Saturday, November 13, 2010

Babies Babies Babies

Is it just me or is there so much baby stuff out there? There are so many choices! Not only with things that you can buy for baby, but also the choices you make for baby. For me, being a first time mom with practically no experience with babies it's all kind of overwhelming. Breastfeed or bottle feed. Disposable or cloth diapers. Circumcise or not. Epidural or no epidural? Which is the right car seat, the right crib, the right onesie! Holy moly there are OPTIONS galore.

Personally, I find all of the options a little stressful. On top of all of the options, living in a small town makes it hard to even find some of the products that you are looking for. *MP I'll bet you understand that!* We hardly leave the island to drive to the "big city." So our options are Wal-Mart (which has a teeny tiny baby section) and the Nex.  While the Nex offers a lot different products, we can't register for anything there  because none of our family and all  but like 3 friends can't shop there. Thank you Jesus for the Internet. So while the selection is limited at home, the selection online to immense! There are like 5 bajillion car seats. How on earth are you supposed to pick just one? And which one is safest? Adjusts easiest? And of course looks cute too. Oh and isn't going to cost more than your entire "buying for baby" budget.

So what do I do? Uh, not buy anything. And register for things online because I can. And I can register for lots of things and just delete them because I've changed my mind. Online, you can only choose things  off of reviews. You can't touch, feel, and coo over baby items thru a computer screen.

Thank goodness that baby will be cooking for approximately 5 more months. Lots of time to decide which cloth diaper I want to purchase! (BumGenius or LuvYourBaby)



Amanda said...

The Kawaii ones are chaper! and longer! I will let you know what Jill and I think of them when they get here!

navynest said...

I know what you mean about feeling overwhelmed with choices! And when we finally feel like we've made the right one, someone pipes up with their 2 cents about what you should do instead, lol. I can't wait to hear about your cloth diapering adventures. I keep toying with the idea of cloth diapering, but as of right now we will be using disposables. Good luck with everything!