everything from the entryway to tables and windows—all on a Dollar Store budget. Feeling crafty? Add a personalized touch by creating your own décor! Visit our free printables for free decorations!

#17 Skip the Throwaway Favors

Why waste money on throwaway party favors? Instead, save money and offer real thank yous that people care about! One sweet idea is to send guests home with homemade treats, like cookies.

In an article on the Bump, author Allison Micarelli suggests wrapping these made-with-love goodies in inexpensive cellophane bags tied with a pretty ribbon. Yum!

Did you enjoy our 17 unique ideas for throwing a baby shower on a budget? Don’t miss our Zoom baby shower guide. We hope our list helps you to create a memorable day for the mom-to-be, without busting your bank account. And no matter your budget, we hope the baby shower you have planned is a success.

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Remember: Guests are More Easygoing than You Think

The pressure to throw an expensive baby shower often comes from one place only – the host! The host might tend to feel that a less expensive baby shower will seem “cheap,” or like they don’t really care. We’re here to tell you that 99% of the time, that is all in your head.

Your guests really just want to get together and celebrate the mother! They don’t care whether you used DIY decorations or expensive craft store decorations. They can’t tell the difference between finger food from the grocery store or expensive appetizers from a fancy bistro. They just want to be there for the mom on her special day!

So, don’t stress too much about all of it. If you have an opportunity to save money, go for it!

Conclusion

We hope you have found some inspiration within our list of budget baby shower ideas. Remember, it is all about having the baby shower of the mom-to-be’s dreams. As long as you can save some money without compromising on that vision, then you are on the right track!

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The Best Tips for Baby Shower Invitation Wording

You’re Invited! If you’re planning an upcoming virtual baby shower party, odds are you’re probably going to mail invitations to invite family and friends. Or for a virtual baby shower, you may send an online invitation to guests. However, when it comes to actually sitting down and writing the invitation, you might find that you are drawing a blank!

Creativity block? No worries! We have the top 15 situations covered with multiple examples of baby shower invitation wording ideas for each.

Does it really matter? Yes, it does! That’s why we’ll help you sort out all the must-include details with our list of the best tips for baby shower invite card wording. Your invitations will look as if they were created by a pro!

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Why is an Invitation So Important?

As you probably know, baby showers are quite steeped in tradition. An invitation holds an important role in that tradition. It is often the first that guests will be hearing of your party, and it has the importance of setting expectations in their mind. It also allows them to free space in their schedule to attend your big day.

The traditional method of sending baby shower invites is by mail, but tradition only matters as much as you want it to! You likely don’t want to invite people to your shower through text messages or Facebook events, but at the end of the day, it’s up to you! In this article, we take you through all the customs and organizational details that you need to consider in creating and sending an invite, but how much you adhere to these traditions on things like the baby’s gender or the baby registry, is your choice.

Invites or Thank You’s?

If you are looking for these instead, then check out our Thank You Card Wording Examples, we also have it here!

Invitation Theme & Design

Ready to Get Started? Before beginning, first, settle on a few details. As you know, this article is specifically to help you nail the wording of your invitation. However, there are a few aspects of an invitation that go beyond the wording. This includes the general theme of the invitation, as well as the design choices. Let’s go over this briefly before we get to the focus of this article.

Once you have settled on a guest list, you have to design the actual look and feel of the invitation. Start by choosing a color scheme for your invitations. Do you want traditional pink for girls or blue for boys? Or do you prefer a gender-neutral color for your little one? If you are sending invitations by mail for your traditional baby shower celebration, then you can also select the size of the invitation, as well as the stationary it is printed on.

When selecting your invitation, consider your baby shower theme. If your shower is a jungle theme, there are plenty of cute critters to choose from. For a travel theme, think airplanes, sailboats, or whimsical hot air balloons. There are lots of baby shower ideas for themes, and it really comes down to personal preference! Once you’ve made your selection, it’s time to move on to the wording. 

You can find more in-depth advice on creating invitations in our article on Online invitations.

If you want to skip ahead to the different list of invitation wording:



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How to Write a Baby Shower Invitation

In this section, we dig into all the aspects of wording the invitation for your in-person or virtual party.

The best advice we can give in regards to writing an invitation is to be direct and specific. When people open an invite, they don’t want too much fluff. They want you to get right to the point – what is it, where is it, and what do they need to know? Keep this information first and foremost.

You can be creative with the colors and design choices, but the actual wording needs to properly convey your point in a direct way. The invite needs to achieve this goal above all else.

This is especially important if you are sending a virtual baby shower invitation. Because many are so used to a traditional shower, this is what they might automatically assume the shower to be. You need to make it perfectly clear that this is a virtual baby shower, and give them all the relevant details as to the platform they need to use, and the video chat software.

Keep it short, and keep it direct!

Invitation Card Template –  What to include in your Card

Now that we have covered the basics of writing a baby shower invite, let’s hone in on all the actual details that you need to include.

Wondering what to write on your baby shower invitation? It may be helpful to begin by making a list of details that you want to include. Some details may seem obvious, while others may be more personalized, such as the baby’s name or gender.

Here are all the relevant factors that expectant parents need to consider in designing a baby shower invitation:

Order When it comes to writing on your invitations, it’s also important to consider the order of the details as they’ll appear on your invites. The order is important, as it effects how your guests will understand the invite. Be sure to put the most relevant details first. Anything that is important should be very prominent and tough to miss.

Now is the perfect time to brainstorm and make a basic invitation outline. Don’t stress too much. Have fun jotting down your ideas!

Looking for Printables? You’ll Love These Super Cute Printable Giraffe Baby Shower Invitations or these free and delightful Thank You Cards.

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What to Put in a Mailed Invite:

Here are all the details that you must include in your baby shower invite. It is important that your guests receive all these details. If they don’t, you’d better believe they’ll be asking you about it!

  • Who & What – Let guests know from the get-go who the celebration is for and that it’s a baby shower!
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location – Be specific, include directions if possible.
  • Food served, if any
  • Where the Mom-to-be is registered for a gift – optional, depending on your gifts policy.
  • RSVP information – Can guests call, text, or email their RSVP? Let them know!

Info for a Virtual Baby Shower Invite:

Depending on the shower, there may be even more info that you’ll want to include. Here are some additional details that you may want to include so that guests can adequately prepare for your shower:

  • Shower URL – Make it easy for your guests by sharing an online invitation link.
  • First Step prompt for everyone – For more guest interaction, help people know how to engage at your virtual shower!
  • Come leave a note – Encourage guests to leave notes of love and well wishes for you and baby.
  • See the bump pics – Show off that baby bump, so guests can keep up with your growing belly! 
  • Leave a well wishes video – If you’re sending a virtual invite for a long-distance shower, why not invite guests to create a personalized video? 
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Baby Shower Invite Wording Ideas for All Situations

List of topics. This is the fun part, where you can get creative and personalize your baby shower invitation! In fact, Mom Junction recognizes that people are “amazingly creative” with their baby shower invite wording.

So choose memorable wording that really stands out, while still reflecting your unique personality and style. We’ve created a list of 15 topics to help you get started!

1. For Girls: Let the world know that your little princess will soon be making her grand entrance.

1. “Hear ye, hear ye! Join us in celebrating the arrival of our new little princess.”

2. “She’s sugar and spice. Our new baby girl is everything nice!”

3. “Ponytails, tutus, ballerina twirls – did you guess? We’re having a girl!”

