Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our Baby Registry

Being a new mom and trying to figure out what kind of things we would need for the baby was a little daunting. Fortunately, I created a baby registry early during my pregnancy and simply added items to it as things occurred to me.

It also helped that I started reading about infant care early on in the process. I found that there really wasn't that much to learn about pregnancy, and I saved the birthing books until closer to my due date. When I read about how to take a baby's temperature in Heading Home with Your Newborn, for example, I added a thermometer to our registry. When I watched a DVD about how to soothe your baby, I ordered large swaddling blankets.

Using the registry was a cinch. I was able to add a button to my toolbar that said "Add to Registry," which meant I could go to any website and add any product from any store to the registry.

If you're interested in seeing what we registered for to inspire your own list, you can check out our registry on Amazon.

Once I get the hang of this whole motherhood thing, I'll do a post about the specific products that are indispensable to our family. It can vary so much from family to family!

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Sara E. Cotner said...

P.S. Still here! Midwife came over for a non-stress test last night. Baby is doing really well, so we're just waiting!

LindaB said...

Thanks for these little updates Sara! Wishing you and Matt all the best as you welcome your little boy.

Kelsey said...

Sara - you've obviously made Coconut very cozy and happy in there!

I really like your approach to your registry. It seems like it would be really easy to end up with lots of stuff you never use. I know that obviously there are lots of things babies need but it seems so many people really over estimate that!

K. Zahm said...

Hi, Sara! I've really enjoyed reading your thoughts and reflections on pregnancy. It has helped Dave and me to consider even more questions than we already had been as we prepare for the birth of our little one in 9-ish weeks. We peeked at your registry and used it to help inform our own at Amazon (best registry option out there, I think!). So, thank you and best wishes to you!

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