Online Baby Pool FAQs
How is the online baby pool winner determined?
The person in the online baby pool who guesses closest to or on the baby’s birth date is the winner. In the event of a tie the person closest to the birth time will be crowned the winner. If there is still a tie, the person who guessed closest to the baby’s birth weight (pounds and ounces) will be crowned. If for some divine reason there is still a tie the one closest to the baby’s birth length will be announced as the winner. If at that point there is STILL a tie, Our very own Matt will get a tattoo of the baby’s face somewhere on his body (this is a joke, his body is a temple). Also if you have gender as a secret then when you announce the winner it will include the gender in part of the guess.
Do you allow multiple donations per person?
Yes we allow multiple donations. You can load up your stroller (aka shopping cart) with many donations and have 1 form of payment to check out. This is a GREAT option for a baby shower!
What if I want to give more or less then the suggested donation amount?
Totally fine! The suggested donation amount is just that. You can give as little or as much as you would like.
What if we are having twins, triplets, or more?
If you are having twins or more, set up multiple pools. Twins or more are never delivered at the exact same time and rarely the exact same size.
Does everyone I invite have to register an account?
Only the person who creates the pool has to create an account. Anyone who gets invited doesn’t have to register their own account.
Is my country supported?
At this point 26 countries are supported by our site.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
If you live outside of these 26 countries and want to set up a pool please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why can’t I use PayPal for my online baby pool on BabyBety?
Because we don’t accept it. We use Stripe, they are much better.
How do withdrawals work?
Once you have set up your pool, you will not be able to receive donations until your Stripe account is set up. There will be a red button that will lead you to the Stripe account setup. Once you set up your account you will be able to accept donations straight to your bank account. You do not need to have a business to set up stripe. Please watch the set up video on our How It Works page if you have any questions or concerns.
Does BabyBety give me donations?
It’s up to you to invite friends and family to donate to your campaign. BabyBety does not share or promote any pools as they are all private and meant for the parents personal networks, unless discussed with the pool host before hand.
When do I provide my bank information?
You’ll be asked to provide your banking information when you create an account on Stripe. All information you provide (last 4 of SSN, Bank Account, Credit Card) is encrypted through our Stripe and we will not have access to any of it, neither will Stripe. Safety of your personal information is of our utmost concern. Please reach out if you have any questions email@example.com
How do your fees work?
Setting up and running a pool is free for parents/pool hosts. BabyBety collects a 5% site fee from each donation you receive. Our payment processor Stripe deducts 2.9% + $0.30 per donation. Example: You receive a donation for $20. Our fee (5% = $1) will be deducted. Stripe’s fee (2.9%+$0.30 = $0.88) will be deducted. Total transferred to parents is $18.12.
What about taxes and stuff?
Since everyone’s situation is very different, we’re unable to provide tax advice. However, if you receive a significant amount in donations stripe will have you fill out a tax form.
How does the registry work?
Our BabyBety registry is a universal registry meaning that you can add any item from any store to your registry. A one stop show for your friends and family. You can also use your baby pool as a way to group gift for the big ticket items on your registry.
What If I don’t see the item I want in the registry?
If you don’t see a certain item then just request the item by pressing the Request A Gift button at the top of your registry page. Then add the link to the item you want and we will add it to the registry within 24 hours after we check the item and make sure it is appropriate. If the item is not uploaded within 24 hours please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I connect my Pool & Registry?
Yes you can! We encourage you to connect the two in order to use the baby pool as a way to do group gifting for your big ticket registry items like strollers, cribs or car seats.