4. “More precious than diamonds, even rarer than a pearl. Our bundle of joy is a sweet baby girl!”

2. For Boys: Welcoming a baby boy into your home? Share the news with family and friends! 

1. “B is for baby, blue, and for boy – help us celebrate our bundle of joy!”

2. “Come join in the fun as we welcome our son!”

3. “Tractors, trains, and trucks – such joy! Help us welcome our new baby boy!”

4. “Our family is growing, the adventure’s begun. We’re proud to announce we’re having a son!”

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3. Gender Neutral: If you’re not sure if the baby will be a boy or a girl, or if you want to save the gender reveal surprise for guests until after baby arrives, here are some ideas for gender-neutral invitations.

1. “Two tiny hands and two tiny feet. It won’t be long ‘til our baby we’ll meet!”

2. “A girl dressed in pink, or a boy wearing blue? It’ll be a surprise – for us and for you!”

3. “A sweet little princess, or a new cowboy? Come celebrate our bundle of joy!”

4. “Will it be a boy in blue or a girl in pink? We don’t know, what do you think?”

4. For Twins: Double the fun with a baby shower bash for twins!

1. “We’re seeing double! Please help us celebrate the birth of our twins.”

2. “Double the trouble and double the joys. Come celebrate our new baby boys!”

3. “It’s two times the love! You are invited to our twins’ shower.”

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5. Co-Ed: Welcome one and all to celebrate with a co-ed baby shower. 

1. “Why should moms have all the fun? Everyone is invited to our baby shower!”

2. “Come one, come all! We’re having a baby shower!”

3. “If you’re a dad, don’t be sad! All are invited to help us celebrate our baby’s birth.”

6. Virtual Baby Shower: Don’t let the miles separate your loved ones from the baby shower fun. Host a virtual baby shower for all to attend!

1. “Out-of-state doesn’t mean out of mind. Let’s celebrate together!”

2. “Love knows no distance. You’re invited to our virtual shower!”

3. “We may be living far apart, but you’re still close within our hearts. Come celebrate at our virtual baby shower!”

4. “Who cares about the miles when you’ve got baby smiles? Join us for our virtual shower!”

7. Sprinkle: Already have one baby? Or three? Skip the shower, have a sprinkle instead!

1. “No need for a shower, a sprinkle will do. You’re invited!”

2. “What do you do for baby number two? You have a baby sprinkle!”

3. “Let’s sprinkle the family with love. Come celebrate with us!”

8. Sip n See Invitation Wording: If baby has already arrived, why not celebrate with a Sip n See shower?

1. “We had our baby; she’s doing fine. Come see her and toast with wine!”

2. “We’ll have lots of fun welcoming baby, so dear. Come raise your glass and toast with cheer!”

3. “A bottle for baby, and a bottle for you. You’re invited to our Sip n See!”

4. “Please attend our Sip n See. Cheers!”

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9. Skype Baby Shower Invite Wording: You won’t feel far away from family and friends with a Skype baby shower. 

1. “Want to see what’s up with the hype? You’re invited to our shower on Skype!”

2. “Look who’s almost here! See for yourself at our Skype baby shower.”

3. “Peek-a-boo, can we see you? Let’s celebrate together at our Skype baby shower!”

4. “Skype for a minute, or Skype for an hour. We hope you’ll attend our Skype baby shower!”

10. Facebook Baby Shower Invite Wording: Connecting with loved ones is super easy with a Facebook baby shower. 

1. “Log on to Facebook and take a look! You are invited to meet our new bundle of joy at our Facebook shower.”

2. “It’s a party, and you’re invited! Join us for our Facebook baby shower.”

3. “Make sure your cell phone has plenty of power. We hope to see you at our Facebook baby shower!”

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11. Funny: Show off your sense of humor with funny baby shower invitations.

1. “Turns out the stork IS real! Join us in welcoming our new bundle of baby joy.”

2. “Guess what??? We made a miniature human! Celebrate with us!”

3. “Before our lifetime sentence of parenthood begins, let’s have a party!”

12. Cute: Your family and friends will “Ooooh” and “Ahhhh” over your cute invitations!

1. “Ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes. Let’s celebrate together as our family grows.”

2. “Oh, baby! We’re having a shower, and you’re invited!”

3. “Our new baby is coming soon. We hope you are too, because you’re invited to our shower!”

4. “We’re tickled pink! Join us as we celebrate the arrival of our new baby girl.”

13. Simple: Don’t have a lot to say? It’s okay!

1. “We’re having a baby shower bash! Come celebrate.”

2. “It’s a party! Join us for our baby shower.”

3. “Our little miracle will be here soon! Please come celebrate with us.”

14. Words to Parents: Personalize by replacing “Mom” and “Dad” with your name.

1. A new baby is on the way. Please join Mom and Dad on their special day!

2. B-A-B-Y! Mom and Dad are having a baby!

3. A new baby will be here soon, and Mom and Dad are over the moon. Let’s celebrate!

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15. Mother’s Safety/Healthy: Let everyone know that Mom and baby are healthy!

1. “Baby is here, and Mom is great. Come to our shower to celebrate!”

2. “Mom and baby are healthy and happy. They’d be even happier if you would celebrate with them!”

3. “The baby is well; his mommy is well. You’re invited to our shower!”

These are all fun ideas for baby shower invites, but you can put your own personal spin on things as well! These ideas are simply there for inspiration, after all. Feel free to go your own direction and make your shower as special as you want!

You Did It! Your baby shower invitations are ready to share with your family and friends. Now just wait for the RSVPs to roll in until it’s time for your big day!

We hope you enjoyed our list of the best tips for baby shower invite wording. For more helpful tips on all-things baby shower, be sure to check out more articles at WebBabyShower!

Online vs. Snail Mail? 

Before we wrap up, let’s take a quick look at another major consideration you might be having with invitations – online invites vs. the old-fashioned post office!

As we have touched on in this article, it is generally considered traditional to send baby shower invites by mail. But we have also mentioned that you don’t have to follow tradition if you don’t want to! If you so choose, there are many free online services to send and track invites for you.

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Traditional mail holds many of the advantages that we discussed above. Firstly, it is the generally agreed upon “traditional” method of sending baby shower invites. If you are a stickler for tradition, then this will be the direction you want to go. It also gives your guests a nice memento that they can hold onto to remember your special day.

Traditional mail also allows you to get creative with the actual shape and size of the invite. You can customize how your invite looks, and the stationery that you use.

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Online Invitations

On the flip side of things, the advantages of sending an online invite have to do largely with convenience and management. Convenience is pretty straight forward, it is simply easier to create and send invitations online than through traditional mail. The entire process can be done in one place, and the invitations can be sent all at once.

Another major advantage of online invites is being able to RSVP easily. No need to personally monitor and track RSVPs as you go, just ask people to respond to the email letting you know if they can make it or not. This takes a major organizational task off your plate, and will surely be appreciated by many parents!

When it comes down to it, the choice is yours. Consider the above benefits and drawbacks, and send the invitation type that appeals to you most.

Conclusion

Thanks for reading our guide on wording your invitation for your special day! As you can see, there are certain things that you should include in all invitations, but there is still plenty of room for creativity! Invitations are the first point of contact that many guests will have with your party, and you have the opportunity to start things out on the right foot. Have fun with them, and don’t stress too much! Pick the invites that are right for you!

