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Oh, cool!  I'd love an objective view on my registry, or at least one that doesn't insist on formula, disposable diapers, and $600 strollers.  I sent to my mom & MIL, but didn't get much feedback.  Mom already got us the co-sleeper for Christmas, which is really awesome.  My MIL tried to give us an old plastic changing table she had used for my husband, and then got a bit insulted when we said 'no thanks.'

 

 Here's the link:

http://www.myregistry.com/public/Joanne-Crofts-Zachary-Fowler

 

It might be worth knowing that we live in a 2-bedroom apartment, don't have a ton of floor space in the living room, have a dresser for the baby, and got lots of clothes in a range of baby sizes from a few friends.

 

Thanks!

I figured out that myregistry.com is not playing nicely with my firefox. Only for the love of you ladies will I hop back on ie. blech. ;)

 

Notes: 1) skip the balboa baby sling. It is very closely related to those dangerous bag type slings. The top rail is huge, the fit is awkward, and I feel like it is hard to get baby into a safe position in one. Yes, I've tried in IRL. yuck. Stick with your other sling choices. 2) skip anything that goes either A)between the carseat and the car's seat. Unless it is put there by a certified car seat safety person (sometimes they use cut up foam pool noodles to get a proper installation in certain cars) it is not considered safe. B) anything that goes between carseat and baby that doesn't come with the carseat. Again, there are no safety standards for these things, they are not recommended by any carseat manufacturers, and they could interfere with the safe function of the seat. 3) Don't forget baby bath stuff - body wash, lotion, etc. Again - you WILL get this stuff from people. Make sure you let them know what you'd like to have.

 

I think other than those small things, you look really good. I also live in a 2 bedroom apartment and I will say this: I love not having a huge house to clean!!! :)

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I think a note would be a good idea. People do tend to buy the exact thing you register for. Two things you want to consider adding: bath stuff and bedding. People *love* to give baby bath supplies. I think it is because of how deliciously edible wet naked baby fat is. If you are wanting to avoid certain chemicals (phthalates for example?) add a few soap/bubble bath/lotion items. You're going to get this stuff anyway, might as well try to get stuff you will use (or won't feel bad about using yourself or regifting)  I also notice you don't have any breastfeeding support pillows, washable cotton nursing pads, or bedding. Was that intentional?

 

Everyone else...I'll get to you tomorrow. Night!


Thanks, Nerdymom and all!!  I'll go back and add more notes to the registry letting people know if I'm feeling brand specific or not.  I guess I'll also add some soap and stuff.  There's lots *not* on my registry either because I don't want it or because I've already picked it up at a swap/thrift or something.  For instance, I found a Boppy this week at a thrift store and am having SIL make a funky cover for it.  

 

If I may critique the other registries -- here are my thoughts...

 

*I like how both of you have some lower priced items on your registry.  I think I'll try to find a few to add. 

*Some diaper companies offer free shipping (Abby's Lane) so that may be something to look into.

*I (personally) don't like Robeez (I think they're sweaty and tight and hard to get on and off...I'm constantly baffled by their popularity).  I LOVE Nowali booties for babies from NB-fully walking/playing.  The best style is the cable knit with the elastic over the front ankle.  Check my registry if you're interested.  

*Remember that when linking to your registry, it links your full name in case you're worried about that.  

*I have not personally tried the Nosefrida snot sucker but kept hearing how great it was so I added it to my registry 

 

Re: slings - I'm a ring sling gal.  I don't like the new patterns of Maya Wrap so I'm getting one used but I do highly recommend the Maya.  

 

Can anyone share the etiquette of registries if people are going to get something on my registry but not from the linked source.  Do you think they'll just let me (or SIL throwing a shower) know to remove something from the list?  How does all that work?   Also, what is the deal with showers/gifts for 2nd children?  I didn't have a shower with DD so it's not like I'm "milking" the shower thing and it HAS been 9 years so we're starting from scratch...but still I feel a little weird about showers/registry in general.  Wanna put my mind at ease?  

 

ETA:  I saw some good ideas on your registries:  Breast pads, solids food supplies (thought it seems so early to be thinking about solid food!!), wet bags...

