Geek Chic Baby: Amazon Baby Registry & Welcome Box – Unboxing & Review

So, Amazon has a gift registry and I found it super easy to use… the only real issues I had were people’s gifts being shipped to me regularly before our baby shower when they are not meant to be opened yet. I would highly suggest registry stuff have packing tape that says it’s from Amazon Baby Registry or something. Because I didn’t know when I was receiving gifts or things I had just ordered on Amazon.

One of the perks of the Amazon registry is that if you are a Amazon Prime member you get a free welcome box.

There are a few things you should know about it though like:

-You have to be a member of Amazon Prime
-You have to have gone through and filled out their entire registry (every category) — I found this to be confusing because it wanted to register me for things I already had like a crib… I later realized there is a section where if you already have something in that section you can check it off and bypass that.
-At least 1 item on your list needs to be purchased before you can claim your box
-You have to claim your box — meaning you have to go into your registry and tell them you want it before they will send it
-It does take several days to receive after claiming it – it’s not like prime – it doesn’t arrive the next day.

All that being said -when It arrived it came in an adorable box with adorable tissue paper and had some great items inside it!

here is my unboxing video:

The Items inside included:

-Full Size Amazon Sensitive Baby Wipes
-Aveeno Baby Lotion Trial Size
-1 Pampers Swaddlers Baby Diaper
-1 Pampers Baby Wipes Trial Size
-2 Trial Size Latch Nursing Pads
-1 Full Size Bright Starts Teething + Toy Elephant Plush
-1 Full Size Swaddle Designs – Hedgehog Print – Swaddling Blanket
-1 Advent by Phillips Baby Bottle
-1 Trial Size Aquaphor Baby

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My overall thoughts:

I loved the full size items – I would have preferred everything to be full size because as a new mom I won’t really know if I like something or if it’s really useful unless I get some regular use out of it – 1 diaper is not going to tell me much… I have received quite a few sample sized items while registering at different stores and other than throwing these in diaper bags and purses — they are not practical for use at home for the aforementioned reason. I also don’t see me leaving the house much in the first few weeks as we adjust and when I go to place my orders for delivery of the items I need (most likely from amazon prime so that they arrive next day) I will have probably never tried their tiny samples that are good for 1 use yet.

Honestly, I think a lot of places you register at have some sort of welcome kit… (I only registered at Babies R Us, Amazon, Pottery Barn Baby, and Land of Nod… and PB & Land of Nod didn’t have a welcome kit but i also only registered online so maybe in store). I found this to be the best welcome kit out of the 2 places that had them because instead of having a TON of advertisements in it (Babies R Us was half paper advertisement trash that I threw straight in the recycling that included things like portrait studio, announcement cards, and other random baby product ads). It had actual full sized products and also included a toy and a blanket which I’ve been told you cannot have enough of stashed anywhere and everywhere.

If you have Amazon Prime – go ahead and register and get the box it’s 100% free – you don’t pay shipping or anything. Also I really liked using the Amazon registry, and I found that 90% of the gifts I received from all of my registries came from Amazon because everyone is familiar with Amazon and how to use it these days – everyone has an account and loves using Amazon Prime for quick, free shipping.

Also another bonus of Amazon’s Baby Registry is that you get that sweet 1 time use completion discount — it’s 10% for non prime members and 15% if you have Amazon Prime. (At the end of your pregnancy you get a coupon for 15% off all items from your registry that your haven’t received yet)

So, that’s all that’s left for me to say about both the Welcome Box and the Amazon Registry.

Have you used Amazon Baby Registry before? What are your thoughts?
What came in your welcome box? Were your contents different?
Let us know, leave your comments below!