sweet.sarcasm wrote:If you're going to have a baby shower then don't spend your money on diapers....let other people spend theirs.
I had three showers and at two of them the hostess printed on the invitations "bring a package of diapers to be entered into a raffle" Seriously, my baby is 3 1/2 months old and I have yet to buy diapers for her and we still have 4 packages left.
I personally wouldn't buy anything myself until after the baby showers unless I just couldn't pass it up.
So far as a diaper bag goes, you only really need a bigger one in the beginning when they require a lot of crap or you are out all day. For the most part all you will really need is a few diapers, wipes, bib, bottle/food and change of clothes. I have a small case that holds wipes and a couple diapers that I use all the time for quick trips. Otherwise, a smaller bag will get the most use. Best features, zip top so nothing falls out, front closing pocket to keep stuff like vaccine record, or your stuff and side pockets big enough to fit a bottle or a few pacifies since that's the stuff you will reach for most.
Awesome advice for the diaper bag. Thanks! Totally appreciated! And I am anticipating two showers, plus my mom has told me she's already stocking up on diapers to send to me. I pretty much have just been only getting the things that I can't resist getting for the baby, but it's still hard to not buy stuff now. I know that as soon as we get settled into our new house, the baby stuff will just be pouring in from the fam. My SIL has already gotten quite a few things for us. I just feel like I'm missing so much stuff for the baby and the time keeps flying by as my baby bump gets bigger and bigger!
sycho in the saddle wrote:I am no where near motherhood but I just thought I'd mention that Target.com has a registry for practically anything and you can set a registry up for your baby shower there in case some people can't get to specific baby stores.
Thanks psycho in the saddle! I'm on top of that already! The boy and I were actually just running amok the other day with the little scanny gun at Target!
And on that note, the most annoying thing ever is being obviously pregnant and scanning for a baby registry and having people that see you with the scanning gun stop you and ask you to help them with something. But that also comes with the most satisfying experience after having worked a lot of retail jobs of being able to say "I'm sorry, but no, I can't help you, I DON'T WORK HERE!"