Although I have been to Babies R Us on numerous occasions with pregnant friends, Sunday’s visit was JB’s first time. Needless to say, it overwhelmed him.
The main purpose of our visit was to check out their selection of baby gear, but while we were there we decided to start a registry.
I have felt many moments of anxiety since the beginning of this pregnancy. Somehow JB has remained calm throughout the duration… until we were standing among the infant car seats and strollers. Then the feeling of sheer panic took over.
I understood. My husband likes to be prepared. He thoroughly researches every big product before we hand over our credit card. But he hasn’t done any of the car seat and stroller research; I have. And his friends don’t chat about baby products like mine do. He had no idea what he was looking at (or what we actually need), and it freaked him out.
So we walked out of Babies R Us having only added one item to our registry: a Diaper Genie. I have a feeling the bulk of what we want will come from the internet, not Babies R Us. I suppose a Universal Amazon Wish List may come in handy.