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What have you bought for the baby?
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:58 AM
biking bubs, I say keep the older children in cots as long as humanly possible!! Most of mine have moved at about 2.5-3 years.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:10 AM
I been very strong so far and haven't bought anything but now that I've had a dating scan and have seen the heart beat, and I'm in my 7th week, I think it's time that i can reward myself. So, after reading that many of you have bought a little onesie or toy I have decidee that I am going to walk down to Cotton On Kids at lunch and buy one small unisex article. Hopefully that will tide me over till later in the second trimester. Though it may well start a baby stuff shopping avalanche.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:37 PM
I like buying stuff throughout, it saves a mad dash at the end to get it all done when all you need to do is nest an rearrange
Can i ask, what did you see at 7 weeks? all my early scans were in the 6 weeks and this one will be 7 weeks also & im curious
Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:53 AM
I am superstitious and not buying anything till we get the all clear from the 12 week scan! Though we won't need a lot, some clothes (we can reuse Alex's old stuff too as all his newbie clothing was unisex), a cot (or a bed for Alex and use his cot for the baby - haven't decided), extra seat for my pram (BJCS), and a car seat. That's about it. Oh and if it's a girl the entire girl's department of Pumpkin Patch and Mothercare.
Edited by bentkitty, 16 February 2012 - 10:55 AM.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:18 PM
Stevie: Yes, I think I'd like to buy stuff throguhout the pregnancy but my husband is trying to hold me back. He is scared for me to buy much till second trimester just in case something happens - doen't want me looking at a bunch of baby stuff if I no longer have a baby as it would be even more upsetting that way. Makes sense but isn't much fun. Too logical!
Re: dating scan - I was sposed to be scanned at 7 weeks but while I was having the scan done it turned out I was only 6 wks and 3 days cos I must of O'd early. All we could see was a little grey blob on the screen, however the ultrasound technicican did zoom in on the heartbeat and we saw that flashing away - so that was cool. Goodluck with your scan!
bentkitty - LOL on buying the entire dept's. That'll be one well-dressed little girl.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:26 PM
We've been trying not to buy until after the 12wk mark...but who can help themselves with their first right!?! The first big purchase we made was a pram/capsule combo I bought on ebay. It retailed at $700 and they had only used the capsule for 1m, the rest still has tags on it. I snagged it for $250 so was stoked. I bought some onsies that were on special and a few things if they are on special but I am really waiting for next week when I am 12wks and my mum is coming to visit and we're going to go shopping together. We're going to find out the gender as soon as we can so I am trying to not get much until then. It's my partner's second child and he said you get given so much stuff from friends and family.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:01 PM
We kept our cots but got rid of all our old baby clothes they were worn out anyway after 3 kids but i think i might still have their old sleeping bags
So far we've bought
Our gift to the baby a large soft toy (this one is a monkey) our other 3 have one that they love.
3 size 00 baby suites
4 pairs of nb socks
2 new sets of cot sheets
laybyed a new cot matteress
ETA my parents bought me a car seat for the baby
Edited by MummaSteele, 13 April 2012 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:15 AM
I'm not buying anything until the 19 week mark, once the fetal morphology scan is clear. We have a lot of stuff from my first baby, including cot, portacot etc. So will just be buying a new pram and a baby carrier, a few new clothes and that's about it. Will wait til they're born before I buy the rest of the stuff, if I need a steriliser/breast pump etc again. Hoping I don't!
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:09 PM
I've bought a little jumpsuit, and others have bought presents for baby already (my parents, my grandmothers), but in reality I've been buying things for my future children for years - books and fabric to make clothes and toys.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:17 PM
We've actually bought nothing. We already have a 2.6 year old DS so have a lot of baby stuff (cot, baby bath and stand, swing, toys, clothes, chest of drawers, change table and mat, etc).
We are expecting twins so have to buy a double pram (loving the Mountain Buggy Duet), 3 car seats (DS is too wide to fit three across the back) and another cot.
Also going to buy a dishwasher!
Going to wait till the pram is on sale (currently around $750!!!) and when DS car seat is on sale (first have to check the three that are recommended will fit across the back).
More relaxed this time round so will buy as we need rather than wasting money.
Also want to wait till 20 weeks for peace of mind.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:17 PM
We've bought an electric swing 2nd hand from a friend, but that's it so far. I want to wait till we find out the sex before I buy anything because I prefer to buy gender specific stuff .
We've also been given a new cot and change table so that's pretty awesome.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:56 AM
We already have a cot and cradle. So I have bought a bugaboo pram, maclaren rocker, nappy bag, baby wrap carrier, some bonds 0000 white clothes. And I also have a wall sticker and am getting the drawers/change table this weekend.
Pretty much all sorted except for the car seat. And then when we know the sex I can go crazy with gender specific clothes shopping
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:43 PM
We r being so conservative as this is our second and no 1 is just 2.5 so far just a couple of unisex outfits in the sales... I think I might think about a new pram and maybe get a Moses basket this time round instead of just using the cot. I might wait to see if some sales come up at end of fin year.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:17 PM
This has not been updated for a while. But i plan to revitalise this page lol
Now at 22+1 weeks i have done alot more shopping. Today i added a beautoful brand new Vanilla coloured bassinette to the list.
I now have have alot of 0000-000 singlets
Enough 0000-000 to get us through until 00 unless bub decides to be on the smaller side and wear them for a while, then we may need more.
Some gorgeous socks and beanies.
An I-Glide Swing.
(plus new bassinette)
We already have a change table from our last bubba as well as a high chair...
Im thinking i may just save some money and buy a cute quilt for bub to play on instead of a play gym... Because i remember losing bits and pieces of the last one... So at least i can also use the nice quilt when she goes into a cot.
im pretty impressed with my purchases so far. I really think i need some more wraps etc
P.s. Im addicted to pumpkin patch.
Thats my ramble over.
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