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Old 03-21-2005, 08:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Our church is going to be throwing us a baby shower (after the baby since we don't know what it is) but everyone is pretty mainstream. We have a registry at babiesrus : it was easier this way though so we would actually get things we want.
Anyway here's the delema... on our gift registry we have written that we don't want any bath, lotions, etc... since we prefer to use only organic/natural of these things.
However, what if people don't look at the registry? Do you think its appropriate to let whomever it is organising to know how we feel? the thing is I REALLY appreciate that they are doing this for us and don't want to come off as rude etc... but then i will feel awkward at the shower if we do get all these johnson and johnson things!

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Old 03-21-2005, 08:56 PM
 
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Just my two cents but I would let people buy what they want. You can always take it back and apply the money to something you'll actually use. It was so much fun with DS#1 to take stuff back and then have credit at the different stores to buy whatever I wanted. That way also saves you from coming off rude. At the shower if you open yucky products just think of the thing you'll be trading it in for and smile graciously.
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I wouldn't specify. My husband was shocked when I said I wanted to register somewhere for my baby shower. They just didn't do that in his family. My mom has a hard time with it too. Based on that they don't look at registeries. Seems to be a common train of thought...you know, they are buying you a GIFT, you should accept it. We took some things back and got stuff we needed/wanted that fit our style and whatnot. I think it limits people if you say not to get certain things...after all YOU know where to buy the stuff for your family but they might not and they might not want to take the time to find out. If I had said what not to get based on preferences I don't think I would have received anything. We got bottles (his sister gives us one every time we have a gift giving occasion) and dispoasables. Those are things I didn't want at all. Just took them back and got what we wanted!

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I agree that you can just return/exchange any unwanted items so don't worry about it.
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i agree.. just accept gifts graciously.. and discreetley return later if necessary!

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Thanx mommas I hope you all don't think I'm rude : cuz I really do appreciate them doing this and spending the time and money to go buy us things.
anyway I'm not worried about it anymore I think I just to relax :LOL

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