Babies are a blessing but baby showers can make things a little more stressful than happy—at least when it comes to planning. Collecting money and gifts, and creating fun ways to get everyone involved in your baby shower could be a bit difficult.

But what if the way you collect contributions and monetary gifts for baby showers were as simple as clicking a link?

What if you could plan baby shower games, food, and other activities without having to worry about where the money would come from? Let’s be honest, for them to be so tiny, babies carry a big expense. You don’t have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders when it comes to baby shower expenses.

In this article, you will find out how using a Braid Money Pool can easily and effectively help you receive funds for your baby shower.

There are different ways to use money pools for your baby shower and it takes away the stress and difficulty of planning. This includes:

  • Diaper funds
  • Receiving monetary gifts and contributions
  • Collecting money for baby shower pool games

Use Money Pools For a Diaper Fund

You’re about to be a new parent! You’ve been excited about getting to dress your kids up, the memories you’ll create, the joy and laughter you’ll share. 

While this is all something to look forward to, you probably haven’t begun to think about the one thing that can easily eat away at your money—diapers. 

Fortunately, there is something you can do to get some money for that new money-eater.

What is a diaper fund?

A diaper fund is a way to get people to gift you money to go towards diapers. People send their contributions and gifts to one place.

A diaper fund does not have to only go towards diapers. Parents can choose to use the diaper fund for other baby essentials. What matters is that the money is coming to you in one place and with ease.

How can a diaper fund help you?

It’s easy for family and friends to talk about how excited they are for the new baby. But at the end of the day, everything is coming out of the parents’ pockets. Having a diaper fund can come in handy.

The best thing about diaper funds is that you don’t have to spend all the money at once. 

Diaper funds are also an easy way for new parents to separate baby money from money for other expenses like housing, bills, and groceries. 

It takes a village to raise a child and that starts with the money that people contribute. 

With diaper funds, people are free to donate whatever amount they would like to donate.

Think of a tip jar at your favorite restaurant. There isn’t a sign on the jar that gives you a minimum or maximum amount that can be contributed. All it is is an open opportunity for people to help out through kindness. 

How to Set Up a Diaper Fund With Braid

Setting up a diaper fund is quick and easy when using Braid. Braid allows you to set up a fund and anybody with a link to the fund can contribute money. Here’s how you start:

1. Create a Braid Money Pool

Setting up a Braid Money Pool is an efficient way to collect money for your diaper fund. Braid is completely free, so you don’t have to worry about paying for a subscription or any fees.

Give your diaper fund a nice name and add a description. Be sure that you have a goal set for what you want the money pool to be about—in this case, it’s diapers and other baby essentials.

2. Send friends and family the link

Once you have created the money pool with Braid, all there is to do is invite friends and family to donate. You can do this by sending them a link. 

You don’t have to worry about helping anybody register for Braid. The Pool Link is all you need to get people to contribute. 

You can also share the link online on your social media or other online groups that you may be involved in. The more shares the Pool Link for your diaper fund gets, the more money there is for you and your new bundle of joy.

3. How to access your diaper funds

You are finally done collecting money for your diaper fund. You are amazed by how many people contributed. Even strangers sent you funds!

Accessing funds with Braid is simple. When you start a money pool with Braid, you are given a digital Braid debit card. This card can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

If you aren’t too much of a digital person, don’t worry. Braid can also ship you a physical card that works the same way!

You don’t have to wait for your money or use any other systems to have your money transferred to your account. 

It’s that simple.

Ready to start getting money for your new bundle of joy? Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Money Pools Are Perfect for Monetary Baby Shower Gifts

A lot of new mothers and fathers would prefer monetary gifts over a piece of clothing that their child will never wear. It’s understandable.

When it comes to receiving money for gifts, parents can sometimes feel too shy to ask and they just settle for accepting whatever gift someone gives them. After all, gifts should come from the heart, right?

Well, there are still some effective ways to request monetary gifts and funds for your baby.

How do I ask for money for a baby shower?