 

P.s.  My DC found that sweet pea bunting outfit at Goodwill the other day!!  



On the subject of Robeez and baby footwear in general. I didn't even put my child in a pair of shoes until he was walking well enough to run around outside. And then I just put him in some sturdy Stride Rites with good ankle support and the most flexible sole I could find. I think baby shoes are over-rated in general. Of course my kid also has giant feet. At birth they were too long for the baby booties!! lol

 

As for the etiquette thing, I have no idea!! All the showers I've had or been to in the past, people buy off the registry, but if they buy it somewhere else they don't generally notify anyone. That's normally because they are shopping at teh very last minute. lol!



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This is a fun thread smile.gif I wasn't planning to do a registry at first, but since most family and friends are so far away, I thought maybe it would be good at all. Natural bath soaps, lotions, and toys, a toddler upright car seat, a couple warm sleepers (since this baby is completely opposite seasons from DS), and diapers and wipes are all that is on mine.

 

I know! I had my fair share of showers and gifts last time but it is so fun to look at everyone's lists! I've got my list of wants, but it's a list I'm keeping to myself. Just some sunbaby pocket diapers, two diaper pail liners and two diaper bag wetbags, a Didymos wrap, post-partum mama cloth, 4 nursing nightgowns, and a few decent nursing bras. When our tax return comes in I am going to have so much fun shopping!! lol
 

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As a second time Mom, here is my registry.  I have a total of 17 Aunts between our two families and if I dont have a registry we will be buried under clothes.  Since my first was a girl, I dont need anymore clothes beyond what is listed ;)

 

We do a combo of EC/ cloth hence all the water proof pads.. and I had a kiddo that cried in the car so Im totally trying pacis in the car this time if that is an issue!

 

If this was my first, the things Id add that we loved were - 2 miracle blankets, video monitor, bouncy chair, trip trap high chair, learning tower, moby wrap, linen ring sling, ergo, bouncy chair, boppy, american apparel lap tees, medela pump in style, additional diapering stuff

 

 

The only thing I have to say about your registry is that 1) I am so jealous of the pink! ;) and 2) the car seat protector pad. I've addressed why upthread, but basically it can interfere with the safety of the seat and are not recommended by carseat safety experts.

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The only thing I have to say about your registry is that 1) I am so jealous of the pink! ;) and 2) the car seat protector pad. I've addressed why upthread, but basically it can interfere with the safety of the seat and are not recommended by carseat safety experts.

My husband cranks the seat in to a point that it doesnt wiggle in the least bit and we use latch.   Ive done the test of marking where the slack hits on the belt with the seat in and without and can honestly say we get the seat in to .25" from without the mat with absolutely no movement with the protector.  Ive had car seat safety techs tell me they cant recommend anything that is aftermarket, but that this is a test I should use if I wasnt satisifed with that answer ;)  Obviously everyone has to do what they are comfortable with but our carseat doesnt budge... just wanted to throw that out there for anyone that was thinking of using a seat protector.
 

Wonderfulstuff,

You could probably be totally set with half the number of covers you have.. even less.  The thing is, you are going to wash diapers every 2-3 days max.  So, youd have to have a super messy pooper to go through more then 6 of those PUL covers in 2-3 days.  If you did, you can rinse them and they dry really quick.  The wool you could probably have half of too.  Once I got my folds down or used more fitted diapers I only washed my wool every 7-10 days and that was because I wanted to.  I know lotsa moms that wash wool less if they alternate between several covers.  I had 4-5 wool covers total. You could totally have less snappis.. judging from the price, those have to be the 3 packs.  You really only need a couple of those.  3 max.  I bought two packs and still have one pack sealed and cloth diapered till DD was potty trained completely at 2.  Id really recommend only getting the first couple sizes max of anything so that you can change things up if they dont work for you. 

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The only thing I have to say about your registry is that 1) I am so jealous of the pink! ;) and 2) the car seat protector pad. I've addressed why upthread, but basically it can interfere with the safety of the seat and are not recommended by carseat safety experts.

