Lauren Swanson and Josiah Duggar from ‘Counting On’ Share Their Baby Registry on Instagram
The Duggar family keeps growing. Lauren Swanson and Josiah Duggar’s baby girl is due in November, and the women in the family recently celebrated with a baby shower for the mom-to-be, complete with cake and baby-themed games.
Fans, of course, weren’t invited to the event, but they can still help congratulate the young couple on their impending new arrival. Lauren, 20, and Josiah, 23, have added a link to their baby registry to their Instagram bio.
Lauren and Josiah are preparing for their baby’s arrival
Lauren and Josiah have been married for a little over a year. Now with a baby on the way, the pair are looking for some help outfitting a nursery with all the essentials for an infant. They quietly added a link to their Amazon baby registry to their Instagram bio, and while they didn’t directly ask people to buy them gifts, some Counting On fans may decide to purchase some of the items for the new parents.
“Thank you for visiting our baby registry!” the couple wrote on Amazon. “We are so thankful and blessed for our sweet baby girl that’s on the way.”
They also added that they were “going with more of a gender neutral theme (black, white, wood)” for the baby’s nursery.
Lauren also appears to have a second registry at Buy Buy Baby.
Here’s what the ‘Counting On’ couple wants for their baby
So what things do they need for their little girl? Lauren and Josiah’s baby registry has items at a variety of price points, from a pack of basic white washcloths for $5 to an Owlet Smart Sock Baby Monitor for $250. Also on the list are plenty of cute onesies, bows, and beanies, as well as baby blankets and some books and toys. The couple is also asking for diapers and Amazon gift cards as well as less-fun but definitely practical items like infant Tylenol, baby toothbrushes, and Boogie Wipes.
There are 111 items on Josiah and Lauren’s registry, and 33 have been purchased so far, though it’s not clear if it’s family, friends, or fans who are buying the gifts.
This isn’t the first time the Duggars have shared a gift registry
Josiah and Lauren’s public baby registry might raise some eyebrows, but they’re hardly the first Duggars to go public with their gift requests. When Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard got hitched, they asked for fast food gift cards and duct tape on their registry, which could be found on their wedding website. Like many newlyweds, John David and Abbie Duggar were looking for kitchen essentials, home decor, and small appliances when they got married last year, but they also asked for gift cards for Uber and Whole Foods. Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth wanted outdoor gear like tents and sleeping bags.
In the past, some have criticized the Duggars for the items they put on their gift registries. When Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell’s wedding registry leaked, a few people slammed them for adding a $300 KitchenAid mixer and a nearly $200 vacuum to the list.
“Wow, how tacky. No, they don’t need the public to give them wedding gifts,” commented one person when Joy-Anna shared the couple’s registry on Instagram. “Seriously, how rude.”