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Alright so I have quite the little dilemma here. Lol.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I have 2 baby showers coming up in Feb., and I have a few questions on the baby registry thing.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
We are registered at Walmart and Target, as those are the two main stores in our area that we love.<br><br>
We are having a little girl, and she will be our first. Since she's our first, we have probably been going a little bit more overboard with her baby stuff than we will with our next children because she is the first (not that we won't love our next children just as much as this first baby).<br><br>
I've been looking for car seats, bouncers, strollers, and swings and the ones that I've found are all PINK. They're all SUPER SUPER CUTE and I just melt when I see them, and so does John. I HAD a neutral colored car seat, bouncer, stroller and swing in my registry, but then when I found the pink ones i just didn't like the green/yellow ones any more.<br><br>
The logical side of me says to get neutral, that way we can use them for future children...but the first time mommy in me says to go with the pink stuff! John says I should go with the pink stuff too because he likes it better as well and he says we should get the things that are the cutest. He says once we have a boy, we can get all blue stuff, save the pink stuff, and sell it all or give it to friends when we're done having kids.<br><br>
Opinions??? Realistically I KNOW that the neutral stuff would be a "better" way to go because we'd use it for all of our children and wouldn't have to keep buying stuff over, but the pink stuff is WAY cuter!<br><br>
HELP! What do you guys think??<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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It sounds like you already know the pros and cons of the two options that face you. I'll just offer one suggestion:<br><br>
Maybe you could get the neutral set, and then accessorize with cutsey pink blankets and toys. That way you could reuse the set (if) you have a boy later on.
 

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I'd get neutral equipment- bouncers, swing, car seat (I'm having my first girl and haven't seen ANY pink carseats!) etc and get pink blankets, clothes, changing table cover, crib or bassinett sheets, etc. I'm assuming you've told people you're having a girl and I'm sure people will buys tons of pink (in mostly 0-3 months too!)
 

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We picked out all neutral swings, bouncy chairs, high chairs, carseat and stroller and bought all pink clothes and bedding. But we live on a pretty tight budget and knew we wouldn't be able to afford new sets whenever #2 came along. If you can afford it then go for it! No better reason to splurge then your first baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I'd go neutral with the big items like carseats, swings, highchairs. I know it's hard because those pink things are so cute! But we just couldn't afford to buy completely new ones the second time around if the sex were different.
 

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We went with a neutral stroller, high chair, swing, and such the first time around. Our first was a boy, and the stuff will work just fine if this is a girl. Then, we will have more money to buy pink stuff (clothes, blankies, and such) if needed.<br><br>
Getting ready for this one, I am kind of glad that we went with the safe stuff. Never mind that many neutrals are blue, but pink is always so girly. We don't have to worry about any big ticket items which is nice.<br><br>
If you are only drawn to the pink, you could always buy new (ouch to that cost) or hire a seamstress to make covers for your stuff (you would need to order a new car seat cover though). Or, there is a ton of mint green stuff out lately. I have always thought that mint green and pink go together so well.<br><br>
If you have the money sitting around for all new, then do what you want.
 

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You can do Gender Neutral without going yellow and green! Our carseat is from Graco, I think the name of the fabric is castleton. It's grey with purple and we're using it for our boy. It looks fine for either sex, imo. Also, we have a bouncer that is blue with an animal band on it (exclusive to Babies R Us), and it would be fine for either sex as well. I know Target also has a blue fish type swing that would work fine for boys and girls.<br><br>
I guess the good thing about having a boy first is that most of the stuff, even if blue, can pass for girls just as easily. That said, I bought a hotsling for him that is brown and plum colored.<br><br>
I second the other posters that say to go with as much GN as you can stand, then accessories. You'll have pink blankets coming out of your ears after your shower! Just extend your thoughts on gender neutral colors. It doesn't all have to be yellow and green!
 

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PPs have already said it all...I also registered for GN stuff for the big ticket items (car seat, bouncy seat) and pink bedding and accessories. No matter what you put on your registry, people LOVE buying pink things for little girls and you will get tons of pink clothes, blankets, toys, bundlers, etc. at your showers. Seriously, you will be DROWNING in pink!<br><br>
Also, keep in mind that people tend not to spend as much $$$ on showers for #2, so if you end up getting all new stuff for a baby boy, you'll more likely be buying it yourself.<br><br>
FYI, I got the Graco Safeseat in Central Park...the pattern is black and white, so it's GN, but it's a sort of toile print, so still feminine.
 
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