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How do registries work and where are the best places to do a baby registry at?


Asked by xxhazeldovexx at 10:12 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • All my friends have registered through Target...and when I get pregnant and go to register, that's where I'm going too. They have a lot of cute stuff.

    Just go into whatever store you want and tell them you need to do a baby registry...they should take some info about you and the baby (maybe name (if one picked) and due date)...then they should give you a scanner and you go through and scan whatever you want, however many times you want. Take the scanner back to customer service and you should be good to go. Tell anyone that asks and everyone invited to baby shower where you're registered...they go in, look up your name, pick out whatever's on there, and then when paying give the papers to the checkout person, they should scan it and then it'll show up for everyone else that the item has been fulfilled or not or 3 out of 5 purchased, etc...

    Answer by dlandrum at 10:19 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Registries are a way of letting your friends and family know what you need for your baby so that they may go to the location where you registered and buy you or your baby a gift.

    I recommended registering at a local baby boutique if possible. There is never a better time than when you are starting a new family to learn about the importance of supporting local business. You are now an example for your child and this is a great value to pass down to them. When you register with a local business, you will also make the people who are shopping for you aware of this local business, so in the case of registries, the ripple effect can be very positive.

    Answer by gypsyjewels at 10:04 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • For the record - Target has kicked out a few nursing mothers. I do not think they are deserving of our registries.

    Answer by gypsyjewels at 10:06 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Most websites have baby registries build in now. The best ones I've seen have been Walmart, Target, and Babies r'us. If you go in store, just go to customer service and they will give you a scanner. With the scanner you click the barcode of everything you'll need or want for when baby comes. You can click more than once as well. Online is similar.. you look up what you want or need and click "add to registry". Family/friends can then go to where you are registered and get a print out (or view online) what is needed. Be sure they know they have to show the registry at the register when checking out so the item can be removed from the registry. This will reduce doubles of things. (which is part of the purpose of the registry).
    Typically you list where you are registered in your baby shower invites. You can register at more than one place, but try not to double up of larger items or you'll end up with two.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:43 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • WTH??? Did you ask and answer you're own question???

    Answer by dlandrum at 11:13 PM on Nov. 16, 2010