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Q&A: Registering for baby?

What should we put on our registry? I'm totally overwhelmed- it feels like there's so much to get. What do we really need, and what is just a luxury?

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What should we put on our registry? I'm totally overwhelmed- it feels like there's so much to get. What do we really need, and what is just a luxury?

The Bump Expert

Tiny as baby is, she sure seems to need a lot of stuff. These checklists should set you up for the first couple of months, and help you figure out what to register for. Remember to start your collection small because, just like baby, it’ll grow very fast.

[ ] Clothes/Layette

[ ] Nursery

[ ] Changing supplies

[ ] Bath supplies

[ ] Feeding supplies

[ ] Medicine chest

[ ] Travel

[ ] For Mom

Plus, more from The Bump:

When Should I Start My Registry?

What Baby Gear Is Worth the Splurge (and What to Skip!)

Baby Registry Showdown

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This was a helpful list for those of us who are not only 1st time moms- but surrounded by people who seem to know as little as I do! My husband and I used the list to help create our registry :o)

Drgnfly |

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I'd like to register in one place - but be able to choose items from different stores and websites. Does such a registry exist?

serenamca |

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There is a website called myregistery.com where you can register as many stores as you can find! Enjoy ~ inny

inny |

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how many places should i register at?

Baby LaFond |

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If you talk to the place that you are registering with, they probably have a great checklist for you. Target has an awesome one that you can read through and delete/add stuff according to your style and personal needs. Bare essentials are sleepers/layettes, sleep n' play clothing, bottles/nursing necessities (bottles, pump, storage bags), diaper bag or backpack, nursery items such as blankets, and crib sheets, and baby care items like diapers, wipes, baby shampoo and baby soap. There is a lot of stuff out there and it can get overwelming but I really thought that target's checklist for registry was the most helpful. Good luck

trinamarie87 |

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EVERYTHING...I know there is a lot to choose from but you will end up useing things that you never thought you would. Pluse if your inviting other moms to your shower, they will know what it is you need

brandibride23 |

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STARR8386 |

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Check out the book "BABY BARGAINS" by Denise & Alan Fields. It has AMAZING advice on the best baby products on the market based on price, safety, & parent reviews. And NO they are not paying me to say this :)

Sandy281 |

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register for all of the big things you really wont. stay away from diapers, wipes, bibs and clothes. people will go crazy on all of the little things and then your big things will not be bought. in addition, people always pick up baby clothes and necessities while their baby shopping.

Tanya |

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Definitely go to the book Baby Bargains. Very helpful. And the best advice I've gotten so far is to register for 20 onesies in each size up to 9 months, (so 20 for newborn - 3, 20 for 3 - 6, and 20 for 6 - 9), and to register for a humidifier! The last thing you want to be stuck without when you have a sick baby in the middle of the night is the humidifier! It's a $40 "sanity saver"! Other things that I, personally, thought would be helpful, is that we registered for the humungous box of diapers and wipes, and refills of whatever requires refills ... (diaper genie bags, diaper rash ointment, baby wash soap, lotion, etc ... ) ... I don't know how fast LO is going to go through stuff, so i'd rather have a back up ready in advance. Registering is overwhelming, another tip that I can offer, is go to the store, do your best the first time around with the 'gun', and then finish registering online at home. It is truly overwhelming all of the baby stuff that's available, and they try to convince you that you need all of it!

ChicNotGeek |

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I am a first time mom also however, I have a few people who are helping me figure it out. I found babysrus.com very helpful. They even have a registry with the basics that you can just add to. Some of the items on their list, I would have never thought of.

babyniks |

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I very highly recommend doing your research online before you go to the store and start scanning with a gun. If you go in armed with information and reviews, that wall of bottles and binkies will be much less intimidating. And that way, you don't spend an entire day at the store trying to make up your mind. My husband was grateful that we made such short work of the registering process. The Babies R Us and Target sites have lots and lots of review to read through, and they both allow you to make "wish lists" before actually registering.

LeaPea81 |

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If you are lucky to not be the first in your group of friends to have kids ask them what they found most useful and what they had to have and found out they never used. Also there are checklists you can find on the internet. ( I google everything) There is the basic list and then the more gadget inclined lists etc.

usmcgirl6 |

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I've also been overwhelmed by the crazy number of baby needs out there. We're trying to stay with earth friendly options like cloth diapers and toys made from sustainable wood. I've found Amazon.com to be the easiest place to register for almost anything under any brand name - they have a great baby registry and it's super easy to add and remove items.

WithoutMelissa |

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I am a first time mom, and I definately feel overwhelmed. So, I am a research junkie, so I went online and discoverd, myregistry.com. You can register from any website you want, n gives you the option to find the best for that product. I was going to go with babiesrus.com, but some of there prices were too high, or didn't carry some of the products that I really wanted. N I didn't understand why I should have to sacrifice anything that I want or need for my registry? So do research online, and you'll be amazed at whats out there.

deeb2001@yahoo.com |

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When is a good time to start registering?

AGSkelton |

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If any of you facebook, I wrote a note and tagged all my mommy/daddy friends and asked them what REALLY came in handy when their children were growing up. Somethings are really funny that I never would have thought of ( my bff had to run out at 3 am to walmart to get a bottle brush lol). It seems so simple and it is really helping me out :)

Skobaby73 |

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I am a prego mom as well with my first. I too get overwhelmed with what all I 'should get" and how to decorate the room, etc. My sister gave me the best advice. In addition to downloading or googling a list of "essentials" she told me that your baby only NEEDS very few things when it's born; Car Seat, Blankets, Clothes and food. The rest of the things are just kind of wants. So take the pressure off of yourself knowing that all your baby really needs is just you, and the rest is just icing on the cake!!

getarubdown |

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I'm pregnant with my first too. I did a lot of research to help fight the feeling of being overwhelmed. I basically used Consumer Reports (book and online) and the Baby Bargains book to aid me in what to register for. I would also google items looking for blog entries or Amazon.com feedback to learn as much about the negative as the positives. It is important to know the negatives as well, especially when deciding on a breast pump. Baby Bargains answers a lot of questions about what to register for and what not to register for. It was helpful to learn you don't need a play mat, activity center, walker, etc. If you are looking for one store to do all of your registering, I highly recommend Buy Buy Baby. They have amazing customer service, all of the products you need (even high end ones), people purchasing off your registry can use Bed Bath & Beyond coupons there, and they are great about returns. Through research I learned Target changed their policy and it isn't as easy to return items you don't want now.

mweibler |

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Don't forget to register for thermometers, bulb syringes, nail clippers or nail files, butt paste, humidifier, mylicon drops, and a medicine dropper. I'd also ask your doctor what medicines are okay for baby, like tylenol vs. motrin and what age they recommend using them. I haven't had kids yet, but I work on a mother/baby floor and it seems that people forget these very important things until it's 2am and you need them. HTH!

