(Closed) What would you do, baby shower gift dillema

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Exchange it for what you originally picked anyways she was knew how much research I did oor Keep it?
    Exchange it : (37 votes)
    95 %
    Keep it : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Honesty is the best policy. If you tell her your concerns I’m sure that she will want you to exchange it. 

    Post # 4
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    918 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @mwitter80: I second this!

    Explain to her exactly what you just said here, I’m sure she’ll understand!

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @StbHisMrs: I won’t go into baby beds and such.  To each their own.

    If you aren’t happy with it, can you return it to the store?  It’s possible that this was the only one they could afford, and that’s why they went with it instead of the others.

    Post # 6
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Just exchange it.  If you don’t like it, your child is the one who will be using it and therefore you should be comfortable with it.

    Post # 7
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    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am exactly like you, I research ratings, safety, etc. And I pick based on that. I’m sure they don’t get it, and found a cheaper one somewhere. Exchange it — it’s your baby.

     

    Post # 8
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    1220 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Exchange it.  They bought that one for a host of reasons I assume but it’s not what you would like to use so there’s no point in wasting energy on it.  Better to be happy!

    Post # 9
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    definitely exchange it. i’m sure she’ll understand. you put a lot of effort into determining what’s best for your baby, so if what she gave you isn’t for some reason, there’s no reason to subject your baby to that. i would just mention to her that you’re going to exhange it for slightly different model (even if it’s drastically different, she probably won’t know) based on all the research you did. i can’t imagine someone being offended by that – i’m sure she wants what’s best for your baby too πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would exchange it, and I don’t think you need to fully explain why. Just a simple – thanks for the bassinette, unfortunately we needed to exchange it and had to get a different model. She’ll probably just assume there were scratches or it was hard to put together.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would exchange it and not say anything about it unless they specifically ask you about it. I would never say in a Thank You card, “thanks but we had to exchange it.” 

    They will still have bought you a bassinet (or at least part of one, if the one you want is more expensive). You’re simply exchanging the one they got you for the one that suits your needs. No hard feelings, no need to say anything.

    Post # 12
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    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I would choose safety and the comfort over your baby rather than hurt feelings with your in-laws. If you just explain it, then I’m sure they’ll be fine. I mean, they’re going to be taken back… but they’ll get over it! Oh well πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Exchange it for something you feel more comfortable with and then send a prompt thank you note. You don’t need to explain why you did that.

    Post # 14
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    1032 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Here’s an idea (if they will be over and notice that you have a different pack & play after baby is born)

    Tell them that you went to set it up and something on it was broken so you needed to return it. And then since you already needed to return/exhange it…you opted to get a different type. Just an idea πŸ˜‰

    Post # 14
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    1032 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Here’s an idea (if they will be over and notice that you have a different pack & play after baby is born)

    Tell them that you went to set it up and something on it was broken so you needed to return it. And then since you already needed to return/exhange it…you opted to get a different type. Just an idea πŸ˜‰

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