Registry Help for Clothing

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Registry Help for Clothing
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Sun, 05-02-2010 - 2:29pm

Ladies I need some help. DH and I started our registry and I have no idea how many outfits and clothes to register for.

I went to a friends house and got a ton of 0-3 month onesies, and 3 to 6 month onesies. also I got some 0-3, 6-9 month sleepers. But beyond this I have no idea how many of each size I am going to need. I think I am good on the 0-3 month onesies, but should I get more sleepers, or t-shirts or what? I am totally lost at what this little one is going to need. I know it depends on the size she is when she is born, but just to have a little idea would be helpful.

Thanks in advance for any advice.









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Daisypath Anniversary Years Ticker

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 3:12pm

Truthfully I think registering for clothes is a waste of time. Most people buy clothes anyway and bring them either for the shower or for the birth or both. That is one thing that people LOVE to buy is cute baby clothes. I registered for just a few little sleepers and got exactly 2 pieces of clothing I picked out...everything else was what others had chosen on their own.

Save your registry for the bigger items (bouncer, swing, high chair, exersaucer, etc other baby gear you want or need) and things like bathing items, burp cloths, change pads, diaper bag, safety items, receiving blankets, etc etc....I would NOT bother registering for toys, stuffed animals, big warmer blankets (unless there is one you're just dying for) or clothes.

By doing this, I got ALL of the big necessary items I needed plus some very cute clothes, toys, animals etc etc. I had very little I needed to go get to finish my registry.

One thing is that if you feel you dont have enough clothes is to ask or register for gift cards because you can then go shopping after your shower which is fun too! :)

Other BTDT's may disagree or have a different experience though.

I really have no idea how many clothes a baby needs so I cant say anything on that. I tend to be a minimalist when it comes to clothes...babies outgrow them quite quickly and my opinion is that for the first 3 months, babies are so much easier to dress in sleepers and onsies instead of outfits. I feel like I have enough for now to get started....I also know a few women (one had a boy, the other a girl) that have saved things for me too so I'm sure I'll get tons more after the baby gets here and we know the sex.

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Registered: 12-05-2006
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 3:44pm
I agree with Ruby - even if you do register for clothes, you probably won't get what you registered for.

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 3:51pm

Thanks ladies, that's what we are doing, we are just getting a lot of stuff from people. We are buying the stroller used from a friend and borrowing the swing, bouncer from another friend.

But that will at least get us most of the bigger items. I will probably just register for a few onsies and such to fill things out and just leave it at that. You are right now that I think about it when I have looked at people's registries I still get them some clothes that aren't on there. and I never thought to register for the safety items like the gate and such, so maybe we will do that.

Thanks!









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Daisypath Anniversary Years Ticker

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Registered: 07-14-2008
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 5:07pm

I didn't register for any clothes and haven't bought a single outfit for a child less than a year (although we were just at a huge garage sale and bought some 12-24 month clothes).

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Sun, 05-02-2010 - 7:19pm

I would not put clothing on the registry other than maybe a few onesies. I don't know your plans on diapering, but cloth diapers work great as burp cloths too and if your baby is anything like mine, you may go through several a day. You could even register for size 2-3 diapers and wipes.

I unlike most bought lots of baby clothes, although my family knew that I would buy a lot at the outlets and so they mostly bought registry stuff, gift cards or items I would never at the time have thought of. I did get many cute outfits too, luckily in 9mon+ sizes.

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Registered: 06-25-2006
Sun, 05-02-2010 - 10:42pm
I agree to not worry about putting clothing on the registry. We put a few items that were really cute, but people bought what they wanted. Although people wanted to buy us stuff that were in bigger sizes, and Gideon was small, so it was kind of sad to not be able to use some of it for close to a year. Also clothes are inexpensive and easy to pick up after the baby is born. We were at Target within the first week Gideon was born to find smaller clothes. Also if you want less expensive items for your registry put tylenol, gripe water, gas drops, all those kinds of things you'll want to have around the house that are practical. Also if we already have a lot of the big stuff, if have the room for it, go ahead and put things on there you won't use until they are older like a bath seat and high chair. If you are planning on breast feeding put those supplies on there too. Even if people don't get them for you, most registries have a registry completion program so you'll at least get them at 10% off later.

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Registered: 02-26-2008
Mon, 05-03-2010 - 8:27am
Thanks ladies, as always you are helpful!!








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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 5:09pm

Jessica,


You've gotten some great advice already but I wanted to add a few things.


I also did not put any clothes on our registry and we got a TON before and after the birth. I just got some more clothes as gifts from my mom's two friends so you may still be getting gifts a few months after the birth from stragglers.


Be prepared to get gifts with no gift receipt from stores you didn't register at. This happened to us with some stuff that we already received from our registry so now I have duplicates. I am still trying to return/exchange stuff. Also, BRU only lets you return items from your registry within 90 days of your "event date". I found some stuff we ended up not needing so we took it back to BRU and exchanged it for something we did need.


Selin was in newborn clothes for about 3-1/2 weeks then she moved on to 0-3. She has already grown out of the sleepers in that size because she is so long but the two piece outfits are still big on her. So you might want to have the one-piece sleepers and gowns in slightly bigger sizes as I believe babies tend to grow more lengthwise first.


HTH!