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#1 chloemay

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

Hi Guys!

Just wanting to know.. when's too early to start buying things for your baby? My husband and I have fallen in love with a pram, cot, bassinet, etc already and these are on the more expensive side of the spectrum. Is it okay to start putting things on layby this early (I'm only 7 weeks.. I look 4 months already though! hehe biggrin.gif ), and use the last few months of the pregnancy to save for while I'm on Mat leave?

I've just been made to feel silly every time I've gone into baby stores when they ask how far I am!! I'm an organiser and a planner and like to have everything sorted early so there's no stress.. now I'm stressing about being too early to buy things!! HELP! unsure.gif

#2 2girlsraising2boys

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

Not from your due in group, but I would say yes.

I too am an organiser but having these items if something went astray with your pregnancy would be a difficult reminder.

I would put aside the $$$ you would be putting to the layby for the next 5 weeks and after your 12 week scan go an put them all on layby! Use the money that you save as a deposit.

Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

#3 littlepip

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

It's all so tempting hey chloemay!!... I think each to their own - but we're waiting till the first trimester is over to do any shopping, I think DH is planning on building the cot and change table which is a bit special original.gif

#4 chloemay

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE (littlepip @ 30/12/2012, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's all so tempting hey chloemay!!... I think each to their own - but we're waiting till the first trimester is over to do any shopping, I think DH is planning on building the cot and change table which is a bit special original.gif


That's so lovely! I wish my hubby was as handy hehe wink.gif

With all the boxing day sales, we'd be saving over $1,000 by putting things on layby now.. and just wait to buy the gender specific things. I keep hearing from people that it will jinx the pregnancy and that's too hard to hear (why do people put these things in pregnant women's heads??! Seriously!).

I'm a crazy organiser, so I wouldn't expect anything less from me to have most big things before 5 months. I had our wedding paid off 6 months before the big day!! rolleyes.gif

#5 bikingbubs

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

not from your dig but i would just put the money aside as the warranty starts from when you purchase it so no use having a pram or whatever sitting there for 6/7 mths under warranty but not being used

#6 Justaduck

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

I bought a portacot at around 7 weeks. It was marked down to $40 so couldn't resist it. I also grabbed a stroller when it was half price and I was 11 weeks I believe. Only thing I would suggest is try and do a long layby or not layby yet. If you run into issues with it (like I did the stroller) you will have wasted half of your warranty with the product sitting in a box or in bubs room. I only had a few days up my sleeve when my stroller broke, had it have happened a few days later I would have had nothing to fall back on.

Maybe keep the products boxed until you know for sure bub is healthy and that way you can return them if the worst happens

#7 emelsy

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

I'm a planner too but I wouldn't buy them yet, just because of the warranty issues. Also, I don't know where you are shopping but most baby stores/department stores have sales on baby items fairly regularly. I bought my DS's bed set when it was on sale, a great savings but then I realised they had these sales every three months or so.
Must say, I'm impressed you know what pram you want already, that was my biggest research product the months before giving birth!
Also, I don't think it's going to jinx anything so if you want to buy it go for it, you're not hurting anybody!

#8 Hazel_Eyes

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE (bikingbubs @ 30/12/2012, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
not from your dig but i would just put the money aside as the warranty starts from when you purchase it so no use having a pram or whatever sitting there for 6/7 mths under warranty but not being used


Thanks bikingbubs I wouldn't have thought about the warranty!
chloemay I think do whatever makes you happy and don't listen to others if what they're saying doesn't work for you original.gif  I know I'll buy little bits and pieces over the coming weeks.  If the worst happens and I miscarry, I'll have them for my next successful pregnancy - I know I'll keep trying until I get there.  Have fun shopping!

#9 marnie27

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

We bought almost everything long before DS was even conceived. In fact, I think I bought 3 boxes of nappies in total after he was born - the rest we'd already stocked up on. We are still used the cot, pram and car seat for DD without any issues.

I'm a planner too - though I didn't plan on taking so long to have our children, all our pre-baby shopping worked out fine.

#10 fooiesmum

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

Nope - shop away!

I have a Boori Forever 4 in 1 cot, which was the double bed in our spare room for at least 2 years before we conceived our DD.  I also have the matching side table, blanket box, dresser etc - they look lovely in her room now, she will be 5 in March, so we've had the bed a good 8 years, it's her forever bed.  

I had her pram & car seats on layby at around about 5 months pregnant (got a great package deal and saved $$) and had everything delivered around 7 months so it was ready and waiting.

Clothes, linen etc yep - bought it all.  I can't think of anything that had a warranty?  So that wasn't an issue for us.

Enjoy original.gif


#11 Alpha_Chook

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

I ordered the cot and mattress (and matching change table/drawers) when I was 9 weeks PG. They had stock issues and delivered it to the wrong store and I didn't end up getting it till I was 28 weeks PG

#12 hailsmt

Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

I have absolutely nothing left from my older two... So I am doing all my research now then next week when i head to adelaide with DH i can look, compare etc then I will order things next trip at the beginning of march....
I am sure I bought things really early with the others... It's only that this time I live so remote, I only have a woollies with baby stuff!!!!

Hails

#13 im-am

Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

We're super organised for baby, in fact we got a cot  & a Baby Bjorn right when we started TTC wink.gif Since then we got our change table with matt & got a little rocker thrown in for free. Everything is used, but we're looking forward to sending the furiture and re-paiting and saved a bom!! We also got a new car seat at the big Baby sale, 1/2 price.

Now that we're 9 weeks, I just got us a pram on the big after Xmas sales and In-Laws have already got bubs some little outfits / hats / mittens for Xmas.

I think its a lot easier to start early then having to buy everything in the last 3-4 months.

#14 living_bravely

Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

Do what ever makes you happy chloemay!  biggrin.gif

I personally don't buy big things until after 12 weeks but only because that's what makes me feel comfortable as I would hate to have to deal with all that big stuff or call around to shops to cancel laybys if something happened. But that is my personal choice and there are no rules around it.  If you want them now, you should buy them now. :-). Have fun!

#15 Soontobegran

Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:32 PM

Sorry, don't belong here but I had my bassinette and a camphor chest full of stuff before I even met my DH original.gif
I have always been that way and made the most of bargains and if I had fallen in love badly with something (like my bassinette) I just had to get them then and there.

Do what suits your personality type OP. I have never been one for superstition and such.

#16 RexterTheFeral

Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

I think do as you please  original.gif

We're waiting until the 12 week mark, DH is a bit nervous about miscarriage so it's better for us to hang until then. We already will be receiving quite a bit from family so will set us baby's room then.

The temptation to avoid the baby sections at the sales has been trying though! I have bought a couple of things for pregnancy, such as a body pillow, and that sates me somewhat  tongue.gif




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