Best Stores For A Baby Registry

Best Stores For A Baby Registry

Now that Babies R Us is officially closing its doors, it got me to thinking about the best stores for a baby registry. There are two places that stand out to me as the best options.

When I was pregnant with twins 4 years ago, I went with Babies R Us and Amazon. If I were choosing today, I would still go with Amazon and since Babies R Us is not an option, I would go with Target.

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Amazon Baby Registry

I love Amazon. It is so convenient, you just hop online and order what you need. If you are starting a family, I highly recommend becoming an Amazon Prime member. Not only will you get free 2 day shipping, but there are a bunch of other benefits including access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Pantry, Prime Photos, and much more. Click here for the complete list of Amazon Prime benefits and for a free Amazon Prime 30-Day Trial click here.

As a prime member you will also qualify for Amazon Family, which gives you up to 20% off diapers, wipes, and other every day baby item subscriptions. Just remember, once you are part of Prime, you must go through the process of registering for Amazon Family too. For more information on Amazon Family benefits click here and for a free Amazon Family 30-Day Trial click here.

If you create an Amazon Baby Registry AND you are a Prime member you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • 15% registry completion discount – this means you can purchase anything you do not receive in a one time order from your registry and receive 15% off the entire order.
  • Free welcome box – the box contains free samples of various baby products.
  • Free select parenting eBook -including the What to Expect series.
  • 15% off Amazon Prints.
  • $10 off Prime Now (only for registries geographically located where Prime Now is available).

Tip: When I was pregnant with baby #2, I didn’t have any big showers, but I still made a registry on Amazon. There were a couple people (family and close friends) that I referred to the registry if they asked. But, the main reason I made this registry was to get the completion discount.

There are so many benefits to being an Amazon Prime member and you will quickly find out how convenient that 2-day shipping is with babies and little children around the house. A quick rundown again:

Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

Amazon Family 30-Day Free Trial

Create an Amazon Baby Registry

After registering for Amazon Prime and Amazon Family, go ahead and create your baby registry to qualify for the 15% completion discount and other benefits listed above.

If you don’t want to join Amazon Prime, I still recommend starting a baby registry with Amazon. It is very convenient for your loved ones to order gifts, the baby gear options are endless, and the prices are the best you will find. If you do not join Amazon Prime, you will still get a 10% registry completion discount (instead of 15%), but you will miss out on the free 2 day shipping and all the other great benefits listed above.

Target Baby Registry

I have picked Target for many of the same reasons I picked Amazon for a baby registry. They have great prices and a great selection on baby items. Online shopping with Target is easy, plus you are able to physically go to their store to see items in person.

Target Baby Registry benefits include:

  • 15% registry completion discount – this means you can purchase anything you do not receive in a one time order from your registry and receive 15% off the entire order.
  • Free welcome box – the box contains free samples of various baby products.

As far as shopping online with Target, this is where the REDcard (the Target credit card) comes into play. I think it’s a great idea to get the REDcard if you do a lot of shopping at Target. The REDcard qualifies you for:

  • 5% off all purchases at Target both online and in store.
  • Free shipping on all your orders.

For me, it was a not brainer to get one. I love saving money, plus, as I already explained above, free shipping is key with babies and small children around. A quick summary for Target, sign up for the baby registry and also sign up for the Target REDcard. Click the links below to get started:

Target Baby Registry Sign Up

Target REDcard Sign Up

Two Baby Registries – At The Best Stores For A Baby Registry

I think it’s a good idea to register at two stores.  It gives you more product options and the ability to register at the store with the better price. Additionally, if you are registering with Amazon, a second store gives your loved ones the option of shopping online or being able to physically go to a store.

Between both Target and Amazon, in most cases you will find the best price at one of those stores.  With Prime and the REDcard you will have the convenience of free shipping, the option to compare prices at both stores, and one less errand to run outside the house!

I know I sound like a commercial, but this is the route I have ended up going as my babies have gotten older. So, I wanted to share what I figured out to be the best options for my family.

When I was pregnant, many moms had told me I would end up getting Amazon Prime , but I didn’t want to spend the money at the time. Fast forward to the twins arrival and by their first birthday, I was hooked. With the REDcard, I just can’t say no to the additional 5% savings and I had a REDcard even before I had kids.

Other Places To Create A Baby Registry

If you are still looking for more registry options I would recommend looking into Buy Buy Baby, Walmart, and Baby Depot (owned by Burlington Coat Factory).

I hope this has given you some helpful information as you are deciding where to create a baby registry. Next, if you are wondering what to put on that registry, check out our EPIC baby registry checklist.

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