What is a Universal Baby Registry?

What Is a Universal Baby Registry?, two hands joined together holding baby booties.

Baby showers aren’t new, but baby registries are a relatively recent addition to the new-baby experience, one that’s really taken hold in the new millennium. Today, a baby registry is a natural part of planning for a new addition to the family and to let family and friends know what they most want and need for their baby.

What Makes a Baby Registry Universal?

With a Universal Baby Registry, new parents truly can ask for just what they want, because with universal, you can add any item from any store in the world—both online and brick-and-mortar.

What’s more, multiple registries from favorites like Target, Amazon, buybuy Baby, and Macy’s can also be synced onto the universal registry. Plus, it’s easy to add gifts from smaller specialty sites like The Tot and Modern Nursery, handmade items from Etsy, one-off gifts from Ergobaby or DockATot, and gently used items from specialty websites. Or shop local and add cloth diapers from a delivery service. The choice is wide open!

Parents can also create a Cash Gift Fund to receive donations toward ongoing necessities like diapers, larger purchases like a stroller, even a college fund.

Since lots of boutique baby stores have beautiful things but might not have a large selection across soft goods and clothing, furniture and decor, and specialized baby gear, it can be limiting to register in just one or two places and not have your pick of first-choice items. The limitless solution? “Universal,” which gives you a world of choice: everything in one place—easy for you to manage, easy for your friends and family to shop for you, assured of giving a gift that will be welcomed, not returned.

Add Gifts with Ease

Want the freedom to choose any item, from anywhere? You have it with MyRegistry. We’ve designed a user-friendly platform that makes it possible to add gifts to a baby registry via:

  • Add to MyRegistry.com Button: Our browser extension button allows users to browse online, and when they find something they want, they click. Just like that, the gift has been added to the registry.
  • MyRegistry.com App: Barcode-scanning technology lets users shopping in a physical store add any item to a registry via their smartphone.
  • Simple Syncing: Existing gift lists with every major gift retailer can be synced to display on your MyRegistry baby registry. When you aggregate store registries, you receive the benefits of a universal registry while retaining the perks of a registry with stores like Target, Amazon, buybuy Baby, Pottery Barn Kids, and Crate & Barrel Kids, including completion discounts, complimentary goody bags or welcome boxes, free shipping on registry purchases, and private registry events.

Making it easy for people to get the gifts they want is behind everything we do at MyRegistry.

Sharing Your Registry

Approximately four million babies are born each year in the U.S., and every newborn needs a lot of stuff. First-time parents (almost 80% of them) are the most likely to use a registry to help them stock up on clothing, gear, nursery furnishings, and other items to make their homes and lives baby ready. A growing number of non-first-time parents (an estimated 50–60%) are also creating registries to refresh what they have on hand.

That’s a lot of gifts! And a Universal Baby Registry is the gifting solution that benefits everyone: Parents share exactly what they want, and gift givers have the convenience of a single, shoppable destination.

Once a universal registry has been created, it can easily be shared with friends and family via eCard, customized URL, or social media.

At MyRegistry, we believe gifting should be unlimited. Give and get the perfect gift with a Universal Baby Registry at MyRegistry.com.

Having a Baby?

You can add any of these items to your MyRegistry.com baby registry. Don’t have one yet? It’s easy! Create a Universal Baby Registry today, then add baby gifts from all your favorite stores.

Looking for More Baby Registry Ideas?

Find more baby gifts and baby registry essentials on our Baby Registry Inspiration Boards.

We are a universal gift registry website where people can create a registry and add gifts from any store in the world. If you buy any of the products listed here, we may be compensated. Thanks for reading — we love you!