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Learn How to Play Baby Shower Pictionary

Introduction

A baby shower is a very special event for any expectant mom. A time when all their friends can come together to celebrate a very important time in their life. But sometimes it is difficult to find a fun game or baby shower idea to keep everyone entertained. For this reason, many baby shower hosts will find an exciting baby shower game idea to keep everyone occupied.

If you’re struggling to come up with baby shower game ideas that will keep everyone occupied, then we might have just what you are looking for – baby shower Pictionary!

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Baby Shower Pictionary

A Traditional Game with a Twist! Nearly everyone has played Pictionary, or at least heard of it – right? Well, Baby Shower Pictionary puts a new twist on the traditional game, and it’s sure to be a hit at any baby shower! Baby Pictionary is an excellent way to get all your guests involved in some guessing game fun!

Baby Shower Pictionary is a baby shower game that’s fun, free, AND printable! It is also one that is guaranteed to create interaction among your guests, no matter their age or gender! We also have our Printable Favor Tags and Thank You Cards so everyone can help welcome your new baby!

If you aren’t familiar with the classic game of Pictionary, the concept is pretty simple. Basically, you and your guests are divided into small teams, and one person on each team takes turns drawing a picture while the rest of the team guesses what they are trying to draw. It’s a bit more complicated than this, so below we will give some step-by-step instructions.

By the end of this article, you will be able to see why our free printable baby shower Pictionary is the perfect baby game for your guests!

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How-To-Play

Pre-Game Prep. Baby Shower Pictionary requires very little pre-game prep, saving you tons of time – we promise! This is one of our printable baby shower games so you can do it all from home. Before the baby shower, print off the Baby Shower Pictionary prompts with a baby-related item or action to draw. Then cut the prompts into strips. Seriously, it’s that easy!

And unlike many other services for a baby shower party, WebBabyShower Pictionary is completely free!

Drawing Prompts. Fun Baby Shower Pictionary prompts include items, like a diaper bag, baby bottle, diaper pin, baby bump, pacifier, and stroller. Plus, actions like Labor Contractions, Playing Peek-a-Boo, Singing a Nursery Rhyme, Feeding Baby Food, and Changing a Dirty Diaper. Basically, anything goes, and you have the freedom to make it as wild and imaginative as you want!

As long as it is at least loosely baby-related, then you can make a whole bunch of fun prompts for your guests to guess.

Game Day Play. It’s the day of your baby shower! Gather drawing paper and markers. If you have a bunch of guests, it helps to have a big drawing surface, such as a whiteboard, so that everyone can see what the person is drawing.

You’ll also need a container, like a bowl or a bag (with the pre-cut strips of Baby Shower Pictionary Prompts inside for guests to draw from). Each drawer will take turns choosing a card from the bowl to select their topic.

Don’t forget a timer – the one on your phone will work! Often, 1-minute intervals are chosen, so that turns to go by relatively quickly and everyone is able to stay engaged.

Baby Shower Pictionary Instructions. Divide guests into two teams. Team One will choose a player to randomly grab a Pictionary prompt from the bowl. That player will have one minute (or any pre-determined set time) to draw the prompt item – like Food Cravings – for example.

Shhhhh! Player One isn’t allowed to talk or make any gestures. And Team Two can’t make any guesses, or they lose their turn. If Team One can guess correctly before time runs out, they get a point! Then it’s Team Two’s turn. Gameplay continues until there are no drawing prompts left.

Keeping Score. Keep up with the number of points each team earns for a correct guess. The team with the most points at the end of the game is crowned the Baby Shower Pictionary Winner – all bragging rights included!

Print and Play. Now that you’ve learned how to play Baby Shower Pictionary, we hope you’ll print and play our printable version of the game at your baby shower. And whether your baby shower is online or in-person, WebBabyShower is here to ensure it’s a success!

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Why Have Games at Your Baby Shower?

Before we wrap up, it’s important to note that at the end of the day, this is your baby shower. This means that it is up to you to decide which activities you want to include for your shower guests. The number one consideration should always be making it into an ideal day for the mom-to-be.

Often, a fun baby shower game is a perfect way to do this, but it obviously will depend on the preferences of the hosts and the guests. If you are unsure whether or not you want to have games such as Pictionary at your shower, then it can help to understand why so many parents allot some time for their favorite baby shower game.

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Advantages of Games

The reason that most parents settle on games is that they are simply so much fun! They’re a great way to allow some time for some excitement, some energy, some teamwork, and some laughs.

Games are also a great way to ensure that things don’t get stale. Games occupy time so that your guests are having fun the entire duration of the shower. But if you think that your guests will have a great time regardless, then there’s nothing wrong with simply letting the conversation lead wherever it goes!

And finally, games are a great way to be sure that everyone feels included. Games give everyone a role, and a common goal to work towards. No one feels left out or like they don’t have anyone to talk to. This can be a common issue at baby showers, as it is often an overlap of different families and people from different friend groups. A fun game is a great way to bridge this gap!

Why Choose Printable Games?

Don’t forget, at WebBabyShower we offer a wide variety of printable games, and they are all free! A printable game is an excellent choice because it allows each person an easy method of keeping up with the game and keeping score on their own. And after all, is said and done, each person has a fun memento that they can have at home with them!

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Conclusion

Thanks so much for reading our guide to Baby Shower Pictionary. We hope this article has helped you to make the decision as to whether this is the right game for your baby shower. After all, the number one focus is planning the perfect baby shower for the expectant parent. So, if Pictionary sounds like the right way to do this, then don’t hesitate to include it in your plans!

Any other questions and comments you may have, feel free to leave them below!

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How to Have a Military Baby Shower for Military Moms

Are you an active-duty military Mom/Mom-to-Be? Or are you expecting a baby and also happen to be the rock star wife of a current service member? If that’s you, we here at WebBabyShower want to honor your service and sacrifice to our country by celebrating this most joyous occasion – the arrival of your new baby – with you. How? By helping you plan a military baby shower, plus showering you with resources for FREE goodies and services – just for you! One example is our FREE thank you cards!

We know it can be challenging to plan a baby shower while either you or your spouse are serving in the military, especially in instances when many miles separate you from cherished family and friends. We want to make the entire planning process easier for you, from start to finish. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of free (or cheap) services and resources to help you welcome your new little one to the world. Whether you’re looking for goodies for military families with new babies, are in need of medical supplies, or maybe seeking postpartum support, read on to find out more!

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Who is a Military Mom? 

Military moms include both active duty service members themselves or dependents of active service members, who are expecting moms or a new mom (no matter if it’s your first or fifth baby!). Our list of services below generally applies to both active duty moms, as well as military spouses, but we’ve noted when any service applies to active service members only, and not to dependents. 

Our Goal with These Resources

Our goal with providing these resources is simple, we want to help each military mom have the best baby shower experience possible.

We understand the specific challenges and difficulties caused by the unique nature and distance that may be present in a military mom’s situation. We want to help by outlining the resources that are available to them, and also by explaining some other free resources that are offered by us.

We will explain all the different ways that expectant military moms can plan the baby shower of their dreams, and also explain all the games and fun activities that are still possible in these tricky circumstances. You might be surprised at how much fun everyone can have even when they are miles apart! 

Why WebBabyShower is Used by Military Families:

  • WebBabyShower connects families worldwide, no matter their location, in a private, intimate space with video & photo albums, guest books, games, a gift registry, and built-in email invitations and birth announcements.
  • We make it easy to combine an online shower experience and in-person events to include deployed service members.
  • Don’t cut your celebration short. Our extended baby shower time allows all your family and friends to join in the celebration – across any time zone!
  • Flexibility! Your baby shower can easily be planned and organized by your family or friends. While 40% of our customers are friends, grandmothers, or aunts of the mom-to-be, almost 60% are expectant mothers. That means you can feel free to organize your baby shower yourself! 
  • WebBabyShower is the oldest AND most trusted online baby shower planning service

Free Group Baby Shower Party Organizations.

