Putting baby registry on social media?

posted 1 year ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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overthemoon2018 :  I don’t even understand baby registries.  I’ve been to tonnes of baby showers and never seen one.  Doesn’t seem to be a done thing here in Austraila.  

Linking it onto Social Media is super cringe. 

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Gross gift grab! Ignore…

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

I don’t have a Facebook. But …I guess we are in the age of tech! The times are changing. Although we love to hold on to traditions and the idea of what we taught was right …the times don’t always agree with that. I wouldn’t do it personally, nor would I buy anything.. but to each their own ! 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

I think the only time it would be remotely acceptable is if you genuinely only have your close friends and family on social media, as in, the people who would want to know if you had a registry in the first place.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think including the registry info on shower invitations is best. No one should ask for gifts from people not invited to the shower. I do know someone who posted about her Amazon registry on Prime Day to let people know some of her items were on sale. Still kind of tacky but better than outright linking to it for no reason. 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

I wonder if I know who you’re talking about. I have a Facebook friend who is 17 and had a baby then 3 months later got pregnant again and recently posted 2 baby registries for target and somewhere else begging for people to buy her new baby stuff since her other baby is still using the other stuff. And you’d think since she is practically homeless and the fathers not in the picture (I think she got pregnant again on purpose to try to keep him around because he broke up with her but had some “goodbye sex” for like month after that) that she would accept the cheaper stuff or hand me downs from good meaning people since she expects people she doesn’t even talk to or simple acquaintances to supply her baby for her, but no.

I took a look at the registry willing to get a crib or something big and expensive to a single mom out of the way for her and the list is huge and she wants the best of the best. Like honey I might have bought you a hundred dollar crib out of the goodness of my heart because I understand being nervous about the safety of used items like that from strangers but I’m not going to buy a 600-700 crib whether I can afford to or not. I dont even have that expensive of stuff for my own. And I have a basic swing she could have but she didn’t want it. She wants the expensive electric one on her registry that isn’t even a swing it’s a bassinet looking thing on an electric base that pushes it up and down. And brand new name brand baby outfits and a $300 car seat and baby sized Jordan’s (very expensive brand of shoes for a baby that will only wear them a couple months and can’t even walk). And the list goes on my jaw dropped looking at what she was begging Facebook friends to just buy online for her and ship to the place she’s staying. 

Talk about needing a reality check. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I have an acquaintance who got married the weekend before we did who posted a link to their honeymoon registry on Facebook at least three times before their wedding, supposedly “because people have been asking”. So, so massively tacky. 

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