Rant: # of items on registry?

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Rant: # of items on registry?
Sat, 10-17-2009 - 7:33pm

DH and I registered at BRU and since we only got through half of the store when we went back on Labor Day to get started, I've been doing the rest online. To date, I have

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Sat, 10-17-2009 - 8:23pm

I think it's great to have lots of items (if you would want them all); it gives people options in multiple price ranges.

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Sun, 10-18-2009 - 12:29am
I wouldn't worry about clothes on your registry - people love to pick out baby clothes, and will do so no matter what! I'd say the registry is more for boring, un-cute items (e.g. breast pump) that people wouldn't think of. Once you've listed everything you actually need, you're fine - people will choose lots of non-essentials like cute clothes, shoes, teddy bears, etc. on their own.

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Sun, 10-18-2009 - 3:41am

We have maybe 20 items on our registry. Mostly because I have done it all online. The registry palm at work doesn't work so I can't go do all the little items like bottle cleaners or small individual things that you see in the store but that they don't show online. We only have one at Walmart though I thought about Target but I didn't find anything I couldn't live without.

Like I plan to bf but I do want some bottles and have selected the bottles I want. All the have online is the gift set not the individual bottles. I guess I should check the store across town and see if their registry deal works so I could add a few things. I have most of the big stuff, though I am curious why my pack and play is showing not currently avaiable. :(

I'm sure your fine. It is better to have to much for people to choose from then not enough. I felt bad because most of my stuff was larger more expensive stuff. So I finally went back and found some cheeper items for people. I wasn't really expecting anyone to pay over $100 for things. Before I found out we were actually getting a baby shower it was more of a shopping list for DH and I.



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Sun, 10-18-2009 - 7:48am

100 seems like a LOT to me! We had way less than that on our registry. Also, in my experience, hardly anyone buys things off the registry anyway. They all want to buy cute clothes. No one is interested in purchasing diapers and bottles, unfortunately. That's why when I'm going to a baby shower, I always pick the most practical and boring item on the registry because I know the mommy-to-be isn't going to get it otherwise, lol.

Anyway, I think what you're running into here is not that you don't have enough items on the registry, but rather that people don't want to buy what's on it. Your friend did say she didn't see any clothes or bedding on the registry. If you want to appease people, I'd put some plain onesies and neutral colored sleepers or towels, washcloths, and receiving blankets. You'll go through lots of those and since your LO won't really be using them in public, it doesn't matter so much that they're not the "right" color.

Lots of hugs! I know the registry thing can be so frustrating!


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Sun, 10-18-2009 - 10:34am

Thanks ladies for the advice!

I should clarify that I'm adding things that we really will use (and using

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Tue, 10-20-2009 - 9:18pm
I am one that puts anything and everything on the registry. I like to make sure that there are things in every price range. Also I knew I wouldn't be getting everything on the registry, but you will get a registry completion coupon at the end of the pregnancy and it can only be use on items on your registry. I put big stuff on my registry and was shocked when we got some of it, but it was from the grandparents and close family. I didn't have bedding or clothes on the registry and received mainly items off my registry which was things that we needed and wanted. I've even registered this time, not as much for if people buy us anything, but so that I have that registry completion coupon. It's pretty boring though with items like Tylenol, soap, pacifiers, things that have been used by our son that we'll need again.

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Wed, 10-21-2009 - 1:58pm
What about putting items on the registry that you might not use until later when the baby is older like exersaucers, small toys, etc?

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Mon, 10-26-2009 - 10:43pm

Heather & Melissa,

Thanks for the input!