FAQs

Creating the Registry

Absolutely. A friend or family member can create a registry on your behalf and fill in all the contact info as it pertains to you. You will then receive an invite email with a link to set up an account so you’ll be able to view and edit your registry. Then you and the person who created the registry can both view and edit the registry.
No. MealBaby is a completely free service designed to make meal coordination for those in need as seamless and easy as possible. Even though we highly recommend the purchase of a restaurant gift card as well as donations to Feed the Children, they are optional add-ons to the MealBaby service.
The following is a sample email invitation.
There are two ways people can view your registry:
  • They are the recipient of an email invitation link that you send out from the MealBaby site.
  • They are given access to a link that you can copy and paste anywhere you would like your registry to be announced (such as Facebook, Twitter, a personal blog, or a mass email to all your friends and family).

Only people who have access to your link will be able to view your registry, so it’s up to you to distribute your registry link in ways that you feel comfortable with.

It is entirely up to you as to how many days to request meals for. It is safe to assume that a new mom will probably need meals every other day for at least 3-4 weeks if there are an adequate number of friends or family members willing to contribute. The best way to help determine the number of days to request meals for is to think about how many people you know who are potential volunteers and then make sure you have an adequate number of available days for those people to sign up. You as the registrant can always go back to your registry and add on more days to your calendar if you see that the schedule is filling up quickly and there are still more people who want to bring a meal.
Just sign in to your account and edit the start date in your meal registry.
The email specified under Contact Info is where all of the notifications will be sent when people sign up for a meal or purchase a gift card. If the person you are creating a registry for does not have email, or does not have access to a computer, feel free to put down your own email address and then be sure to let them know when their meals are coming.
Any restaurant gift card you receive in the mail will be affixed to a MealBaby letter that states who the gift card was purchased by.
Yes, a reminder email is automatically sent to anyone who signs up to bring a meal on the day before their meal is due.
Yes, on the Meal Registry Edit Page, there is a Send Reminder button in the Invitations section that allows you to have a reminder email sent to anyone who has not yet signed up after receiving the initial email invitation link sent from MealBaby. The Sign Up Reminder email is different from the Meal Reminder email that is discussed in the previous question.

Viewing the Registry

No. MealBaby is a completely free service designed to make meal coordination for those in need as seamless and easy as possible. The purchase of a restaurant gift card and donations to Feed the Children are optional add-ons to the MealBaby service.
In order to view a registry, you have to be given access to the registry link by the registry owner. There are two options for how to receive the registry link:
  • You are the recipient of an email invitation link that was sent to you from the MealBaby site by the registry owner.
  • You are given access to the link that the registry owner has distributed in any number of ways (such as Facebook, Twitter, personal blog, or mass email).

The easiest way is probably simply to ask the registry owner to email you the link so you can click on it, then login to your account and view their registry.

From the date of purchase, gift cards generally take 7-10 days to be delivered.
If this scenario occurs on the day of, or the few days before you are scheduled to bring a meal, it would be best to call the person the registry is for and let them know what happened so they won’t be expecting you on that day. However, if this same scenario occurs a week or more in advance of when you had planned to bring a meal, you can simply revisit their registry by signing in to your account and then edit your selection on their calendar page in order to choose another day that works for you. No worries, they will be notified of the change.
Yes, a reminder email is automatically sent out to anyone who signs up to bring a meal on the day before their meal is due.
The problem most likely lies in the fact that you are trying to login using a different email address than the one to which the email invitation link was sent. You must use the same email address that the link was sent to in order to be allowed to view the registry.
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