(Closed) Baby registries- Etiquette and where is best for international? Australia?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Is someone having a baby shower for you? That’s normally when the word gets out about where your registered.

Post # 5
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

In your circle of friends and family is it normal to announce that you’ve registered somewhere? It’s not normal in my groups, so I would maybe have mom or mil spread the word.  Or hint to your friends that you would love a babyshower but don’t have any family close by to throw one for you.  They might take over and get word out to your family and friends. 

Post # 6
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Here in the UK, a lot of women think a shower is a tacky and grabby American tradition, but many people will individually ask if you’re registered anywhere so that they can buy you a gift. We set something up at Mothercare so that we could tell people who asked. 


Post # 7
782 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We currently live in Italy and registered on Amazon. That worked pretty well for us!

Post # 8
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Just an idea, my mom went to a baby shower where the mom couldn’t make it.  She was in the Air Force in Germany.  So everyone brought gifts, unwrapped, and she saw the pics (this was pre-Skype), and then they were shipped to her.  If your family back home wants to give you a shower, Skype would be an option!

Post # 10
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I’m an Aussie bee and no one I know has ever registered for baby stuff. 

If you have a baby shower people just ask what you want or give you a gift voucher to a baby store.  

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