(Closed) What type of items do you put on your registry…

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my Fiance told me that for his first wedding, they put toilet paper on the registry. People bought toilet paper AND a side gift, so they didn’t have to buy TP for like a year. I’m not sure how I feel about it, since he wants to do it again for ours, but I imagine for a baby registry, you can put a pack of diapers on the registry, and people will buy you a pack on top of whatever gift they buy.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We haven’t started ours yet, but I’m going to put everything I can on it including furniture, stroller, car seat, etc.  I figure it’s a nice way to have an organized list for myself to check what I have and what I still need and it’s a quick way to see how much money you might need to spend, lol.  Plus, I’m hoping places have completion programs that offer discounts like they do for weddings, so if I dont’ get some of the big ticket items for our shower, I can hopefully get them once the baby is born (unless we need it before like a car seat).

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am not pregnant, but having fun helping plan a shower for my FSIL! I just printed out her registry yesterday and she included everything on it. Like the previous post said, it is a nice way to stay organized. Also, I have heard some places let you purchase items that were not bought off the registry with a discount. It may not be much, but it is something!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve also heard that for all the stuff you don’t receive on your registry, most places will give you a discount if you decide you want to purchase them later.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Great Post!  I was wondering all this stuff too!  Can’t wait to hear all the answers.

Our plan is to do a BUNCH of research on most reviewable items (like car seat, stroller, cribs, etc. but also bottles, breast pumps, & diaper bins), then register for our picks.  We’re leaving clothing off the list (since I figure many will go this route anyway & pick something cute or personal to us), & sticking with the necessities, both big ticket items as well as every day stuff, like diapers & such. 

@Lillindy, @SandraCarol, @bunnyfoofoo: which registries have the discount feature? 

Again, thanks for posting!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ms.pascua: I know Babysrus has a completion program where you receive a coupon certificate to be used on remaining registry items. I think they give you 12months after the due date? I am not a hundred percent sure though. I know there are restrictions, but it is definitely a nice bonus!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@SandraCarol: Thanks!  We’ll definitely look at what they’ve got.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ms.pascua: I might be incorrect, but I think Buy Buy Baby also offers the completion discount.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Also, Target sent me a 10% off completion coupon 2 weeks before my due date.  We didn’t have a shower, so we just went shopping when i got the coupon so we had everything before the baby came.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We put everything on it.  I figure if folks wanted to go in together to buy a more expensive item, that would be great.  We’ll just buy whatever we don’t get.  And it is very helpful to keep track of what you have/need (believe me, with baby brain I need all the help I can get).  One thing I’m surprised about is that I didn’t get ANY diapers at my first shower.  My second/last shower is next weekend.  A friend with a 3 month old told me that her husband had a guys’ Pampers Party where they basically got together for a beer-drinkin’ man party but each guy brought a pack of diapers.  She still hasn’t had to buy any…

Post # 13
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Busy bee

both buybuybaby and target (i have registered at both) have the competion discount so it is worth looking into for those who havent.

i put everything on my registry, from diapers and wipes, to breast pumps and bottles, to clothes and onesies…i didnt hesitate to put everything on there to accommodate everyone’s budgets. i put toys, car seat mirrors, crib and bassinet sheets, bouncer seats, etc.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MrsH1010: Thanks for the confirmation on the completion discounts!

Target, here I come!

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