Have you ever considered sharing your baby shower with other expectant military mothers? If so, both Operation Shower and Star-Spangled Babies offer an amazing service to the military community. Typically, both organizations offer group baby showers a few times each year on larger military bases.

A group baby shower is a perfect way to connect with other new or expectant moms in a military-specific setting. These ladies get the unique circumstances you may be experiencing. Since this isn’t an individual party, you can still plan your own personalized shower to be held at a different time, plus participate by joining a shower held by either of these organizations.

Of course, this is a great option for some, but not everyone is so keen on a group shower. Remember that a baby shower is all about the mother, so keep her needs first and foremost! Whether or not she is interested in a group shower is totally fine! It can be a great way to meet members of the local military community.

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  • Operation Shower. This organization was founded in 2007 by LeAnn Morrissey, and it was formed to honor expectant mothers whose spouse or partner was deployed during their pregnancy. Since then, with the support of volunteers and groups located all across the country, Operation Shower has hosted group showers for thousands of military moms and their families. Operation Shower works with brands like the PGA TOUR and public figures to host group baby showers in the United States. Once a military base is selected to hold a group baby shower, Operation Shower works directly with points of contact on that particular base to help identify and reach out to qualifying moms-to-be. For more details, contact info@operationshower.org
  • Star-Spangled Babies. In conjunction with Operation Homefront, Star-Spangled Babies provides baby showers for new moms on military bases. They realize that while welcoming a new baby is an exciting time, it can also add increased financial difficulties, particularly during deployment. That’s where Star-Spangled Babies comes in – “to make it easier for our service members and their growing families to welcome the newest patriot to their families.” Typically, participating families include those who have deployed service members, wounded service members, and other junior and mid-grade service members in their family. To date, they have fulfilled over 41,000 requests from military families all across the United States. Need more information? Contact Operation Homefront.

More FREE Stuff and Resources for Military Families and Expecting Mothers!

For our readers who are military moms or pregnant military wives, we have even more info for free goodies, care packages, and medical care/supplies to share with you and your family. 

  • The Carrying On Project. Founded by Kit and Rachel, The Carrying on Project is on a mission to provide military families with free baby carriers, wraps, and slings to be used during military deployments. Not only does babywearing make it easier to care for baby, it also promotes a life-long bonding experience. If you’re a United States military family who cannot get a carrier otherwise, or for whom purchasing a carrier would create a financial hardship, simply fill out an online form found here. The folks at The Carrying On Project will review your application and then try to find a carrier best suited for you AND your little one’s needs. Find out more by visiting The Carrying On Project website contact page
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  • Soldiers’ Angels Baby Brigade. Managed by Soldiers’ Angels and formerly called Operation Top Knot, Soldiers’ Angels Baby Brigade provides virtual baby showers for expectant active duty service members, as well as expectant spouses of deployed service members. These “Team Angels” shop for baby care items to assist military families in preparing for the new baby’s arrival. The care packages typically contain must-have items, such as diapers, bottles, bibs, onesies, grooming kits, and more. They also include made-with-love new baby necessities, such as hand-knit blankets, booties, and hats. You can learn more about Soldiers’ Angels Baby Brigade via the Soldiers’ Angels contact page on their website.
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  • TRICARE. For breast pumps and related supplies, TRICARE features a fantastic program by providing breast pumps to new moms at no cost. That’s right – it’s a FREE service! It doesn’t matter which TRICARE plan you use or your sponsor’s status (whether active duty military, retired, or Guard/Reserve).
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  • You can go directly through TRICARE for these items, or you can also utilize one of the third-party vendors, who will navigate this sometimes-complicated process at no additional cost to you!
    WebBabyShower recommends thebreastfeedingshop.com as a trusted provider to thousands of military families, who can navigate TRICARE and have your free breast pump and compression belts sent to you. Simply obtain a prescription from your TRICARE-authorized OB-GYN during your pregnancy, and have the prescription filled at a number of breast pump supply shops. *Note: Your prescription doesn’t have to specify a particular breast pump brand. And if you meet eligibility guidelines, TRICARE also covers up to 6 outpatient breastfeedings (lactation) counseling sessions. Feel free to contact them directly through their TRICARE website contact page
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  • Medical Care & Doulas. Are you looking for pregnancy or postpartum medical assistance, including a doula (a birth coach trained to support expectant moms throughout the birthing process)? Military Birth Resource Network runs a 100% volunteer doula program. Operation Doula provides doula support for any military family delivering at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, California. This support service is offered on an as-available basis once a mom is admitted and in active labor. In addition to doulas, Military Birth Resource Network’s services include prenatal education, birth and postpartum support, and infant feeding support. Their mission statement is “to enable continuity of care by providing the necessary community, network, resources and awareness to our military families stateside and those stationed overseas.” There are currently 14 international military base chapters, including bases in Europe and Japan, as well as 10 military bases located right here in the United States! Visit Military Birth Resource Network’s contact page for additional details.

Postpartum Support

Now that your new baby has finally arrived, you may be looking for postpartum support. No worries! We have found resources to assist you as you transition to your new role – motherhood. You’re going to rock it!

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  • Operation Special Delivery. Founded by Patricia Newton, Operation Special Delivery helps support expecting military mothers. How? By providing discounted labor support services and increasing access to quality labor doula care to all qualifying military service members and their families. An Operation Special Delivery doula becomes your personal “Battle Buddy,” helping you build strength, power, and acceptance during the birthing process. According to the Operation Special Delivery website, what began as a network of volunteers “has expanded into a national organization whose goal is to provide professional and sustainable doula services to military personnel, past, and present.” They are committed to supporting our servicemen and women by providing the highest standard of professional doula care. Contact Operation Special Delivery via their contact page to request additional details.
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  • Postpartum Support International (PSI). Founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman in Santa Barbara, California, Postpartum Support International aims to raise awareness regarding the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Did you know there is a strong link between military deployments and postpartum depression? It’s true. And the reason – new military moms encounter so much additional stress during that time. According to the PSI website: “Military families face unique stressors that make them more susceptible to experiencing perinatal mood disorders. Our Volunteer Support Coordinators are available to offer peer support, information, and resources for military families.” They go on to say that “1 in 7 Moms and 1 in 10 Dads suffer from postpartum depression.” To combat this, PSI provides direct peer support to families, trains professionals, and provides a bridge to connect them. PSI offers support geared explicitly toward military families. Find your specific military branch here to contact a dedicated PSI volunteer. If you need postpartum support, you may also reach out to PSI by visiting their contact page
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Additional Branch Specific Resources for You

Have you considered seeking support directly from the branch of service either you or your spouse serve in? If not, you should! Service-specific organizations found on some military bases offer additional resources for military moms and pregnant military wives. These organizations include:

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  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Located on Navy or Marine Corps bases, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers expecting military families free classes, including a Budget for Baby workshop to help you plan for the financial impact of your new baby. The financial education course offers tips, such as developing a family budget and saving money. Seriously, who doesn’t want to save more cash? Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other expectant Navy and Marine Corps families. And just for attending the Budget for Baby class, every participant receives a gift, including a baby blanket handmade by a Society volunteer. Do you prefer one-on-one budget counseling and financial education? The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers those courses too – for FREE! Click here to make an appointment with one of their highly-trained volunteers. For locations, check out the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society “Find a Location” page.
  • Air Force Aid Society (AFAS). This organization is similar to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, however, the Air Force Aid Society provides support for expectant families who serve in the Air Force. One popular program offered is the Bundles for Babies class, designed to teach soon-to-be and new parents basic parenting skills. Additionally, new parents will learn essential financial skills to help them budget for their new baby – from birth all the way to college! Bundles for Babies also provides the perfect opportunity to connect with other expectant parents on base. After completing the class, the AFAS will give parents a gift card to help purchase some of baby’s first must-have essentials. The Bundles for Babies class is open to all ranks of service. And you are welcome to attend, whether it’s your first pregnancy – or not! Contact your installation’s Airman and Family Readiness Center to find out more. Additional details can also be found at the AFAS website.

