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Puja - posted on 06/12/2010 ( 46 moms have responded )

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So im 30 weeks pregnant.. having contractions off and on witch sucks at times..



But my question is i got my baby dipers new born size 1 and size 2 but how many dipers does a baby use in a day? i want to be prepared.



And what are the needs for a baby.. like i have a bouncer, carrier, stroller, lots and lots of cloths, a baby bath set... but no crib yet., cribs are expensive and im not made outa money. I dont like besenets there tiny and he will grow outa it fast... does my baby really need a crib or can he sleep with me intill i have the money to buy a crib?

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Dana - posted on 06/14/2010

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ok, I done a quick scan of the internet and found the below plus tons more articles. None that stated that breast fed mothers were more attentive. Mainly the only difference I have found is that breast fed mothers find it easier to get their own sleep this way. All articles to agree however that cosleeping reduces the risk of SIDS, and helps babies breath better especially in children with asthma and breathing difficulties. Plus other benefits. I'm not saying you should do it, every parent is different and othing is without risks either way. You have to find what is right for you and not be led by biased opinions that are not always the complete story. Breast fed or bottle fed does make you any more or less attentive to your baby. In my scan I found as many tragic accidents for one as I did the other, so I do find it hard to believe that every breast feeding mother never moves or there would not be any of these accidents.

http://thebabybond.com/Cosleeping&SIDSFa...

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T071000...

Elissa - posted on 06/13/2010

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Ok - for all those who want real research (and not politically correct, we better not offend anyone just in case, waffle) here is why breast-fed babies can co sleep and bottle fed cant.

In ALL studies on co-sleeping ALL breastfeeding mothers lie in exactly the same position, curled around their baby in a protective position and they dont move. Not just a majority but ALL. In the same studies MANY bottle-feeding mothers showed a low sensitivity to their babies when sleeping. This isn't a judgement on how people choose to raise their children - it is scientific fact and based on research. The reasons involve hormonal pathways that are shut down when not breast feeding.

In addition, in almost every case where a child has been rolled on or covered they were not breast-fed. Formula-feeding is a risk factor for many very dangerous health problems for babies and some of these are far higher when co-sleeping takes place. That is why there tends to be a blanket ban.

For all those who use the term 'breastfeeding police/nazis' I would say that you have your choice and exercise it - but dont expect me to lie to others about the facts. This isn't a grey area, it is science! While I'm sure many mums who formula feed do co-sleep successfully, it would be very foolish to ignore the risk factors for the sake of political correctness.

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Puja - posted on 06/15/2010

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Thanks for all your feed back... but i acully got a play N pen baby bed thing. for my lil aiden. :D

Cecilia - posted on 06/15/2010

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I would look into the crib and carseat you can get a decent crib at walmart until you can afford a better one from babies r us or something like that, even target k mart i used a bassinett for the first month or so, then put my son into a crib so...it's all a matter of what you wanna do, make sure the baby sleeps on his back for a while and maybe buy a sleep divider by sassy you can lay them in there and they wont move if you take them to your bed. I also had to have a boppy because I chose to breastfeed, you can use those to feed them with bottles and even lay them there to take a nap they cost like 30 bucks.

Kayla - posted on 06/15/2010

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I would look at a second hand store for a crib, bassinets are ok until they learn to roll over, at about 3 months. I never liked sleeping with a newborn because I was always afraid of rolling and smothering them, but my children liked to sleep in the bouncer and carrier,if you have a play pen that would work too!
My kids would usually go through a pack of diapers in a week. Walmart has their brand for like 7 bucks, and I think they work better than huggies or luvs, all you are paying for is the design!

Claire - posted on 06/15/2010

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Diapers...no less than 10/day. We averaged one package per week until the kids were more on solids than bottles, then it dropped to about a package every week and a half or so.

Don't forget to buy a carseat. That's not optional.

Yes, cribs are expensive; however, not every mom in history has used one. Consider a bassinette -- only until he can lift his head, then you need something deeper. A pack n play is great, inexpensive, multi-purpose, and the kids won't figure out how to climb out of it for a couple of years.
Co-sleeping is an option. A controversial one, but still an option. We did it with our second baby because he had GERD and wouldn't sleep anywhere else for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Get signed up on freecycle.org to get/give free stuff locally. It's been a godsend for our family, especially when we needed that second crib so soon... :)

Christina - posted on 06/15/2010

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other than a good car seat, i think the crib was the number one baby item i could not have lived without (even though my daughter did sleep with me often - i breastfed, if it matters). when she became mobile, naps would have been impossible without a crib.

diapers - no less than 10/day. esp. for a baby with sensitive skin if you want to avoid diaper rash. time my daughter lasted in each size: newborns - ~2 wks; sz 1 - ~1 mo; sz 2 - until ~1st bday; sz 3 - until potty trained (~20 mos)

probably the number one thing about being a parent, get to know your child and figure out what works for that particular child and for you. if you can get away without a crib, great. if your baby likes a swing, then it's worth it to buy one, for my daughter, it wasn't. i had a fisher price portable bassinet that had a vibrating mode, such a life saver the first 6 mos!!! not sure if those are still being produced but you will surely figure out what works best for your baby once he/she is here. Good luck and enjoy your new child!

