Greetings everyone - thanks for visiting our baby registry! We are super excited for our little one to arrive in January - can't wait to share our joy with everyone!
I've gotten some feedback that the directions for using this site are not all that clear, so wanted to provide a few helpful hints. We have individual registries at various stores (the store name should appear in the item box), and this site allowed me to pool all of that in one place, as well as to add random items from other stores. So, if you click "view or buy" an item , then click on "buy" in the pop-up message as well, it will ultimately bring you to the actual store registry or store site, where you can buy the item if you want, or you can just get a better look at it even if not purchasing. The myregistry site may pop up another screen asking you whether you purchased the item or not, so that the status can be updated if necessary. At the bottom of the list of pictured items, you will also see there are two "linked" registries (for Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us). The actual items on these registries could not be uploaded, so if you click on the hyperlinks that say "view linked registry", they will take you out to the actual store registries, which are real-time and you can purchase from there. If you prefer to buy an item in person at any of the stores instead of online, you can just do that like you normally would and have the store mark it off at checkout, and the store registry uploads are periodically updated on myregistry (or so I am told!). Hope that helps with the navigation.
We so appreciate all gifts, no matter how big or small, and help and advice that we get as new parents. I have to laugh a little and I'm sure you will agree - after taking a trip (ok, several, and hours and hours of research) through the wide new world of baby gear and being somewhat overwhelmed in the beginning, I was reminiscing with my parents one evening about the "gear" that my sisters and I grew up with - cardboard boxes, wooden high chairs with no padding, "dangerous" cribs that would never meet today's codes, flammable clothing, and foam booster seats (or even phone books!) in the front passenger seat of the car - with our without a seat belt - and marveling at how we somehow survived our childhoods! Well, I guess we've learned how to make raising kids a little easier and safer. Nothing wrong with that, but mostly I think you need love, laughter, family and friends - things that are not for sale - and we certainly had and still have that!
We hope to see you all very soon!
Love, Heather & Dave