Ksi20 |

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I'm a first time mom / internet research junkie and have gone through baby bargains, target, buy buy baby, babies r us, etc... but I've found researching and registering on Amazon to be the most reliable and stress free solution. I suggest printing out a list of must haves from the bump or giggle and starting out with the big, complicated things such as crib, stroller, car seat... and moving on down the list to smaller, less burdensome things. Good luck!

jeniliang |

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I love the Melbourne travel system! I'm so excited.

ashleyhall919 |

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Target has a great list...the online registry is really easy to follow. I decided to start registering a little earlier because I thought with the holidays people might get me baby stuff instead of other stuff.

katers272 |

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I have found that using check-lists and websites best buys and most popular registry items was/is very helpful. I too am a first time mom and am only about 4 1/2 months pregnant and I couldn't wait until I could register. I registered for the basics like bottles, onesies, the nursery decorations (its for either a boy or a girl), diaper bags (one for me and one for my husband), binkies, and some other basic needs like diaper rash cream, etc. when i find out what I'm having for sure then I will go back in and register for more gender specific items such as clothes... I'm so excited as I'm sure everyone in/on here is!!! I can't wait until March to meet my wonderful baby!!!!

Michaela May |

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Just regester for anything and everything that you like.. don't worry about cost or how much is on ur list.. it's better to get the stuff u actually want at ur baby shower than get a whole bunch of things that u dont like and are just going to get returned anyways.

aleesabyrne |

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i just registered at "babies r us". they were really helpful, and had an awesome checklist to help out! and everything my friends & family dont purchase thats on my registry,i get 10% off if i want to buy it in the end.

Jess413 |

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I read the Baby Bargains book (available on amazon.com, and can probably find older versions at 1/2 price books, but be advised because recalls and the like may have happened since previous editions). The book covered many mom's overall opinions on what was best from car seats to crib sheets. It really helped me narrow my registry and I knew what I was looking for before I walked into Babies R Us (thus, avoided deer-in-the-headlights look). I didn't always go with their advice, but it gave me a great springboard, and let me know what I was looking for specifically - i.e. what type of stroller handles I wanted.

gee_kate |

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My sister's are both experienced mother's and I found they were a great resource when it came time to complete our registry. They told me a few necessary items that I forgot to add. It was really helpful.

Shonanny |

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you should go to babies r us. its free. when your registring put anthing you think is important for you and the baby.

caremarge |

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I typed in "minimalist baby checklist" into Google and got a really great article by FitPregnancy.com that outlined the things a minimalist mom would definitely need. I added a few more things that I thought I would like, and used the "ratings" on each item as a gauge for how well the things worked and how much each women used them. Be warned: there are some extremely cranky, overworked ladies who have commented on just about everything. For every item that articles "swear" you need...there are about a dozen women who suggest throwing it out a window, so use your judgment when reading those, and don't get bogged down in negativity. People...especially overworked, tired, cranky mommies, like to have a place to rant, and apparently product ratings on babies R us is where they do it! Good luck and God bless!

HamNCheeze |

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I saw the question "When should I register?" but did not see any responses...is 5 weeks too soon?

Oh2BaMommy |

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Hi Oh2BaMommy - Congrats! it cant hurt to register now. No one has to know until you're ready to share that information, and you can begin the process of researching the products and options. You have the luxury of taking as much time as you want, rather than waiting to the end (and perhaps being forced out of necessity to make decisions that you may wish you had spent more time on.) Good luck!

doodlejenj |

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It can be overwhelming! I found I ended up with ALOT of clothes for my baby girl. She out grew most of them, before she ever got to wear them. Between my husband's job and mine, friends and family, we ended up with 4 showers! I wouldn't register for clothes. People will see something cute and pick it out anyway! Just the basic onesies, if anything should do you fine. Also, wipe warmers-don't waste your time! When you are out and about, you won't be using it anyway. I would definetly register for: Blankets (you can never have enough!), pacifiers, diapers, wipes, burp cloths, bottles, breast feeding supplies (a little awkward opening at the shower, but everyone knows u may need it!) stroller/travel system (you may end up buying on your own, but, hey someone might be feeing generous!), pack n play, swing. Things like an exersaucer are nice to recieve, but you may not use this item until baby is several months old. One more thing: a bassinet. Yes, you may use it for a short time, but it is sure nice to have in the middle of the night!

mamacafe83 |

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YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE.. LOL.. IM TOTALLY OVERWHELMED WHEN IT COMES TO SCANNING ITEMS.. THERES JUST WAY TOO MUCH..

campSnoopy02 |

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there are some really helpful tips on heir to blair's recent post. also, we registered at giggle (www.giggle.com) and once we had signed up they sent us a lovely welcome package with a registry list to help us get started. we are first time parents and had no idea what we were about to get into...

lindsaybtodd@yahoo.com |

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i registewred for the definite items i would need, like playpens, diapers, bassinet, monitor, wipes, crib sheets, bottles, etc. i didn't register for clothes because you know people will for sure by it anyway. also for walkers and stuff like that. i have a lot of people giving me things, so that helps too. register for absolute neccesities first and then if there are other things you want, add them at the end

Bellakel85 |

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if you have a small space then don't get a diaper changing table! you can change the baby on the bed, floor, or table. We are getting just the basics, crib, stroller, and carseat. No dresser, no changing table, no bouncy thing, In short nothing my friends bought that their kid NEVER used! We will have clothes but not go crazy, babybath, bath stuff, first aid, and a Diaper Genie II my uncle swears by it!

LLShrestha |

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I will have a registry for basics and things you wouldn't want to buy secondhand, but I've already been scoping out craigslist.com to find good new and used baby stuff locally. Babies outgrow clothes, toys, and gear so quickly that a lot of times people are looking to unload their items at a fraction of the original price. There's no need to spend a fortune on something you'll only use a few months anyway.

manda_momma |

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Include a wipe warmer. I know it sounds useless, but it can be the differnce at night of going back to sleep in a few minutes or a few hours. My husband insists we get one for our new baby since it worked so well for him with his daughter! =)

pbenden |

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Just register for whatever you think you might need because a lot of places give you 10% off what other ppl don't purchase for you, after the baby is born so you can purchase what else you need.

