Congratulations! Your little rocky mountain baby is one the way! Now begins the fun of planning and repairing and setting up your baby registry. While there is fun in getting out to actually see and touch all of that adorable tiny baby gear, the overwhelming bright lights of visiting big box store after big box store to set up 4 different registries are a thing of the past! Here are the days where expecting parents can use a one-stop multi-store baby registry. One that pulls from large box stores AND supports small and local businesses and makers (like us!).

Keep reading for our quick overview on how to choose a platform for your baby registry and getting started adding items. If you are looking for a more detailed guide on what to add you your registry, check back for our soon to be published “Complete Baby Registry Guide”.

Choosing a Baby Registry Site

With big box baby stores closing down faster than your growing bump, we are breaking down each of the top online sites for one-stop multi-store baby registries with what we love and what to know– its not always bad but its worth considering! Lets get started.

Babylist

Babylist is the premier universal multi-site baby registry site

Babylist is the queen bee of universal baby registries. You can add products from nearly any retailer which includes our favorite those small businesses and even Etsy shops. You can easily install the brand’s bookmark. As you view items at an online store click the “Add to Babylist” button. We also love that Babylist added support gifts to the registry including pet walking, babysitting, meal delivery, etc.! Ask any seasoned parent what made the biggest difference in those early days and weeks and it wont be the things they received. But rather the people and acts of love and kindness and of course meals.

What we Love: The app and bookmark make adding items super easy and fun. You can quickly add items during a lunch break or late night insomnia session.

What to know: There is no single return policy and items will follow the return of the store they were purchased from. Users will need your address to mail items from the individual stores.

MyRegistry.Com

myregistry.com is a universal gift giving site that allows you to register at multiple online and brick and mortar stores

Overview: MyRegistry.com also is a universal gift-giving site that will allow you to register at various online and brick-and-mortar stores. MyRegistry.com is highly customizable and allows you to sync your multi-store baby registry with those set up at other major retailers.

What we love: The barcode scanner on the app and the app as a whole which is easy and fun! I mean have you ever scanned a barcode? It is shockingly entertaining.

What to know: You can set-up a cash fund for group giving which is awesome BUT the site takes a 5% processing fee for this option which is less than stellar.

SoKind

SoKind is a multi-site baby registry app that allows you to create registries, wish lists, and give lists.

Overview: SoKind allows you to create registries, wish lists, and give lists that have a much heavier focus on experiences, acts of support, and service as well as tangible gifts and items. They even include second-hand items. The most eco-friendly and sustainably player in the game so big points there.

What we love: SoKind is supporting a movement to redefine celebrations in ways that respect the land, waters, and wildlife and refocus on what really matters. As a sustainability focused children’s store, we definitely love the mission!

What to know: Some users have been put-off by the ongoing emails and requests for ongoing donations and giving after your gift givers have donated their time/ experiences/ acts of service. Worth noting similar non-registry platform, MealTrain, does this as well– and its a quick unsubscribe— but still worth noting).

Whatever path you choose we hope you will throw some love and support to small shops as you build your Colorado baby registry. And if you are in northern Colorado, pop on by Marley & Moose to view the latest in sustainable baby gear and toys. And from spring until late fall join us for a patio class or workshop.

Wishing you all of the very best as you navigate expanding your family and the great adventure of growing up in Colorado!

XOXO

Brittany @ Marley & Moose