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Registry help

I'm struggling with my registry, particularly in the category of sleepers/swings/PNPs/etc. Here's what I have on there so far, tell me what I should keep, what I should skip, and anything I'm missing (thanks!!):

Fisher Price Rainforest Bouncer - http://bit.ly/zxq6uM

Fisher Price Newborn Rock N Play Sleeper - http://bit.ly/AfrC66

Fisher Price Cradle Swing - http://bit.ly/z4rN85

Graco Pack N Play Playard (with bassinet & changing table) - http://bit.ly/xFMqDv

BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light - http://bit.ly/wqrqY2

Also, if you know my last name, feel free to registry stalk me on BRU and Amazon and critique away :) 

Re: Registry help

  • I love love love the FP Rock n Play Sleeper.  I use this everyday.  DS had refulx and this was a big help with that.  He's over the reflux but I still use it everday.

    I'd get rid of the Bjorn travel crib- you can basically use the RNP or the Pack and Play for the same purpose.

    I'd also keep both the bouncer and the swing.  I used both.

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    TJW arrived 7/28/11
  • image MrsMBW:

    I love love love the FP Rock n Play Sleeper.  I use this everyday.  DS had refulx and this was a big help with that.  He's over the reflux but I still use it everday.

    I'd get rid of the Bjorn travel crib- you can basically use the RNP or the Pack and Play for the same purpose.

    I'd also keep both the bouncer and the swing.  I used both.

    I'd ditto this.  The Bjorn travel crib seems redundant if you have the PNP and RNP.  Both fold up and travel well.


  • These look good! I agree w/ the bjorn travel crib. You can use the PnP instead.

    I don't know your last name so I can't look up your registry, but I recommend a play mat, too. A friend of mine has this one and her baby LOVES it (DS loves everything by "kushies" brand too). We had a skip hop farm animals mat, and that was also cute (and not too ugly in our living room). 

    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3477239


    But most importantly, have you decided on a diaper bag?

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  • Looks good, but I too would ditch the travel crib.  

    I also would probably cut back on the bottles -- those bottles might not work for your little guy, then you are stuck with them.  I'd just use the starter pack, or even what comes with the pump, and then go from there.

    If you are looking for things to add, I find an exersaucer is key to everyone getting out the door on workdays -- ours is in our bedroom.  Also, we have the FP travel booster seat.  We keep it in the trunk of the car, so we have it when there is no high chair available. 

    Baby Numbers 11.8.10 The Sequel on or around 10.13.12
  • Also, add some of the gerber prefold cloth diapers.  Little baby boys pee all over when you change their diaper -- a shield is critical.  They are cheap, and you don't care if they get pissed all over.

    And a monitor. 

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    Also, add some of the gerber prefold cloth diapers.  Little baby boys pee all over when you change their diaper -- a shield is critical.  They are cheap, and you don't care if they get pissed all over.

    And a monitor. 

    I also love the cloth diapers for burp cloths.  Every time I used one of those skinny burp cloths Tommy would still get spit up on my shoulder or back  because they don't cover a large area.

    I'd also ditch the Bjorn travel crib.  We used to take the RnP out with us for him to nap in when he was a little baby which was awesome because it's super light and folds flat.  When the baby is bigger you can just use your PnP. 

    I got Tommy a bouncy seat and he hated it.   Total waste of money for us.  I think what's hard is that you don't know what they're going to like.  If I could go back in time I would have registered for something like this:

    http://tinyurl.com/7mmr27t

    At least this way I could have gotten extra use out of it as a rocker when he got bigger since he wasn't digging the bouncy vibrations.

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    These look good! I agree w/ the bjorn travel crib. You can use the PnP instead.

    I don't know your last name so I can't look up your registry, but I recommend a play mat, too. A friend of mine has this one and her baby LOVES it (DS loves everything by "kushies" brand too). We had a skip hop farm animals mat, and that was also cute (and not too ugly in our living room). 

    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3477239


    But most importantly, have you decided on a diaper bag?

    I'm emailing you so you have my last name :)

    We do have a playmat on there too.

    And I went with a completely unnecessary Rebecca Minkoff diaper bag, but only because I didn't have to pay for it. It's this one, but in a different color: http://pinterest.com/pin/63543044712128083/

  • Amy, I registered for a monitor on Amazon. Good advice on the bottles and diapers though, thanks! And I'll check out the exersaucer.
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    image eSynergy:

    These look good! I agree w/ the bjorn travel crib. You can use the PnP instead.

    I don't know your last name so I can't look up your registry, but I recommend a play mat, too. A friend of mine has this one and her baby LOVES it (DS loves everything by "kushies" brand too). We had a skip hop farm animals mat, and that was also cute (and not too ugly in our living room). 

    http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3477239


    But most importantly, have you decided on a diaper bag?

    I'm emailing you so you have my last name :)

    We do have a playmat on there too.

    And I went with a completely unnecessary Rebecca Minkoff diaper bag, but only because I didn't have to pay for it. It's this one, but in a different color: http://pinterest.com/pin/63543044712128083/

    Nice! I wanted a RM one but couldn't find a good deal. We ended up with a skiphop (which we love) and a storksak which I got super on sale. 

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    image amy052006:

    Also, add some of the gerber prefold cloth diapers.  Little baby boys pee all over when you change their diaper -- a shield is critical.  They are cheap, and you don't care if they get pissed all over.

    And a monitor. 

    I also love the cloth diapers for burp cloths.  Every time I used one of those skinny burp cloths Tommy would still get spit up on my shoulder or back  because they don't cover a large area.