JaZavitz |

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We waited until our 2nd trimester to register with our 1st child. We also used Baby Bargains, the Consumer Reports Best Baby Products book, and recommendations from RECENT Moms to decide what we really needed off the checklists that the stores give you. My advice is to put everything you actually want/need on there - I got chewed out for making my registry "too small" - plus, some places offer discounts on items you didn't receive but registered for. The really important stuff to have ready are the basics - carseat (at least 1, although asking for an extra base is smart if you have 2 cars), then where will baby sleep, eat, be changed, and be washed - everything else you can send Dad to the store for. People will buy you clothes & blankets regardless so don't feel the need to specify too many of those items on the list, and don't register for/ buy stockpiles of newborn diapers or hygiene items - you never know how long baby will fit in them or whether baby will have sensitive skin/allergies and need specific products. My personal must have items were: swaddle blankets, Boppy, pouch sling, microwave sterilizing bags for bottle/breastpump accessories, wipe warmer, video monitor, Itzbeen timer, hot/cold rice bag for sore tatas, and Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter (lanolin tastes yucky).

UkieBabe |

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amazon is great for baby registry! you can find anything you're looking for, or anything you've found on other websites that you like amazon usually has in stock!

brittneyellen |

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I'm pregnant with my first but I've had a lot of experience with babies and went to 8 baby showers last year alone! What I've learned is that people will buy you clothes regardless of what you have on your registry. It's more fun for people to shop for cute outfits and accessories than it is for them to scour through stores to find the baby bottle or lotions that you spend time researching for your registry. With that said, registry for basic needs and large items. That way people who do look at your registry will actually be getting something useful rather than something you frivolously put on your registry.

ricaec1923 |

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I found that Babies R' Us and Target did have great lists to go by. This is my first baby and I felt overwhelmed at first but with these list and help from experienced friends and family it became more easy. One this I want to get but am not sure if I should put it on my registry is a Video Recorder....is this asking too much? We don't really have a lot of "large" items on our list because we have some things that have been "in the family" that have been given to us....should I or shouldn't I????

vndaley |

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When should I register? How far a long, if Im having my showers in my 7th month? Also should i wait until I know the sex?

neyermommy85 |

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i felt a little over whelmed and my significant other suggested we start early and so we did this past weekend and im only 16 weeks pregnant but the idea was genius. We registered at babies r us and they take care of everything they give you a check list of what youll need and a scanning gun and the prices arent bad. Starting early also gives you alot of time to complete it. Since we have a hard time finding alone time together with work schedules and im a full time student and we have his 3 year old daughter all weekend we figured that we could go multiple times to complete it. our next set aside day is in march so almost a month later! but even if you have the time make it a date for you and your other. little bits a time make it less overwhelming. also they let you update and change things online as well so incase you find a different model you like you can simply delete the old one online and add the new!! good luck and trust me itll be so much fun!

leroywood |

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Go ahead and put the word out if you're in need of a digital camera or video recorder. My digital camera was on it's last legs at Christmas and living far away from the rest of the family who will be demanding regular photos I know someone will help if not gift. Even if no one will buy you a new camera, they can at least add Best Buy Gift Cards to the shower items.

Paintchic26 |

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I would definitely recommend going earlier rather than later. The first time I went to Babies R Us I was so overwhelmed that I sat down in a glider and just stared so I wouldn't start bawling! The next time I was a little more prepared and actually opened the registry ( I was 13 weeks) and actually was offered for the store manager to walk me through the store 1 section at a time and answer all my questions. She spent an entire hour with me before I went about looking around on my own. SHE WAS AMAZING! I'd def use this if you have any questions at all. Then I spent another hour just looking around and registering for big stuff like car seats and bedding. I had to leave after being there 2 hours because I was just so tired. This weekend I'm taking my sister back to help me finish up. I'm glad I had the time to do it in stages because as a first time mom I was really overwhelmed. It really helps to be able to do things in store and online because I can see the items for myself and know what I like, but then go home and look up reviews to see if the product works and it will last. Good luck to everyone!

Hammee |

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So, after reading this thread I decided it couldn't hurt to start a registry now even though we're still in the "trying" phase. That way it'd be one less thing for me to worry about when we finally do conceive. I took the advice of some of the other "Bumpies" and started an online Registry at MyRegistry.com. I thought it'd be fun to scope out some of the websites and start looking at baby stuff. I started with a crib---Why are there thousands of different cribs?? What should I know when picking out a crib?? What are the differences and why are there so many?? Then I thought, I'll pick out some bottles, those are simple things that I'll want plenty of--there were thousands of different bottles; glass, plastic, curved, straight, bubble-shaped, what is with all the different bottles??? So in one last attempt to add something to my registry I looked at strollers. As you can imagine I am now terrified of all the "baby" sections on websites now. Where does a first time mother get information on baby stuff and what to look for and what the difference is between all these choices?

sexysica |

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I checked out a library book called Baby Lists by Elaine Farber. This is my first child and I was totally clueless about some of the things listed in here! Not only do they help you figure out what to put on your birth plan, what questions to ask a potential nanny and pediatrician, they also go through all the basic things that baby needs as well as little luxuries. She also lists the brands she feels are the best quality as well as where to buy them. I've renewed the book twice and it's helped me a lot! Also my OB gave me some pamphlets from different stores (Graco, Walmart, etc.) and they actually have checklists in there too which have helped.

sarab81 |

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I highly recommend getting the latest copy of "Baby Bargains" by Denise/Alan Fields. It has been a great source for explaing what you need and don't need and is like a consumer's report for all things baby. I also had a friend (and mother of 3) act as my BRU "sherpa". taking me through the store and explaining all the products and gear I'll need and which worked best for her. Both of these were invaluable sources of information for me!

grantierb |

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I asked my sis in law to come to BRU with me. I figure there's one of those near everyone who will be invited to my showers. She gave me good advice on what products she loved for her 2 year old and 5 month old. Humidifier is a must, i picked a cold one that doesn't look like a toy. I wouldn't want baby trying to hug anything that looks like a toy by accident. She swears by Dr Browns bottles so I loaded up on that and I also bought enough breastfeeding bags and stuff like that I will definately use. We went aisle by aisle and it took about 2 hours. If I didn't have her there I probably would have had to do it in 2 days. We went on a weekday morning when it was less crowded too. I think you should click away and not be too stressed out about overclicking. I went online a day after and lookd through my selections and made changes online. :)

FSchep |

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I have a few different registries just so people have some choices on where to shop, but my favorite place has been Amazon.com.. They have a WONDERFUL selection of baby stuff, more things than you can even imagine.. But what I really like about it, is you can read reviews about the products from other moms that have already tried it. It has made the job of selecting items a little easier. No to mention, most of the items have free shipping, which makes it easier for those looking to buy you a baby gift..

