Post # 1
I’m 19 weeks pregnant and getting ready to start a baby registry after we find out the sex next week.
We have a Babies R Us and a Buy Buy Baby nearby so we are going to register at one of those. Most everyone registers at Babies R Us and my mom has heard that Buy Buy Baby is pricy (although obviously they have the 20% off coupons) so we’re probably going to register at Babies R Us.
My mom things it might be a good idea to register someplace that’s available more places (the Buy Buy Baby near us is the only one in the entire state and there are no other Babies R Us stores in the vicinity of some of our friends and family so both of those stores would be around an hour drive for some people. I have looked at Target (which I know is shady for registries) and Kohl’s, although those stores seem to have not so many items available in the store.
Where did you register? Would you register for the major items at the baby store because they will have a better selection and then register for stuff you could register for more than one of at both the baby store and a locally available store (ex. diapers, onesies, etc)? Also, if you used Babies R Us or Buy Buy Baby, what were your experiences?
Post # 3
I registered at BRU & Target.
People always badmouth Target registries, but I did both my wedding and baby registry there and had no problems with either.
Post # 4
So far we have only registered at Babys R Us, and for very similar reasons. I don’t trust Target’s registry system, I know too many people who have had bad experiences with it, and there really aren’t any other stores I can think of with convenient locations that actually have a good stock of baby products.
How many friends and family are we talking about that don’t live very close to a Babys R Us. If it’s not too many they can always purchase online. As much as it pains me to recommend this store because I kind of hate it…Walmart has a pretty good variety of baby products and offers a registry. I don’t really have any experience with their registry process and whether or not they have problems like Targets does, but it may be worth looking into.
Post # 5
I avoided Babies R Us because I heard their customer service is crap. Buy Buy Baby is owned by Bed, Bath & Beyond, so I’m sure they’re good for returns and such – I was happy with my Bed, Bath & Beyond wedding registry but resisted registering at Buy Buy Baby because the closest one is 40 minutes away.
I ended up using Amazon for my main registry, and then added a handful of things to a Target registry for anyone who strongly prefers shopping in-store. My shower isn’t until early April so I have yet to see how these registries work out for me.
Post # 6
Even though I only registered at BRU. I had quite a bit of people go off registry. So that’s a possbility. I wouldn’t stress about it.
Post # 7
I registered at Target and Amazon, honestly as long as there is a website, people will be ok with registering there. Other times people know what they want to get you and come hell or high water they will get it for you anyways 😀 Congratulations!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I registered only at Babies R Us. You could consider an Amazon registry too, but that still doesn’t give you in-store access elsewhere. The problem for me with Target is that they have very little I actually want and everything I did want was also at BRU, usually for less. I found BRU easier to shop in than BBB and cheaper and they often hand out 20% coupons with each purchase, so I save those up. BBB, at least the one by me, is a really compact, crowded, and confined store. I hate going in there.
Post # 9
Have you tried BabyList? It works like Pinterest and you can add anything from any store to ONE baby registry. It’s so great because now you don’t have to choose between BRU, BBB, Amazon, Target, Etsy, etc…they are all on BabyList. And, your gift-givers just need to “Reserve” what they will buy off your registry so it is up to them if they want to buy in-store or online. So great!
They have a custom baby checklist too…http://babyli.st/baby-registry-checklist