With baby girl growing on the daily, my pregnant mind has drifted towards all things pink: pink maternity dresses (i.e. this one from Asos), pink onesies, pink nursery pillows, pink quilts, pink baby bows… even the bottles of Pepto Bismol lining the pharmacy shelves get me in the mood to shop for Baby B.
And we all know how darling a nursery room decorated with bottles of Pepto can be.
Darrin and I finally began the baby registry process over the weekend, and my goodness is “process” the best word to describe the occasion. The websites sure make registering for everything your baby needs seem like a simple task. Easy to navigate categories! A little percentage bar that tells you how complete your registry is becoming! Pictures of cute babies lining the webpage, in case you forgot WHY you were registering! How helpful!
But my brief moment of “I totally know what I’m doing!” confidence quickly turned to “Holy swear words Batman, what the heck does a baby actually NEED?” terror once I began browsing the 50+ options for car seats, strollers, nursing pillows, baby monitors, teething rings…
It’s easy to get lost in the saturated abyss that is the baby industry, folks. Luckily I married Mr. Research, who is not about to add any item to our registry without citing at least five credible sources that say we MUST.
But moms. Old and new. What was one item that you loved as a mother to a newborn that I need to add to our registry? I’m all ears!