I am in the midst of picking out things for our baby shower registry. Oh my. This is harder than registering for our wedding. I mean, at least when you’re getting married, you know how to use pots and pans, you just want better ones. You are basically just registering for shiny new versions of things you already have – so that you can then hand all your old faithful hand-me-downs to someone else. So that couch can continue to live on, on someone else’s college town front porch. Until it gets set on fire…but I digress.
I have been trying to prepare for several years for this time in my life, when I would have to actually DECIDE what we wanted to get for our baby. I’ve listened to my friends and family and watched them go through this whole process, making mental notes about the stuff they said they couldn’t live without. When I had my wits about me I even found the stuff online and bookmarked it. But now, as the deadline approaches I am still feeling a bit overwhelmed with the ridiculous amount of choices. Dude.
Now, I will say that I have done my fair share of research on all the furniture/decoration stuff and I have some pretty clear opinions about how that’s going. And there are a few must-get gadgets that I am going to get because my friends swear by them and I have actually seen them in action and think they are awesome. But I am a long way from done. So, I am sending out a big ask to all you mommies out there with little ones. I don’t want to get into any discussions about how something is better than something else. This is a purely data gathering post. So if you would be so kind to answer the following question by leaving a comment here or on the Facebook link, I would be very very grateful.
What are the TOP THREE ITEMS that you could not live without during the first Six Months of your baby’s life?
And if you leave me a link to whatever you’re talking about I will send you extra happy thoughts!! =)
Don’t worry about what others say – I need to know what was important to you (even if it’s sounds entirely silly, or has more to do with mom sanity that anything else)! Because everyone is different and I figure if enough of you respond with your must haves – then I’ll have a fighting chance at getting this registry/must-get-list thing done right. I appreciate all the help I can get.
And hey, maybe someone else will read this list and get some ideas out of it!!