Friday, February 26, 2010

Lessons in Registering

And I have officially started my baby registry.  Man, this is fun.  I loved registering for my wedding, gun in one hand, husband in the other, I conquered Macy's and Crate and Barrel.  Of course, I had to go online to manage my wedding registry and delete all the stupid stuff my husband registered for that I knew we were never going to use (like a juicer and a gigantic roasting pan that I would never be able to fit anywhere).  I haven't gone in store to register for baby stuff, so far I've just been on Target's website.  Most of the baby stuff isn't available in store, so it looks like my gun totin' days are over. 

Registering for the wedding was such a different mind set.  It was all "will we be eating off this china pattern when we our in our 60s?" and "I finally am going to have matching silverware and a toaster!"  Now, as I look at all the baby stuff, all I can think is "is this the safest product available for my baby?"  "Is there something better?"  So far, I have only picked up the easy stuff, the bedding.  I started looking at bottles, um yea, has like 12 pages of just bottles.  There is glass, plastic, BPA free, colic bottles, breast feeding, formula feeding.  To say that I am overwelmed would be a serious understatement.  When I registered for the wedding, it was all about me, what I wanted, what I liked.  Now that I'm registering for the baby, it is all about what is best for him, what he will like, what is the safest and most nurturing.  It is such a good example of how the focus of my life is going to drastically change in June.


  1. I know what you mean. We decided to register on so that we could find the safest products out there, even if it takes 5 stores to do so! I've spent so much time reading reviews and consumer reports that I've really only added about 3 things to my registry so far.