(Closed) Baby Registry Advice

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

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
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

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

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