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.
Chandra Christine O'Connor
I know all the great ideas for babies werent there when my girls were little. i guess I will use them for my future grandbabies
Yes, you’ll have to do that Chandra!
nice blog makeover! this is a good reminder that i should do a registry for baby #3 coming in Feb
Thank you! And congrats on Baby #3!
Angie In My 30s
It’s about time!! :) They definitely have a HUGE selection – great for new moms
I hear you!! I feel like they should have always had one, given their great prices and selection!
free shipping is definitely an awesome thing!
I agree! I never like spending my hard-earned money on shipping costs!
Such a great idea !! Walmart does have a fantastic selection of baby products, combine it with a baby registry AND free shipping – winning combination !
I couldn’t have said it better, Flora!
I am done having babies, but I remember registering and how much fun it was. Free shipping? Definitely going to recommend the Walmart baby registry for my friends who are expecting.
Please do BobbiJo – I know I will!
Have to admit, going through the website of baby items may have made mine twitch just a bit too. Walmart is like my second home! Really happy to see that they now have a registry. Lucky moms of today!
I completely agree Carol! The best part is – since the prices are so low, your guests can buy you MORE stuff!
Free shipping, I never realized how grateful I am for walmarts shipping, until I went to try and shop at other online stores.
AMEN! Most other baby retailers make you spend at least $75 – $100 before they offer free shipping!!
My daughter has already registered! She is my “baby” and is having her first this March!
A hearty congratulations! So wonderful to hear that your daughter has already registered!
I think it’s a great thing that they have a registry now.
Oh, it’s such a wonderful thing for new moms and moms to be!
Excited to see this, combined with free shipping in Walmart and one of the lowest prices its just awesome!
Thats very exciting! GREAT idea… Glad they are doing this.
Me too Darrah… I just wish they had done it years ago! Ah well, better late then never – I have a few friends who are working on becoming moms-to-be!
I love how much has changed since mine were wee ones. I’m so glad they have this happening as Walmart is the closest ‘big store’ around. So, tons of baby shopping is done there, but this makes life so much easier, we have like 2-3 now expecting in the family.
Oh Darlene, you definitely have to tell all the moms-to-be in your family about this registry!
walmart is pretty awesome
It’s the BEST.
I love Walmart and that if offers Free Shipping! Offering a baby registry is so fantastic as the prices are great and easy to return if you get two of an item that is needed
This is such a great idea! I have put together so many baby gift baskets for friends and I ALWAYS head to Walmart for staples!
love that walmart has free shipping
Great to hear they have the registry now and free shopping. Who doesn’t love shopping at Walmart?
I am done having babies, but my kids just started…woohoo I going to Walmart
Debbie White Beattie
I love ordering from Walmart because you get to check for reviews to find out how good a product is plus you have access to products that might not be in store. Plus Walmart has an awesome return policy