  • Be open with your guests. Believe it or not, it is completely OK to be open and honest with people and tell them you would prefer monetary gifts. This is even easier when the guests are friends and family.

Respectfully explaining to them that you know the specific needs of your baby and would like to purchase them on your own is far better than having them waste money on a gift you will never use. 

  • Give them details. When people are hesitant to give money, it’s most likely because they don’t know what exactly the money will be used for. Explain to family and friends the things that the contributed funds will go towards.

This level of honesty makes it easier for people to trust you and give more than you probably even expected. 

Here are some things you can use your monetary gifts for:

  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Diapers
  • Child care
  • Toys
  • Bottles 
  • Schooling 

  • Be polite. This will go a long way. When asking for monetary gifts, it should never feel like you are pressuring people. 

Because you already explained to them how the gifts would help and what they would be used for, that is truly all the persuading and talking you have to do. 

 

Don’t forget to show appreciation and gratitude to your baby shower guests. Say things like:

  • “Cash gifts are welcomed and appreciated.”
  • “Please be a blessing to my family with a cash gift.”
  • “Feel free to send a cash gift to help the expenses of my new bundle of joy.”

Start receiving monetary baby shower gifts with Braid Money Pools here.

How to Use a Money Pool for Monetary Baby Shower Gifts

Using a Braid Money Pool for baby shower gifts is a perfect choice. Once you create your money pool with Braid, it’s easy sailing.

People can send payments directly from their debit or credit cards to the money pool from the Pool link. 

Then you can spend your collected monetary gifts and funds directly from the pool with the Pool’s debit card. 

Is Babylist good for baby shower monetary gifts?

Babylist is a well-known website for collecting money and gifts for mothers and their newborns. While the name rings bells, is it the most efficient?

  • Babylist charges your friends and family $2.9% plus $.90 to contribute funds. This could deter people from sending you money, and they might just end up buying you the not-so-cute baby clothing instead.

  • With Braid, donating funds is completely free for you and your loved ones.

  • When setting up a cash fund with Babylist, payment options can get complex. Because of that, you end up waiting a couple of business days before you can receive all of your money. 

  • When people add funds through the Braid Pool Link, your funds are immediately available to spend. There is no wait time, no days for processing, and no delays.

Baby Money Pools Are Fun and Easy

Now, it’s time for the fun. What’s more fun than getting more money based on the terrible guesses of your family and friends? Another way to receive money for your baby shower is through baby shower pool games.

What is a baby shower pool game?

So glad you asked!

Baby money pools are games that require your loved ones to guess the outcome of your baby. This could be the:

  • Height
  • Birth weight
  • Eye color
  • Gender
  • The first letter of their first name
  • Date of birth

Whatever you want them to guess is your choice! The fun thing about it is that with guesses comes money. The person closest to the correct answer wins the prize.

How can I receive money for baby money pools with Braid?

Setting up a baby money pool with Braid is simple. 

Start a pool and send everyone who is invited to your baby shower a link. At this point, you send people the questions and they can start sending in the funds. 

As the baby money pool admin, you have the access to all the funds and security for everything that comes in. 

Let the baby money pool games begin! Click here to set yours up.

How do baby money pool winners get their prizes?

The prize for the winner of the baby shower money pool game can be the total amount of funds contributed or a percentage of it. 

Some parents take the funds sent, buy the winner a gift, and keep the remaining money for the baby. Either way, it is totally up to you. 

Should I use Baby Bety for baby money pools?

Baby Bety offers a money pool service for baby money pools games but at what cost? Well, there is a cost. Baby Bety charges you a 10% fee plus $.30 for each transaction.

How much does Braid charge you for money pools?

Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Setting up a money pool with Braid is 100% free.

Baby Bety also requires you to use PayPal or Venmo to receive your funds. This could take up to 5 business days.

With Braid, you can access your funds immediately with the digital Braid debit card. For people who aren’t too good with technology, you can also order a physical card. It’s used the same way!

There’s No Need to Wait With Braid

Don't make the mistake of not getting all the money you need for your baby shower and new bundle of joy. Braid makes it too simple to miss out on.