Friday, June 25, 2010

20 Things I Wish I Had Known To Register for

Creating a baby registry for first time parents can be very overwhelming! Babies R Us is GIGANTIC and there are soooo many useful and some not very useful things to choose from. How do you know what you'll REALLY need? Well, you never really do until you establish your "baby lifestyle" which to me means: Stay at home or working momma, mall or outdoor-sy mama, breast or bottle, cloth or disposable, home-made or Gerber baby food, ect. Some of these findings do not become known until after baby is born and you figure out what works best for you and baby. For instance, my MIL was convinced that all babies need a pacifier and so I ended up with hundreds of them, ok not hundreds but you know...Well Aiden only wanted one sometimes, for a few days here and there and then...never again! Now what do I do with all those brightly colored binks? :)
Here is a list of things I wish I had put on our registry instead of all those adorable newborn clothes, some of which never got worn :)

  • baby gates (2)
  • cool mist humidifier- those things are expensive!
  • cloth diapers
  • 18 month clothing-the month where he mysteriously ran out of wardrobe!
  • sleep sacks in small, medium and large
  • wipe warmer
  • potty
  • non-slip bath mat
  • hiker baby carrier
  • baby cubes-babyfood storage containers
  • Putamayo children's CD collection
  • highchair that converts to a travel highchair and one of neutral color 
  • reusable wetbag
  • cloth swim diaper
  • umbrella stroller
  • wooden, not plastic toys :)
  • The Ergo Baby carrier instead of Bijorn
  • The Chariot 
  • Music Together class, baby gym membership, ect.
  • more 12 month onsies (Carter's 12 mo. onsies lasted from 6-15 months old!!!) 

    1 comment:

    1. I love my Ergo and my moby wrap. Both have their place for me. The other thing I would add are soft baby books. They can play and wrestle and put in the books in their mouth without any hard edges from the board books (or papercuts!)