JulietBair |

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I use kaboodle.com - you can add items from any website, and it's really simple to use.

ThunderAndLightening |

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How soon is too soon to register? I'm 20 weeks and my shower will be at 32 weeks

jazmine82685 |

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jaz, I am only about 26 weeks and I registered about six weeks ago, you would want to get as much done as possible because unless you have a sceduled delivery these things can be very unpredictable. you won't want to be setting up the nursery after baby arrives early. besides it's fun to shop for the new baby, and with the crazy economy you can give friends and familly enough time to plan and budget.

divineme |

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Anitadombrowski |

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We just found out that we are having a baby girl yesterday and registered today..... for everything! Even if we weren't sure what it was we still scanned it! You can never register for too much. If you get something and then realized you don't need, then you can always take it back and get some diapers or something you will need!

BrentandKatieCarr |

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Honestly... I put everything that I could want on my registry, if I get it I get it and if I don't I don't. But obviously you need a crib and car seat, Diapers and wipes... things like that but good things to look into also include Changing table, stroller, bassinet or play yard with attachment as the baby will be better off sleeping in something smaller and more snug and closer to you for at least the first couple of months (especially if you're breastfeeding). It does help to have A&D for the belly button at first. Milicon Drops for gas, lotion and wash for bathtime, towels wash cloths. What I mean to say is not only do you need the big things that pop into your mind you really can't forget about the little things that you will need. Most of the time when you go tomake a registry they give you a check list so that you are less likely to forget anything. Babies R Us is VERY helpful.

Jess1428 |

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One of the most important things that everyone forgets about is medicine. I normally give a new mom a basket with an assortment of diaper rash cream (because no two babies are alike on what works on their bottom), Mylicon drops and baby Tylenol. It never fails that you will need those things at 3am and the baby is screaming! Also, skip the bassinet and invest in a travel crib. Don't register for clothes or blankets because people will buy those anyway and you will have WAY too many of them. If you register for bottles, I would pick a couple different brands to test on your baby since they will be the one to pick their favorite bottle.

ambear00 |

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We are registering for everything because my mom said she is inviting 80 people to our baby shower. We put a crib, changing table, and dresser on there. We also put the travel system, pack n' play, high chair, bedding, etc on there. Then we did small things like shampoo, teethers, toys, and also boxes of diapers. We're registering for things through the first 2 years so that we don't have too much for right away, and we won't have to spend all the money down the road. It's a good idea to put necessities and fun things on there, as well as items at many price points. A lot of people willl spend 20-30 bucks, but I have an aunt with 2 daughters and a daughter in law, and if they combine their funds they'll be able to afford the pack 'n play. Plus, if people see you have high-cost items that are unpurchased, you'll probably get lots of gift cards!

MLS_Becker |

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Ask family members, friends, and co-workers. You might discover that some of the essential items you require, can be great hand-me down gifts from friends. This will help to trim your list, at least some of the big ticket items. Stick with the essentials, crib, stroller, burping cloths, etc.  IAmPregnant Ticker

giddygrl |

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I saw a few questions of "When should I register?" If you're planning on finding out what the gender of your baby is, wait til after you find out. My husband and I attempted to start our registry a little early, and we ended up scanning a lot of green and yellow, deleting it all, and having to start all over again!

JuniorC |

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when i started registering, my plan was Babies R Us all the way!! Now i am so happy i didn't do that!! i'm 100% stuck at home now so i did a little price comparison and i've found that almost all of the things that i'd picked out on my babies r us and other baby themed stores were a hell of a lot cheaper at walmart, target, amazon, etc. they're all the same brand name items, just better prices. since then i've completly scrapped any and all registries for anywhere that have "baby" in the name. it may be a little embarrassing to have those three names under "registries" on my shower invitations but i know i'll be getting the same stuff and saving my friends/relatives a TON of money!!!!! if you don't believe me, find a pack and play that you like on babies r us. then find it on amazon, target and walmart. chances are at least one of them will have it and it'll probably quite a bit cheaper. happy hunting!

stellarvermilion |

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I agree with the post above. I looked around and found target and walmart to have the best selection and prices. Target provides a terrific list to help organize your registry, plus if you do it later in your pregnancy, you can do it from the comfort of your home.  BabyFruit Ticker

Erin925 |

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don't think it is necessary to "wait until you know the gender of the child" unless you only want genderized items...my husband and I specifically decided not to tell the child's sex and register for gender-neutral items because we did not want all boy blue and girl pink. this also gave us the opportunity to put more practical items on our registry because people will give you clothes and blankets, etc. anyways :)

lotusmama |

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I don't have an answer but I do have a question. Is it still OK to register when it is your 4th child. I am not sure what manners dictate here and I don't want to appear greedy. Anyone have some advice?

rsmith1175 |

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My husband and I got quite a few gifts (and made purchases we couldn't resist) before we registered. I found the items we already received and put them on my target registry, then went online and marked them off, just in case someone thinks we need something we actually already have. By adding the bedding set we found (on sale elsewhere for much less), it also demonstrated the color scheme/theme we're going for, since we've gotten quite a few questions regarding our preferences there. Nobody has to know you got something used or on clearance somewhere else!

Berito |

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Having four kids and on my fifth, I have learned what is needed vs what is wanted Crib-waterproof matress pad or two sheets. Do not spend tons of money on cute bedding. After the baby starts to roll over the bumper pad has to be removed, It is considered a choking hazard. All your expensive bedding is going to get soiled by blow outs from diapers. Onsies and sleepers,a few blankets and depending on weather a snow suit or light jacket. Infant seat with a stroller, bottles, & Diapers in bigger sizes then newborns Yes cute stuff is cute but the baby will either get to wear it once and soil it or will grow out of it before you get good use out of it.

emmylilg |

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The baby sleepers that are either have zippers or the ones that look like a dress...Stay away from the buttons, its a pain while changing your little one

carliec22 |

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I recommend Diapers.com. They have a registry system that lets you just shop for what you want or go through their essential checklist. You can view the list along with a ton of products broken up into categories so you won't forget anything. Plus you can read all the reviews on products before you add them to your registry. AWESOME site!

MommaWarden |

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Take your mom with you!!!! She'll know what you need and can give you helpful advice.

miaandbamm07 |

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Invest in a breat pump...well worth the money!  Pregnancy Ticker

dianear |

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Definitely agree with bringing your Mom with you. She'll probably get emotional that her Baby is having a Baby. My fiance's Mom got pissed that we didn't invite her to register so much that I had to register at another place just to get her to stop hassling my fiance about me not taking her to register with my mom. I wanted a Mommy & Daughter bonding time and she definitely didn't understand that.

