Not Finding Out Baby Registry

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I have to admit, I am in AWE of parents who wait to find out the sex of their babies. There is really something so exciting about not knowing whether it is a boy or girl throughout the pregnancy and getting that “It’s a …!” moment.

However, the one thing can be tricky when you don’t know the gender is shopping for a shower or baby gift. I mean, you can only have so many yellow and beige items, right?!  So when Susanne and I got the email introducing us to baby registry, we both emailed each other with “WHAT A GREAT IDEA!” at the same exact time!

The idea behind Not Finding Out (NFO) is fabulous as  it allows parents to create a registry, choose their items (which they stock in darling girly or boyish versions) and as soon as the baby is born, the appropriate gift is shipped.

I bet you are intrigued and want more info on exactly how it works now, right?

I did too so let me break it down for you:

1. Parents-to-be create a registry online and choose their items. By the way, I was completely impressed with their variety and the stylish patterns. I can imagine it would be hard to find a great selection that comes in a fabulous girl and boy version, and it is clear they have done their research as their shop is stocked with cute stuff.

2. In their NFO registry Welcome Packet, there will be a Shhhh!!!!!!! card included which will be given to their doctor or ultrasound tech.Once it is determined if it is a boy or girl, the medical professional will fill out the card in secret and mail back to NFO in the self-addressed stamped envelope. This allows NFO to start compiling all the items people have purchased in the correct gender to ship to the family as soon as baby is born.

3. But what about my shower gift?  What do I bring?  
I think this is really fun!

When someone purchases a gift off the registry, they will receive a Preview Card mailed to them to take to a baby shower that is wrapped like a present!

The cute card will show a preview of the item that was purchased and on one side will be a picture of the pink and on the other the picture of the blue.

But the actual item in the correct color will be shipped after baby is born!

4. Baby arrives! After baby is born, someone calls the NFO hotline to share the It’s a BOY! or It’s a GIRL! news.

Then all of the items that have been purchased are mailed in a big box in the correct gender to the happy (and likely tired) new parents.

Isn’t this a darling idea?? I think it would likely save the parents so much time in making returns and there are bound to be gifts one would prefer be not gender neutral. Innovative + practical = we love!!

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  1. 1
    Natalie H says:

    This is AMAZING!! Love LOVE LOVE!!!

  2. 2
    Jen says:

    I KNOW and I feel the same way!!! I wish every friend I knew who was “not finding out” could register here! Makes it so much easier (and fun!!!)

  3. 3
    Jill says:

    Hm. I love the idea of not finding out (we didn’t!) but it would make me nervous to not have any stuff washed and ready when the little one arrives…
    We decided that every color was gender neutral, except pink and purple, and had a very colorful nursery of greens, blues,brown,yellows, oranges, beige, and now that stuff is already should baby #2 come along.
    Seems like this would sort of make a baby shower anti-climactic, too, just getting wrapped cards?
    And I would be jealous that a stranger knows what I am having and I don’t…

    • 4
      Jen says:

      I totally see where you are coming from, but just like at all showers, not everyone shops from a registry list, so there are bound to be gifts that are a mix of registry and ones that are not.

      For the staple ones, I think this is an awesome option, and would allow the parents to get it in the color of their baby gender

      (if they wanted!)

      But with all things, it is totally personal preference and is not for everyone. But for some parents-to-be, I think this is a really fun and useful service!

      Thanks for your comment and your viewpoint…

      And I am in AWE that you didn’t find out! So fun!

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