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A Mindful and Minimalist Baby Registry, with Megan Whitaker

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #118

Creating a baby registry can be downright panic producing, but contrary to what the thousands of products out there would have you believe, you really don’t actually need that much. So how do you know what to get and when to get it? Megan Whitaker tells us more. Check it out!

 

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What we talked about:

  • What to consider before starting YOUR registry
  • Minimalist does not equal cheap
  • Narrowing down your big-ticket items
  • What’s it’s “shelf-life”?
  • How will you know if baby will like it?
  • Things vs. services
  • The amazingness that is the “sip-and-see”
  • Resisting the urge to stockpile
  • Narrowing down your “must-haves”
  • Survey says: will you spend $500? $1200? $3000? More?
  • Practice being flexible… even for your registry

 

This episode is also brought to you by the Expectful meditation app.
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And also by

 Megan Othling, of

WomanofValorBirth.com

 

Additional resources and articles*:

 

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About Megan Whitaker

Megan Whitaker is a former pediatric nurse turned hippie mom from Nashville TN. She and her husband decided to change their lives 3 years ago and cut 65% of their income to pursue their dreams. Her husband’s now in graduate school for youth ministry and she is a stay at home mom and wellness blogger. Her passion is teaching new and expectant moms about nutrition, non-toxic living, holistic health and doing it all on a (very) small budget.  You can find out more about her at www.goingcrunchynotcrazy.com

 

 

 

*May contain affiliate links. This means that I may get a small percentage of what you buy, and that is one of the ways of helping me continue to do this podcast – Thank you!

 


Like the music on the podcast?:

Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

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