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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Babies R US = Baby Insanity

So, the Hubs and I went to Babies R Us over the weekend to start looking at cribs, strollers, car seats, etc.  It started out really “fun”.  We sat and looked at car seats & strollers, while keeping in mind safety, practicality and over-all-look.  But, let me just say, there are way too many options.  Couldn’t they just make 3 (one look for boys, one for girls and one neutral) car seats – it would sure make the process a lot easier and much less stressful!  NOPE, instead they make 85 different kinds all slightly different – I mean seriously, as if having to take a teeny-tiny little human in a car isn’t stressful enough, then they make you pick out a car seat where you as parents can only hope and pray it’s the safest model.  

After about 30 minutes of staring, comparing, taking notes & blankly staring at each other, we decided to move on to the crib section.  I thought they’d have 7-10 cribs set up, WRONG, they really want to make things difficult and set up about 40 different cribs.  Some are dark wood, some light, some white, some off-white, some with a changing table attached, some that turn into a toddler bed, some really cheap and some way over-priced (in my opinion at-least).  We walked and looked at each and every one…coming no-where closer to making a decision by the end, but I will say, a few really stuck out in our minds, so that’s a start.  

On a very positive note, we did find the bassinet we want.  It’s very neutral and very practical.  I haven’t been able to find that model on their website, so we may have to go back and by it in case it goes off the shelves anytime soon.  

Thankfully, a majority of our friends have had babies and have so generously shared some “must-haves” and some things that weren’t worth the money, so at least we’re getting some really good advice.  I’ll take whatever I can get!! 

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