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<p>I have another question:</p>
<p>I had put together a baby registry for myself, primarily as a bonding and organization exercise earlier this pregnancy. </p>
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<p>An acquaintance has asked me what I need for the baby. </p>
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<p>Is it okay to share the registry? </p>
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<p>AND, when I was trying to find the answer on my own, I started wondering, is there anything I SHOULDN'T include on the registry? </p>
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<p>I use Wishpot, which allows you to give each item a priority.  The options are " <span class="wishPri" style="font-weight:normal;">I neeeed it!", "</span> <span class="wishPri" style="font-weight:normal;">I really really want it", "</span><span class="wishPri" style="font-weight:normal;">I want it", "</span> <span class="wishPri" style="font-weight:normal;">I wouldn't mind having it", and "</span><span class="wishPri" style="font-weight:normal;">Thinking about it". </span></p>
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<p>Right now, the registry is sorted by priority, with cloth diapers, a car seat, and nursing bras being things I "need", a crib mattress, a new sling (mine was stolen), wet bags, a diaper sprayer, an Avent Isis Manual breast pump, a couple of books, and a massage, being things I "really want". Then there are a bunch of other things listed as things I "want", "wouldn't mind having", or "I am thinking about".  These things are mostly clothing, diapering accessories, baby toiletries, various prints of the same item that I am considering, items for when the baby is a bit older, etc.</p>
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<p>It is a bit anxiety inducing, because I never seem to get any of this etiquette stuff right. <span><img alt="greensad.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"></span></p>
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<p><span>Thoughts?</span></p>
 

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<p>How expensive are those items? (sorry I don't know for all of them)</p>
<p>Just make sure you have something in every category (really really want / thinking about it, etc) in each price range, starting around $10-15 for people who are more distant acquaintances or coworkers. I don't know what people are doing these days ~I don't live in the US and here people don't do registries~ but I think it sounds alright to give people (especially people who ask) the list. In fact, I would find it helpful because I'm not always sure what to get people and this way I could be sure I'd be giving you something you really liked and would use. However, I'd only give the list to those you are 100% sure are going to give you a gift, and those who ask. Otherwise it seems like pressure and kind of rude to assume someone's going to give you something.</p>
 

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<p>These things are always tricky. </p>
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<p>I'm not sure I would tell anyone about a registry unless they specifically asked.  If someone just asked what I needed I would maybe provide a broad category like "clothing larger than 6mo sizes" or "toys, but we are trying to avoid batteries" or "books".  In my experience most people love shopping for babies and want the opportunity to pick something out themselves instead of just selecting something from a registry. </p>
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<p>Of course when you want something specific, like a specific sling, car seat, or breast pump then share that with close friends and family if you think they are likely to purchase you a large gift.  But a coworker?  I would probably just specify what size clothes you need!</p>
 

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<p>If asked what you need, you should give a short list (i.e cloth diapers, clothes, etc).  If asked if you are registered somewhere, then give your registry info.</p>
 

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<p>Sure you can give the registry info. As for what to include on the registry, add what you think you are going to need but make sure there is a wide range of prices so that people won't feel obligated to buy something beyond their means.</p>
 

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<p>I think it's fine to mention your registry if someone asks what you need. I've always received positive feedback about mine as people generally want to get something that they know will be of use. I never tell anyone unless they ask though.</p>
 
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