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Parents Face Long Waits for Car Seats and Other Baby Items

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Almost as soon as Eryn Yates made it through her first trimester of pregnancy last spring, she started shopping for her dream nursery.But getting the items she wanted turned into a nightmare.The crib that she had ordered from Crate & Barrel arrived within weeks, but the rocking chair from Pottery Barn Kids was back-ordered for months, and then lost somewhere in transit. The delivery of the dresser she was going to use as her changing table was repeatedly postponed until West Elm informed her that it would be delivered in late April or May 2022 — more than six months after her daughter’s birth.“I definitely thought that we were ahead of the game since we started ordering everything so early,” said Ms. Yates, 27, w …

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