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Choosing the Best Resources for You

We’ve certainly given you a lot to think about so far. Being an expectant mother is an understandably hectic and confusing time for many. Our goal with this list of resources is to provide assistance to those who might need support during this time.

Of course, you are not obligated to use any of these services by any means. Many expectant mothers can view all of the options available and have a tendency to worry that they are not doing enough. But remember, there is nothing wrong with figuring things out on your own.

The best thing you can do as an expecting mother is to evaluate your needs and ensure that you have a way of fulfilling them. These resources are there if you need them. The best thing you can do is simply to familiarize yourself with the options available to you so that you can feel secure knowing they are there should you require any additional assistance at any point in time.

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Connecting You with Your Family and Friends

Here at WebBabyShower, we proudly support all military moms and pregnant military wives. Thank you for your service and dedication to keeping our country safe, while sacrificing your own precious family time. We salute YOU!

So far, we have explained all the services and resources that are available to military moms and military spouses. But a baby shower is also about another important metric – the fun factor! We at WebBabyShower offer all the tools you need to plan your own shower and ensure that everyone has a great time. Let’s look at some of the features on offer. 

More Freebies

Did you enjoy our list of freebies and resources – created just for you AND your new baby? We certainly hope so! But we at WebBabyShower offer some of our own freebies as well!

So, while you’re here, be sure to check out more on our WebBabyShower website, filled with tons of exclusive (and FREE!) printables and games, plus informative articles packed with checklists and tips for all things – you guessed it – baby shower!

And please consider using our online baby shower services to plan your upcoming baby shower. We are committed to connecting military service members with their family and friends, all across the globe. WebBabyShower looks forward to serving you and celebrating the arrival of your new baby!

Why Games and Printables?

The free games and printables offered by WebBabyShower are a great way to inject some extra fun and excitement into your baby shower. Whether you are able to host an in-person shower, or you have to work with constraints of long-distance, printable games are a great way to get everyone involved.

One of the major roadblocks in planning a shower is often just finding ways to keep everyone occupied and having fun. Games are such a simple way of doing this, and a great way to provide the best possible experience for your guests. And if the guests are having fun, then so is the mother! But remember, this is first and foremost about the mother. Plan the shower of the mom-to-be’s dreams.

Conclusion

Thank you very much for checking out our list of resources available to military moms. These resources can help them with planning a baby shower and much more.

We understand that this is a very stressful time in a military mom’s life, but it is an exciting one as well! Try to use these resources to make the most of this situation. Every expectant mother has a different set of specific needs, and sometimes it’s just great to know that options are available.

Any questions or comments? Feel free to leave them below!

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How to Have a Virtual Baby Shower

Baby showers are very special events, but the process of planning and organization can be a lot! From who to invite, what to do, when to have it, and more. And nowadays, a major consideration is whether to have a traditional baby shower or a virtual party. This decision will be the focus of our article. 

So, let’s say you’ve explored all your options, and now you’re ready to plan your virtual baby shower. Congrats on making it this far, Mama! But maybe you’re still wondering “How many people can I invite?” or perhaps, “What happens at a virtual shower, anyway?”

We get it – you’ve got questions, particularly in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Luckily, WebBabyShower has the answers! Read on for our How to Throw a Virtual Baby Shower top tips. Also try to read our article: How to have an awesome long distance baby shower?

What is a Virtual Baby Shower, Anyway?

First things first, baby showers are pretty rooted in tradition. So you may not even be aware of this new trend that is picking up steam. Just what is a virtual baby shower?

Just like a traditional, physical in-person baby shower, virtual baby showers bring together all of the people – family and friends – who are special to the new parent. The primary difference? Guests from all across the globe can attend via the Internet, without ever leaving their homes.

Additionally, the virtual baby shower doesn’t have to take place all at once. Guests can drop in periodically to leave well wishes, send messages, and more. Typically, there is a lead up to the event in which guests can message the expectant parent and work on getting a gift, and there is a live, scheduled video call at a certain point. But the main benefit of a virtual shower is flexibility, so you can really plan it in the best way that suits you!

Simply put, a virtual baby shower can be hosted completely online, with tons of unique and customizable features, such as the ones we offer. It’s easy, convenient, and super casual. And most importantly, just like any traditional shower, a virtual celebration is to honor the Mom-to-be AND her new little one. So get connected with your loved ones – virtually! 

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The Best Things About a Virtual Shower? 

For one, everyone can practice social distancing COVID-19 style, while still enjoying a party. (Yes, it’s hard to be apart! But a virtual shower makes social distancing easier.) Not only will the new Mom stay safe, so will all of her guests, including those who are most vulnerable to illness but still want to celebrate this joyous event. What to Expect writer, Jessica Migala, notes that while more pregnant ladies may be hosting online showers due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the concept certainly isn’t new. Many new moms were already previously hosting virtual baby shower bashes “to connect with family and friends around the country or world who can’t make it to their scheduled event.”

Who do they quote in that article? WebBabyShower. They reached out to us to understand how it works.

“The key advantage to a virtual event is that no one has to travel, a bigger group can be invited and it’s much less expensive compared to [an in-person] event,”  – WebBabyShower

Plus, why not enjoy the benefits? For example, invite as many guests as you’d like. Virtual shower sites typically don’t have a limit as to how many people can be invited. So plan a 115-person guest list (Or 215. Or 3…it’s totally up to you!) That said, Babylist recommends keeping the guest list at a number that is manageable for you as “too many guests can get chaotic on video chat.”

“For under $80 (cheaper than the average in-person shower), WebBabyShower offers an all-in-one place for all your baby shower needs”

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Other perks? Online baby showers are considerably less expensive since there’s no budget for food and drinks, including restaurant catering. No food also means no after-shower messy cleanup! While an online shower isn’t food-centered, What to Expect mentions that “attendees are certainly welcome to make up a plate and eat at their leisure.” Another way to save? No shower venue rental fees equal more cash savings. Ka-ching!

Additionally, it’s so much easier to schedule around everyone’s busy commitments. With no travel time, and just needing to get everyone in front of their computer, it’s so much more accessible to plan and schedule.

And because an online shower is done at home, there are zero travel expenses for family and friends. Your main expense? You’ll just need to pay for a virtual shower platform. Oh, and don’t forget the game prizes – if you decide to give them!

How to Have a Virtual Baby Shower

Platform – WebBabyShower is the #1 dedicated virtual baby shower service, which is why we are recommended by BabyCenter, What to Expect, Essence, and even Martha Stewart!

