(Closed) How to split up items onto 2 different baby registries

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I don’t have any experience with baby registries, but I was registered at four different places for my wedding. I was overwhelmed at first, but then I started to realize as I researched more than I preferred certain items (like a toaster) at one store over another. So in addition to plain ol’ preference, I also tried to have a variety of price points and a variety of options on all of the registries.

What is your guest list like for your baby shower? Do your friends prefer to shop online (Amazon) while your family prefers to shop in the store (Target)? Things like that may be helpful to think about, too. Good luck hun!

Post # 5
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Basically, I just figured out the items that I really wanted, regardless of where you could buy them. Then, if they were actually stocked in the Target store (not just online or not in my town), then I would put it on the Target registry.

Anything that could only be purchased online at Target, or wasn’t stocked in our local Targets, I put on the Amazon registry. 

Oh, but in my case Target actually = Babies R Us. 


Post # 6
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I’d just register at both places for everything.

You could (or have a friend if you did want to ‘cheat’) every couple days (maybe only once a week until you’re close to the shower) check out both registries and remove anything that’s been bought from the opposite.

OR – Traget is pretty good about returning stuff – so just plan to return any duplicates.

I created an alternative registry which wasn’t link to any stores. People just check that they were going to buy something and could go buy it wherever they wanted. It was a little bit more work on my part to create it though.

Post # 8
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I doubled up on some items and just plan to delete the duplicates once I notice they’ve been bought for us.  Either that or just return for store credit to purchase items we didn’t get.  Overall, I put the bulk of our items on Babies R Us, but also have some things on Target, too.

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