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post #21 of 24
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Wow, this is all so useful - thanks!  I am seeing that I could possibly get by with a manual pump, and that the one made by Medela is most popular, but that there is no reason for me to obtain one before the birth.  Certainly, I won't be leaving the baby for the first few days (probably more), and once I see what my supply is like, I can send my husband out for the model I want.  I had been hoping to put it on the registry, but I know that baby shower attendants, oddly more so than wedding shower attendants (where the goods are less important, or, at least, were to me), are VERY apt to just go buy a cute outfit instead of looking at the registry, and I've already got more than 20 items (mostly small, but some bigger) on mine.  Best not to add anything that would be better purchased later, anyway.

post #22 of 24
Just an FYI - some stores will let you purchase items on your registry for a discount after your baby is born. BRU does 10% off I think so I registered for laundry soap and things I didn't expect people to buy (although some did) so I could pick up what I needed. As a first-time mama committed to breastfeeding - nursing supplies are my go to gift now for baby showers, too. Clothes are way overrated - they outgrew and might not even wear the newborn stuff and second hand is so much cheaper.

Best of luck! Wishing you a joyful birth experience!
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by tracylee View Post

Just an FYI - some stores will let you purchase items on your registry for a discount after your baby is born. BRU does 10% off I think so I registered for laundry soap and things I didn't expect people to buy (although some did) so I could pick up what I needed. As a first-time mama committed to breastfeeding - nursing supplies are my go to gift now for baby showers, too. Clothes are way overrated - they outgrew and might not even wear the newborn stuff and second hand is so much cheaper.
Best of luck! Wishing you a joyful birth experience!


Thanks!  My registry is on Amazon.  I wanted to go with BRU because I know people like to go to the store instead of ordering, but I couldn't find enough of what I wanted at BRU.  I have a goal of getting most of the first year's clothing from Freecycle, though I did register for two side-snap onesies, because I'd read in multiple places that newborns need side snaps, and I wasn't positive I could find those used.  I also went ahead and put an affordable, Made in the USA sunhat on there, because of the time of the birth.  Otherwise, it's cloth diapers and covers, a car seat, glass bottles (because I'll want those regardless of which pump I get), nursery bedding/accessories, etc.

 

Sneaky genius idea - I could start a registry on BRU for things I *might* want to buy later, but which aren't top registry needs, and just not tell anyone.  Then, I could get the discount later and still get the Amazon items I prefer.

post #24 of 24

Target has a pretty good selection of baby stuff actually, and does the same type of discount if you want to check them out. 

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