Making room for baby
November 18, 2005 8:00 AM Subscribe
I'm pregnant. Joy! My husband and I live in a small apartment and have brainstormed many ways to make more space for the required baby paraphernalia, and the play space the baby will eventually require. But I wonder, is there a polite way to ask well-meaning friends and family to please not give us a lot of big, plastic clutter which will quickly eat up this hard-found space?
posted by leapingsheep to Human Relations (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I understand that the kid will need space, particularly once it learns to crawl and otherwise move around. I think we've worked out a plan to make enough room, even in this smallish apartment. My efforts will be of no avail, though, if we are flooded with walkers and swings and too many big toys, etc. So, is there a way around this?
I feel a little uncomfortable with the idea of doing a gift registry because it feels too much like demanding presents, these EXACT presents. But is there any other way? And are there any items that may just seem like big plastic clutter, but that are, in fact, indispensible? I don't want the kid to be deprived...I just want him/her to have enough space. (Moving is out for the time being.) Thanks!