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Handmade Code: BabyList

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Handmade Code is our series where we showcase interesting and useful apps from our Developer Community. In this article, Natalie Gordon tells us about her app, BabyList.

When I was pregnant, I didn’t want to register at a big-box store. I wanted to register at places like Etsy that reflect my values. I created BabyList to be a simple baby registry site where you can do just that. You can register for Etsy products, or anything else you find on or off the web. BabyList launched in February of 2010, just two weeks before my son was born.

Using BabyList is easy, and it’s free. To get started, you just add a super-simple bookmarklet to your web browser. We have a one-minute video that helps if you have any issues. As you’re browsing Etsy, or any other site, just click the bookmarklet to add items you like to your registry. If you have any problems, you can send me an email.

People really love Etsy baby products and want to include them in their baby registries. The exciting thing is that over half of active registries have at least one item from Etsy. The comment I’ve heard the most is “I wish this was around when I was pregnant.”

If you have an Etsy shop with baby products, we have a mailing list that we use to keep in touch with baby product vendors. You can also visit our Facebook page and Twitter feed. And if you like BabyList, tell your pregnant friends!