Melinda - posted on 06/15/2010

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Definitely get a crib!!! The worst thing you can do is have a baby sleep with you, for safety and sanity reasons...it is a very hard habit to break also. There are plenty of people or places that can either give you a crib or sell you one cheap! Ask relatives and friends to pitch in if they can. Just make sure it is a safe crib, look at the regulations for cribs first.

Annamarie - posted on 06/15/2010

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my son is 6 months old and when he was first born he went through a diaper every couple of hours so its a good idea to get lots but usually the newborn size doesnt last very long seeming they grow so fast. In my opinion you should get a crib i let my son sleep with us for the first two months and it took me about a month to break him of that habit, but if you cant afford a crib get a play pen they were just as good. I used a basinett for a lil while and i liked it cause i could move him close to my bed, but playpen you can have him close to you as well.

Trindy - posted on 06/15/2010

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Wow Nicole Nichols, 20+ a day that's at least one nappy per hour a day. You must be a shareholder in a dipper factory.

Trindy - posted on 06/15/2010

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We used about 6 to 8 nappies per day. A handy hint is not to change a newborn at the beginning of a feed if baby is only wet as most people do, if it is dirty (no 2s) then change it as not pleasant for either party. As when you feed baby tends to relax and tends to go at both ends. Point less changing two nappies within 15mins, especially when on a tight budget.

I personally don't like co-sleeping as I think it is dangerous and there has been five deaths here in the past 12 months through a parent rolling on top of them, but it is personal choice, do what you think is best for you and child.

Dominique - posted on 06/15/2010

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oh and by the way, if you find it easy to sleep on uneven surfaces, like a bed with the covers crumped up under you, you may not want to co-sleep. i can't lay on anything that's unleveled.

Dominique - posted on 06/15/2010

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as far as diapers go, ALOT, a whole friggin lot. my baby used up about 15-20 diapers a day, but she was breastfed. and co-sleeping,ugh, i don't want to swing either way, but i did it, in a twin bed. but it was just me and her. she has a playpen, but she absolutly refused to sleep anywhere i wasn't. she slept with me until she was 5 months old. believe me when i say i tried to put her in it, she cried for 3 and a half hours when she was just 4 days old because she wasn't next to me, and she started off swaddled. it all depends on your comfort level and how much you trust yourself to not roll over on baby. i'm not saying that i had that much confidence, but i really needed to sleep. it just seemed like the best thing to do at the time, because without sleep, i don't know how my baby would have made it past her first few months. she didn't really nap, but she slept well at night as long as i was there. but if you're going to co-sleep by choice, be advised that it may be harder to get them into their own space later on.

Linda - posted on 06/14/2010

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I know a lot of people believe in the concept of the "family bed", but personally I've heard too many tragic stories of sound-sleeping parents rolling onto the infant and suffocating it for me to have been happy doing that. However that said, baby would be fine sleeping in an open drawer or some such for a while...

Dana - posted on 06/14/2010

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I think 8-10 diapers a day, then it may lessen to 6-8 after 3-4 months. I bought a crib and never used it with any of mine. I did not breastfeed, but found co-sleeping worked for me. Bottle feeding parents can be just as respnsive to a baby. You have to find what works for you and your situation. The hardest time would be when they become more mobile. You either need to have them 'caged' in (for lack of a better term) or close by to be able to monitor those movements.

Marissa - posted on 06/14/2010

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We have a crib that coverts from crib, to toddler bed...this should take our son until he is at least 3-4 years old (depending on how tall he grows to be) + we plan on having more children

Amanda - posted on 06/13/2010

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Puja,
When my son was newborn, he pretty much was changed before every feeding, so that was about every 2 hours. I did not put my son on a schedule, so he ate when he was hungry, and I changed him whenever he was dirty. For the newborn, this would be about 12 diapers a day... I don't remember how long my son was in newborn diapers. Now that my son is 8 months old, he actually uses fewer diapers in a day-probably about 6-8.

As for the crib and the "stuff" you'll need-there is nothing wrong with co-sleeping if that is what you, your baby, and your partner want to do. I am not a part of your household, so I don't know what will work for you. Do you have a swing? I would suggest one, but that is your choice. It was a God-send for my son. Also, do you have formula? Soemtimes even breast-fed babies are given formula supplements. You may not know this until you've been through delivery and what not, but just an idea. What about bottles? Are you pumping? Bags/storage containers if you are. These are just a few ideas from a new mom who is 8 months into it! My best to you and your family!