Jurban30 |

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I am taking my husband with me to register - I have researched all the must haves and I think that I am ready. All he wants to do with play with the gun anyway! [url=http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=UBB&utm_campaign=tickers][img]http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt922d2.aspx[/img][/url]

vsjroberts |

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i registered at babies r us. i went on 3 separate occasions with 3 different people. i took my sister and did all of the feeding/nursing items that i had no idea were to start. then i went with my hubby to do all of the gear, crib, strollers, etc. and then i took my MIL to do blankets, bath essentials, etc. it was fun everyone had a good time and it wasn't overwhelming.

Ang777Aaron |

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how far into pregnancy should you register? i want to register now but i keep telling myself to wait

sarabelle06 |

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I have read in other places that it's good to put big ticket items on there, like the furniture or breast pumps or carseats you want cuz losts of people like to pitch in together to buy something for the shower, and not so much with the baby clothes because people cant avoid buying cute baby clothes, same thing with toys. But having done 2 different registries already, my advise for anyone would be choose a day when you're feeling as good as possible ( the 1st one took 3 hrs!!) BRING A MOMMY WITH YOU!! someone who has already gone through the 1st year, or even the 1st few monthes recently can really help you decide what you need and what is just a waste of money!! Stuff that they got and never used can help save you the hassle of havin to sell or donate them later, and give you a better chance that people will get what you really need. Also if you worry about not having enough in your budget to get everything you still need after your shower, then you can nix things that are just to be pretty, like the crib set I love is like $190, that's CRAZY, a baby can't use the most of it anyway, and when they're old enough to use them finally that kid will be warm under any blanket...or sweatshirt even. Not that I'm saying cut corners and make your child go without anything, but I have seen too many times where famiies get what they think is important like a pretty blankets set or a great outfit for holiday pictures, and then not realize they will leave themselves short later on. As much fun as registering can be, keep in mind if you have a small budget that this can be your savior so to speak for all the things you might not beable to get otherwise, I just urge you to make smart choices, and if youre super limited think of thngs you can use for more than one purpose like a playpen can double for you as a crib, and a rubbermade toy box can double as a bathtub (OBVIOUSLY WITH EXTREME CARE AND ATTENTION)

DezLMT |

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everything, some stores give you a discount on all the items you didn't receive so put stuff on that you will need like nursing bras and you know no one will buy them. :)

zoruiz1 |

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WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO START YOUR REGISTRY ??? TY

LILCHACHIEWed213111 |

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baby R Us is a good place to register, and you can do it online. i think the best things we got at our baby shower was - Diapers and a baby monitor. i found that buying clothes on ebay and at garage sales were the cheapest, since they grow out of them so quickly.

para04 |

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I'd register @ Babies R'Us, and Target. We found our crib on clearance at Burlington...and it's a beautiful Amish-style hunk of a crib that has survived our two sons (another is on the way to try his best to break it too!). I don't know if I'd register for the super-huge things though. Furniture, maybe put in a word to friends / family who want to do a group gift, but the biggest thing on the registry (if you're goign to register for the bigger stuff) is a stroller, and/or carseat/ booster. Otherwise, you cannot go wrong with first aid kits, bath soap, diapers, wipes , a diaper pail (or trash can with a step-close/lid)... and onesies. Lots of sizes of onesies & shoes. Breast pump/bottles are also a good one to register for. Good Luck!

LydeeC |

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I'm registering at diapers.com because it seems to be cheaper than others, free returns and shipping as well as other benefits (check them out). With that being said this is about the only choice I have made...LOL...I don't know what to register for...how much/many, what I really need, what is best, and what is pointless to purchase. Any ideas on the best breast pump, car seat/stroller, pack n play etc. HELP!!!!!!! Clueless in babyland

Sevenlove |

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One piece of advice is to skip the cutesy clothes on the registry. Same goes for toys. That stuff can be bought dirt-cheap at second-hand stores, and cleaned easily. You'll probably get garbage bags full of onesies from friends or coworkers who have older babies. Plus, people always feel compelled to buy cute clothes anyway, so I didn't even include them on my registry. I included all the expensive one-time buys such as car seat, stroller, crib & mattress, changing table & pad, breast pump, infant carrier, and humidifier. I also included lots of practical items such as diapers, wipes, bottles, burp cloths, crib sheets, safety items, toiletries, and swaddling blankets. My registry has a lot of organic all-natural items; I figure once I'm dirt poor trying to take care of a newborn I'll have to adjust some of my ideals to be more practical and cost-cutting, but I'll let my family and friends buy as much of the nice stuff as possible! I find it weird that nearly every website includes "tummy mats, exersaucers, bouncers, and play gyms" as MUST HAVES. This could not be further from the truth. Some of these items go for $50-100 each, but if you scour craigslist you will find soooo many parents just trying to get rid of this crap for $5 or $10.

gy86 |

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As a 1st time mom I hear that Im going to need a lot of things on my registry. You can never have too many onesies, bibs and diapers. If you have stairs make sure you get a baby gate of some sort.

sharaysherrod |

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I am in the same boat....I have had a hard time figuring out what I need to register for....I just add it all! :)

gferg |

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When i did my registry for baby #1 I only stuck things I really needed.... Instead of putting a bunch of toys someone may get you that pack-and-play. keep the list with a variety of prices but dont be tempted to put 10 teething rings

0616 |

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Visit diapers.com and create a registry. It has a hovering check list at the top of Must haves and nice to haves. I found it very helpful in creating mine. Plus other mothers are the ones who made the list so it's very accurate.

lbenes18 |

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First time pregger, longtime aunt and godmother - don't go to crazy with clothes and cutiesy things. Bathing supplies, pampers, wash clothes, med kits ask in high demand. Request clothes in different sizes because the baby will out grow everything quickly. Don't get tricked with new products that sound good and don't over do it with toys.

brooklynrose |

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This is my second baby my son is 4 I feel a lot more prepared this time around then the last my other half doesn't understand why we don't just use things his parents have and its slightly difficult to explain to him in guy terms that he'll get most men think baby stuff is baby stuff. The last time I should have registered for more big things because like everyone has said people will buy clothes and blankets something about them they can't resist, you can have the person doing the shower do a door prize type thing for everyone who brings a gift + a pack of diapers, don't stock up on to many newborn ones you never know how long baby will fit in them and the size one's are easy to fit snugger instead of making a nb size fit a bigger baby. A pack and play ( I like Graco) works better than a bassinet is easy to fit in your room and baby can stay in it longer than the weight limit on a bassinet and of course later you use it as a playpen and safe spot if you need to put baby down or for tummy time if you have older kids. Other than that mylicon, tylenol ( its better than motrin for infants), thermometer, car seat stroller combo is good for people who want to go in on a gift and that goes for most big items and leaves less big items to get after, breast milk bags, bottles ( for breast milk or formula if you need to supplement or baby just doesn't take to the tata), waterproof crib mattress protector, receiving blankets that can double as burp cloths and spit rags. Pacifiers at least here they send you home with one and can be tricky it'll vary with any baby I preferred soothie but a friends baby could only use gerber nuk. It's all trial and error unfortunately you wont really know on small items until baby gets here such as soap, bottle prefrence etc.. But it all does work out oh and last thing Diaper Genie is amazing bottom line.

