Friday, October 2, 2009

Gettin' Registered!!!

Well, it is about that time - I told myself I could wait at least until October to start thinking about putting together a baby registry! And guess what... it's October!!! We are a little over 3 and half months away from her arrival so, I am now starting to try to figure out what all we are going to need as new parents. So far our experiences at Babies R Us have been good, but overwhelming! There is sooo much stuff and it is all for babies!!!! Do we actually need all this stuff? What are the necessities and what are the best brands? I am sure the must-have items differ from mom to mom and baby to baby... but overall, what are the must-haves??? I have thought about starting to buy diapers early so we could have a small stock pile before she even gets here, but I have no idea what kind, how many, or what sizes! There is way too much to think about! So leave me comments about what all you experienced mothers think we will need! Keep in mind, it is our first so we don't have much! Although, I do have a swing, a jumperoo, a high chair, and of course her crib & furniture! Also, what kind of diapers/wipes worked best for you and why? Car seats & stroller vs. travel system? Diaper genie vs. diaper champ... and the list goes on...Help please!

2 comments:

The Sechrist's said...

diaper champ! dr. brown bottles, car seat cover that lisa had (I have in my attic) it goes over the car seat in winter and has a velcro opening for the head. cotton balls to clean their eyes, alcohol to clean the belly button...

Lisa said...

I think buying diapers now is a great idea. With my kids, I found that they stayed in size Newborn, 1, and 2 for a very short period, and stayed in 3 and 4 for a long time. You will probably get Newborn and size 1 for your shower, so if you're going to buy some, buy the larger sizes. I agree with everything Sarah said above. :) Also, make sure you have Desetin. I used it with every dirty diaper, and Nina never had diaper rash as a baby. Ummm...what else? I like Huggies, but sometimes buy Sam's brand diapers which are great. They only wipes I don't like are the extra gentle kind...you just have to use so many! :) Oh, and I LOVE Johnson & Johnson lavender bedtime lotion. Sooooo sweet! If I think of anything else, I'll try to post it.