Our good friends Kristin and Andrew are expecting their first baby in April. I was so excited about the momentous occasion (none of our close friends around here have babies) that I volunteered to photograph their pregnancy announcement.
Right before Christmas they found out that it’s a boy, which I’m really excited about because I plan on Owen and Baby H being best buds like Brad and Andrew. And it’s a cool coincidence that the boys will be about the same age apart as Brad and Andrew.
Recently, Kristin asked if I’d meet up with her at Babies “R” Us to help her figure out the things she needed to register for.
Before we met up at the store, Kristin set up an appointment with a Babies “R” Us personal registry partner, or PRP, who are there to educate expectant parents on the registry process and to help select items that will best fit customers’ needs.
We met with the PRP first. She helped set up Kristin’s registry, informed her of the Endless Earnings program (registrants can earn up to 10% on all purchases made from their registry), and told us to let her know if we had any product-specific questions while we were there. She even filled Kristin in on the pre and postnatal classes they offer at the store.
The PRP also told us about the Babies “R” Us registry app, which is pretty awesome.
Registrants can browse products in the app and easily add them to their registries.
They even have a checklist with 10 categories, ranging from nursery to play time.
When you click on a category, like ‘car seats’, it takes you to a screen where it lists must-have and good-to-have products. From there you can click on the item, like ‘infant car seat’, and see all the infant car seat options.
Since this was Kristin’s first time checking out at baby stuff, she wanted to look around first to get an idea of all the products she would need to register for, so we spent a little over an hour walking around the store.
There was a lot of pointing and questions like, “Do you think I need that?” and “What is that?” and “You do what with that?”
While we were walking around, Kristin would bust out her phone and search for certain products in the app, mostly to see the reviews.
If it were something she was really interested in, she would add it to her registry. When she had time later, she was going to go online and research the products more in depth. Then she would delete any products she no longer wanted from the registry.
I think I had the entire store memorized by the time we were done.
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