Pregnancy and Birth

When is the right time to register for your baby shower?

A baby shower, an event every mother should have to celebrate every child. I have seen so often that we spend so much time wonder what is right to everyone else that we forget pregnancy is about celebrating the baby. So, let me start by saying forget what everyone else thinks and do what feels right!

I am sure I have said this before, but each child is a blessing, another child opens your heart for a little more love. It allows you to love in a way you would have never thought possible. When planning a baby shower, you are sharing your love for this child with friends and family. I’ve heard that the perfect time to start your registry is about 20 weeks.

Notice how I said that is what I have heard, there is no book that tells you when the right time is. You only have the opinions of what those around you want and what your gut is telling you. By then you are half way through your pregnancy, you may have done research on the products you would like and well the baby will be joining your family soon.

A baby shower is a celebration to welcome a blessing

A baby shower is an opportunity to share the joy you are feeling with your family. The registry is fun, it brings you joy. Being able to walk around a baby store or if you are like me going on Amazon to sign up online is exciting. You get to click and all anything you like to your cart. You’ll get to see as items you want are bring purchased. Plus, I forgot to add you’ll even a gift for starting your registry.
The next time someone tells you that you shouldn’t be starting a registry so soon kindly tell them to bug off. Don’t worry about what the norm is or what everyone else wants, do what makes you happy. Enjoy the pregnancy from start to finish, enjoy the highs and lows. Embrace the pregnancy and all that comes with it because there are many who wish they could be blessed with giving birth.

When did you start your baby registry?

8 thoughts on “When is the right time to register for your baby shower?”

  1. I never did a baby registry! I was too stressed out to ask for specific things from people. I wish I had though. With my first family put on a lovely shower. I really wanted a shower for my second too (and I asked for one – second child was the other gender), but no one gave me one. I should have just made a registry and sent it to family, ha!

  2. Timing is everything, especially if you’re registered between seasonal stock change, not all of your items may be in stock later.

  3. What a great post. I started registering a little too early and a lot of the things I register for was out of stock when it came time for the actual shower.

  4. So true. There isn’t a ‘right time’ to start registering. Any time is a good time! I started my registry later in pregnancy after taking to others to see what are essential items. I still registered for too much lol. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I agree, sometimes people’s opinions can affect what really matters. It’s important to remember that it is your memory and not others. How do you want to look back and remember the experience. The earlier the better in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!

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