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I'm thinking about baby registries already, and I'm not even pregnant yet.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I know, I'm a little crazy...<br><br>
Is it better to support a smaller company with less selection, or a bigger company with more selection? I'd like to support the small businesses, but I like the bigger selection. I'm trying to decide between KidBean, which sells only vegan products, and has many of the items I need. But then Amazon.com has a much bigger selection and has all of the items I will need. But if I support Amazon, doesn't that mean I'm making it harder for small businesses? What do you think?
 

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Why not register at both. Do the things you can at one place and the rest at amazon.
 

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My Amazon registry has smaller companies I picked that they use as vendors- diaper and organic stuff.
 

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You can set up a registry with an online registry site (like thethingsIwant.com or myregistry.com) and link to whatever sellers you want--small or large. You just have to hope your friends and family are sufficiently tech-savvy to know how to use an online registry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I prefered to register at locally owned businesses that would carry organic and free-trade products. However, I knew that my family across the country would want to buy things (and most likely in a store) and that these stores wouldn't carry things like car seats. So, I registered locally and made a very small registry of essentials at Babies 'r' Us.
 
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