You do not have to be an Amazon Prime member to set up an Amazon baby registry, but if you want to take advantage of Prime Day deals, make sure you’re signed up for Amazon Prime and have downloaded the app. Then setting up an Amazon Baby Registry should be quick and easy. Here’s what you need to know.
How to Create Your Amazon Baby Registry
There’s a lot going on when you get to the Amazon home page, which can make it hard to know where to start your registry. On the top of the page, you’ll see “Account & Lists.” If you hover over this button, you’ll find “Baby Registry” on the dropdown menu on the left side under “Your Lists.” From there, you’ll create your registry on the Amazon Baby Registry website.
As you set up your registry, you’ll be asked a couple of questions. Most of these are typical for any baby registry like your due date, if it’s your first baby, and your address. Amazon then asks if you would like to have any gift options like gift cards, a diaper fund, or group gifting. You’ll also be able to choose if you want to receive emails when items are purchased or if you want to be notified about discounts. (If you choose to be notified about discounts, you will hear from Amazon specifically if any items go on sale for Prime Day.) Once you’ve answered all of these questions, you’re ready to start adding items.
What are the benefits of creating an Amazon Baby Registry?
It’s a super easy way to access all your favorite brands for all kinds of baby essentials, clothing, nursery items, and more. (They don’t call it “Earth’s biggest selection” for nothing.) But another cool benefit? Amazon also offers Universal Registry, which means if you find something you want on another website, you can easily add it to your Amazon Registry. Here are 7 of the best benefits of creating an Amazon baby registry:
1. Free Welcome Box
When you start an Amazon Baby Registry and someone purchases $10 worth of items for you, you’ll receive a “welcome box” filled with items for both babies and parents. The estimated value is up to $35. The contents vary, but parents report receiving items such as muslin blankets, bottles, diaper sample packs, wipes, breast pads, and trial-sized bottles of lotion and body wash. Pretty sweet surprises!
2. Completion Discount
One little-known benefit is the “completion discount.” Amazon offers a 10% discount (15% for Prime members) on certain items from your registry starting 60 days before your due date and extending up to 180 days after your due date. So as the big day approaches (or passes), you can save some serious money if you still need a stroller, a high chair, and other larger items.
3. Diaper Discount
Babies go through tons of diapers, especially during their first year. But with the Amazon baby registry, you can earn 20% off diapers during your baby’s first year when you reach $500 in registry spending. You can also combine this offer with Subscribe & Save for up to 40% off!
4. Universal Registry
Amazon has a universal registry that allows you to save items from any website to your registry. It does require a little bit of setup that’s really easy once you know where to go.
Under “Accounts & Lists,” you’ll see the option “Save Items from the Web” on the left under lists. From there, all you’ll have to do is click install for the Amazon Assistant button then you’ll be able to use it to save items from anywhere.
5. Group Gifting
Tight budgets don’t always allow for a big-ticket baby gift, no matter how much someone wants to splurge. The good news is Amazon allows “group gifting” so gift-givers can chip in toward larger gifts. That means rather than receiving a whole bunch of smaller gifts, you just may get that swanky stroller after all!
6. Baby Registry Checklist
Amazon also has a registry checklist to make it easy for you to register for everything you need. You can access it at any time on your registry home page under “Add Items.”
The checklist is divided into 8 categories: out & about, nursery, feeding, diapering, bath time, health & safety, play & learn, and clothing. Under each of those categories, you’ll find subcategories. As you click on each subcategory, a list of relevant products will show up, which also helps keep you from blindly searching for baby gear.
7. 90-Day Return Policy
What if your “tiny” baby is wearing 3 months clothes the day he’s born? No problem! You have 90 days to return most items people have purchased from your registry. So once the hustle and bustle of baby’s birth ease, you can send back anything that doesn’t fit or that you realized you won’t need.