As a woman who tends to produce one every two years [and yes, I am due for an announcement soon, be patient], and as a woman who currently has 12 pregnant friends, not acquaintances, but friends. I am beginning to think I attract babies.
I have no problem with that.
So, they all ask, "What do I need on my registry?"
I'm remembering back when I first shopped for Nation, a little over 5 years ago, and how overwhelming the whole process was. All the silly things I thought I needed, and all the overpriced items I regrettably purchased. Lessons learned. Any veteran mom can tell you---
Although we all do enjoy different products, I'd say in general we all agree on one thing---
The only thing a newborn baby needs is: a mommy
I'm not saying diapers, clothes, blankets, and a place to sleep don't help. But they aren't really "needs", I wouldn't go as far to say they are in the "want" category either, I'd say they are practical items that are helpful for daily caring for a baby.
But if you're having a baby on a shoestring budget...you can still enjoy them.
Be thankful for them.
And not worry and fret about how you will pay for their car or college [today].
Just make sure to put some paper towels in your lap, as they do poopie about 12 times a day. I'm only kidding. Partially. Although, I'd still love to one day successfully EC my child from diapers.
Fairtale. I know.
Hey, the rest of the world has figured it out!
So if you, or a mommy you know is anxious about what you have or what you don't have, remember, if you've got a baby in your belly or in your arms---it has everything it needs.