How is a winner determined?
The person 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 the 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 email@example.com
Why can’t I use PayPal 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.
How do I get my pool on the BabyBety homepage?
You can’t. We don’t share any campaigns on our homepage as they are all private and password protected.
When do I provide my bank information?
You’ll be asked to provide your banking information when you request a withdrawal from your BabyBety account. All information you provide (last 4 of SSN, Bank Account, Credit Card) is encrypted through our payment processor. Safety of your personal information is of our upmost concern. Please reach out if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Do I have to use a Facebook account?
No. While not required, sharing a Facebook is the absolute best way to attract support to your BabyBety campaign.
What about taxes and stuff?
Since everyone’s situation is very different, we’re unable to provide tax advice.