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My friend Chelsey is pregnant, so I encouraged her to sign up for as many baby registry welcome boxes as she could just so we could share all the details with you. Over the next few weeks we’ll get an in-depth look at every registry box there is!
This is the final baby registry box that I got during this little experiment. Soon I’ll do a final round-up with all of the boxes and bags and which ones are worth getting so you can compare them, but today I’m happy to be sharing what came in the Babylist Baby Registry Welcome Box. Babylist is less well-known than the other registries I tried, but there are things about it that might make it appealing to expecting moms.
Everything in the Babylist Baby Registry Welcome Box + Review
The final box I signed up for was from Babylist. I had never even heard of Babylist until I started this process, and it is different from the other registries in that you can add items to the registry from the Babylist store as well as from other stores like Target or Amazon. This is great for if you have a lot of unique items that you need that can’t all be found at the same store.
I signed up for the Babylist registry on September 23. You enter in all your information such as your due date and then create an account.
You’ll also get instructions to add a button to your browser so it’s easy to add items from any store. This step is optional, though.
Then you’ll get sent to the main registry page.
If you select the option to give more info about the Hello Baby Box, a little box pops up with a video and also tells you what you need to do to get your box.
In addition to entering your shipping information, you also have to add 3 items from the Babylist store and 3 items from any other store. You’ll then have to pay $9.99 shipping to get the box; but you get a $10 credit to the Babylist store.
As soon as all 6 items were on the list, I was able to qualify for the welcome box. I just had to enter my payment info for the shipping and they said I would get an e-mail when it shipped.
I used my $10 credit to get a muslin blanket that was originally $12.99. After the $10 discount, I ended up paying a total of $10.50 (including tax) because shipping was $5.99. If I had spent more than $45, I could have gotten free shipping, but since this is my 4th baby, I don’t really need very many things, and I didn’t feel that $10.50 was too bad for a large, high quality muslin blanket that will probably be a large part of this baby’s life (my daughter still sleeps with the muslin blankets I used as nursing covers when she was a baby!).
I received an e-mail saying the box had been shipped on October 2, and my Hello Baby Box came on October 9.
It had some nice tissue paper wrapped around the items when I opened it, and then I could partially see what was inside.
Here’s what was inside:
Ads for baby products
Lansinoh nipple cream sample
Baby Bum Everyday lotion sample
Pampers diaper kit
Lansinoh nursing pads and breast milk storage bags sample
WaterWipes Baby Wipes sample
$35 off coupon to Yumi baby food service (see below)
Evenflo balance pacifier
Nanobebe— 3 disposable bottles, 2 nursing pads, 1 pacifier
Evenflo balance 5-oz bottle
Boon NURSH 4-oz bottle with silicone pouch
2 Pampers pure diapers and coupons
Skip Hop teething toy
3 Huggies diapers
Registry cards (to put in a baby shower invitation)
I did a little research into the Yumi baby food subscription service, because $35 off seemed like a large discount. However, I quickly realized it wouldn’t make much of a dent in the cost. One of the lowest subscription plans I found on their website showed a cost of $71 per week for basically 2 servings of baby food each day. The monthly cost was more than $200, which is getting close to half our grocery budget for a family of 5. If it’s something you want to try, use the card, but this service would probably not be part of a frugal budget (it’s way cheaper to make your own!).
Here’s a picture of everything all laid out together:
Overall, I felt neutral about whether or not this box was a good deal. Especially because I had already received all the other boxes and bags, there wasn’t really anything in this box that I really needed. There were a few products that I had never seen before and hadn’t tried, but I’m not sure it was worth spending the money for shipping. Yes, I got the credit and was able to get the muslin blanket, but I still ended up spending a total of $20.49 for the box and the blanket. Something else I discovered when trying to compare prices between the Babylist store and Amazon was that some of the items that came in the Babylist Baby Registry Welcome Box weren’t even available in their store! For example, you can’t buy the 5 oz Evenflo bottle at Babylist.
Also, while you can’t add direct links to other stores on Amazon, Amazon sells so many things that if you want to have a baby registry with many different items, you can probably find almost anything you want on Amazon and don’t need something like Babylist.
However, if you want a lot of unique items or specialty products for your registry, this might be a great way to make your registry because you can link to items at places like Etsy. Additionally, the Babylist store has a lot of brands that you can’t easily find at other stores. If that’s important to you, then Babylist might be worth using.
Check out other registry welcome boxes we’ve reviewed: