Post # 1
For those of you who have, or who will be registering at stores like Buy Buy Baby, or Babies R Us, which one did you pick and why? Also if you ended up registering at both of them what made you add certain items at BBB, or BRU? I will start my registry next month and already feel overwhelmed!!
Post # 2
SunC19: my primary registry is Babies R Us, I also have a small registry with Amazon for some items that Babies R Us didn’t carry (there were certain brands they didn’t have).
My primary reason for picking BRU was that its conveinent for everyone that I am inviting to my shower. We have them all over where we live, they also have a lot of sales, there are a ton of coupons you can use, and I like that they offer free shipping for orders over $49 (its so easy to spend $49 on baby items!!!!) I have heard that you can use BBB coupons at BRU
I didn’t go too crazy adding items, I have a registry with less than 100 items, I only added things that I actually need, I didn’t add picture frames, or too many clothes. We don’t know what we are having (team green!), and I didn’t want to add a bunch of clothes that we will probably not get to use. I just sent a gift to one of our friends and she had close to 200 items on her registry!
Post # 3
I really want to register at Buy Buy Baby when I get pregnant, because I really like their stuff/prices, but the closest one is 30 minutes away, which would definitely deter a lot of people from actually going into the store. My SIL registered there, and I had to wait until I was on the east coast visiting them to actually buy stuff for her. Obviously people can buy online, but I prefer going into the store and actually seeing stuff. That’s just me!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
We registered at Buy Buy Baby (exclusively). There is a store 15 minutes from our house so it was convienent for us. Most of our guests are local and have a store nearby…and for those that don’t, ordering online is an easy option. We decided to only register at BBB b/c they had everything we wanted and needed for our baby so it was easy to pop in there and look online to get everything onto our registry. The staff was also very helpful with stroller and car seat demonstrations.
BRU is very small near us, it’s a BRU/TRU combined store and we just didn’t see the point in registering at both places and we couldn’t see everything we wanted to see in person at our local BRU, so it just didn’t make sense for us.
Post # 5
We’re tryingto figure this out now. There isn’t a Buy Buy Baby in my husband’s home town where we’ll be having a baby shower, so that one was easy to eliminate. I think we’ll do our main registry at Babies R Us because they’re pretty much everywhere and have most things. We may do a small Target registry because they have great prices and are convenient for most people. We’re also considering a small Amazon registry for things that we can’t get at the box stores. But we’re still in process!
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
There isn’t a Buy Buy Baby near me so I did BRU, and I also did a small Amazon registry as well. If there had been a BBB close by, I would have only picked one. Even with a registry, you’re going to get a lot of items you don’t really want/need, and it’s easier when there are fewer plaes to do returns.
Post # 7
We registered at BBB, BRU, and Target. We chose BRU because they had the nursery decor, bedding, pack n play, and furniture we loved. BBB has a really wide range of things and the prices and coupon policy is great. We only registered at Target because I had family ask me too, because they said they didn’t want to drive across town to get to BBB and BRU.
Post # 8
there was no distance difference between BBB and BRU- they are pretty much in the same plaza. My experience was that BBB had more options and in most cases, prices were even less at BBB.
Plus you can use coupons and gift cards from Bed Bath and Beyond at BBB. Once you put all those 20% coupons into play, it’s an easy choice!
Post # 9
BRU and Amazon. BRU is more widely available and I love Amazon. I personally shopped some at BBB because you can use the 20% off and $5 off $15 coupons but there is only one where I live and there is not a BBB where most of the people coming to my shower lived. Target just didn’t have that many things I wanted so it wasn’t worth it.
Actually I would have just used Amazon almost entirely because they usually (not always) have the best prices and the biggest assortment (plus great reviews) but I knew I needed an in-store option.
The only thing I don’t like about BBB is that they don’t really seem to have sales like BRU does. But BBB does have a LOT more items/variety than BRU. It’s great going there to look at strollers and carseats and I bought stuff there that BRU doesn’t carry. I also bought cloth diapers there ($5 off $15!). But obviously all of that means nothing if there isn’t a store close to the majority of your guests.
Post # 10
Thanks Everyone. We have both BRU and BBY in our area (within 15 min). I would like to register only at one store, but have heard so many opinions on each, and see that some people have registered at both.
Post # 11
Wishpot since we couldn’t decide which store