My friend Brooke is pregnant with a baby boy and she registered at Walmart! Since we were headed to Walmart to pick up some items, I decided to hop on the computer and check out her registry before we left!
The whole family headed to Walmart!
At most other retailers, the registry kiosks are right as you walk in. I had never actually shopped off a registry at Walmart before, so I had to find an employee to see where they were.
He directed me toward the Jewelry department, where there was one.
The registry prints on these pieces of paper that are like long receipts. I ended up having 9 to carry around with me. I would love if it would print on pieces of paper like other registries.
I looked at the registry and headed back to the Baby section. The first thing I noticed about the registry is that it has absolutely no aisle numbers and most of the items had no prices! I was worried that it would be hard to actually find the items my friend registered for.
The second thing I noticed is that the first 3 pages were in a category of “Infants” and had items like clothing and bibs. The next 6 pages were under the category undefined and was a mix of everything from toys to bottles to diaper bags. Nothing was grouped together either. I noticed some pacifiers on page 4, but then also on page 6!
So many different diapers to choose from! I think diapers are a great gift because you just go through so many! At my shower, I received enough diapers to get us through the first 3 months!
I was suprised that there was only a 4 foot section for baby soaps and lotions. I know at other retailers there is a larger variety. This 4 foot section also includes the supplies for diaper changing too like, diaper creams.
The Baby section had a good selection of toys….I know there are some baby toys in the official toy section too!
There was a whole aisle of formula. I think it would be a great idea to have signs explaining the different kinds of formula. It can be overwhelming for new moms!
After I checked out the whole entire baby section, I decided to take a look at my friend’s registry.
The first thing that caught my eye was a pack of bibs. Like I said earlier, the registry doesn’t have aisle numbers, so you have to look at the description and match it up on the little tag. Luckily, I used to work in retail so I knew to match up the UPC codes but I know the average consumer doesn’t know to do that.
I set out to find some more items on her registry!
I like to buy a bunch of little items rather than one big item!
I like the ease of shopping at Walmart, because they are everywhere! In the future though, I’m not sure if I would register there because it was very hard to find the products. I did talk to a Walmart employee who told me they are in the process of giving the aisles numbers and then it will be on their registries. Once they do that, it will be a huge help and timesaver. For the average person, I think it would be very time consuming to look at all the little tags and barcodes to make sure they match up.
I also like that there is a wide variety of items from Walmart. With them selling even furniture, you can get everything you need for your baby right from Walmart! There is also the benefit of price! Walmart has good prices on all of these items!
Since Walmart is a place to go for shopping for baby gifts, I think it would be a great idea if they would offer more keepsakes or personalized items. Even if they offered personalized items on their website! Every new mom LOVES personalized items (Hayden has too many to count and most of them were gifts) and I think people would love the opportunity to buy them! It would be a great thing to add to registries. I know when I am looking for ideas for baby gifts, I always look online first and I’m drawn to personalized items to combine with the practical gifts!
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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All thoughts and opinions are my own.