Creating a baby registry (or a few!) for your baby-to-be can be a really fun part of being pregnant. There’s so much stuff to choose between and dream about.
When I was pregnant with my youngest son, I knew his gender already in week 14 of pregnancy. With my daughter, I didn’t find out her gender until week 32. (Her pregnancy is a story of its own – you can find my pregnancy diary in each of the pregnancy week posts here.)
Anyway, a baby registry can be started pretty much early as you want, and it is not at all necessary to know the gender of your baby. There are even sites that target moms who choose not to find out the gender at all – I specify one such great site below.
In this post, I have collected a number of baby registries. They are all free to join. Some offer discounts on what you buy. Why choose more than one? Well, when you start out, you might not know for sure what you want. OR you want to have a few different registries that will suit different friends and relatives.
A word of warning, though – don’t start up different registries with similar things in them, unless it is for things are OK to get duplicates of! You can certainly have a special “cool clothes” registry or everything on a shoestring registry, or all organic stuff. But if you do create a broad registry too – at least only register the big one-off things (like strollers and car seats) only in one place!
Have fun with creating your baby registry!
6 Great Online Stores For Your Baby Registry – and Counting!
I guess Amazon is the crown jewel of baby registries. I am sure you know Amazon already, but do you know their Baby Registry? It has a lot of great benefits, such as a huge number of baby stuff to choose between (with reviews – I love Amazon for those!), 10% discount on purchased items, sweepstakes and more.
If you register to become an Amazon Prime member at the same time, there are additional benefits, such as up to 15% discount (instead of 10%) on anything bought from the baby registry, 20% on diapers, a welcome box (limited time offer) and a lot more! Being an Amazon Prime member is NOT free, though, more than as a free trial for 30 days. After that, the cost is $99 per year. Worth it or not? Depends on you!
But registering for their Baby Registry is completely free! A novelty for the baby registry is what they call the “Universal Registry“, which is a service where you can add items from any website in the world to your Amazon Baby Registry. Kinda cool.
MyRegistry is a great option if you simply can’t decide where to create your baby registry. Just like Amazon (with their new Universal Registry option), you can register stuff from any website around the globe.
MyRegistry also has yet another great service – you can sync registries you already created for many other websites, including for example Amazon, Macy’s Target and many more! So if you got a little carried away and started creating registries on several different websites, you can actually combine them at MyRegistry. Neat, huh? MyRegistry is free to join, just like all the other registries listed here.
Did you know that you can create a Registry at Etsy? Etsy is filled with entrepreneurs selling their own crafts, and this will be the place to find unique stuff for your Baby registry. You will definitely not find a regular stroller here, so Etsy should be an additional registry to offer a possibility to get something really unique for your baby-to-be.
Be aware that Etsy calls their registry a “Wedding registry” but a lot of moms still use it for their Baby registry. 🙂 I totally don’t understand why they don’t add a specific Baby registry possibility too. (Not that it matters what it’s called.)
Carter’s have adorable baby clothes. Not much of anything else, but certainly a nice add-on to a general baby registry. A word of caution – if you add clothes to a baby registry, don’t add seasonal clothes unless you are very close to when your baby shower will take place. Clothing stores often change their offerings often, so what’s in your registry may not be available 3 months from now.
If you like cloth diapers and other natural baby items, Grovia is a good option. This is a more narrow store, but they solved that by partnering with MyRegistry (explained below) for their Baby registry. This means you can add anything you want from their store to a general Baby registry.
Target, of course, has to be included. Don’t get me wrong, Target is great, accessible and convenient – and juuust a little bit boring. Or no? Anyway, they do have quite a lot of baby stuff, and if you know that you have a lot of friends or family who want the convenience of shopping close to home, baby registry at Target. They also offer coupons when you register, as well as 15% off on remaining items in your registry 8 weeks before due date.
Of course Walmart should be part of the list! They have a great selection of baby stuff at good prices!
I’ll keep adding Baby Registries worth mentioning as I find them. What do you think? Is your favorite on your list? I’d love to hear your thoughts and of course tips on Baby registries that should be added to the list! 🙂