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Then choose what video service you want to use. Most people prefer Skype and Zoom. Both are FREE and fairly easy to navigate, even for the tech-challenged crowd. Still not sure which service to choose? Test the service ahead of time while you’re still in the shower planning stage, to work out the kinks, and avoid potential problems.

Babylist points out that “the free version of Zoom allows up to 40 minutes of meeting time per room; additional time is available for purchase, but you can also close out the room and start a new one.” Be sure to check out our matching Zoom backgrounds. And keep in mind, Zoom can handle the most shower guests in Gallery mode. 

Got a desktop, tablet, or mobile device? Then you can Skype with shower guests! Skype allows up to 50 people for a video chat versus 100 Zoom participants (add up to 500 in Zoom for an additional charge). With Skype, you get a lot of great features, such as enabling live captions and subtitles in order to read the words that are spoken. In a Simply Made Fun article, author Teresa details her personal virtual baby shower experience utilizing Skype via her laptop that was connected to her TV for viewing shower guests on a bigger screen. 

Host/Co-Host – WebBabyShower offers both Host and Co-Host options. For example, one person can pay for the shower services and another can help out with decorating or invitations. Who should host the baby shower? It can be the Mom-to-be herself, or the new dad (Yep, that’s totally cool!), the grandmother, close friends, or anyone else you want! Even if the host doesn’t live nearby, you can still coordinate long-distance party planning.

This really speaks to one of the key advantages of holding an online shower. Anything goes! You really have the flexibility to plan things your way. Baby showers are so rooted in tradition, but the only tradition that matters is what makes you happy. Opting for a virtual shower sets a new precedent, and you can host your party in any way that makes you happy.

Design – Did you know you can design your virtual shower to match your own unique style and preferences? It’s true! With WebBabyShower’s 60 Second Setup and our pre-made designs for easy setup, personalizing your baby shower is a breeze!

Decorations – Just because you’re not hosting an in-person shower, you can still opt to have decorations if you’d like, but on a smaller scale. According to Babylist, “there’s no point in decorating an entire room when only one part of it will be seen.” Instead, plan to decorate the space your guests will actually see on-camera during the video. Think fun themed décor or even balloons to set a festive baby shower scene. Or choose a virtual background, such as those used on  Zoom, to really WOW your guests! And YES, we have matching Zoom backgrounds for every WebBabyShower theme.

Registry – Most Moms-to-be prefer online registries. That way, family and friends – near or far – can easily send her gifts from the comfort of their own homes. WebBabyShower works with all major online registries, like Babylist,  Amazon, and Target, or you can insert any link you’d like for custom shops. Still deciding on a registry? Check out our baby registry how-to guide

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InvitationsCreate and send matching virtual invitations to all your guests. WebBabyShower features customizable invitations. You can use our matching look templates or create your own! Include your photos or artwork, but first, preview everything before you send on the page or send yourself a test. Add people one by one or just upload your invite list all at once. When the invitations are sent, you can receive unlimited updates and track who’s opened their invites…and who’s slacking!

Not sure what to say in your invitations? Not a problem! We have examples of baby shower invitation wording here.  One of the most frustrating parts of managing invitations is keeping track of RSVPs. But by putting your invitations online, you don’t have to worry about it yourself!

Note: If preferred, you can still snail mail your invites. (We have some super cute printable designs just for you. Print as many as you’d like!) And after the shower, don’t forget to send thoughtful Thank You cards or emails to all your guests. Our note-writing tips will help you get started! 

How to Send Virtual Baby Shower Invitations

It’s easy! With a virtual baby shower, there’s no writing invites and addressing envelopes for hours until your hand cramps. Instead, you can simply invite your family and friends via email or social media! Obviously, before emailing invites, you want to make sure you have updated email addresses for all the guests on your invite list. And remember, you can easily invite Facebook friends and other friends you may have through any social media account via your baby shower link.

When sending your invitations, be sure to clearly explain what the invitation is for – especially for those non-techy family and friends. It’s important that you make it very clear that it’s a virtual shower because many people might not even have a clue that this type of thing even exists. You want to provide clear, concise details, as you would with any invitation. They can always reach out to you with questions if they get confused.

This is also the perfect time to instruct your guests about any particulars that are unique to your personal shower, such as your gift registry or the video chat schedule. Don’t forget to add the host and co-host’s name(s) to the invitation. Get more WebBabyShower invitation tips here

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What Happens at a Virtual Shower?

Play Games and Birthday Bets – Yes, you CAN still play games at a virtual baby shower! In fact, you’ll probably be surprised at the online options you have, from Bingo to Pictionary and lots more. Birthday Bets is another fun shower activity, giving guests the chance to guess the date baby makes his or her grand entrance into the world. Be sure to check out WebBabyShower’s game ideas to get you started. For even more virtual shower games and activities, check out our game suggestions, including directions for playing baby shower Jeopardy game with PowerPoint download!

WebBabyShower has printable versions of many games as well! This allows each guest to print off their own materials and prepare right from home. It also makes it much easier to manage the games, as keeping everyone coordinated can become a challenge.

Oh, don’t forget game prizes – think e-gift cards for something simple and easy! No extra time or cash for prizes? That’s okay too! Bragging rights are a big deal among shower guests. 

Just Conversation – Remember, this is your shower. You do what you want. Games are a fun way to pass the time, but you don’t have to play them if you don’t want to. You know your guests better than anyone, and if they are the type who are simply satisfied with the conversation, then that’s totally fine! The key is keeping the guests and the expectant mom happy, and sometimes just the opportunity to see everyone and converse is all that they need!  

Guestbook – Each guest will have the opportunity to write personalized messages to the Mom-to-be and the new baby. These can be sweet notes of encouragement, tips, and advice – whether serious or funny and best wishes to the expecting parents. Be sure that guests are aware of the guestbook and encourage everyone to sign it! With WebBabyShower’s online guestbook, these messages can all be saved into a printable file when your shower wraps.

If you’re not on WebBabyShower, you can get creative with your virtual baby shower guestbook with What to Expect’s template on Google Slides. It’s completely customizable and can be shared with guests to fill out. Just open this link, click “File,” “Make a copy,” and then “Entire presentation.” From there, What to Expect notes that you can edit the information before sending it off to guests, asking them to fill in their advice for the mom-to-be either before or during the shower.

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Send Mom-to-be the Gifts – Once the invitations have been sent out, the shower invitees will almost immediately wonder, “What about a gift for baby?” That’s why it’s a good idea to let your guests know right away about your personal preferences, whether to gift…or not to gift. Early on, this avoids a lot of confusion and potential stress for gift-givers.

It’s also important to let guests know the details of any baby registries the new Mom is signed up for. That way shopping is a snap for guests, and the Mom-to-be gets the items she really needs/wants – a definite win-win! If guests are sending gifts, other than gift cards, you’ll want to make sure they have an up-to-date mailing address to ensure proper delivery.

Basically, you want to simplify this process for guests as much as possible. Let them know exactly what you want because confusion will annoy them more than anything.

So What About the Opening of Gifts? 

When it comes to gift openings at a virtual baby shower, you have a couple of great options to choose from. One idea is for guests to open the gift for the new mom to see during the video chat. They can then mail it to her after the shower. 

A second idea is for family and friends to send the gift to the Mom before the shower. This way, the happy Mama can open her gifts at one time for all to see during the video chat. Or do both! “In case some guests want to send their gifts sooner, but others won’t be able to ship the gifts to you in time,” suggests Babylist.

