Deciding on what to register for and where to register can take a lot more effort than you may initially think. You already know that you want to register for clothes, gear and supplies for baby, but what about special care items you may not have thought of? Caring for you and your family after baby’s arrival can be eased with services and help from your loved ones. Here at BabyList we are huge proponents for planning for your family’s unique needs, and making sure that your loved one’s know what you need, so they can help. Let your loved one’s know either by adding it to your registry (you can do so with BabyList), or just tell them at your shower. It takes a village to raise a child, let your friends and family be a part of yours.
Here are 5 awesomely unique and priceless gifts you may not have thought to put on your baby registry:
Doula – A doula is your birth coach, advocate, and your cheerleader. A doula’s service can be a priceless gift because of all the help they provide before, during, and after birth. Your gift giver can help you with your needs by gifting you the service of a doula of your choice.
Meal Services – During your pregnancy and first months with baby, making good meals may be more than you want to deal with. To spend less time on meal prep and more time with your newborn, ask for a local food delivery service (such as Blue Apron, Good Eggs, or Plated) so your friends and family can feed you, even if they are far away. You can also ask for home cooked meals to be brought to your home, instead of a paid meal service.
Diaper Service – So you’re ready to conquer cloth diapering. Now that you have made this decision, you may want to take advantage of a diaper service, at least for the first few weeks. This is an awesome gift to add to your registry! Your loved ones can lend a helping hand with one of the dirtiest jobs, without actually having to get down and dirty.
Baby Sitting – After having a baby, eventually you’re going to want/need to get away for some time alone, even if it’s to catch up on errands. Do ask for help. A great place to start is by adding a babysitting service to your registry (it’s easy with sites like Care.com, Sitter City, and Urban Sitter) or ask for some donated time from a trusted friend.
Dog Walking – During your recovery and the initial time you have at home with your newborn, you’re probably not going to be up for taking the dog for a walk. Ask to have your dog walked for a period of time after baby’s arrival, both you and your dog will be happy you did! You can either have your loved ones gift you their own time to walk your dog, or ask for a paid service.
When you’re welcoming a new member to your family, the gift of time is priceless. If you’re struggling with how to register these services and everything else you want in one place, check out BabyList, the universal baby registry where you can add any item, from any store (or items that you can’t buy at all).
What unique item will you add to your baby registry?