My husband cranks the seat in to a point that it doesnt wiggle in the least bit and we use latch.   Ive done the test of marking where the slack hits on the belt with the seat in and without and can honestly say we get the seat in to .25" from without the mat with absolutely no movement with the protector.  Ive had car seat safety techs tell me they cant recommend anything that is aftermarket, but that this is a test I should use if I wasnt satisifed with that answer ;)  Obviously everyone has to do what they are comfortable with but our carseat doesnt budge... just wanted to throw that out there for anyone that was thinking of using a seat protector.
 

Wonderfulstuff,

You could probably be totally set with half the number of covers you have.. even less.  The thing is, you are going to wash diapers every 2-3 days max.  So, youd have to have a super messy pooper to go through more then 6 of those PUL covers in 2-3 days.  If you did, you can rinse them and they dry really quick.  The wool you could probably have half of too.  Once I got my folds down or used more fitted diapers I only washed my wool every 7-10 days and that was because I wanted to.  I know lotsa moms that wash wool less if they alternate between several covers.  I had 4-5 wool covers total. You could totally have less snappis.. judging from the price, those have to be the 3 packs.  You really only need a couple of those.  3 max.  I bought two packs and still have one pack sealed and cloth diapered till DD was potty trained completely at 2.  Id really recommend only getting the first couple sizes max of anything so that you can change things up if they dont work for you. 


Ok, I just wanted to make sure everyone is aware of that.

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Another quick note about ring slings -- I used one recently with my cousin's baby.  Knowing my cousin this was a "quality" cotton ring sling.  It had a trendy sort of modern floral pattern if that helps ID the brand.  Anyway, it may have just been new and not broken in but the tail did not slide through the rings right AT ALL.  You couldn't adjust the top rail, which to me is a huge advantage of ring slings -- and really the only thing that sets them apart from other carriers.  My point is that the Maya is good, I'm sure there are other good ones out there but the type of fabric matters a great deal.  

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Yay, thanks for this thread, NerdyMom! I haven't put together a registry yet but will def. post when I do, and in the meantime looking at these others will help me figure it all out.

post #28 of 84

IdentityCrisisMama and anyone else interested in the nosefrida...

 

I got this instead and really like it, and it simply uses a tissue inside for its' filter.

babycomfynose

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IdentityCrisisMama and anyone else interested in the nosefrida...

 

I got this instead and really like it, and it simply uses a tissue inside for its' filter.

babycomfynose


Cool, I updated my registry with this instead of the Nosefrida.  Good tip, thanks!  

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So, my thoughts on multiple things I noticed in different lists...

 

  • Earthmama angel baby shampoo smells horrible – prefer burts bees – they have an unscented version out now that I just bought at target. Still use it on my 4 year old and 2 year old.
  • This swaddler looks excellent(tested it on a preemie sized baby doll and fits good with room to grow) Much better than swaddleme.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/22402870/happy-2011-sale-bogo-infant-swaddling

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Nerdymom, thanks so much for the feedback on the slings, covers and car stuff, etc.  I knew some slings had been recalled - it's good to know what to watch out for.  Sometimes I wonder why companies market things that aren't really that safe.  I should take that piddlepad for the carseat right off the registry.  I'm pretty sure the carseat cover itself is removable & washable - one of the reasons we picked that one.

 

So much has changed safety-wise since my youngest brother was born (15 years ago).  I was old enough then to change his diapers and care for him as an infant.  Before really doing my homework, I assumed I could just have the old drop-side crib my parents used, get a stroller and carseat second hand and that anything I did buy would be automatically safe.  Now, I'm not sure if we even want to have a crib right away, and have to navigate the real safety concerns from bad plastics to carseats to slings.

 

Any recommendations on bath soaps?  I have kinda sensitive skin, though I believe my mom used the Johnson & Johnson stuff on me and all my siblings.  I get weird lip rashes from the Burts Bees lip balms, so I might have to sample a few different things before deciding.

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Another quick note about ring slings -- I used one recently with my cousin's baby.  Knowing my cousin this was a "quality" cotton ring sling.  It had a trendy sort of modern floral pattern if that helps ID the brand.  Anyway, it may have just been new and not broken in but the tail did not slide through the rings right AT ALL.  You couldn't adjust the top rail, which to me is a huge advantage of ring slings -- and really the only thing that sets them apart from other carriers.  My point is that the Maya is good, I'm sure there are other good ones out there but the type of fabric matters a great deal.  