    I'd also ditch the Bjorn travel crib.  We used to take the RnP out with us for him to nap in when he was a little baby which was awesome because it's super light and folds flat.  When the baby is bigger you can just use your PnP. 

    I got Tommy a bouncy seat and he hated it.   Total waste of money for us.  I think what's hard is that you don't know what they're going to like.  If I could go back in time I would have registered for something like this:

    http://tinyurl.com/7mmr27t

    At least this way I could have gotten extra use out of it as a rocker when he got bigger since he wasn't digging the bouncy vibrations.

    I am totally a gear whore, and bought that once he grew out of the bouncer.  It is awesome.

    The bouncer lived in our bathroom, which was clutch in terms of showers.  But it never really soothed him like that swing o'crack did. 

    Baby Numbers 11.8.10 The Sequel on or around 10.13.12
  • image amy052006:

    Also, add some of the gerber prefold cloth diapers.  Little baby boys pee all over when you change their diaper -- a shield is critical.  They are cheap, and you don't care if they get pissed all over.

    And a monitor. 

    ditto on the prefolds, i also used them as burp rags.  receiving blankets maybe? my kids broke free out of the swaddle me, but i can swaddle a kid like nobody's business with a receiving blanket!

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  • Get a swing with a plug. My daughter would nap in her swing and I would probably have spent $1000 on batteries for how much she loved that damnn thing.

    Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Rainforest-Open-Top-Cradle-Swing/dp/B000I2WAY4

     

    ETA: Never mind. I see the one you picked has a plug. I'm an idiot and fail at reading comprehension today.  

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    image amy052006:

    Also, add some of the gerber prefold cloth diapers.  Little baby boys pee all over when you change their diaper -- a shield is critical.  They are cheap, and you don't care if they get pissed all over.

    And a monitor. 

    ditto on the prefolds, i also used them as burp rags.  receiving blankets maybe? my kids broke free out of the swaddle me, but i can swaddle a kid like nobody's business with a receiving blanket!

    I've got Aden & Anais swaddle blankets on the Amazon registry, I figured they'd serve that purpose? 

  • image jessicah628:
    image Tianacheron:
    image amy052006:

    Also, add some of the gerber prefold cloth diapers.  Little baby boys pee all over when you change their diaper -- a shield is critical.  They are cheap, and you don't care if they get pissed all over.

    And a monitor. 

    ditto on the prefolds, i also used them as burp rags.  receiving blankets maybe? my kids broke free out of the swaddle me, but i can swaddle a kid like nobody's business with a receiving blanket!

    I've got Aden & Anais swaddle blankets on the Amazon registry, I figured they'd serve that purpose? 

    I had to do the escape proof swaddle b/c my kid would bust out of a swaddle and freak the eff out. (You can view it on youtube). It involved using a small blanket to keep her arms at her side and then the A+A blanket to swaddle her. Both sizes are useful.

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  • *i don't have time to pull up the registry this morning so these are off the top of my head. 

    i have a marc jacobs diaper bag that i adore.  for daycare ds just uses a backpack i have from sports teams in college.  i think its a must to have a nice, going out diaper bag and then a blah, i don't care what happens to it one for daycare. 

    ditto the burp diapers/cloth diapers.

    i really wish they made a swing that locked, ie you can use it as a swing or a bouncer.  ds didn't really enjoy either but would tolerate them.  he liked being free on the floor best.  so having both seems like a bit of a waste of space in our shoebox. 

    we adore our boppy and our under the sea themed playmat. 

    i worship the sleep sheep.  worship him.  the heartbeat or the ocean work best for ds and i now can fall asleep to the heartbeat in less than 5 mins since i hear it over the monitor. 

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  • i agree- get an exersaucer.  we're at that stage now.  he loves it. so did dd.  definitely a great way to keep them entertained while you try to do stuff. 

    BMW arrived 12/1/07
    TJW arrived 7/28/11
  • I can't look at your registry so I'm not sure what's on it but ditto everyone else.

    Amen to not going crazy on bottles. If you're planning to BF, you need a slower flow nip and every kid is different. We had to switch to Tommee Tippee. There is more out there than Avent and Born Free.

    Everyone loves the Boppy but I hated it for BFing. My Brest Friend saved me, my back, etc.

    Lots of people will give you clothes, but make sure you have enough onesies.

    Somewhere I have a list of things I couldn't live without. 

     

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  • Travel cribs are useless honestly. We have one and It has never been open, i keep meaning to return it. Unless you travel ALL THE TIME, then maybe you should reconsider. The pack and play will be fine. 

    We had the maclrean rocker, but not bouncer or swing. i used the rocker to shower until about 9 or 10 months when he realized he could easily get out. haha

    We had a fisher price space saver spin and jump frog basically a small exsauce/jumperooo combo. it worked great and i never found it over stimulating. it also had a small foot print and went with our house.  

  • I think your list is looking good. I love the BabyBjorn travel crib. We brought it to the beach when we went camping for a week last summer. We bring it to my parents' and ILs' houses when we visit. It's so lightweight and easy to carry. Definitely came in handy for us.

    What about a baby carrier? I hated my Ergo but LOVE my Beco Gemini. 

    I also loved Aden and Anais swaddlers and their Dream Blankets. 

    A baby playmat for tummy time is always nice, too.

    A white noise machine. (HomeMedics Soundspa Lullaby, for instance.)

     

     

    Sorry to butt in. I rarely come to this board. 

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