Log In Sign Up

Anyone who's had a baby shower before?

Forum: December 2013 Playroom


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To December 2013 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
August 15th, 2013, 04:02 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 164
Did you get most of the stuff on your registry? I've heard a lot of people ignore the registry and buy clothes. I'm just trying to figure out how much i'll have to buy after the shower. I'm starting to wish my mom didn't plan for it to be a month before my due date I'm also considering buying a few things now but my mother keeps insisting I wait till after the shower to see what I get.
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 04:25 AM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 571
I haven't had one as this is my first, but I did plan 1 for my sister, and I would suggest that you buy the big stuff like the crib and stuff before, and leave the clothes till after the baby shower. Most of the time they do ignore the registry and just buy what they want.

I've only created a registry to keep track of the stuff that I need and for my baby shower I'm leaving it open to whatever they want to buy because they don't ever give you what you need most of the time. And if they give you gift receipts for the stuff that they buy you, I would keep it just in case that you get 2 of the same thing you can return one of it and get something else that you need.

Nala Anjali
Born Dec 9th
8 pounds 10 oz
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 06:07 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,694
I don't put clothes on the registry. People will usually buy hat in their own. Keep receipts! S yo can return what you don't need and buy what you do need. I got every single thing on my registry plus more with both of my showers
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 06:47 AM
Oriyan's Avatar Platinum Superdupermommy
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I am a stranger in a strange land.
Posts: 10,467
Family members pretty much got off the registry -- friends got clothes, bottles, diapers, etc.
Samantha (30) (Hashimoto's)
DH: Joseph (33) (Oligoasthenoteratospermia)
DS1: Johnathan "J.J" (4.5)
DS2: Lucas "Luca"
IVF #1: October 2008
July 22, 2009: Johnathan Jarrett is born! 10:41 am, 7lbs, 12oz, 21.5 inches

FET #2: March 2013 (Medicated cycle)
November 25, 2013: Lucas Ryan is born! 8:46 pm, 8lbs, 8oz, 20 inches (No epidural!)
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 06:57 AM
redbirds's Avatar Blessed Again!
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: CO
Posts: 18,447
I had one with friends and they paid attention to the registry They bought the smaller stuff as little gift trinkets/basket fillers and the bigger stuff as main presents. Some even added an outfit or two because, they said, it's impossible to have a shower for a girl, go shopping for a baby, and not buy super cute girly clothes
Gwynne, celebrating the newest of our four precious miracles

Hat's off to Vicki for my cute siggy, thank you!
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 07:04 AM
swade66's Avatar My friends call me HIRB.
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sewickley, PA
Posts: 39,230
I notice that people tend to stick to the registry when it is useful and not too expensive.

Add things like first aid kits, diaper bins (if you want one), humidifier, diapers, thermometer, monitor etc. Make sure you do put a couple bigger things on there like the swing, a stroller and maybe a pack n play if you want one...just in case a couple people want to go in together.

My SIL just had her shower and she had three registries all full of things like a crib, two pack n plays, rock in play, swings, 2 LARGE strollers, etc. Not everyone can afford those big ticket items and she certainly didn't get a lot of them. I think my MIL was the only one to buy her a big thing from it.

***Don't expect me to lie to you just because you won't like the truth.***
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 07:31 AM
kara74's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,389
I didn't get too many things that weren't on my registry. I did get a couple doubles that people didn't get taken off the registry when they bought the item so I was able to take the doubles back and get store credit to buy what I needed. I got a lot of money and gift cards also. I think I only got a couple clothing items because we didn't know the sex so people shyed away from buying clothes aside from basic onesies and socks, which I did register for. People did buy my son outfits and pjs after he was born when they came to visit.

ETA - I did not register for big ticket items ie crib and other furniture. My parents bought us those items as our gift. The biggest ticket items we registered for were the swing, high chair, bouncer, baby monitor, and pack n play.

Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 07:56 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,722
With my last, we got a lot of things from registry. Mostly close relatives got from the registry. I would not suggest putting clothes on there. You will probably get those anyway.
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 08:00 AM
monkeymama2's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
Posts: 1,922
I bought my own crib and had a dresser for a changing table. My mom bought me a rocking chair. All the other stuff I registered for. I found I got pretty much what I wanted. (I may have bought my own breast pump too--can't remember). I didn't get clothes much because we didn't find out the gender ahead of time. I find I get a lot of clothes AFTER the baby is born, when people come to visit.
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 08:56 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,304
We bought all of the big things and didn't get a single thing off of the registry. I got mainly clothes.

Thanks Jaidynsmum for my beautiful siggy!

Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 164
ugh im so torn on what to do! I dont know if I should take the chance and wait to see what I get or start purchasing stuff now..
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 10:52 AM
HorseGal's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,719
I got a lot of gift cards and random things. A few did go off my registry
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 11:01 AM
feythful's Avatar Proud Dec '13 DDC Co-host
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,923
Mine was about half and half. A lot of close family friends, relatives and those who already had kids purchased things from the registry. Others bought things like clothing, embroidered blankets and awesome developmental toys.
Wife to sweet husband Jeff and mother to 2 beautiful girls: Emily (2) and Jocelyn (1).

Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 11:14 AM
redbirds's Avatar Blessed Again!
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: CO
Posts: 18,447
I'd wait, or buy the big ticket items first... but maybe your mom wants to surprise you with a bigger gift and thus her reason for asking you to delay a shopping spree.

Any chance to move up the shower? I think 36 weeks is a great time for a shower, but if you are a little anxious about shopping for things, maybe even 2 weeks early can put you at ease... If not, I bet your mom would LOVE to shop and help you get ready after the shower if you explain why you are so antsy.

If your mom is throwing it for you, then she can also be the one to mention to others that there's a registry and suggest purchasing off of it so you don't have to worry toooo much about random things
Gwynne, celebrating the newest of our four precious miracles

Hat's off to Vicki for my cute siggy, thank you!
Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 08:28 PM
bajars2531's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,618
Not really off the registry but they used it as a guide... but I got a few of the really big things, crib, rocking chair, high chair, and jogging stroller...everything else was mostly clothes. I was fine with it. I would just set the money aside that you want to use to buy stuff now, Nothing sucks more than getting a gift of something you already bought. and 4 weeks or so ebefore your due date is pretty common for a shower. I'm fairly sure that's when I had mine.

Make a pregnancy ticker

Reply With Quote
August 15th, 2013, 08:43 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 505
I definitely got a lot from my registry but I also never really had big stuff on there. I would buy the big stuff if you feel you need to get something and let the smaller stuff be available for friends. If you think about it, with it being a month before your DD you can still go buy everything, just one big shopping trip. You could stash away money now if needed.

Mommy to five wonderfully crazy kids
DD10, DS8, DS7, DS5 and DD 18m
Expecting Baby #6 EDD 12/3/13
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0