I am trying to go as natural as possible. This includes using homemade baby powder, cloth diapers, etc. Basically I don't want a bunch of products I won't use being given at my baby shower. It's a waste of the gift giver's money, it's unfair to them to buy these overpriced products that I won't use. Is there a way to state I don't want certain things being given at my baby shower, but tactfully?
Should I state something about not going off the registry? Should I make a theme of green products, or should I simply state that I have all the staples (baby powder, diapers, rash cream, etc) and don't need any?
My sister is planning it, but I want to be able to make it easier for her by at least having my more annoying requests handled.
I'm really just trying to spare people from wasting their money, I hate being wasteful since I spent so much of my life being a wasteful person. If I turn out to be wrong and it doesn't work for me, then fine it's MY debit card and sanity that's taking the hit when I have to go out with a screaming infant.