Video Chatting

Tips – First, spend some time exploring different video chat services, such as Skype or Zoom, and make sure it fits your needs and preferences. You’ll also want to ensure you have good Internet speed for a smooth call. Ensure your devices are compatible with the app you’re using. For a top-quality image, you’ll also want to be sure you have a good camera/webcam. We recommend always testing out your selected video chat service a few days before your shower to ensure well in advance that everything is working properly on your computer, TV, and other devices.

On the Day of Your Baby Shower – Nothing can be as frustrating as technical glitches, like a low battery. Make sure your gadget is well-charged and ready to go, or have a charger ready in standby, just in case it’s needed.

For the best picture quality, spend some time playing with the lighting in the space you plan to video chat. Then choose an area that provides as much natural lighting as possible. If it’s too dark, you’ll disappear into the background. The flipside? Too much light, and you’ll appear washed out on-camera. Also, try to reduce background noise as much as possible. After all, your family and friends want to hear you talking – not your neighbor’s roaring lawnmower!

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Virtual vs. In-Person

Of course, we recognize that a virtual shower is not the same as an in-person baby shower. We want to emphasize that this is your decision. What you really need to do before making this choice is to make a list of the things that are important to you in a shower. You need to carefully consider what it is that you want so that you can see which format better suits your needs.

Both of these shower options offer unique advantages. The in-person offers the obvious advantages of having everyone together in the same room for a party. However, the virtual shower offers the scheduling advantages, and the ability to bring in more people regardless of distance, not to mention the numerous other benefits we mentioned above.

At the end of the day, you need to decide what is most important to you. There are no wrong answers!

A Successful Virtual Baby Shower

We hope you enjoyed WebBabyShower’s tips and ideas for how to throw a virtual baby shower! Like any in-person baby shower, the most important thing is to support and celebrate the Mom-to-be AND her new baby. And above all, just have fun! For a successful virtual baby shower, if you’ve got Internet connection, then you’ve got a party!

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For Baby: How to Choose the Best Baby Registry!

Are you expecting a new baby soon? If so, then you’ve probably already figured out there are tons of online & virtual baby registries to choose from, complete with perks. And on the flipside, with drawbacks.

We get it – choosing an online baby registry can be overwhelming! Which one is right for you? Are some baby registries really better than others?

You already have enough to stress about, so we’ve done the research and created a Best Baby Registry “How-to” Guide to save you time. (And to make your life easier!) Read on to discover the advantages AND the disadvantages of the top baby registries! Also, know How To Have An Awesome Long Distance Baby Shower!

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  1. Amazon.com Registry
  2. Target Baby Registry
  3. Babylist.com
  4. MyRegistry.com
  5. BuyBuyBaby
  6. IKEA Baby Registry
  7. WestElm Registry

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  Comparing Baby Registries

When it comes to baby registries, they are as individualized as your pregnancy. That’s why it’s important to understand exactly what advantages a registry has to offer you. Here are some things to consider when choosing the best baby registry for your growing family:

  Completion Discounts 

What is a completion discount? As your baby’s due date nears, there may still be items left in your baby registry that you haven’t been gifted by your family and friends. When this happens, the registry site often gives you a coupon or special discount code, making it easier to purchase the remaining items – that’s the completion discount. For many money savvy Moms-to-Be, this is a major reason to select one baby registry over another. A completion discount can equal BIG savings! (Remember to check the date on the completion discount as typically, they can only be redeemed in a limited timeframe.)

  Extended Return Periods 

Do you have some items purchased from your registry that you need to return? For example, maybe you ended up with two strollers. Then good news! Some baby registry sites feature extended return periods for registry items, allowing you to return these items easily.

  Group Gifting 

Are you in need of some “big ticket” items, such as a nursery camera or a car seat, but you don’t want to create a financial hardship for gift-givers? The group gifting option makes it easier for family and friends because they are able to donate any amount they’d like toward purchasing items – even the pricey ones! 

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  Universal or Store Specific 

Some baby registry sites allow you to add products to your registry from ANY website, meaning the registry is universal. However, other registries are store specific, so you can only add items from that particular retailer’s own selection. If you’re looking for certain items, say recycled or earth-friendly baby care products, selecting a company that carries those products may be an important factor to consider.

  Perks

Did you know some baby registry sites will send you free gifts or coupons, just for signing up? It’s true, they do. We think that’s a pretty cool perk! You can find out more on The Gentle Nursery and what to expect.

  Top Baby Registries’ Membership

It’s understandable that the choices can seem a bit overwhelming at this point. All of the perks sound pretty great, and there are simply so many options for registry on the market! It helps to pick the top two or three factors that are important to you, and make your decision based on that. Select what most appeals to you from the above factors, and use our list below to pick the best registry for your needs.

Also, don’t stress on the decision too much. If you see a registry that works for you, go for it! Sometimes the simple act of making the decision is relief enough. You have so much going on at this point in your life that getting one more thing over and done with is worth it.

Top Baby Registries’ Membership

Most often, creating a baby registry simply involves supplying basic contact information (name, email, etc.), plus your due date. Keep in mind, this may vary from registry to registry. And because requirements and rewards can change frequently, it’s a good idea to check your registry’s website often.

But generally, it’s a very easy process, because the registry wants to make it easy for you! They want you to sign up, which is why you will notice so many benefits and bonuses for sign-ups. But remember to focus beyond that onto the benefits of the service itself. We will examine this in-depth in this section.

Ready to learn more about the different baby registries available to you? Here’s our baby registry list round-up!

Universal Baby Registries – Add Baby Care Items from Any Website

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# 1 Amazon.com

If you love shopping AND tons of product options, Amazon’s Baby Registry may be for you! Not only does Amazon offer a huge selection of baby care essentials at competitive prices, shipping is fast (and Amazon Prime members enjoy free delivery options). The Gentle Nursery calls Amazon’s Baby Registry “one of the best baby registry sites” and notes they carry “the largest selection of natural and organic products.”

What is the Amazon Assistant? If you’re an online shopping ninja, Amazon Assistant is a FREE app that helps you automatically compare products and prices while you shop. And it works with all major browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera.

While it’s not widely known, Amazon has a registry button so you can add registry items to your browser from ANY website! If you already have your shipping information plugged in, you may find Amazon’s Baby Registry is even more convenient than Babylist. For long distance baby showers, the Amazon registry is definitely the way to go. Why? You get Amazon convenience + the ability to add registry items from any store.

Advantages / Perks:

  • FREE Welcome Box (A surprise box of items for parents and baby valued up to $35!)
  • A 10% Completion Discount. Prime members receive 15% off.
  • Free 365-Day Return Policy
  • Group Gifting – Family and friends can contribute toward purchasing bigger gifts.
  • Selection – Millions of products to choose from!

Drawbacks:

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#2 Target Baby Registry

If you’re a Target shopper, don’t miss the opportunity to create your Target Baby Registry! Not only does Target feature popular brands, such as Graco, Seventh Generation, and Evenflo, you can also enjoy exclusive Target brands, like Cloud Island to create your dream nursery.

With Target’s Baby Registry, you can personalize your page with photos and a custom URL. There’s also a gift tracking feature, enabling you to easily see who gave you what gift and who you’ve already thanked.

And what to expect points out that with Target locations all across the country, “You can stop by a store at any time to see what a product looks like in person.” Before heading to your nearest Target store, Today’s Parent offers this tip: “Just remember that the online selection is often way larger than what’s featured in-store, so keep in mind how your guests shop before adding specific items.”

