Pregnant Chicken's Kick Ass Registry
Everything in my registry (for my fake baby, Flick of course) are things I thought I would need if I was starting from scratch again but with the knowledge I have now. Clearly the knowledge I have now dictates buying monkey hats and screwing the change table... priorities, people.
I didn't register for a stroller because depending on where you live and how you want to use it really changes the kind you buy (if you even need one at all) so I left it off.
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I love these soft, beautiful animal blankets, plus, you can have them personalized for free!
I can't tell you how lovely this sucker is.
It takes you from spit ups to toddler pees and it organic to boot.
A little pricey but when you factor in that you'll use it for years, it's worth every penny.
I expect to use this under my own ass when I'm in the old age home one day.
This is similar to the one I had and I LOVED it. I liked that it rocked instead of bouncing AND it had a little vibration mode. Every person, young and old, should be issued one of these.
Okay, this is the one I had and it went off when my husband picked up my son and forgot to turn it off and I nearly busted through the wall like the fucking Kool Aid man. That said, it certainly works and if you're paranoid about SIDS like I was, it may give you a little peace of mind.
Summer Infant got a lot of thumbs up when I asked what monitors everyone liked on Facebook. I wish I had a monitor for all those "what was that" moments.
Clothes & Accessories
I used to think scratch mittens were stupid until I saw the damage newborn talons can do to their perfect, little faces. I love these ones because they don't come off like those stupid mini bags that they typically sell. You only really need one pair.
Get a couple of really pretty blankets for when you don't want them in something ratty -- you know when grandma comes over.
Get a billion of these. They work for wrapping them up, burp clothes, change pads, barf wipers, nursing tarps and sun shields.
Nursery & Decor
Health & Safety
Some people think these are dumb. I think those people should stick one of these in their mouth and shut the hell up. They are brilliant.
Toys & Books
This is becoming a baby staple fast. You better have one.
I don't know if a baby would like this but I'd like to carry it around in my pocket for calming caresses, impromptu street performances and as a self-defense projectile.
It Takes a Village (Help & Favors)
For the Parent(s)
Okay, maybe it's weird to have a bra on your registry but these guys carry the BEST nursing bras ever. I actually called the lady that owns this store in a hysterical froth because I needed a nursing bra after I had my son and she sent my husband home with this. (God bless him for picking it up). It is the most comfortable thing ever.