Just in case you were feeling extra generous lately, you can now buy a baby gift for Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson. As of Thursday, September 19, the Counting On couple had added a link to their baby registry to their Instagram bio, directing family, friends and fans alike to an Amazon page. Now, the reality stars’ followers can purchase them diapers, onesies, bottles or even just money in the form of Amazon gift cards.
Though the couple didn’t make any official announcement, there is a message included on the Amazon page. “Thank you for visiting our baby registry! We are so thankful and blessed for our sweet baby girl that’s on the way,” wrote Josiah, 23, and Lauren, 20. The page gave fans more details about the couple’s little one, whose name they’ve already picked out, revealing their daughter’s due date is November 17. And if you’re wondering about how they plan on dressing her, you can check out all the little bows they’ve invited you to buy. “As far as [the] nursery,” they wrote, “we are going with more of a gender neutral theme (black, white, wood).”
Josiah and Lauren are far from the first members of the family to share their registry with fans. In the past, however, the move hasn’t always gone over well. Fans don’t typically respond well to the Duggars asking for money, and Jessa Duggar‘s 2015 blog inviting fans to send gift cards was no exception. “I may be wrong but TLC and their personal appearances [probably] pay them well,” one fan wrote. “Donate to a charity in their name [instead].” When Joy-Anna Duggar promoted brother Joseph Duggar‘s wedding registry with Kendra Caldwell, a fan chimed in, “Very, very uncool. … There are ways to circulate this info to the guests. This is a gift solicitation for the FANS.”
Of course, some fans may be happy to donate. According to Si and Lauren’s registry, 33 items have already been purchased. It’s not clear whether family members, friends or fans bought the items, but the couple can expect to see a floral romper, some big old bows, an infant bath and a sound machine head their way soon. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like anyone dropped $250 on a sock baby monitor just yet. We think it’s best if grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar pick up the tab for that one.
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