If you were set on creating a Babies R Us registry, you’ll have to find another store—they closed in 2018. Check out the best alternatives here.
When Toys R Us and Babies R Us announced they were closing for good, it left many expectant parents scratching their heads: If you couldn’t create a Babies R Us registry, where should you register?
Luckily, there are a number of great options. Here, the most popular places to create a baby registry:
1. Buy Buy Baby
For the closest alternative to a Babies R Us registry, try Buy Buy Baby. It’s is one of the only stores left that’s solely dedicated to baby—a true perk for expectant parents who want guidance throughout the registry process. When you create a Buy Buy Baby registry, you can set up an appointment with a registry specialist who will walk you through the store and help you make your selections.
The retailer also has an easy-to-use website and app, complete with an online registry analyzer to help ensure you have the right mix of items on your baby registry. Of course, Buy Buy Baby also has the more standard perks, too: a completion discount, a welcome bag, and special coupons.
Read more about creating a Buy Buy Baby registry.
Even before a Babies R Us registry was no longer an option, many expectant parents preferred to create an Amazon baby registry. Amazon has an incredibly robust selection, plus registrants get free shipping on purchases over $50 as well as two-day shipping. You’ll also get a 10 percent completion discount (15 percent if you’re a Prime member). But one of the biggest perks of creating an Amazon baby registry is the fact that, in addition to the more common selections, you can get exclusive items—like amber teething necklaces—from the site.
Read more about creating an Amazon baby registry.
Though not entirely dedicated to babies, Target is a decent alternative to a Babies R Us registry. There are more than 1,800 stores in the U.S., and the retailer carries a decent selection of baby items. Target also offers some great incentives—a free welcome back, a completion discount, and special coupons—for setting up a baby registry with them.
The one big downside to creating a Target baby registry is that the store doesn’t have a very wide selection of organic options for naturally-minded parents.
Read more about creating a Target baby registry.
Similar to Target, you can set up a Walmart baby registry online or in-stores. And once you’ve registered, you’ll get a gift box of coupons and samples. The retailer also offer some additional perks, such a price matching and free returns, but they don’t offer a completion discount.
With over 3,500 stores nationwide and plenty of natural options, Walmart is a great alternative to aBabies R Us registry, because you can easily craft a registry from start to finish.
Read more about creating a Walmart baby registry.
Ready to Set Up Your Baby Registry?
It’s always a good idea to look at several stores before deciding where to register. But don’t feel like you need to choose just one place. Some mamas register at more than one store. This gives you a wider selection of choices, plus helps ensure friends and family members can find a store near them.
If this all has you feeling a little overwhelmed, you can learn everything you need to know about baby registries here. Try to take a deep breath and enjoy the process, mama!