My SIL and BIL are having a baby in December. They are throwing the baby shower in September for some reason, but whatever. They have some of the stupidest and most useless shit on their baby registries. They have this keurig thing on there for formula, plus a $400 breast pump, some stuff for cloth diapering and then the invite has an insert asking for regular diapers, a wipes warmer, hats, hats, and more hats(about 15 hats), clothes going up to 4t, but don't have stuff for the baby for the first 6 months on it. They don't even have a car seat or crib on it, but they do have an umbrella stroller. My MIL and I both asked them why they have all this stuff on there and not stuff they actually need. Their response was well if we don't need it, we can always return it for credit. I asked if people were giving them used stuff for the baby and she flipped out that her child will not be using anything used.
The shower seems more of a gift grab that anything else. I am buying stuff they actually will need for a baby and not stuff from the three registries they have set up. Sorry for the long vent.
EDIT; Since someone bumped the post I guess I'll add a few things. They have added some more stuff to their registry. One being a towel warmer.
And no they don't plan on buying anything for the baby. That's what's the baby shower is for. That is as per them.
We did decide what we are getting them. We bought their baby bathtub and are filling it with other bath stuff and stuff for when the baby has a cold.