After referring to countless lists and reliable sources (aka stalking other new moms' registries and conferring with my sisters-in-law!), my husband and I decided that we'd register at Target and on Amazon. We were a little hesitant to do Amazon, simply because we weren't sure how the more "mature" generations might react to it, but it was such a great decision! Obviously the variety is better than anywhere else, the prices are better, and shipping is basically free on everything over $25. We've only had to make one return so far, and that was seamless (printed a free return shipping label, then they simply credited our Amazon account with the purchase price). The only downfall to Amazon's registry is that if the gift giver sends the gift directly to the parents-to-be, and doesn't see to select the "gift note" option, you'll receive a box with a mystery gift and have no idea who it is from! Luckily, there is a "thank you list" on your registry that you can click on and see who gave you what (with their addresses!), so I just employed my sister to check on our mystery gifts, so that we wouldn't see in advance any of our other presents.
In hopes that it may be helpful to other new moms out there, I present to you:
|Our (actual) Gender Neutral Baby Registry Pinterest Board|
To see what we actually picked out for our little bambino, feel free to check out my Gender Neutral Baby Registry Pinterest Board. I wish I could categorize it, but....you'll just have to suffer through it ;) As you're looking, you'll be able to see that we went the very practical route. Since we are apartment dwellers, we just don't have room for all of the cute yet unnecessary
As an aside, yes, we are cloth diapering. We're doing a combo of prefolds with wraps and pocket diapers. Am I particularly thrilled about the increase in laundry this will cause? No. Am I thrilled about the crazy amounts of money we will save by not buying cases and cases of disposable diapers? Yes. Being as we received almost all of the cloth diapers our child will need from birth to potty training, we'll essentially only need to purchase wipes from here on out...for this child and any subsequent siblings they might acquire. Beautiful.
Since we've yet to meet this kiddo and discover what else we actually need, if you peruse the baby registry board and see some glaring oversight that we will definitely be needing, please tell me! Likewise, if you have any questions about why we registered for a certain item, ask away. Feel free to pin and share! I'll be sharing at these fun link parties this week!