I count myself pretty lucky to have some really helpful friends in the city–most of whom have small children and are happy to share their opinions on which “baby essentials” are in fact essential. With tips from family and friends, I think we’re starting to get a feel for which sorts of things we should be making space. It’s a good thing: Aron and I made the mistake of walking into Babies R Us one day, unprepared, and found ourselves wandering aimlessly through aisles with a scan-gun in hand and feeling completely overwhelmed. We were much happier the following day in the small (but well-stocked) giggle, in SoHo.
So far, these are probably the top five most recommended items for our registry. What must-haves would you add? Are there gifts that you weren’t expecting but really loved? Or, if you’re pregnant like me, that you’re hoping to get? Did you add cute onesies and such, or stick to the basics? I’d love to hear!