DesertMama89 |

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www.myregistry.com - You can pick items from any place and create one registry. People will ultimately be directed out to different sites to make the purchases, but will only have one place to look for the registered items. My husband and I really love using it.

KateAWare |

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Clothes larger than newborn. While this is the cutest size, my kids only stayed in this size the shortest amount of time. Ask for more 4-6 month sizes and more 6-9 month sizes. Also don't be afraid to ask for some of the big ticket items like your crib, dresser, swing and stroller. Sometimes friends will chip in together to buy these things. Who knows maybe grandma might buy it for you. Consider a breast pump if you are planning on breast feeding. A cute idea for a shower is to have guests bring a package of diapers (any size) for a baby raffle. After my shower I had enough diapers for six months.

varkeyr |

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With my first and second baby I registered at babies r us. They have all the items you will need categorized and will also tell you the aisle items are in. Make sure you have plenty of onesies since babies poop a lot and its not solid and receiving blankets big enough to swaddle the baby in. My advice is to also register a little at a time so you don't get overwhelmed. Usually you can do this online and update things regularly.

csmittyrun |

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Great baby cribs and baby crib bedding sets at http://www.toddlerbedandmore.com!They are so unique!! Have fun registering!!

Toddler101 |

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Just a warning/tip from our first full day of registering...check your registry when you get home or before you leave. When I checked our Babies R Us registry after we got home, some of the things we scanned didn't come up accuarately..something people warned us about. You're almost better off scanning the actual item rather than the bar code of where it's hanging. My other tip is don't be afraid to compare prices and use other sites, like Amazon. Babies R Us is consistently $30-50 higher than other places like Amazon and Target. We've bee doing a little at a time because it is rather exhausting esp when as new parents this whole thing is so foreign to us. I'm going back with my sister-in-law and best friend to "tweak" my list since they're both more knowledgeable then I am. Good Luck!! Oh, and consumer reports has a pretty good list of newborn necessities if you want something a little scaled back from babies r us massive list.

JerseygirlLC |

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The info on here is helpful! We haven't begun yet only because it seems like such a daunting task. I'll think I'll start with an online registry before hitting the stores again.

ToriNicole77 |

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as someone who likes to be organised i find it smarter to do a lot myself whilst i am pregnant...from when I first found out i was pregnant with my 2nd and 3rd babies, I would buy 1 large box of diapers a month and 1 large box of wipes, and put them in the babies closet...(1 box of newborns...2x boxes of size 2's...3 boxes of size 3's and 3 boxes of size 2-3) this meant that I already had these items ready and didnt need to worry when the baby came..didnt need to buy any for the first 6 months! ...we also researched our car seats, stroller and and crib online, and bought them ourselves early on...I have been to many baby showers, and have found that, unfortunately, many people will just buy what THEY want to buy, not specifically what you WANT thats on your list...unless you have PHENOMINAL friends/family, most of the 'big ticket' items that you want, will still be on the list after the shower and you have now only got a few weeks to go out and buy them before the baby comes...I would honestly suggest making a TRUE list of NEEDS, (car seat, crib, stroller, 'pack and play', boppy, bottles and onesies) work out what they cost, split them between now and when the baby is due, and buy 1 every month on pay day....make the shower list full of wants, (swing, toys, baby bath, towels, bibs etc) that way you wont be left scrambling to buy a crib and put it together with 3 weeks to go, if people dont buy them.....I would also let people know that you have already got LOTS of newborn baby clothes and ask people that IF they want to buy clothes to please get clothes for 3 months and up...

leahbub |

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We tried to conceive for a very long time so (dare I say cutesie) things like registries don't interest me anymore. I started one before I even got pregnant just for fun! But now it just seems like more of a marketing ploy than help. Plus I kinda feel like I'm making out my own shopping list for other people to have to pay for. I couldn't find one store that suited my style or everyone's budget anyway. I just want a fun shower with people giving the baby whatever they feel like. We're buying the biggies ourselves before baby comes so if all we get are diapers and onesies I'll still be happy!

cottonlily84 |

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For my first pregnancy, I registered at two places, Target and Walmart. They are both similarly priced but I like the style better at Target. I sort of gave people an option. I didn't double the items from one registry to the next, I put different things. But some people didn't live near a target so it helped to have a walmart near them. :)

miss_vgonzalez |

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In theory, Myregistry.com is awesome (I used this site for my wedding registry) however you may find that if you have a lot of "older" folks in your family, they won't be able to figure out how to use the site and they will just get you whatever they want. After my bridal shower, my maid of honor said how much trouble people had with using the website and after the fact I regretted using it because we got so many gifts that weren't on the registry. Hope it works for you!

nferrara0731 |

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When the baby is born and up to 4 or 5 months a basinet is the best option. It can fit right next to your bed and very convenient for late night feedings and diaper changes. You dont really need a crib right off the bat because you probably wont use it. Bath Supplies (Johnson and Johnson Head to Toe Body Wash and Baby Lotion) Onesie's are the easiest things to put the baby in. I would have have at least 5 newborn and7 0-3 months. Also have about 7 pairs of long pajamas. Diapers (2 large packs of newborn and 2 large packs of size 1) and large box of wipes Bottles (5-6 should last you a day before you have to sterilize them) 7 Washcloths and Towels for Bathtime 7 blankets Dont buy everything newborn because they grow out of it very fast. 7 of most clothing is a safe bet because it will last you roughly 4-6 days depending on spit up and other accidents before you run out. Dont overdue it with things because they do grow so quickly. At your baby shower you will probably recieve alot of clothes whether you ask for them or not so try to ask for other items as well such as... Bouncer Travel Set (Stroller/Car Seat) Bottle Sterilizer Bottle Starter Kit Play Mat Larger items and items you may not need right away so you can have a mini-stockpile. Register for alot of things you want but in the end people usually just but you things they think are cute or they used before.

jcarlisle8790 |

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Put every thing that you think you may need on your registry. Dont get overwelmed jsut have fun with it. I brought the big Items and put most of the small ones on my reg. so my family wouldn't feel like they had to come up with money for the big stuff and every one could fit something into the budget. For my sisters shower we assigned people stuff to buy...like a game. One group of 3 had to find the cutest bottles and another the cutest onesies. So she had all of what she needed at the end! Some where even a group of (1) lol but they didnt know

MsSheena2U |

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myregistry.com didn't make any sense. Go to a store you like and register for stuff you want. The stuff you need you can get on your own. Can't afford a crib? Don't have a baby. Besides, babies really don't need that much stuff as far as toys are concerned. They'd rather play with the wrapping it came in.

