Alright, I have a question for all of you mothers out there who have had baby showers before, or for those of you who have been to a lot of baby showers and can shed some light on this subject!
When my MIL made our baby shower invitations and sent them out a month or two ago, I hadn't decided yet what kind of diapers we were going to use for our baby and so I didn't think to add a note in the invites specifying what I know now - that we want to use natural, eco-friendly disposables and mostly cloth diapers. I have started a CD stash but I'd like to have some disposables on hand in the newborn stage while we're adjusting to parenthood and for other occasions when they might be needed.
As I've mentioned on other threads, my mom has been very critical of my desire to cloth diaper for a million reasons. I haven't talked to other family members of mine or DH's about our decision. The topic never arose, so they're in the dark. My mom has also mentioned to me that people might get us disposables at our baby shower. I didn't realize people do that. I'd hope they stick to our registry, however unrealistic of a wish that is...
My question then is this: Is it really that common that people will gift you disposables at baby showers?
I added a note to my BRU registry kindly requesting that diaper purchases be based solely on the brands listed on our registry and stated that we are using eco-friendly disposables and CDs. I don't know if anyone will even notice that message, though. I think it just shows up in small print at the top of a print-out. Oy. And the Target website won't let me leave a message that's more than 25 characters long, so I can't even type a notice into that one for anyone to see.
Maybe I should just call up my mom and MIL and explain my concerns to both of them so they can pass the message along? Or is that too controlling of the situation? I just want to ensure our wishes are respected as much as possible.
Edited by birdhappy85 - 9/4/11 at 5:35pm