Like all new parents I have experienced the challenges faced from the moment the announcement is made that a new baby is on the way. There is much to anticipate and many resources available to assist us in in preparing for the big day. Most "new parent" books and guides are chock full of lists of supplies, recommended daily schedules and benchmarks for gauging your baby's growth and development. This type of information can prove invaluable but I have also learned that a good sense of humor, resourcefulness and endurance are the intangible tools required for a happy and sane household. In other words, this event should be much more fun than it is stressful!
One of the first fun activities most new parents take part in is entering their name and "wish list" into a baby gift registry at a specialty store such as Babies R Us or a large scale department store such as Target. As you march through the store, wielding a handheld scanner provided by the store to build your list, it is easy to focus upon and be distracted by the cute, the soft and the adorable. In doing so though, it is possible to lose sight of the utility and cost savings that a well thought out baby registry can provide.
Something that is not always considered is to list a few high ticket items on your wish list. Often we can feel embarrassed doing this or sense that we are giving the impression of being greedy. Most gifts I have seen purchased for new parents and baby run in the $ 20- $ 50 range but many families have a friend or relative who is looking to express their joy for a loved one at a higher monetary level. List your favorite crib, bedding set, baby furniture and high-end stroller or car seat without hesitation or embarrassment. In addition, this also presents the opportunity for several families to pool their gift resources and purchase a more expensive gift together than they ever would be able to afford on their own. Such a gift not only pleases the parents and the gift givers but is often of high enough quality that it will be passed on and used by future babies as well!Immobilienmakler Heidelberg Makler Heidelberg
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Source by Jeffrey King