Interesting. I wonder if it was an Ellaroo. I picked one up for a ridiculously fantastic deal at a consignment sale and noticed it adjusted better after a wash than it did when I tried it at the sale. But I haven't worn a baby in it yet, I picked it up this summer when I did Jack's winter shopping. Also, if you are looking at used Maya wraps and end up with the old style shoulder pleats, you might want to consider re-doing them because they are tricky to get adjusted nicely. Sleeping Baby Productions has a highly-respected in the BWing community tutorial for redoing the shoulder. In fact, the makers of Maya wrap had such respect for what she did that they changed the shoulder pleats and sold her the rest of their old inventory, which she "SBP'd" and sold on her website. I don't know if she is still offering any or not. She will also do your wrap for you for a mere $20 if you are not a sewer. And her slings are really nice. Wish I had one! But am loyall in love with my Maya.

 


 

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Yay, thanks for this thread, NerdyMom! I haven't put together a registry yet but will def. post when I do, and in the meantime looking at these others will help me figure it all out.


You are welcome! I remember there were a lot of  "what do I need on my registry" type threads in my old DDC, I'm surprised there aren't any here right now!

 


 

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So, my thoughts on multiple things I noticed in different lists...

 

  • Earthmama angel baby shampoo smells horrible – prefer burts bees – they have an unscented version out now that I just bought at target. Still use it on my 4 year old and 2 year old.
  • This swaddler looks excellent(tested it on a preemie sized baby doll and fits good with room to grow) Much better than swaddleme.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/22402870/happy-2011-sale-bogo-infant-swaddling


Two notes: I preferred the MyBrestFriend for newborn, but loved my Boppy when DS got a little bigger. I still used it some when he reached toddlerhood, when he wanted a nice long snuggle. It saved my arms from falling asleep. And now that I'm thinking about it, I started using the Boppy more after I had lost some weight, so that might have something to do with it as well. I do like the easy on and off aspect of the Boppy.

 

Second note, on the nursing pads. I would advise caution with waterproof backing, because I've heard they can harbor yeasts, and if someone has yeast issues, they might not automatically link it to the pads. I don't have trouble with yeast in general, and in two years of breastfeeding I never had a single case of mastitis. I used simple, homemade cotton flannel pads with a couple layers of flannel and I found them quite sufficient. You don't want them on there too long anyway, as moisture encourages growth of yeast. I gave a friend of mine my standard "breastfeeding goodie basket" shower gift and she loved the pads so much she asked me to make her some more! The more you leak the more you should replace and wash your pads. If you are a heavy leaker, a purse-sized mama cloth wetbag might be a good addition to the diaper bag for damp pads.

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Nerdymom, thanks so much for the feedback on the slings, covers and car stuff, etc.  I knew some slings had been recalled - it's good to know what to watch out for.  Sometimes I wonder why companies market things that aren't really that safe.  I should take that piddlepad for the carseat right off the registry.  I'm pretty sure the carseat cover itself is removable & washable - one of the reasons we picked that one.

 

So much has changed safety-wise since my youngest brother was born (15 years ago).  I was old enough then to change his diapers and care for him as an infant.  Before really doing my homework, I assumed I could just have the old drop-side crib my parents used, get a stroller and carseat second hand and that anything I did buy would be automatically safe.  Now, I'm not sure if we even want to have a crib right away, and have to navigate the real safety concerns from bad plastics to carseats to slings.

 

Any recommendations on bath soaps?  I have kinda sensitive skin, though I believe my mom used the Johnson & Johnson stuff on me and all my siblings.  I get weird lip rashes from the Burts Bees lip balms, so I might have to sample a few different things before deciding.

 

You are welcome! I didn't know any of that stuff and even bought a snuzzler for DS when he was born. It looked so cozy and nice and it wasn't until I visited the Family Safety forum here, when he was about 6 or 7 months old and starting to outgrow the cheap convertible car seat we had purchased. No one had told me that those cute baby bunting things with the hole for the carseat straps were too bulky for his carseat, especially when coupled with a snuzzler. :facepalm: oh well. We live and learn.