Blondathon |

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There is a website called Amazing Registry (www.amazingregistry.com). I'm registered at Target, Burlington, and Walmart. All of my registries appear on this website in one place. However what I don't like is that there is no specific order to the items on the registry. It does categorizes the registry by the store. Seems like it works.

deija2001 |

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We registered with Target & Amazon.com. Amazon.com confused so many people and I'm not sure why, but they have a huge selection & better prices (and usually free shipping). Also, don't count on your showers for larger items, unless you have a rich grandmother or something. Most people will spend $50 and while some stick to the registry, we received tons of clothes, books, stuffed animals & blankets. Don't get me wrong, all super cute, but we did have to go back and pick up some essentials ourselves. Also, we scoured Craigslist & local high-end baby consignment shops for big items like a pack n' play, swing, furniture & jogging stroller. These things are generally only used for a few months to a year and you can get them for SUPER CHEAP used.

meg.taylor09 |

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Go to Buy Buy Baby and they will walk you through everything! They are completely amazing and really go the extra mile for you. (which you don't see anymore in big chain stores)

nomi729 |

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It is very difficult to decide what to put on the baby registry as there is a large variety of products on the market. Personally I've started my baby registry with the basic things such as clothes, nursing and feeding supplies. Than I added toys and Baby Bloomers as these were not so important but I wanted some.

sparklingwedding |

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When I've made the registry for my first baby I put there everything that came to my mind from cotton clothes and toys to soy baby formula. After I've gave birth I realized that many of those items were useless. This is why when I've made my second baby's registry I was very careful in what I put there and I made a list with the most important things that I really need for my newborn.

CarolinaJohanson |

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The best advise that I was given was to buy things that graduate with baby. For example: a high chair that turns into a toddle booster or a swing/bouncer combo. Somehow that made registering easier for me!

KatiPowers |

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asia1994 |

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London Escort always look for a registor

sera1aaa |

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I'm feelin' ya sister! I am avoiding Babies R Us on purpose to bury those feelings of anxiety ond overwhelmed-ed-ness too!! But here's what I'm doing... I'm researching the essentials one at a time (crib, carseat, swing etc.) once or twice a week. When I make a decision on what brand/type I want I make note of it. You can use your nifty smart phone notes app or a simple notebook. Either way- one thing at a time. I'm also strategizing for when I do go shopping. I think if I go in to the store to register for, say 5-10 items at a time and/or 1-2 hours in the store at a time and then force myself to leave (making notes as to what I actually accomplished and what I still need), maybe it will be less intimidating. This is all very exciting and I'm dying to get started actually shopping, but the fear factor is there for me too. I've not been diagnosed, but I'm pretty sure I have anxiety and I was pretty sure I had it even before I was pregnant. I can't imagine how bad it could get now if I let things get out of hand! I hope my planned strategy can help you. Advice is just that, take it or leave it. If you take it, I hope it really helps!! [url=http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=UBB&utm_campaign=tickers][img]http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt12db71.aspx[/img][/url]

vam015100 |

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Don't forget to ask for a variety of sizes from guests. You don't want baby to outgrow all your presents in 1 or 2 months. Whenever I go to a baby shower I always get somewhere in the 4-6 mo range since it seems to be forgotten.

jerkyanne |

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overwhelming! grab a friend

katharzyz |

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Hmmm... It depends on what you need or want. I think the best thing to do is go to a store and create a registry, then edit it later. You can ask an experienced mom to look over your registery and tell you what you're missing, what you don't need, or what they would recommend replacing with a different product or brand. Babies R Us has a checklist when you register there. I think the quantities they put are excessive. And, some of the things they list you need one or the other (for example- you don't need a travel system stroller, lightweight stoller and a jogging stroller). They also have top registry items on their website, so you can see what other people register for that you may have forgotten about. I did not register for: *Clothes (chances are, people will buy clothes that aren't on your registry anyways) *Bottle warmers (Using warm watter, a microwave, or a little dipper crockpot might work.) *Bottle/pacifier sanitizers (I plan on using the dishwasher). *Bottle drying rack (dishwasher). We also didn't register for things that the baby wouldn't need for a while. I figured a newborn wouldn't need things like: *Booster car seat (for bigger kids) *Most toys *Safety locks *Potty We bought the nursery furniture and bedding ourselves, so I didn't register for that. I wanted to have the nursery done before the shower. But, I've known people who didn't buy furniture until after their baby was born because the baby slept in a bassinet or pack-and-play for a while. My hubby's friend is throwing him a diapers and wipes party, so we didn't put those on our registry. And, I figured the baby bath stuff is cheap enough for us just to buy with our grocheries when time comes.

apecora523 |

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Babys'R'Us actually gives a pamphlet with a checklist of all baby needs and how many of each item you really need. I found it helpful as I was walking around registering. I've went to different stores now and registered going off of that checklist and seeing if they have any other options in design or stuff like that. I plan to go back now and finalize all my registries :) you can keep going back and adjusting registries if you change your mind later at most stores!

mcclaindavis11 |

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I would recommend checking out Wishlist.com. It works kind of like Pinterest - where you use a button on your browser to add stuff to your registry. Then people can see your collection and wishlist - but buy it through the actual store and have it shipped to you. My husband and I did this because we wanted good deals from a couple different places (Walmart, Target, and specialty shops) and we live across the country from all of our family and friends.

hayhaymcdee |

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does anyone else find it a weird social custom to expect people to not only buy you gifts, but then you dictate to them what to buy just because you decided to have a baby? maybe its just because I'm not originally from this country. if my friends would like to buy/give something, i would graciously accept it no matter if i loved it or not.

yoshibee |

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whens a good time to make a baby registry?? i want to start scanning stuff now and im only 7 weeks lol

JRod21 |

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JRod21, I wanted to start scanning the moment I found out but I would wait until your atleast 20 weeks. I think registering for clothes is pointless because people are going to buy what they think is cute.

meganthechef |

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I got totally overwhelmed when figuring out what we needed and my mother-in-law told me the story of my husband coming early and having to line a dresser drawer with blankets for him because they hadn't gotten a crib yet. It helped me to stick to the basics. We live in a city so if I need something, I can send my husband or go and get it. Think car seat, crib, clothes, burp cloths, diapers, wipes, bathing, first aid kit. The rest you can get as you need it and newborns don't really need a whole lot. People have babies in mud huts, relax ladies!

