What You (Actually) Need on Your Baby Registry

Kelly, Emily, and Bethany (all mamas and mamas to-be) cut through the pastel clutter and tell you everything you actually need—and what you don’t.

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  1. Barry Jones Thatcher
    Barry Jones

    Oh my…just congratulations to the lot of you. Knew about Emily and Bethany but not about the others and it is really cool. Smiles thoughts and prayers for all the Moms, Dads and babies. And for what it is worth, It wasn’t rally real to me that I was to be a Dad until the Doc handed my son to me and said “here. Take him, sit in the rocking chair over there and talk to your son while we do the finishing up stuff with his Mom. Just talk. he will recognize your voice and knows who you are”. I did just what I was told and at the first first word out of my mouth his eyes latched on to me – then I thought “oh my, this is real!” Which no one really is interested in.

    Too bad about the LadyBrains level…I am already a member (Thatcher) but good luck and I hope you sign up bunches more members.

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  2. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
    The Cloaked Gaijin

    Congratulations to everyone.

    Keeping with the chief executive/presidential theme shouldn’t the Lady Brains ricochet membership tier be alternatively known as something like the Abigail Adams tier?

    Looking at a list of presidential children, it’s amazing how many died before say the age of 5 or even adulthood.


    There could be several other presidential levels.

    An Eisenhower or Grant level for military veterans, etc.


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  3. Stina Member

    For baby registries, my Musts are:

    1) bassinets (bedside co-sleeping reduces SIDS risks)

    2) Pack n play with the changing station and portable bassinet (especially if you have a multi-story home). That thing traveled everywhere with us. In infancy, we just packed up the bassinet… it collapsed so nicely. We used the main for camping and travel all the way up to 3.5.

    3) convertible carseat (unless you live where it’s cold while baby is still under 3-4 months). The infant seat/travel system was a waste after #1. When #2 came, running after a toddler while carrying that monstrosity was a nightmare. And grocery shopping is a fool’s errand with it. And non-travel system strollers are so much cheaper!

    4) baby wearing apparatus – solves keeping hands free and portability with an infant without #3’s monstrosity. No need for 2 grocery carts when shopping!

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  4. Stad Coolidge

    Congratulations all!

    I never knew doing your podcast was conducive to contraception.  Hopefully listening to it won’t have the same effect!

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  5. Stad Coolidge

    SWAG suggestion:

    A coffee mug that says, “Real Men Listen to LadyBrains”.

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby

    Re announcing pending arrival: Our daughter and son-in-law announced the pending arrival of Baby #2 by posting on their private photo site photos of Baby #1 (boy) wearing a “Big Brothersaurus” shirt (he loves dinosaurs) and “reading” a book on being a big brother. Some family members have yet to figure out from those photos that Baby #2 is on the way.

    Re Kelly’s “fat baby’s” “nuggle”: Reminded me that our grandson (Baby #1 above, also born May 2017) couldn’t get the “s” and “n” sounds together this winter, so “snow” became two words – “ssss” and “no.”


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