 

As for bath soaps, I really love Virginia Soaps and Scents. I love that it is a small business run by a homeschooling Christian family. Their products are good quality and last a long time. In fact, aside from Seventh Generation dish soap and Charlie's laundry soap, theirs are the only soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions I use. DS and DH both have delicate skin that dries out easily and I have sensitive skin but when I started using their soaps and lotions my blemishes cleared right up, even my "once a month" breakouts. And DH's skin doesn't dry out as badly (he still needs lotion from time to time but I told him if he didn't shower 2x a day he probably wouldn't need that! lol) I didn't start using their products until  DS was about 8 months old. I wash him with 'Kiddiwink' bar every other day. In between he just sits in the water and plays, I will often add their epsom salts on non-soap days. For his dry skin we use the Shea Butter Balm once a week or when needed. I just ordered their Rain Barrel Soap for DS's baths (I'm hoping it bubbles a little) and I want to see if it is mild enough for baby's skin. If not I will probably just use their unscented soap and unscented Sunflower and Jojoba Heavy Moisture Cream (I use it on my face as moisturizer and it is very gentle).

 

Yes. I am a bit of a soap snob. I promise I'm not snobby about anything else! And I only said something because you asked! ;)

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Any recommendations on bath soaps?  I have kinda sensitive skin, though I believe my mom used the Johnson & Johnson stuff on me and all my siblings.  I get weird lip rashes from the Burts Bees lip balms, so I might have to sample a few different things before deciding.


The Johnson and Johnson stuff has just as many chemicals as any other soap. I don't know how they get away with marketing it as a gentle baby soap.

Other brands to try: Aura Cacia baby, Little Twig (I use this on myself and my kids), Weleda Baby, Burt's Bees unscented. There are also sellers on etsy.com that make cold process lye soap and that could be an option too.

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Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I hadn't thought about the moisture trapping issues with the silicone Lillypads.  I just thought "nursing pads" and threw in the first ones that had a high rating.  I used flannel ones I got on MDC with DD2.  I should probably stick with them.  I'm just a little nervous about leaking b/c I'm planning to go back to school this summer (not full time, only 1 or 2 classes), which I never did with my other kids (they were with me 24/7 so leaking wasn't much of an issue).

 

About the Boppy... I looked at the Breast Friend and I just don't like it.  I am thin and loose baby weight fast and the Breastfriend looks too bulky to me.  Plus the Boppy in my registry is a new design with an expandable middle (I'm actually concerned about whether it will work for me b/c of that).  I had a Boppy with both DDs and just used a throw pillow under the heads with the Boopy when they were really little. 

 

Robeez... I don't love them either.  We have sweaty feet and they made both girls feet stink.  They are also hard to get on and off.  I didn't put shoes on the girls until they were crawling a lot outside and I was concerned about them scratching up their little feet.  Plus, I just love those cute little baby toes and feet and I want to see them and play with them as much as possible! 

 

On soaps... I didn't use soap with my DDs until they were way past the newborn phase (probably when they started solids and I had to scrub crusty food out of their crevices...lol).  I have sensitive skin so I was always hesitant to put anything on them (they don't have sensitive skin now).  I don't know how J&J Baby wash can be considered "gentle" either.... maybe compared to Irish Spring!  I did use Burt's Bees, Weleda, and California Baby products for them.  I just want to try something new with the Earth Mama Angel Baby stuff. 

 

I love this thread!  It's so fun to see everyone's registries and read the suggestions.  Nerdymom.... We're getting married in October, so this registry is just the beginning!  I am holding off on the wedding registry until after the baby is born.  Then I get to ask for kitchen gadgets and a new washer and dryer!

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Hated the breastfriend and wish I wouldnt have bought it, instead had gotten another boppy cover.  Hated robeez.  Loved my boppy and the swedish mocs from hanna anderson.  They are almost as nice as the nogwali, but alot cheaper.. they often go on sale for 10.00.   I also didnt use soap until baby was was experimenting with solids/ crawling.  I like the burts bees.

