I’m a soon-to-be first time mom and have been working on our registry. We are trying to keep it to basics. It’s hard to know whether a baby will like the swing, the bouncy seat, both or neither until you have a change to try it out.
We started registries with target and babiesrus. It was interesting to realize that different stores sell different patterns and items at different prices… Especially Graco stuff, like the infant seat and pack n play.
We registered for some clothing, but all of it was 0-3 mos. Both my family and hubs family is known for having some huge babies (9-13 pound range! ouch!) and I’m tall with a large frame, so I’m expecting to follow suite. I figure worst case scenario, I’ll send my mom out for some new born onseies if we need them.
We registered for a pack n play, since we spend many weekends with hubs family, and will be making frequent trips to see my family as well. It seemed like a great solution to having a portable place to sleep. We plan to use it in our room at first, while people are staying with us, before we set up a crib.
Instead of registering for a jogging stroller and a regular stroller, I found a jogging stroller that has an adapter for the infant seat we registered for.
We registered for an infant seat, and I know it’s very convenient to clip in an out, but I’m still debating changing to a convertable seat, to cut down the number of car seats we send to the dump. Plus if we end up with a 10+ pound baby, they’ll be able to handle being in a convertable seat better than a 6 or 7 pounder would. I know some feel it’s just too big without enough support for a newborn.
We registered for a moby and a baby bjorn. We don’t plan to use them all the time, but we hike and go to parks often, and I don’t see myself being the type to try to drag a stroller everywhere.
We registered for a breat pump too (Madela Pump in Style, chosen based on reviews). I’m hoping people go in on it together. It’s one of the pricier items, but as a mom that will have to go back to work, it’s a crucial item to have.
We also registered for gdiapers. We’re planning to use them in addition to some bumgenius all-in-ones as we get going. We registered for some eco-friendly newborn diapers to use until the cord falls off, since I didn’t think it was worth it to invest in tiny g pants for only a little bit of use, especially if we have a big baby.
Some questions I have are:
what style pack in play did you get? basic or with all the timmings, like new born napper and changing table? Do you like what you have?
Did you chose a convertable car seat over an infant one? Why and did it work well?
What are some things you recommend waiting to buy, as opposed to registering for?
Also, how was the return policy for registry items at the places where you registered?
This is a great thread. 😀