Advantages / Perks:

  • Free Welcome Kit – Stop by Guest Services to receive $80 in coupons and product samples
  • Add your favorite items from other websites
  • 15% Discount on everything remaining in your registry, 8 weeks before baby’s expected arrival
  • Free 2-day shipping when you spend $35 or use your Target RedCard. Plus, RedCard members save 5% on every purchase! 
  • Group Gifting
  • One-year Return (Wow!)
  • Gift Cards Available

Drawbacks:

  • Must stop by in-store Guest Services for Free Welcome Kit

Create your Target Baby Registry!

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#3 Babylist

Babylist is designed to share your journey to parenthood with you! Use Babylist on all your devices to get started in the comfort of your home. Prefer using your mobile device? You can do that too with Babylist’s FREE iPhone, iPad, and Android apps!

Why does what to expect love Babylist? “While most other registries only let you compile a list of all of the stuff you’ll need for baby, Babylist goes a step further and lets you ask for help as well.”

Advantages / Perks:

  • Free Hello Baby Box full of goodies for you AND baby
  • 15% completion discount for one time use on any Babylist store order
  • Accepts returns within 9 months
  • Add meaningful gifts that can’t be found in stores, such as home-prepared meals or even dog walking for your fur baby!
  • Link or transfer other registry items to Babylist

Drawbacks:

  • Cash funds are set up for registrants with U.S. bank accounts only
  • Free Shipping on orders $45 & Up
  • Cash funds are handled differently now on Babylist through PayPal. There are usually charges within PayPal, you can read more about how it now works on Babylist here.

Create your Babylist Registry!

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#4 MyRegistry.com

MyRegisty.com streamlines the baby registry process. It’s “your do-it-all baby registry resource,” according to what to expect. When you create your registry with MyRegistry.com, you can add gifts from ANY store – anywhere in the world! How? It’s super easy! Simply place the “Add to MyRegistry” button on your bookmarks bar. Then, just click the button to add any gift to your baby registry!

On the go? No problem! Use your smart phone to add gifts on the go. You can either scan barcodes or snap and upload photos with the MyRegistry app. 

Need help organizing your baby registry wish list? MyRegistry.com makes it a breeze with their ultimate baby registry checklist! Select must-have baby items for your registry in categories, like Sleepy Time, Play Time, Newborn Essentials, and more!

Advantages / Perks:

  • Can add gifts from ANY store, anywhere!
  • Sync all your registries in one place

Drawbacks:

  • NO completion discount
  • While you can’t return products to Myregistry.com, you should be able to return items to the specific store they were purchased from.

Cash Gifts? YES! Your guests have the option of giving you a cash gift. Simply set up a cash gift fund for anything you’d like, and it tastefully AND easily displays at the top of your registry. Cash-giving guests can send you cash gifts via a credit card or PayPal account. Fee: Paypal fees are now 2.5% per cash gift transaction, down from 2.9% + .30 per transaction. That means even more cash for you – woohoo! Check out all you need to know on MyRegistry.com’s Cash Gifts FAQ page

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Store Specific Baby Registries – Add Items from That Particular Store ONLY

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#5 buybuy BABY Registry

Did you know buybuy BABY is a member of the Bed Bath & Beyond family of brands? As such, Bed Bath & Beyond’s exceptional customer service extends to buybuy BABY shoppers. And Today’s Parent notes that if you receive Bed Bath & Beyond’s popular 20 percent off coupons each month, they can also be redeemed at buybuy BABY! So why not consider creating a buybuy BABY registry, filled with everything you need to welcome baby to the world? 

Advantages / Perks:

  • 15% Completion Discount
  • Free Goody Bag with FREE samples, coupons, and a copy of their Registry Guide
  • Free shipping for your baby’s first year when gifts purchased from your registry exceeds $1,500
  • Refer a friend – For each one who registers, you’ll get $25 off a $100 in-store purchase.
  • Have a store near you? Meet with registry experts who can help you build and manage your registry. Find a store to book a free appointment!

Drawbacks:

  • Free Goody Bag is available in-store only, which is difficult if there’s no store located in your area
  • Online purchase must total $39 for Free Standard Shipping

Create your buybuy BABY Registry!

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#6 IKEA Baby Registry

Celebrate the impending arrival of your new little one with an IKEA Baby Registry! Whether you need baby basics, like toys and wash cloths, or décor to furnish baby’s nursery, IKEA has it. And you can ask for everything you need – all on the same list. Today’s Parent says parents-to-be can create an IKEA baby gift registry “filled with modern and easy-on-the-wallet items.” You can easily add items to your registry from IKEA-USA.com, or use IKEA’s Gift Registry app to manage your registry on the go.

Need some baby registry inspiration? Check out IKEA’s 20 top picks of must-have items for your newest family member!

Advantages / Perks:

  • Gift Cards Available
  • Features a Variety of Baby Care Products & Furnishings
  • Signing up is easy! Once you join the free IKEA Family loyalty program, you can set up your registry and choose from a variety of convenient ways to add products to your baby registry wish list.

Drawbacks:

  • Only available in U.S.
  • No Completion Discount

Create your IKEA Baby Registry!

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#7 West Elm

Find your nursery basics in one place at West Elm! Select items from their family of brands, while managing them all in one place with The ONE Registry. There’s so much to choose from with West Elm’s baby and kids collection, or from their sister brand, Pottery Barn Baby. You’ll have everything you need to welcome baby home – from crib sheets and blankets to expertly crafted furniture and much more! You can create your registry online or at any West Elm store. 

Advantages / Perks:

  • 15% Completion Discount
  • Group Gifting
  • Earn 10% back in Reward Dollars, or opt for 12 months special financing on purchases of $750 or more when you shop with your West Elm card
  • Gift Cards, including Group Gift Cards, can be used toward any of their brands
  • Exclusive Events – Select stores offer fun events with free refreshments, giveaways, and more!

Drawbacks:

  • West Elm’s registry is not available to international customers

Create your West Elm Registry

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Wondering What Items to Include on Your Baby Registry?

Check out this helpful YouTube video! And this video offers What-Not-to-Do Baby Registry tips from a first-time mom.

The best way to go about this is to first make a list of “baby essential products.” Before considering brands and different options, just think about the products, or even product categories that you are interested in. Start broad, with all the essentials, and then narrow in on each option. For example, if you know you need a crib mattress or a high chair, simply write each category on a list, and fill up your list until you have all the main categories. From there, you can survey the options available.

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Putting it All Together for The Best Decision

If you are overwhelmed by all of the options available to you in terms of choosing a baby registry, know that you are not alone! There are so many options out there for new parents that choosing a direction can be daunting.

For our final piece of advice, know that it is all about you. Many of these registries offer similar perks and services. So, if you see one that works for you, go for it! At the end of the day, most of what is possible with one registry is possible with another, so best not to stress about it all that much. Make a list of factors most important to you, and then pick an option from our list above.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our Best Baby Registry Guide. Before choosing your baby registry, it may be helpful to make a list of baby care items you hope to receive. Jotting down a Baby Registry Pros vs. Cons list can also make the decision-making process much easier. And remember, you don’t have to pick just one registry! There may be two – or more! – that check all your baby registry boxes. (Just don’t overdo it – your gift-giving friends and family will thank you if you keep it simple.)

The important thing is to choose the baby registry that works best for you. Oh, yes, and to have fun creating a registry “wish list” for your new little one!

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