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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

baby registry

Well, Jason and I are trying to figure out what to register for, and we have NO clue. Any suggestions??? How many of what should we be getting? What kind of bottles should we get? There are like a million to choose from...

Please give me some suggestions on what I NEED and don't need....

8 Comments:

  • At 7/22/2005 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    LOTS OF DIAPERS!!!!!!!

     
  • At 7/28/2005 5:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Erin,

    Sorry, I'm not much help on this one - But the good news is that my wife is all knowing. Seriously, I've just linked you'all to our blog and asked some of the super moms to stop by and offer suggestions. I hope they do!

    So glad to know that you'all are doing well.

    -RAN
    nash.typepad.com

     
  • At 7/28/2005 6:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That is a loaded question and I know it can be overwhelming with the first registry. Babies R Us gives an extensive checklist when you start a registry with them. I like the Playtex bottle starter box. It has a variety of bottle sizes as well as nipples with different flows. They are bottles that use the bags to hold the milk. When they get a little older I used a bottle called Munchkin Healthflow (a tri-flow nipple) that you can get at Target. I'd be glad to email you suggestions on other items if you'd like.
    -Sarah Nash (Robert's wife)

     
  • At 7/28/2005 6:26 AM, Blogger Miki said…

    Nash sent me. I have 5 kiddos and you would be amazed at how little you really need. From a practical sense, ask for things you will for sure have to buy diapers, bottle liners (I like playtex too), wet wipes, diapering supplies, group gift of a port-a-crib, etc. Then for the clothes ask for a variety of sizes or else you will get mostly newborn and 3-6 which doesn't last long.
    -Miki Rezentes
    http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=ikimay

     
  • At 7/28/2005 7:40 AM, Blogger kristen said…

    A sling, and not a store bought one. Something like the ones from hotslings.com or http://www.taylormadeslings.com/ A sling is great for newborns as it resembles the womb and they sleep and relax in them well, and then as they grow you can use the sling in all sorts of ways (like a kanga pouch facing out, on your hip or back...) It really distributes the weight well so when you need to carry them, it's comfy and you have a hand or two free to use. www.thebabywearer.com has tons of instructional stuff that is fantastic but you need to register to see. If you can sew, making a sling is easy, too.

    Do not buy a sling from a store like Babies 'R Us or Target or anything like that. Store bought slings are not as good, just trust me. The internet is the way to go, or do it yourself.

     
  • At 7/28/2005 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I do have to agree with Miki. With Leah we did the all out registry and got about all of it. With Amaris I've learned that most of the that stuff I don't need. Another suggestion is to use cloth diapers as burp rags - very absorbent and much thicker than regular store bought burp rags.(They're larger too). - Sarah Nash

     
  • At 7/28/2005 2:51 PM, Blogger Erin said…

    nipples have different flows?

    I'm screwed

     
  • At 7/28/2005 6:32 PM, Blogger kristen said…

    On bottles: if you are breastfeeding, get a bottle that works well with a pump that you like. I exclusively breastfed (no formula) my first for a year and I liked the Avent Isis pump (and Avent bottles) for the occasional bottle of pumped milk.

     

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