 

I really love linen ring slings because they are very sturdy, breathable and the rails are easy to find.  I kinda had a babywearing obsession for awhile and went through alot of carriers..  I love mobys in the beginning because you leave them tied and pop baby in and out.  You can face baby forward without crotch dangling.. etc.  They are hot though, so Ive always liked to just go buy a gauze fabric at joanns, cut it to 30 inches wide and a length that fits my body without having ridiculous amounts of extra fabric and Ill use that if Im going on a hot hike or somewhere I need the weight distributed.  After trying everything I could get my hands on I finally found that I love the Kalea slings (you can find slings with Kalea shoulders too), onbus are my absolute favorite once baby gets a little older.  I have a pod that I adore and cant help but showing because I think everyone should fall in love with pods. (The inside is zebra minky ).  I love pods and onbus because I can tie high tibetan ( ruck) and dont have that abhorrent muffin top that mei tais, ergos, everything but slings give you :)

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A third for the Boppy though I'll admit that I've never even seen the other brand.  Someone here did register for a few covers for the Boppy and that seemed like a lot to me but I'm lazy, I guess.  ;-)   I don't think I ever changed my Boppy cover.  Though I didn't use it too much...it was mostly fun for the baby to sit in.  

 

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one without the Robeez love.  I hear you on the cost of the Nowali but I do feel like the price is worth it.  My DC probably got a year of daily wear out of a single pair.  I'm the type who, if I have more than one of something, I can't find any of them.  If I only have one pair of "shoes" for DC the are WAY less likely to get lost.  The site that I registered for Nowalis from has free shipping (at least on the pairs I've bought as gifts).  

 

I had some time to kill today and decided to add to my registry all the diapers from the local store that I'm registered with (and delete their registry).  I've registered with Abby's Lane (also pseudo-local with free shipping) and made a note of which things were available at our local store.  

 

Now I just wish Amazon would allow me to categorize the registry instead of dumping all Universal registry items by order of when I added them.  Oh, well...

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Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I hadn't thought about the moisture trapping issues with the silicone Lillypads.  I just thought "nursing pads" and threw in the first ones that had a high rating.  I used flannel ones I got on MDC with DD2.  I should probably stick with them.  I'm just a little nervous about leaking b/c I'm planning to go back to school this summer (not full time, only 1 or 2 classes), which I never did with my other kids (they were with me 24/7 so leaking wasn't much of an issue).

 

About the Boppy... I looked at the Breast Friend and I just don't like it.  I am thin and loose baby weight fast and the Breastfriend looks too bulky to me.  Plus the Boppy in my registry is a new design with an expandable middle (I'm actually concerned about whether it will work for me b/c of that).  I had a Boppy with both DDs and just used a throw pillow under the heads with the Boopy when they were really little. 

 

Robeez... I don't love them either.  We have sweaty feet and they made both girls feet stink.  They are also hard to get on and off.  I didn't put shoes on the girls until they were crawling a lot outside and I was concerned about them scratching up their little feet.  Plus, I just love those cute little baby toes and feet and I want to see them and play with them as much as possible! 

 

On soaps... I didn't use soap with my DDs until they were way past the newborn phase (probably when they started solids and I had to scrub crusty food out of their crevices...lol).  I have sensitive skin so I was always hesitant to put anything on them (they don't have sensitive skin now).  I don't know how J&J Baby wash can be considered "gentle" either.... maybe compared to Irish Spring!  I did use Burt's Bees, Weleda, and California Baby products for them.  I just want to try something new with the Earth Mama Angel Baby stuff. 

 

I love this thread!  It's so fun to see everyone's registries and read the suggestions.  Nerdymom.... We're getting married in October, so this registry is just the beginning!  I am holding off on the wedding registry until after the baby is born.  Then I get to ask for kitchen gadgets and a new washer and dryer!



Oh! I love kitchen things! This year I kept an amazon wish list of things I saw that I wanted, then at Christmas time I edited it (all the stuff I decided I didn't like or already had bought) and gave that to DH. My sister pulled my name in the gift exchange so she got the link also. DH bought me these: http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Melamine-Kitchen-Measuring-Cups/dp/B0043YHIRW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294436380&sr=8-2 and they are great!!  I'm keeping them on the list for next year, I want at least two more sets. All of my gifts were kitchen things (melamine mixing bowls, a cast iron griddle pan, a cookbook, etc) and I couldn't have been happier!



