I’m sharing the results of a pregnancy survey I created when I was expecting Grace. 34 women shared their thoughts and now I want to hear yours! The most popular answers are listed first and include the number of people who responded with that answer.
You can catch up on the entire series here: Part 1 (books & maternity clothes), Part 2 (where to register & buy furniture), Part 3 (diapers), Part 4 (bottles & formula), Part 5 (regrets & raspberry tea), Part 6 (hospital bag & visitors).
Where should I register? Should we register at more than one place?
- Babies R Us – 28
- Target – 15
- Wal-Mart – 7
- Burlington Coat Factory Baby Department – 3
- Don’t Register At All
- Register at More than 1 Place – 9
- TIP: Don’t Register for Clothes. They go in & out of the store too fast and you’ll get enough anyway.
Rebekah’s Thoughts: I don’t agree with the mom who suggested not to register at all. You don’t need to register for 1,000 things, but please do register! It will make it easier on you and those who want to buy you gifts. I do agree with the tip not to register for clothing. Plain white onesies would be the exception. I personally like the Carter’s brand (they run big/long). The long sleeved ones are great for layering under all the cute short sleeve ones that you’ll get as gifts. The Gerber brand runs very small.
With Grace we decided to register only at Babies R Us. Target’return policy had a difficult return policy and I’m not a fan of Walmart. With baby #2 we’ve decided to register at Babies R Us again. It might not be common to register with 2nd babies, but we had a couple people ask if there was anything we needed and we thought this would be the easiest way. This time our registry is mostly filled with diapers and bath products.
Where did you get your nursery furniture? Do you have any recommendations?
- Family & Friends -8
- Garage Sales – 6
- Babies R US – 5
- Used Furniture Shop – 3
- Target – 3
- Craigslist – 3
- Burlington Coat Factory – 2
- Kmart – 2
- TIP: Add a changing table mat to a hutch/dresser you already own to save money. – 2
- TIP: Use a bookshelf with baskets as a dresser
- TIP: Buy used, but be sure you research recall information online.
- TIP: Had bad luck with Target sending damaged items.
- TIP: Invest in a Glider w/ foot stool since you’ll use it so much.
Rebekah’s Thoughts: We ended up getting our crib on Craigslist. Our changing table is a dry sink we found at a used furniture shop. Our glider is from Walmart.com. Walmart’s gliders seemed more affordable than Babies R Us and we used the free ship-to-store option.
Buying used is a really nice option, but research recall information like one mom suggested! Our crib was recalled because of a problem with the brackets. We were able to get replacement brackets for free and the crib is 100% safe now. However, other recalls might not be as easy to fix. Be especially careful about buying a drop side crib. Manufactures aren’t even selling them anymore.
How would you answer these questions?
The image in this post was taken by Doriana Jane Photography. I was 32 weeks pregnant with Grace.