So my wife and I started our registries. We have one at Babies R Us for some of the bigger ticket items (stroller, furniture) and one at Target for the majority of the other items. We're trying to do as much Target as possible since if we make returns there we have more flexibility on what to use the store credit on then at BRU.
The first thing that struck me was the "registry expert" told us (with a straight face) we should try and register for 100-110 items. I gave her my best "as you serious" look - to which she remained unfazed.
By the time we were gone we got to about 40 items (plus 6 or so that we are getting as hand-me-downs).
The second thing we were amazed by was the pure number of useless looking items that I'm sure are great in theory but not in practice.
So here is my question - what items have you registered for or just got that in the end were a waist of time, never left the box, or you regretted (so we don't make the same mistake).
We tend to try and steer clear of junk and clutter and keep a pretty streamlined house. So for instance I can never see us using a bottle serialize (we'll use the dishwasher and/or brush) or a bottle warmer.