Posts Tagged ‘Buy Buy Baby’

We registered for the Precious Planet Whale of a Tub at BuyBuyBaby. It has turned out to be a really great tub.  This is reinforced by the fact that our little boy loves getting a bath.  I think this has a lot to do with the Bath Luve frog our friends got us.  It works so well at keeping him warm while he is getting a bath.  He does not like getting out of the tub and getting dressed does not really “work” for him.  He screams as I put on the lotion to moisturize.  Meanwhile I am trying my hardest to be swift about getting the onesie on him afterward.  This is made difficult by the stickiness of the baby lotion.  I have yet to perfect this process but will keep working on it.


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When it came time for us to register, the obvious choice was Babies r Us.  There are stores everywhere in the US and they have a great selection of items.  I am learning that this may have been a mistake in thinking.  I also registered at Buy Buy Baby, Schneiders Baby and Target for some other things.  I have learned that not only does Buy Buy Baby have better prices but much better customer service.  Well, at least the Buy Buy Baby on 7th Avenue has better customer service than the Babies r Us in Union Square.

My patience has basically waned with each experience with Babies r Us.  The first was that we were not told how much the delivery charge would be for the crib and combo changer we ordered.  This is understandable as the PA store near my parents told us one thing and did not have all information from the Union Square store in Manhattan.  Though it did end up costing us ~$150 that we did not anticipate having to spend.  (more…)

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Maclaren QuestI won this stroller at a Big City Moms event back in May.  UWS Dad and I went to Planet Kids to pick out the colors we wanted.  Of course, Baby J/ Hunter is not due until November so we had a while to wait before it would be used.  I am not a patient person and am surprised how well I have handled this 9 months being pregnant thing so far.  I would look at the box in our 2nd bedroom and move it so I could get to something else.  This went on for a little while until I could not help myself any longer and I opened the box.

I was pleasantly surprised.  This stroller is quite sturdy and well-made.  The instructions were pretty easy to read however I would recommend going to your local baby store and having them demonstrate all the features.  It comes with a rain cover so there is one less accessory to purchase.  For more details, check out their website: http://is.gd/1GNqB or you can always go to your local baby store to see it in person.  Some of my favorites are: Buy Buy Baby, Planet Kids, Babies r Us and Schneiders Baby.

This is a great mid-level umbrella-type stroller (it will run you about $245) that will suit your city or suburban needs for babies from 3 months to 55lbs.

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image_babyIf anyone knows me they know that I am a planner.  I may not be super organized but I like to plan everything.  You can ask Tom or my family if you are in any doubt!  As Tom told me today, “You are in my world” referring to an itinerary that has not shown up yet for our trip.  Registering for baby things is no exception to this rule.  I have been scouring websites for ideas and asking my friends for advice on items.  I think that aside from the items themselves, the store(s) in which you register becomes a big question too.  There are so many stores to choose from.  You have your standard BabiesRUs (surprisingly pricier than other stores with same items), Baby Depot (decent selection but not much of what I would need), Target (surprisingly has a good selection and great prices) and PotteryBarnKids (super expensive and has lots of items that you can get at other stores).  Then you have your Manhattan/NJ stores, BuyBuyBaby, GiggleAlbee Baby, Planet Kids, etc.  It is all so confusing and takes a lot of research.  Well, I have tons of time on my hands and I have done my research and have narrowed it down to 2/3 stores.  Unfortunately, not one store carries every registry item I want.  I am not revealing the registry stores yet as I have not started the registries.  Also, I am waiting to reveal them until I am certain the baby is a girl or boy. 

The other question is about registry items.  I think that I have narrowed down my list of “must-haves” but it is inevitable that I will be running to Buy Buy Baby or some other baby store to pick up something after Baby J arrives.  I am excited to learn along the way as that is how most parents do it and I think is an important part of life.  Haven’t we all stumbled our way through different parts of our lives and learned something as a result?  Alot of us were petrified we would not make any friends when we first got to our college dorms or even kindergarten, yet we found a way and made friends somehow.  I think that this is just another step  that will end up being a life lesson.

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