(Closed) What are some things that should not be included on a baby registry?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

People are very likely to buy you diapers, so it is good to register for some if you have a brand preference.  And you can never have enough wipes.

I would definitely add breastfeeding supplies.  If people feel funny getting them, then they won’t.  No big deal, just use your completion coupon and gift cards on them!

I would skip clothes and toys.  People are going to get you a shit ton of them anyways!

 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I second toys and clothes, you will get these anyway. Only put essentials.

I will probably buy my own breastpump and stuff like nipple lotion on my own…. I feel alittle funny asking people to buy that for me, but thats just me.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Another skip the toys and clothes vote!

Things that I really was thankful for getting were blankets, facecloths, burp cloths, socks, etc.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

People really like to buy “fun stuff” which means clothing, blankets, toys, etc.  They will probably bring that no matter what!  So I would put the more expensive things you would like (bouncer, playard, stroller, etc.) and include some cheaper items like bottles, special brand diapers, or any super special nursery decor you want.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I say skip clothes, too, unless you have something specific you’d like.  And I got a TON of blankets (folks tend to make those or have someone make them for you) so I wouldn’t register for any.  I didn’t feel bad at all about registering for breastfeeding supplies and folks actually bought them.  I’d also think about putting a few of various kinds of diapers, pacifiers, and bottles on there.  You and baby may have preferences on pacifiers/bottles but you may have to try out different kinds to see what works (even if you plan on exclusively breastfeeding).  And maybe specific bath products if you want to avoid J&J, for example.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with the clothes and toys. I’m not putting those on the registry as people will buy them and the selection will change so often. Also, I am trying to only pu big ticket items I actually need. For example if I put the infant car seat and then the car seat for 6+ months, people may buy the bigger one and not get me the infant one that I actually need.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I put a little bit of everything on my registry. But we were not expecting to get most of it. Whatever I did not get off of the registry were items I still wanted/needed.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cigarettes, booze, firearms, make-up….lol!  Just kidding.  I’m feeling silly today.

Post # 12
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

The only things I didn’t put on the registry are breastfeeding items. If we weren’t having a co-ed shower, than I would have, but I don’t want to be opening anything breast-related in front of men. 🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@VegasSukie:  

…that was totally my first thought!

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