What to buy when expecting
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Gena - posted on 09/15/2013
You can also buy a little set of baby hair brush,nail clipper(you wont need it straight away cause the finger nails are so soft).
We didnt have a changing table at first but we did go buy one. . it was much better for my back to change diapers while standing and especialy to have the diapers,wipes and cream on one place.But i agree with Cecilia that its also possible without.
We bought a baby bath tub but honestly it was a total waste of money..we bathed our son in it only the first couple of days and then we bathed with him in the normal tub.You might want to get some pacifiers if your baby needs it. Get a nice warm blankie for when you go out. We bought alot of stuff before baby was born things like Babybath gel,shampoo but thats all stuff you can buy when baby is born. The best thing we bought was a baby bag (not sure what its called in english) Its a bag you can take with everywhere and you keep diapers,wipes spare clothes and bottles if you dont breast feed.
Cecilia - posted on 09/15/2013
You're welcome. Most the stuff on the shelves isn't needed and it's easy to waste money on things you don't need. Makes it harder that most of the things are cute. Save the money you can and you'll begin to understand what is and isn't needed. Don't forget to enjoy the process of shopping :)
Cecilia - posted on 09/14/2013
Crib or bassinet to start. a matress because they don't come with the crib.They say no bumpers now, so a sheet to go on it. No blankets either now..
Warm sleepers are a must since blankets aren't allowed :)
Onies, a staple baby product.
Diapers obviously. Don't go out and buy a 100 count newborn diapers because the truth is you never know how many you need before they out grow them. 2 small packs of newborns and a pack of size one will be a great start. If you're using cloth you need about 100 to start and about 25 pins. If you're going to use wipes, you can never have too many,
if you're bottle feeding figure out which bottle you want to use (platex nursers are what I always used)
if you don't have one, a rocking chair. Believe me, it's needed, especially if you're breast feeding.
some say a changing table but the truth is, I got through 5 kids without ever having one. I changed them on the bed or on the floor and no one died.
Baby monitor if you live in a place big enough that you won't hear them cry after a nap.
Of course you need clothes, but no one forgets those because they are too much fun to buy.
Really that's all you NEED to start.
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