I came prepared. Oh yes I did bring a clipboard with a list! :) And yes, those are colored pens and highlighters! ha ha! I wanted to make sure I got the items that I had researched. I also wanted to make sure I noted any changes. I didn't write everything on the list. Some things I just saw as I walked down the aisle and knew I needed. (Who researches things like washcloths and towels? I'm not that OCD!)
I also came prepared in other ways. I had heard nightmares about how long registering lasted and how "overwhelming" it could be. I made sure to bring water, a pepcid AC (in the baggie by the water), and snacks.
I highlighted and checked my list and Michael was in charge of the gun!
I think we were rather effective. It took us almost exactly 2 hours. We weren't overwhelmed or confused at all. I call it a success! :)
On Sunday we did the same exact thing at Babies R Us. It took us two hours as well, but we got everything on the list that we can think of.
I also did a very small registry online at One Step Ahead. I did it mostly for my mother-in-law, because she is excited about her very first grandchild and is ready to spoil her! :) But also because there are things on there that we love.
Michael really wants this
It changes colors to tell you if the nursery temperature is good for a baby.
I think this is genius!
It's a clock that tells toddlers (who don't know how to tell time) if they are allowed to get up, or if they have to stay in bed a little longer! LOVE!
I also want/need the containers for the baby food I plan to make. I could use ice trays, but I've heard great things about these containers.
Ahh... and so much more! This having a baby business is a lot of fun! :)