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Old 09-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Hi There!

I just set up my registry for the shower my mom is so awesome to throw.

Do you think you could look it over and let me know if I am missing anything or if anything is unnecessary? We already picked up all our CD'ing supplies. We live in a tiny townhouse and don't want a lot of stuff. So I tried to pick key things that would be useful... but this is my first baby! So I am really just guessing.

1 - pack of 4 muslin swaddling blankets.
1 - Glider chair (my mom wanted us to get this for her when she is watching DD).
1 - Keekaroo changer (I know I don't need a changer but I have back problems and so does my mom. Really cool because you can wipe it down! Costs about the same as a pad and a couple pad covers combined. It's non-toxic too).
1 - Mobile with sound and projection.
2 - Crib sheets.
1 - Basic pack-n-play.
1 - Boba 3G carrier.
1 - Standard sized stroller (with rain canopy, tray and parent console).
2 - Mirrors for the back seat.
1 - Infant car seat/base.
1 - Matching car seat base for hubby's car.
1 - Floor gym... mat with infant toys hanging above.
1 - Rocker/napper combo.
2 - Onsies multi packs from Carter's 3mo. size (4 in one and 5 in the other).
2 - Pacifiers 0-3mo.
1 - 4pk of Bamboobies/reusable breast pads.
1 - 100 ct of milk storage bags.
3 - 5oz baby bottles.
1 - Munchkin dishwasher basket.
1 - Breast pump, Medela Instyle (plus extra membranes, steam bags, wipes, car adapter).
1 - Book, homemade baby food recipes.
1 - California Baby shampoo/bodywash.
1 - California Baby lotion.
1 - Earth Mama nipple butter.
1 - Comb/brush/Nail clippers.
1 - Wash pod.
1 - Teething toy.
1 - Audio monitor.
1 - Thermometer.
1 - Snot sucker.
1 - Stuffed animal, grasping toy, stroller toy.
1 - Diaper bag.
1 - Wet bag.
1 - Wipe warmer.
2 - Baby books.

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Old 09-09-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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Re: Help with registry?

Looks good, you might want a swing/bouncer, baby shampoo, etc...and if you have insurance, most will now cover a breast pump...
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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I might skip the wipes warmer. Particularly if you are going to cloth diaper. I find it really easy to use cloth wipes and then just put them in with the laundry. (Bonus, you aren't supposed to use chemical wipes until after 1 month anyway).

I agree with the breastpump comment above. I think that it is now mandated that all insurances must cover pumps. I would definitely check with your insurer before you purchase one.

They also have these gel pads that you can freeze and put on your nipples. They are magic. I would probably register for those too.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #4
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I found my giant diaper bag really unneccessary. I just picked up any beach bag or tote I had around that was the size I needed at the time.
the audio monitors have electromagnetic radiation and are not healthy for people.
I do not know about nipple butter but I know lansinoh worked for me.
I think lotion is not necessary for babies unless you live where its cold
you can get a better variety baby food recipies on the internet than a book.
I dont know about the rocker/napper I would get a swing or vibrating chair instead so baby can be sitting up a bit and have better view
I would skip the fancy stroller. it is such a pain and get a small cheap one instead. and use the baby carrier until he is sitting up.
If you are trading the crib for pack n play make sure it is comfortable enough some are cheap and not made for sleep.
I would skip the infant and ask for 2 5-40 pound carseats. you get more bang for your buck but need to wake up baby everytime you leave car. so?

I would also add:
bumbo w/tray
sheet protectors
bibs/socks/hats
soft sole shoes. enough sizes for first 2 years
babylegs or pants
GOWNS GOWNS GOWNS
teething bracelet/neclace
natural teething remedy
nursing cover. It is such a pain to be without one.
some cheap flats for baby to lie on for diaper-free time.

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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Re: Help with registry?

Are you doing more than one registry?
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:20 PM   #6
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Re: Help with registry?

I second the comments about not needing a "fancy" stroller or huge diaper bag. Of course everyone is different, and I definitely got lots of well meant registry "advice from MIL and other mamas....and it all ended up being totally untrue for me. To each their own!

But yeah, I never ended up using my huge diaper bag. I picked a cute one I really loved that had tons of storage space and pockets, etc. It was so bulky though that I never opted to take it with me anywhere. I eventually ended up being able to stick the baby supplies I needed in a smaller tote or my purse and preferred doing that so I didn't have to lug around that big thing. I also got the exact stroller I wanted, but ended up babywearing so much more, I ended up selling it within a few months.

Just my . Great looking registry mama! I hope you get everything you want!
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #7
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Wipe warmers are nice if you are making your own wipes. We use our large diaper bag when we travel but if you stay close to home you don't need a big one. We actually ended up with a lot that we didn't end up using. My son will not take a pacifier and he hated to be swaddled.
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