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<p>DH & I are both pretty eco-conscious, and we also live in a very small house (675 sq ft - 1 bdrm) , so we're being specific about what things we do/don't want for baby.  My MIL has asked us to provide her with a list/examples of what we want, so that she can spread the word on our behalf.  We thought one of the easiest ways to do that would be to register online at some ecofriendly baby stores.  I created a gift registry at bynature.ca, but am looking for other suggestions too - preferably Canadian-based stores.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!</p>
 

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<p>Does the Canadian Amazon.com website offer the universal wish list? It allows you to make a wishlist/registry on Amazon with items from any website that you'd like.</p>
 

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<p>here's a <a href="http://www.alternativegiftregistry.org/view_registry_public.php?registry_uid=23" target="_blank">sample baby registry</a> from alternative gift registry.  i like how you can say exactly what you want and then link to the items.</p>
 

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<p>if you wanted to be *super* eco friendly, I'd even consider asking for hand-me-downs and used items instead of new ones. I didn't have a baby shower for my first babe, and didn't need one - between craigslist and diaperswappers, friends giving me things, and shopping at a local consignment store, we got pretty much everything used (car seat, cosleeper, clothes, cloth diapers, some blankets, etc)</p>
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<p>I know some of them weren't 'eco-friendly' when they were made, but I honestly think reusing items is much better footprint-wise than buying new. We still get almost 100% of DS's toys and clothes used. Diapers especially I like to get used, he's going to poo in them anyway! :)</p>
 

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<p>I'm with you on going used wherever possible Seafox, and we're starting a registry to give people an <em>idea</em> of what we're looking for, but are also giving word that we are <em>happy</em> to receive good-quality used items - especially clothes & diapers! </p>
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<p>The alternative gift registry is really cool samstress.  I'll have to explore that more.</p>
 

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<p>I've been using myregistry.com to compile my list of things I'd like from various eco-friendly stores. It's really easy to use and like the Amazon registry, you can add things from any site you want, as well as have a Paypal account set up for money donations if you want to.</p>
 

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<p>That's great! I realize my post could have sounded a bit rude, sorry :) I just have my own (strong) opinions about overconsumption, I think :) I got annoyed w/ a few friend's insanely large registries - where they are asking for 25$ onesies (organic cotton) and all new diapers; and just the irony of being 'eco-friendly' but getting everything brand-new and overpriced really irritated me I think! Its hard, since folks really are hesitant to get a 'gift' that's used, even if you say a million times its okay! that's why we opted out of any kind of shower, I just hate when folks overbuy (we didn't have a wedding either though, I know we are a bit extreme) We hardly spent much for our first babe anyway - maybe 300$ in diapers, maybe another 300$ in cosleeper/car seat/clothes/wraps/etc. We didn't get any real big ticket items (no stroller, got a hand me down high chair, car seat was also cheap, a deal from a friend, no crib either, we co-sleep) so that made it a bit easier.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Nutter</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280366/eco-friendly-online-registry#post_16058723"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'm with you on going used wherever possible Seafox, and we're starting a registry to give people an <em>idea</em> of what we're looking for, but are also giving word that we are <em>happy</em> to receive good-quality used items - especially clothes & diapers! </p>
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<p>The alternative gift registry is really cool samstress.  I'll have to explore that more.</p>
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<p>i've been using depositagift.com  you create a registry and people contribute money towards what you want. i love it b/c it frees us up from regular registries, big box stores and returns. i can shop locally, buy gently used items, get unique stuff on etsy, etc. it's made my life so much easier b/c i know i don't need that much in the beginning, and i'd rather be able to use the money as-needed, get good deals, and spend it on fun experiences. it's my best pregnancy find so far.</p>
 
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