Most of the stuff is nice to have bu you don't actually need much at all.
We chose to get the absolute minimum and then see what we actually needed.
Oh and people will give you loads.
Best of luck .
Those with new babies or with them on the way.....when to start preparations...?
Most of the stuff is nice to have bu you don't actually need much at all.Posted 8 months ago #
I haven't read the thread, but:
Don't go mad, just buy the absolute minimum. You need somewhere for it to sleep (cot bed, no need to get a moses basket or swinging cribs or whatever), a means to move it around (fabric baby sling is best, try close parent ones), and clothes. Don't worry about buying blue or pink, WGAF if the colour is the official sanctioned colour? Ours were mostly white but included yellow, green, red, orange etc and blue. Yes, blue, FOR GIRLS! OMFG! For car seats, just get the maxi cosi baby one, it's good and cheap.
If there's something specific you need then you can get it from a 24 hour supermarket easily enough, provided you don't live in the sticks. Don't blow tons of money on matching crap, you're just wasting it. Travel systems are a pain in the arse too. If your baby is sleeping in the car seat, just lift it out and put it in a sling - it'll go back to sleep for sure, and be happier about it. And you'll get a nice snuggly lovey dovey high from it too which you don't when you push it around in a pushchair.
Oh and we've got two cot beds going here - one is battered and chewed, and free; the other is more sound, still a bit chewed, and would be yours for cheap.
Also got a high chair for cheap, and a nice mamas and papas travel cot WITH A MATTRESS! Which is decent and we would want some money for. In fact, loads - pm mePosted 8 months ago #
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