First of all, I have to say the following. The amount warnings and things to avoid is kind of ridiculous. I suppose I could just stick Blueberry in a bubble for a few years and be done with it. Of course that kind of takes the point out of, well, life....but hey! I'll be following all the warnings (as long as the bubble is bpa free and latex free and lead free and....).
Any ways, other than that minor detail--it was simultaneously fun and stressful. Fun because registering in general is always fun. Stressful because there were so many things that I felt I couldn't make an educated decision on because, well, I don't know enough!
For example. Let's talk baby bottles. Glass? Plastic? How many do I need? I'm planning on breastfeeding, hopefully exclusively, but with the offer of a breast pump from someone, I'd like to be able to utilize bottles occasionally as well. This evening I spent some time online looking at reviews on bottles. Found ones that people love; and the exact some ones are ones that other people hate and swear they will never use again!
I finally wound up putting 4 different ones down on the registry (we're registering at 2 places: Target and Babies R Us). But I'm not sure I particularly want all those bottles on the registry. It's kind of more of a placeholder for now until I can narrow it down further. Here's what I have currently. Any suggestions or insight are more than welcome!
- Everflo glass bottles
- Dr Brown's Natural Flow (plastic)
- BornFree plastic
- Tommee Tippee (very British!) plastic
And while we're at it. What about pacifiers?
And by the way, I'm probably going to putting up several posts along these lines. So come with your thinking caps on!