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I still have lots of little odds and ends I need for the baby, and I know people will be asking.. so is it tacky if I go ahead and make a small registry? Family would just want babiesrus, since they'll be going there anyways for my SIL's baby shower gifts at about the same time.<br>
I hate to keep telling everyone just clothes, because I have plenty of clothes.<br>
I do have a universal registry at amazon that I keep as a private shopping list for myself, but I think the concept of sharing that would be too confusing for the family.. they need to be in a store and touch things.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I know a lot of people have second-baby-showers these days. I think it's becoming less of a taboo to register for a second baby.<br>
If you're worried about it feeling tacky, you could always just say "Would you like me to register so you'd know what i need?" People would rather get you something they know you'll use.
 

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I had one for family to help reduce the amount of unnecessary stuff they gave us. A lot of DH's family only talks to him, not me, and sometimes DH is clueless about what is needed, what size, etc. I never had a baby shower even for my first child so I never faced the possibility of a shower for my second child. I see nothing wrong with having a registry that is sent out to people who ask for ideas of what you need.
 

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I make registries for my birthday and Christmas, so I certainly don't see why you couldn't do one for a second baby. I think registries are appropriate for any situation where people are likely to buy you gifts, and even more so when it's people you might not talk to regularly, so who might not know what you need.
 

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If people are asking, why not? It seems like registries are out there for just about everything these days. (Including, on Amazon, nothing at all.)
 

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I don't think it's tacky at all. I think it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks and it you want/need to register then go for it.<br><br>
Or you could just ask for gift cards so you could get diapers or necessities later on and save yourself the trouble of having to register or being taboo regarding registering kwim?
 

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Screw the taboo. We registered and this is our 5th baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We did it on Amazon, and I already know I'm having a shower (my mom is desperate to throw me one) and since we gave away every single baby item we had, I don't feel even the least bit guilty about it, either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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thanks for the reassurance!<br>
I just put on things like extra sheets and pads, bibs, bath sling.. things that need replacing since the first baby.<br><br>
I'm definately not having any showers for this baby, but I will be hosting my SIL's shower- like 3 weeks before my due date! As much as I'd hate stealing attention, I just know people are going to be sneaking a few gifts for me off to the side...
 

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I'm not planning to have a shower for this baby, but I'm definitely going to have a registry (or 2 LOL). People will be asking what we need/want, and this is the easiest way to let them know w/o saying just picking something and telling them to buy it. This way if someone wants to get you a gift, they know what you actually need and are able to choose between those items. And of course, at some stores, you get a discount on the stuff that is left on the registry if you buy it later..... so yeah, register for everything! LOL
 

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This is baby #4 and I started a registry on Amazon! We don't have a lot of people who will ask but I have a few. And why not tell them what we really need!? :) So I'm not pushing it on anyone but as soon as they ask I have the link ready!
 

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Ditto. We have a family list, since people ask what we want for christmas/birthday all the time, and I have a section of 'things for the baby'. I'm not mass forwarding, it, but if they ask, and they buy from it, awesome, if not, it's there for my reference. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I made a wishlist, mainly for my own personal amusement/reference, on thethingsiwant.com, which is like a generic all-purpose shopping list thing. Anything I see that I want while browsing the internt, I just click on my favorites tab, and it adds it automatically. so everything I like gets added, from all different stores. I doubt anyone is going to actually buy me anything, but if they wanted to, it's be really easy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I made a small registry for this baby. There are some things that have worn out or broken that we do need again. It also serves as a reminder for me, what we still need to get. If people are asking, heck yeah, pointing them towards a registry is much easier than trying to remember what you need! FTR, the registry is at babiesrus.
 
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