Post # 1
Hi ladies. I finally found out I’m having a little baby boy! We are so excited. Now of course I want to start making my registry.
I will have two maybe even 3 showers. My FMIL is having one and the people going to that one live out in the country more. No babies r us in sight! Targets are a little less, its a lot of Walmarts! My moms family who is all in the Twin Cities of MN have access to target, walmart, and babies r us!
So for registering, what should I do?!
Do i pick some items to register at one place, and other items at another?
Do i register for the same items at both places if they have them?
I think I should maybe just register items at one place… most of the things I can double register for would be like plain white onsies, bottles, pacifiers, things like that. I guess if I register at both places for the same items and I can return them if I get doubles and buy whatever else I need? eeeek so confusing
Post # 3
IMO, for common items, ie: white onesies and pacifiers, I think it would be okay to add them to multiple registries so people have options. Some don’t mind ordering off line so they don’t care if there’s a store local, while others would rather go personally pick the gift up/out and would like options for stores close to them.
I wouldn’t register twice for bigger items ie: stroller, carseat, crib, bedding, etc.
Post # 4
I would register for each item only once.
For your FMIL shower, if its first or last you can adjust that registry they will use based on what you already received or didnt receive if there is a couple week space between them.
Post # 5
@gpsp2B: I have 2 registries with different things on them, only things similar are cloths, bibs, etc, general stuff.
Post # 6
We will probably only register for the car seat and stroller… we already have a pack n play, swing, changing table, and crib lined up.
So i guess a lot of what we have to register for is like bottles, bibs, pacifiers, burp rags, grooming stuff, baby bath time stuff, some generic white onsies, blankets and sheets, diapers and wipes
we aren’t getting a full crib bedding set. they’re so expensive and we dont plan to use bumpers or the quilt so I’ve found some cute matching stuff at Walmart and Target where the sheets have a matching blanket or two, and we want to buy a few sets like that!
Post # 7
I would register for different stuff at different stores. Personally, when we get a BFP I’ll probably register at Amazon because everyone has access to the internet and they have better prices than many of the other stores. I’d probably also register at one of the brick and mortar stores for people who can’t figure out the internet or don’t mind paying more for the experience of going to the store to look at baby stuff.
Post # 8
I registered at BRU and Target – I put different little stuff on both but then both had my big stuff. I am a registry stalker though so when something was purchased on one – i would log into the other and delete it so it wouldnt be purchased twice.
Post # 9
some things like onesis, burp clothes, etc, you practically cant have too many of, so you can of course register for multiples of those at different stores.
Does Walmart have a registry? If so, I would just do BRUs and Walmart.
Post # 10
@MrsB1015: I never even thought of that! deleting the items as they are purchased! did it ruin the fun of opening gifts!??!
Post # 11
@gpsp2B: no but i am not really like that. If you want to be surprised – you could ask a friend to be in charge of that!?
Post # 12
@gpsp2B: no but i am not really like that. If you want to be surprised – you could ask a friend to be in charge of that!? Or your husband??
Post # 13
@MrsB1015: good idea! I still wont know who bought what!!
@red_rose: lol.. wow. i guess i assume walmart has a registry. I’m thinking I might actually skip BRU.. everything i’d register for I can register at walmart or target anyways.
Post # 14
I’m just starting my baby registry at the moment and I’ve been using babylist (babyli.st) You can register for anything from any online store and add it to the list with a button on your search engine (like Pinterest). Then when people want to buy that gift they just “reserve” it on your babylist site and they can purchase it at the store where you found it or any other place they find it. It keeps track of the gifts that have been purchased and doesn’t require the buyer to get it from the specific store. They can buy online or in person, it doesn’t matter. I love it because it keeps everything central, you can “register” for other items (like a week of meals or something) and I also live in an area without major shopping stores so it’s convenient for me and many of my friends to online shop.
Post # 15
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To add to what @MrsHS: is doing. I am also using babyli.st and they also have the option of adding an in-store registry to it if you’ve made one. You should check it out. It’s pretty awesome.
Post # 16
I’ve seen people register for the same thing at multiple stores and I’ve seen people only register for that item once. I’ve seen this done for everything from little things (e.g. pacifiers) to larger items (e.g. swings/bouncers). Personally, as a guest, I think it’s a little bizarre, especially if all retailers offer shipping. Even if I wanted to personally hand-deliver it, I can still have it shipped to my house and then wrapped. It’s even more bizarre when all the guests have access to the stores with a short drive.
It either puts you in the position of constantly monitoring your registries (up to the minute of your shower, really). It’s okay if it’s something like bottles or wipes that you need multiples of, but if it’s like the same exact bouncer or diaper bag, then you really only need one (unless you have twins, triplets, etc.). So you have to make sure that as soon as it’s bought at one store, you delete it from the other store. That’s a lot of work. Otherwise, you can bank on returning one, but then you’re stuck with store credit plus it may look awkward at the shower if two people show up with the same “big” item.
Personally, I hate standing in line to return stuff so the less chances I have to return things, the better.