If you’re pregnant and thinking of setting up some kind of online wishlist to help you keep track of things you need to buy for your new baby, you might want to look into Amazon’s baby wishlist as one possible option.
It’s free to set up and has gift offers every month (you do have to spend a minimum of £20): the gift for October 2019 is a Newborn Baby Box from MAM.
What details do I need to provide to set up the Amazon baby wishlist?
To get going with your wishlist, you’ll have to provide a few personal details, like:
- email address
- shipping address
- due date.
And you can include a co-owner for the list, too, like your partner.
Before you sign up, you’ll also be asked if you want to get:
- news about exclusive discounts
- alerts when certain items on your wishlist have been bought
- the Amazon family newsletter.
(You can opt out of any of these if you want).
Why set up an online baby wishlist?
An online wishlist like the Amazon one can definitely help you to keep organised when you’re trying to keep track of things you might want to buy in time for your new arrival.
You can browse products, add them to your list or remove them if you don’t think they’re for you after all:
We particularly like the fact that with the Amazon baby wishlist you can see what other parents have bought and what they thought of their purchase (most products have hundreds of reviews) – particularly good if you’re spending out on things like a buggy, and handy to have that info all in one place.
In addition it’s useful that you can share the wishlist with friends and relatives (like a wedding gift list) which means you won’t get bought the same thing twice.
You’ll get a link and options to share via social media, and email:
Mum jellybabymumdrum on our forum had an Amazon baby wishlist and tells us that having it has helped her to control what she buys a bit (we know the excitement of a new baby on the way can get people on the spend big time ? ):
“I have an Amazon Baby wishlist set up so I can normally contain myself by doing a bit of ‘online shopping’ by putting it in to my wishlist.”
How will the Amazon wishlist help you get stuff for your baby?
As well as being an easy way to keep track of products you like, and share it with people who might want to buy you things for the baby, having an Amazon baby wishlist means you:
- get different gifts each month (when you spend a minimum of £10)
- save money with discounts on products
- get limited time offers
There’s also an inspiration section to give you some ideas if you’re not sure what you need.
There’s a really handy display that shows you how many things from your wishlist have been bought, as well as whether you’ve requested gift cards instead, plus a countdown to how many days until your baby arrives.
If it sounds like something you think you’d find useful you can sign up on the registration page
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