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This is so helpful, Husayn!


I'm going to have to bookmark this entry for later.. lol..

thanks for the tips for the rest of us who are on the beginning of that journey..


Oh dear, time to make a list...otherwise it's so overwhelming! I think we need to continue the "help registering from the Allmarts" tradition.

Jenna A.

What a cool post! I'll add lotsa receiving blankets and/or cloth diapers (for the over the shoulder spit-up catcher) and baby finger nail clippers. Some folks say they just bite them off, but I never got the hang of that! Baby nails are so sharp and paper thin so you definitely need special clippers.


The Ergo carrier looks awesome! We were just introduced to Arnica by our chiropractor and it's amazing, and Calendula when Amia had a case of hives. I felt a lot more comfortable putting that on her than the industrial strength chemically stuff recommended by our nurse. And that Dreamland CD is awesome. I didn't know Martha Stewart had an album!


Our most prized possessions have been our Ergo carrier (which we can still carry our 5 year old in on hikes!), Weleda Calendula cream for diaper rash and all other owies, and Arnica (a homeopathic for bumps and bruises). We also were dependent on our birthing ball when they were infants, because we used it to sit on and bounce them to sleep. Another must -- some good music. At the infant stage, I loved Putumayo's "Dreamland" and Martha Stewart's "Baby" album.


No problem! It was fun registering you guys!

That's cool to hear about the swing. We should try that if there's a next time for us (whole other blog post ;).

I forgot about the changing table. We really wish we'd had one. Babies can be murder on your back!

Katie B

You are so helpful to future parents, Husayn! Thanks again for registering for us at Target when we were expecting Elsa, that was a God send for us! She's really into the Baby Bjorn that you passed down to us too. I never tried the Maya wrap, but we have a Moby wrap that I absolutely love. It was especially helpful when Elsa couldn't hold her head up and was too tiny for the Bjorn. We also never got, but ended up really wanting, a bouncy chair. Even now. Elsa loves to sit up and watch what we're doing and a bouncy chair would come in really handy sometimes.

I'd add a swing to the list. Since the swing is raised up, we put her in it while we eat at the dinner table and she's much closer to our level. That way, we have our hands free, we can eat at the same time, and (most importantly) she loves being a part of the action.

Oh! And a changing table with shelves underneath for diapers and clothes. I remember you suggested we get one to help save our backs from all the bending over, and it's so true. Also, Elsa loves lying down on her changing table and, consequently, LOVES getting her diaper changed. Go figure.

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