There are very few times I wish I could rewind the clock and be a new mom again. Truth is, I’m quite happy to be the mother of school aged children, thank you very much! Main reason? The fact that they go away for seven hours each weekday, duh.
However, this is one of those times that I really wish I could experience it all over again – and of course you know it has something to do with shopping!
Walmart Canada, Canada’s number one retail banner for infant care, announced on Thursday the official launch of its new baby registry on walmart.ca to help Canadians get ready for a new baby on the way. The registry features a broad assortment of baby products from diapers and bottles to cribs and strollers as well as more than 1,500 online exclusives at Walmart’s everyday low prices.
YE GODS! *Why* was this not around when I had my two little guys? As you all know (or should know)… I practically live at Walmart. No joke, some of the cute stock boys know me when they see me. And thinking back to my boys’ infant years, I was constantly buying products from Walmart’s baby department, whether it be diapers or formula, play yards or toys.
Now just imagine… what if I could have filled out my baby registry at Walmart? This would have been awesome in so many ways! Moms-to-be of today, listen up: this is why Walmart’s new baby registry totally rocks:
1) Free Shipping: A baby registry is only useful if your guests actually purchase your desired products. Now I know online shipping is nothing new, but trying to purchase from another popular baby registry online means $$ in shipping fees. At Walmart, your guests won’t pay a cent to ship most items to most locations in Canada using standard shipping. This enables them to shop in the comfort of their own home (bonus), and save on shipping costs (double bonus).
2) Crazy Good Selection: We’re talking about over 1,500 online exclusives. And brands like Child of Mine by Carter’s, Mamas and Papas, Medela, Stroll-Air, and Tommee Tippee to name just a few. Considering my baby registry had about 40 items on it, I’d say they more than have you covered.
3) Generous Return Policy: Almost anything you buy from Walmart Canada stores may be returned within 90 days from when you bought the item, and for online purchases, within 90 days of the day you received your merchandise. So, no need to rush back to the store if you receive two of one item, or if you need to gender-swap after baby is born. Plus, here’s why it’s amazing for parents of wee ones: “Walmart Canada guarantees that our children’s clothing (sizes 0 – 16) and children’s footwear (Pre-walk / Toddler sizes 0 – 10) will not wear out before the child for whom it was purchased outgrows it. If the item does wear out, simply return it with your original confirmation of purchase to any Walmart Canada store and we’ll replace it with an identical item of the same size.” Huzzah!
4) The Prices. Oh, the Prices. This one’s a no-brainer folks. When you create a registry on walmart.ca, you’ll instantly gain access to the best prices on all things baby. Translation: when your guests save money, they can buy you more things! Buy all the things!
“Our customers told us low prices, a wide selection of baby products and a stress-free return policy are the most important attributes of a baby registry and that’s what our new baby registry delivers,” said Simon Rodrigue, senior vice president of e-commerce at Walmart Canada. “We’re so excited to be able to provide new and expecting parents additional value and one-stop shopping convenience just a click away.”
(You can also check out the Baby Resource Centre, where you can find expert advice, helpful tips and relevant articles on topics ranging from how to throw a great baby shower to buying a car seat to creating a safe sleeping environment for baby.)
So, friends, can you blame me? The thought of being able to register for gifts – on a walmart.ca baby registry – make my ovaries twitch just a bit. (Only a bit. I swear.) If you’re a mom-to-be, or know one, spread the word! You’ll want to take advantage of this amazing new service.
This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada, as part of the #WalmartMomCA program. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.