I'm starting to think about putting together a registry soon and have a few questions for STM as well as those who have already created their registry. Do you prefer to go with one store or multiple stores? I see that the Bump here has a registry that you can list a range of stores (and you register with each store individually). For my wedding, I used a universal registry where you could just add things from ANY store and people would just order everything online. I've also seen a baby registry for someone else where you could check off if you found it at another store for a cheaper price. I can't remember the name for that one but I'm sure I can find it if I search around. I just wanted to have an idea of what everyone else is doing.
Also, I remember @emsmama15 saying she had a list of essential items she made for a friend? Would you be willing to post this list? And I remember someone else saying to check out another list for key baby items but I can't remember that list either. I figured it might be helpful to have all these pointers in one thread so that we can all add to it and check back throughout our pregnancies.
Lastly, both DH and I like to live very simply and often buy most of our things used. What baby items are good to get second-hand? Obviously I know we need a new car seat and I'm going to add a new stroller to the list as well, but other than that can we try to encourage people to buy us second-hand (good quality) stuff? I've realized that although DH hates being in stores, he does a really good job at researching stuff online so if I tell him to find the best quality pack-n-play for the best price, he'll be all over that with Google. Then I can just list our preferred brand names for stuff and people can search for the best price, etc.