When you were a child, you saved your big-ticket gift wishes for your birthday, Santa Claus or the like because you knew this was your shot to go for the gold. It didn’t always work out, but at least you tried. This same philosophy should be applied to your baby shower registry.
When you’re creating your baby registry, think of it as the ultimate present list — the best baby gifts of the year. You certainly will not receive everything you place on there, making it doubly important to be discerning with your choices. Nowadays, there are so many things for new parents that it’s easy to think you need everything when actually you need very little.
We’re certain many of the items on this list are useful even if they’re not essential, and many parents will vehemently disagree with our choices. But, without ruffling too many feathers, ask yourself one question before you put that item on your registry: Do you truly need a special garbage pail that holds 270 soiled diapers?