Let's be honest. For how tiny they are, babies require a lot of accessories. Between the stroller, the crib, and the car seat, preparing for a newborn requires stocking up on quite a few items—many of which might give soon-to-be parents sticker shock. Spoiler alert: Babies are not cheap. Enter the baby shower, aka the prime opportunity for expecting parents to request newborn necessities as gifts from their family and friends.
If you've been searching for the best place to register for a baby shower, look no further. We're sharing five registries that stock everything you could possibly need to prepare for life with a newborn. Ahead are three tried-and-true retailers with easy-to-use registries that are about to make your life so much simpler. All that's left to do is research the products you want to put on your list. Soon-to-be parents, keep scrolling for the best places to register for a baby shower, and then get that wish list started.
For Practical Parents: Target
Serious question: Who doesn't love Target? If you shop at the upscale discount retailer regularly, why not register for your baby shower there too? If you have to make any returns or additional purchases (more on that below), make your life easier by choosing a store you already frequent.
Notable discount: Target offers a 15% completion discount starting eight weeks before your due date, so you don't have to worry about traversing the aisle with a newborn if you need to stock up on any ungifted necessities.
Our picks: Cloud Island Muslin Swaddle Blankets Good Morning/Good Night 3pk ($16); Marpac Hushh for Baby Portable Sound Machine ($35); Motorola 5" Portable Video Baby Monitor ($180)
For Convenience-Loving Parents: Amazon
If you're all about that timely shipping (and let's face it—who isn't these days?), Amazon's baby registry is the right one for you. On top of convenient shipping (hello, Prime two-day delivery), Amazon's universal registry allows you to include items from any online store, making it easy to aggregate your gift list for your friends and family.
Notable discount: Amazon Prime members receive a 15% completion discount (non-members receive a 10% discount) starting 60 days before their baby's due date.
For Deal-Hunting Parents: Babies "R" Us
Perhaps the most well-known baby registry out there, Babies "R" Us offers a wide selection of products with the added bonus of having a ton of brick-and-mortar locations for soon-to-be parents who may be more comfortable registering in-store.
Notable discount: Babies "R" Us offers price matching on items from any other store (including Amazon) and has a generous one-year return policy.