(Closed) Ridiculous Registry Items?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Actuallly the wet wipe warmer helps with little bottoms so little one all of sudden doesn’t have a cold wet thing on their bottom. Personally I wouldn’t buy one for myself however I did put it on our registry if we get one we get one

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I have the dividers for baby but they are 0-3 months, 3-6 months,etc, but then I have a elfa closet system in our closet from The Container Store…so yeah. Organization freak!

Silly things…I can’t think of any off the top of my head, but I’ll be back.lol

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I worked at BRU in the registry department when I was preggo. Soooo many mothers put the weirdest things on their registries. I had a lot of dads sneak wii’s on there! Realistically, a baby does not need much at all but some things are nice to have. Personally I never used the baby tub. It was a waste for me because I always brought her in the shower with me. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@dcdt212: Dads sneak gaming consoles on their baby registries? That’s nuts! Haha. I wonder if anyone ever buys them…

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I hate when new Moms register for detergent and breast feeding supplies. I think certain things you should just buy for yourself.

Post # 9
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602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

so this wasn’t a baby registry but I know someone who registered at tiffany’s for a wedding and put on a $250 sterling shoe spacer things (I guess they help the shoe hold its shape when not being worn).  I just thought this was hilarious b/c the girl was extremely wealthy or anything;  it seems like such a waste.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

To me, breast feeding supplies are something that either you or your mother need to buy for you.  I have a friend that registered for over $700 worth of Boyfriend or Best Friend items and she got none at the shower.  It’s like registering for underwear.  Or tampons.  I see very few feeding supplies actually being bought unless it’s cute little bibs or those plate sets.  

 

As for stupid items, to me, a wipe warmer tops the list.  Your kid is going to freak the minute you’re out somewhere and he gets a cold wipe for the first time.  I’d rather be using cold/room temp wipes from the get go.  

 

I don’t think registering for the big ticket items are out there though.  I have a lot of friends that like to go in on strollers or the car seat together.  

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mom would always make our wipes at home, and if the baby was fussy and wanted them warm, the wipes were stored on the floor by the heat register when they weren’t being used. Cheap and easy πŸ™‚

I have yet to peruse any baby registries, but I would think that some Boyfriend or Best Friend stuff (like a case to carry it in) is ok, while very personal items are just better for knowing aunts and moms to buy for you if they choose. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

There are tons of things out there that are nutso to register for, but thought I’d mention on the breast feeding supplies– I think most people by now know that most gift-givers are not going to be using the registry, so it makes WAY more sense to use the registry as a check list– what do you still need to buy and what brands did you want for that product? Then you can buy those things yourself using the completion discounts. But that said, I think it makes more sense to hold off on putting some things (breast feeding supplies, etc.) on the registry AFTER the showers are alll over.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

Oh…I just remembered another ridiculous thing. Designer crib bedding….I would never pay over $1000. for a crib sheet,dust ruffle and comforter PLUS all the matching pieces. Then each pillow was $85., lamp $300.,etc. Seriously now.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I have a friend that registered for mostly toys for older babies, which I thought was a bit weird. She has hand me downs for most things so she didn’t really need anything, but she doesn’t live in a big house and I’m just wondering where she’s going to store all those toys!

I have the closet organizers and love them! Mine are for the different sizes, newborn to 18 months. They were a hand me down from a friend, I didn’t register for them, but now I would recommend them.

I don’t mind when people put breastfeeding supplies on the registry. I’m all for putting practicle things that you’ll actually use a lot.

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