JMPrice |

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I bought many unnecessary things for the baby, clothes that he never wore, perfumes that I never used on him because I heard that the baby can be allergic to them, bottles, many toys and so on. I advice you to be calm and try buying the necessary stuff for your baby only after he will be born.

lionking44 |

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Amazon.com has a tool you can use to register from any store/site and plus each item has a TON of customer reviews because it is such a huge company and you can get a pretty good idea as to whether it is worth buying or not

Eatrunplay |

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Thanks for sharing the information, It's very informative and helpful. and spc

serasa |

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I've heard from multiple people and articles to not put any clothes on the registry, because it's inevitable that people are going to buy baby clothes. We only put on a few of the special swaddlers/sleep gowns, but small things like hats, mittens, onesies and even wash cloths we left out, because people have been buying us stuff from the begginning, and they are so cheap it's not hard to get them yourself. We are more worried about the bigger stuff.

littlelyralover |

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Does anyone know of any alternative registry sites? I like the idea of myregistry but I'd like people to have the option of buying gifts from whereever they want. I don't want them to have to buy from specific stores.

kellybellycurtis |

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I am a first time mom, so I, too, felt overwhelmed. I registered online for what I wanted, and then I gave my sister my registry info. She went in and added everything that I never thought of. Especially things like butt paste, tummy relief, and other things. I didn't even think of spoons, forks, or suction cup snack holders for down the road. Having someone help you that has been through it before really helped me to not worry about forgeting something!

jpohl32 |

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i out all the necessities i dont already have. we already have swing, bouncy seat, carseat, stroller, bath, and a pack n play with bassinet and changer (SAVES A TON OF ROOM IF SPACE IS LIMITED). pacifiers, starter bottles, diapers and sensitive wipes to start the collection (IN DIFFERENT SIZES), and even all of our 18m and up clothes that are being passed down to us. However on the registery we have bottles, diapers( all sizes), wipes(sensitive, just to be safe), medicine kits, rags, cubbies for the clothes to go in to a cubbie shelf we have, a diaper genie (which isnt a necessity, but definitely helpful), and a bottle warmer (but dont get a wipe warmer because it'll dry the wipes out more than anything) A lot of baby things you can make yourself though in order to save money, decorations and such, even murals on the wall you can do yourself and it will still come out looking professional.

teekyle |

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I completed my registry at Babies R Us online. Their website offers a very helpful checklist of things you may need, and things that might be good to have. That list made it very easy for me to click and choose. Good luck!

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amazon.com will also allow you to register for items on other sites as well.

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Q&A: Registering for baby?

I registered with 3 stores, but 1 was for the bedding, 1 was for the furniture, and the other was for all the little things. We registered for a good bit of little things so that people could afford to buy the things that they wanted. I need everything though..this is my first child! We have also be given a ton of the "big things" such as pack & play, car seats, exersaucer, boppy, bumbo, unused breast pumps and bassinet. A lot of the clothes that we have we got at the thrift store in town. It has saved us a bundle. Most still have the tags on them. Keep an open mind for stuff that you can get second hand.

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i say put everything, that way your more likely to get a wide range of things for baby and for you.

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Q&A: Registering for baby?

I would avoid a lot of clothes. People will buy clothes no matter what, but if they are looking at the registry, it might inspire them to get other necessary items. Think about when you will need for the first 12 months (many stores have sample registries that highlight the important items). Look online before going to the store so you can read reviews and understand some options for each category that you like before you are overwhelmed by all the in-store options. Pick items in a wide range of prices. People may go in for a larger group gift or surprise you and send you a gift basket made up up of a few smaller items (i.e. a bathtub filled with washcloths, rubber duck, cleanser,etc...). Also think of picture frames, handprint kits, and other memorabilia that people love to buy, but you may have specific tastes. If you're not getting a lot of hand me downs, I recommend having short and long sleeve onesies, swaddling blankets and footed sleepers (appropriate to the season in which your child is born. This is basically what your baby will be living in for the few couple of months so don't go crazy with tons of newborn outfits. Don't forget to register for diapers and wipes. You're going to need these and the cost adds up quickly so a super size box of each is a great shower gift!

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here is a link http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=3200390 just keep in mind a lot of things you don't really really need like a changing table or a bassinet and playpen. hope this helps congratulations

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I put as much as I could on the registry. Basic things like: diapers, wipes, creams, lotions, shampoo, soap, bottles, to clothing and nursery decor. I am going to breastfeed so I included things like Lansinoh cream and nursing pads. I also put some bottles and things that I can use in the future. I doubt that I'm going to get everything I ask for on the registry but I can use the list after my shower to remind me of what I still need. Target and Buy Buy Baby are where I registered and they have their website set up in categories so you can go through and browse. You can take a look there before heading to the store to get a general idea. Also this gives you a chance to do some research and compare brands and reviews online.

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Family and friends will love seeing what you have put on your registry- items you need and some items you want but may not buy. Women love to spoil moms-to-be!

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I wanted to answer someone's question on where to register for multiple stores but I don't know how to do it individually so here goes... Use MyRegistry.com I'm obsessed with it! It's super easy to add things to and they can be from ANYWHERE u want without having to register with that particular store, when baby shower time comes u just put the sites name on your invites (I decided to use it after a friend used it for hers) and attendees can search it just by putting in your name. It also has helpful tools like e-vites, crossing items out as they are purchased, items can be purchased from there directly and u can even put things in whatever order u like (maybe u want it priced low to high or put things u need most first) and u can even send thank you notes right from there. All u do to add things is click and drag an icon onto ur toolbar that reads "Add to my Registry" and as your viewing a page of an item online all u do is click it and BOOM it's added (you can even add multiples of items like diapers right there as u add or put notes). As for what to register for...if u go to babiesrus.com they have a checklist of must-haves and good-to-haves and all u gotta do is click on the item and it will automatically bring all of them up for you (it even includes how many of each item u should have). GOOD LUCK LADIES!!

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