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Originally Posted by MamaChef View Post

Hated the breastfriend and wish I wouldnt have bought it, instead had gotten another boppy cover.  Hated robeez.  Loved my boppy and the swedish mocs from hanna anderson.  They are almost as nice as the nogwali, but alot cheaper.. they often go on sale for 10.00.   I also didnt use soap until baby was was experimenting with solids/ crawling.  I like the burts bees.

 

I really love linen ring slings because they are very sturdy, breathable and the rails are easy to find.  I kinda had a babywearing obsession for awhile and went through alot of carriers..  I love mobys in the beginning because you leave them tied and pop baby in and out.  You can face baby forward without crotch dangling.. etc.  They are hot though, so Ive always liked to just go buy a gauze fabric at joanns, cut it to 30 inches wide and a length that fits my body without having ridiculous amounts of extra fabric and Ill use that if Im going on a hot hike or somewhere I need the weight distributed.  After trying everything I could get my hands on I finally found that I love the Kalea slings (you can find slings with Kalea shoulders too), onbus are my absolute favorite once baby gets a little older.  I have a pod that I adore and cant help but showing because I think everyone should fall in love with pods. (The inside is zebra minky ).  I love pods and onbus because I can tie high tibetan ( ruck) and dont have that abhorrent muffin top that mei tais, ergos, everything but slings give you :)

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Love the carrier shot! Thanks for sharing!



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Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama View Post

A third for the Boppy though I'll admit that I've never even seen the other brand.  Someone here did register for a few covers for the Boppy and that seemed like a lot to me but I'm lazy, I guess.  ;-)   I don't think I ever changed my Boppy cover.  Though I didn't use it too much...it was mostly fun for the baby to sit in.  

 

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one without the Robeez love.  I hear you on the cost of the Nowali but I do feel like the price is worth it.  My DC probably got a year of daily wear out of a single pair.  I'm the type who, if I have more than one of something, I can't find any of them.  If I only have one pair of "shoes" for DC the are WAY less likely to get lost.  The site that I registered for Nowalis from has free shipping (at least on the pairs I've bought as gifts).  

 

I had some time to kill today and decided to add to my registry all the diapers from the local store that I'm registered with (and delete their registry).  I've registered with Abby's Lane (also pseudo-local with free shipping) and made a note of which things were available at our local store.  

 

Now I just wish Amazon would allow me to categorize the registry instead of dumping all Universal registry items by order of when I added them.  Oh, well...



I suggested to someone that they add extra covers for their Boppy, because I loved having extras for mine so much. (incidentally I think I'm going to look into the new Boppy design and the waterproof covers!) Between diaper mess, food spills (I wore mine while eating a lot), and excess breastmilk dribbles and occasionally a little spit up, my Boppy covers got a little funky and I liked having a spare so I could always have one in the wash.

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I really wanted to love the Boppy or the Breast Friend pillow but for me I just preferred regular pillows, especially when using a football hold with a newborn. I am definitely not the norm though as I have extremely large breasts and I have to hold my breast while nursing.

 

I thought the Moby wrap was good with a little baby but the stretchiness got annoying and I found it much too hot for southern summers. After trying all of the carriers, my favorite is a Mei Tai (Babyhawk) but for new moms, I'd always suggest to try as many carriers as you can to find your favorite. I thought I'd love ring slings but they had me soo frustrated and I realized that I liked the weight of the baby distributed on two shoulders instead of just one.

 

Has anyone by chance tried one of these strollers? We use a stroller when we go certain places and it's not optimal for me to wear the baby. My 3 year old often gets tired out walking around so I thought this might be a good idea:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Joovy-Caboose-Stand-Tandem-Stroller/dp/B001AXJ8O0/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1YL7QQ8HLOV63&colid=1VXM6HEXY6Q5A

 

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I have never tried one, but I have seen them in action in DC at the zoo and a few of the museums. They look amazing! DH and I are drooling over one. We're thinking there is space for kids and cooler, which means we won't have to forgo our much beloved trips to DC this year.

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