Ericka Souter, an editor at the website Mom.me, said she had reservations when she initially learned about the trend.
"You always run the risk when kids get to make these gift lists," she
"They feel entitled.
They feel that they should get everything on it, and that can create a problem if you are not setting the right limitations, if you do something like this."
acknowledges that there are "some merits" to the idea, she
still doesn't think it's a good thing.
"There are some things about birthday parties that shouldn't be so planned out and so expected from a kid's point of view," she
"They should be surprised when they open their presents, and your friends and family members shouldn't feel pressured to get things on that list."
Parents who plan to set up a registry for their child should set ground rules, she
"They need to, No. 1, let them know there are price limits to what they should put on the list," she