Acquiring possessions in baby steps.

While I still don’t know how/where I plan to give birth, I do know this: apparently I’m supposed to be shopping for this prima dona that hasn’t even arrived yet. 

Last night I dared venture into the black hole that is Babies R Us (.com) and the only thing stopping me from shrieking and waddling the other way was the incessant kicking of the belly tenant.

Ok, ok little one… You need stuff. I get it. Let’s take a closer look at what the options are for, say, strollers. 

Whoa. So on an American baby store website, there are 7 categories of strollers and then about 2,387 sub categories, not to mention dozens of brands and a myriad of options. I went straight for customer reviews and found no less than 15 qualities that the first handful of customers mentioned as important. 

And choosing a birthing place is hard?

Maybe in this case living in Israel with less choices is an advantage. Haven’t really walked into a Shilav yet though. 

Didn’t we evolve from monkeys? Don’t monkeys just swing along on their mothers’ backs? If I had a hairy back so my baby could cling to it, would I need all this stuff?

Ok, self, breathe. Isn’t this what all those Lamaze classes are for?

I’m going to take this one car seat/crib/changing table at a time.







2 responses to “Acquiring possessions in baby steps.”

  1. Raizy Avatar

    Don’t fall for the hype. You don’t need the most expensive stroller and car seat, etc. Every major brand, even the cheap ones, have been tested over and over for safety. And when it comes to design, your baby couldn’t care less. Stick to a budget, because those diapers are going to cost more than you can possibly imagine (-:

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