Baby stuff is expensive, y’all. Somewhere between the bottles and baby wash, you’re going to need to put your deal-finding skills to work. But there’s a super simple way to start racking up the baby goodies for free: by signing up for one (or more!) of the best baby registries out there.
Just by signing up for popular services like the Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box or the Target Baby Registry Welcome Kit, you can get samples of baby registry must-haves and other items, all for free.
So if a baby’s on the way for your family, here are the best baby registries worth a sign-up.
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1. The Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box comes with up to $35 worth of free samples.
Amazon Welcome Box:
Sign up to get the Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box, which comes with up to $35 worth of baby samples — all for free. You may get stuff like Seventh Generation diapers, Johnson & Johnson baby wash samples, organic prenatal vitamin samples, baby lotion samples, an Avent bottle, tons of coupons, and a lot more. This is one of the best baby registries out there, as long as you’re an Amazon Prime member.
To get the Welcome Box you must:
- Be an Amazon Prime member
- Complete 60% of your Checklist
- Purchase $10 from your registry
Amazon Completion Discount:
Amazon has a 15% completion coupon on items still in your registry within 60 days of your due date. You can use it up to 90 days after the arrival date you specify. To be eligible for the discount, your registry must have been active for at least 14 days, and you can only use it on items sold and shipped by Amazon.
Once you’re within the 60-day window of your due date, you can add eligible items to your cart from your registry page and check the “Use Completion Discount” option.
Amazon Baby Registry Benefits:
One perk that makes Amazon’s registry one of the best baby registries is that you’re not restricted to certain brands — meaning you can add baby items from any other website to your wish list.
Amazon also has a return policy that allows you to return baby things for up to one year after you purchase them.
2. Get up to $100 worth of free samples and offers in the Target Baby Registry Welcome Kit.
Target Baby Registry Welcome Kit:
Create a Target baby registry and you’ll also score a free Target Baby Registry Welcome Kit with up to $100 in free samples and offers. In the past, the freebies have included a Mam pacifier, a sample pack of diapers, an Avent bottle, and even Starbucks coupons. The Starbucks coupons alone make the Target welcome kit stand out from the rest of the best baby registries on this list.
Target Completion Discount:
You’ll get a 15% off one-time use coupon about eight weeks before your due date. The coupon expires six months after your baby’s due date, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide what you need — or what you didn’t get at your baby shower.
Target Baby Registry Benefits:
A cool feature of the Target registry is group gifting. It’s easier than ever for multiple guests to contribute to a large-ticket item. You can also add items from any other website by putting the “+Target Registry” button on your toolbar.
You also get free two-day shipping on orders of $35 or more (or on any order when you use your RedCard or pick up in-store). And if you change your mind about anything, you have one year to return new and unopened items with the gift receipt.
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3. A Walmart Registry comes with a welcome box of samples worth $40.
Walmart Baby Registry Welcome Box:
When you sign up for a Walmart Registry, you’ll get a welcome box with free products and samples worth $40.
What’s included in the Walmart Registry baby welcome box may vary, but past boxes have come with nursing pads, dryer sheets for sensitive skin, baby lotion, baby shampoo, Dapple soap for cleaning baby bottles, breast milk storage bags, baby wipes, a Nuk pacifier, and coupons.
Walmart Completion Discount:
Walmart Baby Registry Benefits:
You get a price-match guarantee on your registry items and free returns for up to a year. Plus, when you sign up for the Walmart Baby Registry Welcome Box, you can opt-in for a post-partum care box once you reach your third trimester.
4. Start a Babylist Baby Registry and get a Hello Baby Box when you pay $8.95 for shipping.
Babylist Welcome Box:
When you create a Babylist baby registry, you’ll receive a free Hello Baby Box filled with a ton of new products. Past Welcome Box items include Huggies diapers, hats, bibs, pacifiers, lotion, wipes, and other samples and coupons. In order to get your box, you also have to complete the following:
- Enter your arrival date
- Enter a U.S. shipping address
- Add three items to your registry (from any store)
- Add three items specifically from the Babylist store
- Purchase $10 or more from the Babylist store
- Pay $8.95 for shipping
Babylist Completion Discount:
You’ll get a 15% registry completion discount 60 days before your expected due date that you can use on any Babylist items not yet purchased. The discount will expire six months after your expected arrival date.
Babylist Baby Registry Benefits:
The awesome thing about a Babylist baby registry is that you can add items from any store, big or small — even places like Etsy!
Babylist compares prices for you so that you know you’re getting the best deal. Plus, you’ll receive free Babylist insert cards to include with your baby shower invites to let guests know where you’re registered.
Get a $10 Babylist credit if you transfer your buybuy Baby registry by May 10.
A few competitors are taking advantage of the buybuy Baby bankruptcy, and Babylist is one of them. If you have an existing buybuy Baby registry, contact Babylist customer service to jump on this offer and get free money!
5. The Crate and Kids Registry gives you a 15% completion discount and free design services.
Crate and Kids Welcome Box:
Crate and Kids Completion Discount:
You’ll get a 15% completion discount on remaining registry items that’s good for up to six months after your arrival date.
Crate and Kids Registry Benefits:
Some benefits of the Crate and Kids baby registry include free shipping on orders over $49 and complimentary design services that’ll help you out with nursery design ideas.
Get 20% off one item when you transfer your buybuy Baby registry over to Crate and Kids by May 31, 2023.
If you transfer your old buybuy Baby registry over to Crate and Kids, you’ll get 20% off one item. Here’s how to do that:
- Start a new registry on the Crate and Kids site.
- Take a screenshot of your registry from buybuy Baby and either take it to any Crate & Barrel store or text it to 312-477-2326.
- You’ll get a 19-digit code for 20% off one full-priced item (valid through June 30, 2023), but it excludes furniture and a few other items in the fine print.
P.S. Buybuy Baby is shutting down operations (and no longer accepting coupons), so skip the buybuy Baby Registry.
Buybuy Baby liquidation sales are happening as we speak, and they’re no longer accepting coupons (either in-store or online).
What to do if you have a buybuy Baby registry:
If you have an active registry with buybuy Baby, it’ll get moved to another platform soon (but they haven’t said which one just yet). Competitors are already swooping in to entice buybuy Baby registrants to transfer to them. For example, Babylist is offering a $10 Babylist credit if you transfer your registry to them by May 10. And Crate and Kids will give you 20% off one item when you transfer an existing buybuy Baby registry.
If you don’t want to deal with that transfer process, I recommend creating a new registry at another store for any items on your buybuy Baby registry that have not yet been purchased.
Remember, since buybuy Baby is going bye-bye, you won’t be getting the welcome bag freebie, the completion coupons, or other buybuy Baby registry benefits. And they no longer accept coupons as of April 26, 2023.
Other information to know:
Since buybuy Baby is owned by Bed Bath & Beyond, you used to be able to use your Bed Bath & Beyond 20% off coupon on most baby items. But Bed Bath & Beyond is closing shop, too, so the coupons won’t work at either store (or online).
As for returning registry items to buybuy Baby, it’s a no-go unless someone purchased the item for you prior to April 26, 2023. The last day to return these items at buybuy Baby is May 24, 2023.