So I took a few months to set up my registry, had my Baby Shower, and left it at that, feeling confident in my decisions. There are still a few lingering items on our registry that weren't purchased that we've been debating whether or not are necessity items or not. Last week I was contacted by Leah, a Public Relations Assistant for Buy Buy Baby, and asked if I wanted to set up a consultation to help us finalize and complete our purchases before the baby arrived, and I thought "why not?"
This consultation was actually QUITE helpful. Since I've already had my Baby Shower, I've already set-up my registry, and I've already done the research, the pressure and "overwhelm-ness" was gone and I was able to have more of a conversation with the consultant and ask my burning questions, rather than her just telling us the products that they recommend while we nod and go along with it. I came in with my questions: "Do I need this?" "I didn't get this, should I have it now, or later?" I came in saying "I know these are the best two carriers, can I try them both and see for myself which one I like?" Our "Personal Shopping Consultant", Alexa, was on the ball and gave us her honest opinions and advice on each product I had a question about.
My big question was the carriers. I got two wraps for newborns (still trying to decide which one will be best, but I need a baby to really know!) but I wanted a sturdier one for longer walks and for a larger child. Alexa brought out a 10 pound baby doll for me to use when trying out the different carriers!
What carriers do you recommend?
She also pointed us in the direction of a snap n' go stroller that is more compatible with our specific car seat than the one we got, which I was grateful for.
We left there with a better understanding of what we still need, and what we received that we maybe don't actually need. Our local store is having a registry completion event on Sunday, November 3rd where couples can get 20% off their entire purchase!! So, now we are assessing our current inventory, and making a list of all the things we still need, plus all the things we thought we'd need but maybe don't. We will have QUITE the trip to Buy Buy Baby on the 3rd! Can't wait!
Thank you so much to Leah, Alexa and Buy Buy Baby for setting up this consultation. It was very helpful for us as we complete our registry, and my experience with the BBB registry has been a very pleasant one!
Disclaimer: I was given a $25.00 gift card in exchange for writing about my personal shopping experience at Buy Buy Baby. Of course, all opinions are my own.