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Okay, I have completed a basic registry at BabiesRUs (some clothes, pack&play for camping, car seat, etc.), and am working on another, crunchier registry through <a href="http://Felicite.com/ThingsIWant" target="_blank">Felicite.com/ThingsIWant</a>. I have added a few items that I think will be helpful in facilitating co-sleeping, EBF, etc., but I know there is more out there that I haven't thought of yet. And I figure there may be some things that experienced mamas would say are must-haves that might not seem as essential to a first-timer . . .<br><br>
Some things we already have on the registry include:<br><br>
* A family-bed bolster/pad combo for my side of the bed, where the babe will be sleeping (we will also be purchasing a waterproof mattress pad that covers the entire bed, but figure the more protection against leaks we have, the better--we are replacing our 14-year-old mattress with a memory foam model, and we want to keep it clean & pristine!)<br><br>
* A "safe feeder"--the mesh bag attached to a handle for feeding young babies their first solids<br><br>
* Roll-down shades for the rear windows of the car (they were out of stock at Babies R Us)<br><br>
So, suggestions, anyone?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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A sling of some type. There are many varieties out there, you may want to try a few on before you choose. I'd avoid the snuggli type things myself.<br><br>
a diaper stash: whatever kind you're using, stock up now. they come in handy.<br><br>
someplace safe to set the baby for meal preparation, showers, etc. my oldest son loved his swing, I could shower or cook supper without worrying and the motion comforted him when he was upset and overstimulated. my younger son hated motion toys but loves his pack and play, he needs seperate still space to relax.<br><br>
I can't think of much else, I'm a mimimalist. My necessities are: carseat, slings, diapers, clothes, baby.<br><br>
A good rule of thumb is to look at your living space, before considering any purchase ask if it will fit your space, how much will you use it, do you need it now or will it be stored for later, and does it fit your values. It's easier to find/purchase things as you need them than to explain to Aunt Mathilda why the latest baby gadget she bought is unused in the basement. Start small and add as necessary. Have fun shopping!
 

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I had a registry through Feicite too...<br>
I got cloth wipes, a swim dipe, co-sleeper sheets, massage oil & a few crunchy baby-care books. We also received a couple of CDs for DD that she still really likes.<br><br>
Oh, and a bottle of wipe solution that I tried, liked & copied <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:<br><br>
Wow I just went to their site- they have added quite a few baby shops since DD was born! Can't remember the exact stores that carried my gifts.<br><br><span>ETA- I almost forgot, if I had it to do over, I'd <i>definitely</i> get a mesh sling along with the regular fabric one. I was barely able to get a shower in during the first few months...how nice it would have been to bring the babe in there with me!</span>
 

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I don't have much to add, but wanted to mention about the car window shades..... Those roll-down ones, IME, tend to not stick too well to the windows sometimes & fall off (potentially being dangerous). If you don't mind semi-permanently shading the windows, you can get tinted window cling and cut it to fit your windows. It doesn't fall off & you don't need to pull it up & down. I think Safety 1st even sells it specifically for shading car windows.
 

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I will definitely be adding a sling (or two, or three!) to the registry, once I figure out which one(s) I want . . . I like the idea of the mesh sling for showering; it will also come in handy when we go out to our lake property next summer (baby's first "swim"!).<br><br>
As far as a place to put baby while cooking, etc., we have a lovely little bassinet that was given to us by a coworker of DH's who is done having children. Since we are planning on cosleeping we won't need it upstairs in the bedroom, but figure we will place it downstairs once the baby comes for naps (when baby is NOT in the sling).<br><br>
Regarding the diaper stash, we are planning on going with a diaper service . . . so all my drooling over adorable AIOs and wraps was for naught! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
And I completely agree with MamaChel re: minimalism and baby stuff; our house is SMALL, with no closets other than a little one in the bedroom, so we have no storage space for "stuff" that we don't need/use.
 
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