The Best Baby Registry Alternatives Now That Babies”R”Us Is Closing

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With the news that Toys”R”Us is shuttering all its stores, parents-to-be are going to need alternatives to their Babies”R”Us baby registries. The company announced it will no longer take gift cards after April 15 and is encouraging parents to transfer any existing registries to other stores as soon as possible.

The good news is there are plenty of amazing retailers—both online and brick-and-mortar stores—that can meet all your essential baby gear needs once Babies”R”Us closes its doors for good. Whether you just need the basics or have high-end taste, you’ll be ready come the big day with these baby registries for busy moms and dads.

Amazon Baby Registry

Amazon's baby registry gives you instant access to millions of products in one simple list. In addition to being able to add your favorite Amazon products, their Universal Wishlist feature also allows you to add items from other sites (think Etsy) from any desktop computer. You'll have mobile access to your registry at all times, have a 90-day return window on most products and will be eligible for a 15 percent completion discount after the big day to round out your list. No matter where you live, people can shop your baby registry with ease.

Target Baby Registry

When you create a baby registry with Target, moms-to-be receive an instant welcome gift with over $50 worth of coupons and samples at the Guest Relations counter. Target has stepped up its game in the last several years so you won't miss out on high-end brands like Britax, 4Moms and ErgoBaby.

After baby arrives, you'll get a one-time coupon worth 15 percent off the remaining items on your registry that you didn't receive as gifts. And an added bonus? You get an entire YEAR to return or exchange items from your baby registry! Since you can find Target all over the United States and online, it makes shopping for anyone's baby registry a breeze.

Crate and Kids Baby Registry

Earlier this month, Land of Nod officially became Crate and Kids, the kids and baby line of home goods giant Crate and Barrel. While the home decor and home goods retailer has long been known as for its wedding registries, parents-to-be can also create baby registries at Crate and Kids (just like you could at Land of Nod).

Pottery Barn Kids Baby Registry

Unlike other retailers on this list, Pottery Barn Kids offers a 20 percent completion discount, which given the higher prices, we really appreciate. When you register with the retailer, you get access to free design planning, discounts on multiple purchased items (hello, twins and triplets), personalized gifts and great quality. If you prefer the look and style of Pottery Barn, then creating a baby registry with Pottery Barn Kids is a no-brainer.

buybuy BABY Registry

Filling the natural void left by Babies"R"Us, buybuy BABY is the only brick-and-mortar store in our roundup that is solely about baby. Expectant parents can create their list in-store or online, and add with tons of basics and high-end essentials. Shoppers can use their Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons (the bed and bath behemoth owns buybuy BABY) when purchasing items, get easy in-store pickup, free shipping on many items and get a 15 percent-off registry completion discount.

Currently, buybuy BABY has stores in 38 states and also offers a referral program where parents can refer their expectant friends to create a registry of their own and earn coupons. Don't forget: buybuy BABY also price matches!

Babylist Online Baby Registry

There are no limitations when it comes to creating the baby registry of your dreams with Babylist. When you create a new registry, you are eligible to receive a Hello Baby welcome box, which contains product samples for mom and baby from Babylist partners.

Parents can add products from any website they want with the convenience of having everything on one organized list. In addition to adding your baby essentials, Babylist also has a spot for non-tangible items like asking for help, taking care of things around the house and requesting meals. It's the little things that count!

Would you add any additional stores to this list? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below!

––Karly Wood



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