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My MIL is throwing me a baby shower. She wants me to register but everything I want to register for isn't available on one site or in a conventional Babies-R-Us store. Like, cloth diapers, the ERgo infant insert, etc. Do you think it would be appopriate to post a list of items/links on our blog?
 

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Hopefully someone else here can remember the name, but there is a site that allows you to register from multiple online stores.<br><br>
You may want to also have a small registry somewhere like Target or BRU because there will always be some people who don't want to shop online. You can list things like nursing pads, baby socks, board books etc....
 

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I would say yes to posting a list. Better to get what you want or need than something you have to take back then get what you wanted...
 

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kaboodle or felicity...you can add anything on the web to your registry. But, like pp said, it wouldn't hurt to put together a small one at target or bru just in case...
 

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Yup, not everyone can afford to pay extra for shipping and some people like going to the store and picking out a special item. Shopping is more than just buying a gift for some, it's an experience. There are things that you'll need from somewhere like Target. A couple boxes of disposable nursing pads would be good, even if you're using cloth. It's nice to have a couple weeks of not worring about doing wash right after the baby comes. Same goes for doing diapers. I see nothing wrong with using sposies for a day or two or even longer if you had a rough delivery, until you're feeling up to dealing with the wash.<br><br>
You can look for board books and CD's for the baby. Target even has those sweet knitted toys. We use a sidecar crib so crib sheets and mattress pads were needed. I love having a crib protector thing underneath my side of the bed, then I don't have to have a queen size waterproof matteress pad. Baby care items and bath stuff. Maybe even some bath toys for when baby is older. Burp rags!!! We used tons of burp rags (gerber cloth diapers) and waterproof lap pads those first few weeks when fluids were going everywhere. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
You can even add stuff that you'll need later like for feeding baby solids. Were you planning on getting a high chair?? Lots of bibs, lots and lots. We have a nice metal spoons but also a couple of those take and toss plastic spoons for going out. Also those take and toss tupperware type containers to hold snacks in the diaper bag. I don't want to risk breaking a glass container in there. DD hated being spoon fed so we put food in those mesh bags. I didn't think I would use them, but they ended up being super helpful. We got a portable high chair/booster to take on the road and I use it when we babysit another toddler. That thing has come in very very handy.<br><br>
What about your car seat??? I would put both an infant and a convertable on there.<br><br>
Plus, our Target carries HotSlings and some cool diaper chainging on the go pads, and a couple other AP type things.<br><br>
We saved the more special pricey items for close family to buy. Those other websties are such a great idea and I think you should have one but there's nothing wrong with finding a few things at Target or BRU. Everything that someone buys, even if it's small will save you some money.<br><br>
ETA-- I thought of something else to add to your online list, a Klean Kanteen or Sigg sippy.
 

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I would go ahead & list the stuff I REALLY want. People want to know they're purchasing something the parents WANT. If I were getting a shower gift I'd love specific lists. Also, this way you don't end up with lots of stuff you have no use for. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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some websites that i have seen people use for baby registries from multiple sites like you talk about are: myregistry.com and thethingsiwant.com<br><br>
that being said, i would also consider registering for a few things (car seat? baby thermometer? books?) at target or babiesrus. yeah, i understand, i am not into those places either. but once you create your registry they send you coupons and discounts. throw out/donate/trade the formula ones but the other ones could be good to have.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My MIL is throwing me a baby shower. She wants me to register but everything I want to register for isn't available on one site or in a conventional Babies-R-Us store. Like, cloth diapers, the ERgo infant insert, etc. Do you think it would be appopriate to post a list of items/links on our blog?</div>
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Ergo infant inserts??????????? What are those?
 

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WOW Are we planning baby showers, man where did the time go????? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My granny is planning mine as well this is insane <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: . And it still has not hit me that I am having a .........??????????? ow yeah a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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Thingies you put into your Ergo carrier so it supports an infant better.
 

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Would your MIL be open to suggestions of an alternative shower? You could request a no-gift gathering, one where the emphasis is on food, games, and good company instead of material things. Or would she be open to a themed shower, like one where each person brings one book for the baby's bookshelf?<br><br>
If you really don't want anything from BRU-type stores, I say stick to your guns. You don't have to make it about you, though. You can make it about your concern for the guests and explain to your MIL that you don't want people wasting their money on stuff you don't need. At my baby shower (when I was pregnant with DD), 90% of the gifts I got were completely useless--churchy clothes for a non-churchgoing family, toys with chokable parts, etc.--and I really, really wish I would have requested a no-gift gathering instead.
 

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I'm registered at <a href="http://www.thethingsiwant.com" target="_blank">www.thethingsiwant.com</a><br>
You can add things from any site. I have a few things from Target and Babies R Us on there for the people who can't imagine shopping elsewhere. They can buy it in store, then just mark on my registry that it's been purchased. I have things from about 12 different sites on there!
 

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I hate the idea of a registry...I am really uncomfortable with asking people for "things", even though we're poor and my family is not. But, because I didn't want a bunch of made in China plastic conventional baby things, I registered on kaboodle.com. You can see how we did it (see below link)...some things link to specific sites (like the mattress we really would like the baby to have), some things, like clothes, we just listed what we want (plain shirts in natural fabrics--unbleached and organic would be nice, but my main concern is to get things that are simple and natural).<br><br>
Kaboodle isn't too difficult to use, but I made sure to send along the entire web address (see below) so people didn't have to navigate through the site.<br><br><a href="http://www.kaboodle.com/jillandmatt/our-first-little-bean.html" target="_blank">http://www.kaboodle.com/jillandmatt/...ttle-bean.html</a>
 
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