Kathy - posted on 06/13/2010

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Babies feed every 2-3 hours when they are newborns and that is when they should be changed. I learned quickly to wait til after the feeding to change the diaper unless my child was already poopy-since they both usually pooped after eating. Of course there are those days, when you are changing them every 30 mins it seems. In other words-alot of diapers-case every few days.

Essenctials-car seat, onsies, diapers, bottles, small variety of nipples, pacifier, clothes-one piece in the beginning are easist-baby soap, baby nail clippers.

Your baby certainly can sleep with you, This is very conveniant if you plan on breatfeeding. You may want to invest in a crib now. My son was a noisy sleeper and I would wake constantly thinking he was waking to feed when in fact he was just squeeking in his sleep. We both slept sounder when he was in his room and his crib (his room adjoined mine). I will admit there was many nights that he slept in my arms from us falling asleep together nursing. I was propped up nursing-never got the knack of more than 2 positions down.

Good luck-stock up on the diapers and wipes and enjoy your soon to be new bundle of joy!

Debbie - posted on 06/13/2010

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Honestly, even though they are much needed and/or helpful for you....I would return the bouncer, carrier and maybe some of the clothing as well any other NOT OF IMMEDIATE NEED items that you have and purchase a crib that is of minimal cost.

DO NOT sleep with your baby if you can keep from it...it is not in the best interest of the baby or for you either.....lack of sleep is a certainty with a newborn, and add to that making sure you don't go into a deep sleep so you won't hear or know the baby is beside you, is nothing but a possible tragedy waiting to happen.....and no one wants that!

Good luck with your new little one ;o)

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he can sleep with you for now, but when he gets more mobile you are going to need a crib. you can get them cheap at walmart or zellers. it really depends on diapers, in terms of how many they go through in a day. my son went through 8-10 diapers in a day when he was first born, and now at 9 months goes through 4-5.

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ok, first of all, cosleeping is FINE no matter how you feed. contrary to what the breast feeding police will tell you. you just have to do it safely. they make special things to put in your bed if you are that concerned about rolling onto the baby ... i coslept with both of my bottle fed children, because it gave me peaceofmind to have them near me. we ALL slept better. and when the time came, they went to their crib/bed. you will also get some diapers from the hospital as well, (at least here you do..)
good luck!

Ivy - posted on 06/13/2010

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As long as you co-sleep safely, it doesn't matter if you bottle feed or breastfeed. My baby was bottle fed breast milk and formula for the first 3 months. She co-slept with my husband and me as she had really bad colic. I have breastfed her from 3 months and i still do at night and she co-sleeps when she is sick, or I want a cuddle and more sleep.

During the cold times or cooler times, I always made sure my daughter slept in a sleeping bag. My upper arm props up her head while the lower arm lays beside her side. She always sleeps above the covers. I use to be a heavy sleeper and I rolled a lot but now that I have her, I am aware of her especially when she is in bed. I have to say the first time I gave in to the tiredness and put her in bed, that was the best sleep she and I had.

As long as you feel confident you can co-sleep safely, then don't listen to anyone telling you otherwise. You know what is right for your baby and you. You are the one who has to live with a screaming baby because he/she is tired and wants to cuddle with you for comfort.

I also didn't have much money. We got our moses basket from a car boot fair (similar to yard/garage sale but slightly different). I didn't want to get a cot as they are expensive. I found a nice crib at IKEA for £45 including the mattress which is at least half the price of a cot. If we could find a crib/cot at the car boot fair for cheaper, we would have gone for that. However, we are happy with our crib. I expect our daughter will be in till she is 2, she's 15 months old now.

I found that my baby slept either in her bouncer, in our arms, in our bed and occasionally would sleep in her basket till she was about 4 months old.

My daughter used so many nappies the first few weeks as she like to have a clean one to go each time. So during one nappy change, we could go through anywhere between 2-4 nappies until we got different nappies. She didn't like the pampers and prefers the asda (store brand) ones.

What helped cut down on the cost is all our daughter wore were body vest and sleep suits for the first few months except for what people bought her. You will find out that your baby may have quite a few accidents until you learn your baby's cues or until they get a better hold on his/her digestive system. She rarely gets brand new clothes as I buy her clothes second hand from charity shops or ebay. Also all her dresses I did buy her, I turned into shirts as she slowly outgrew the length.

Julie - posted on 06/13/2010

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Your baby can sleep with you until you get a crib. Unless, you sleep under the influence of medication or alcohol.



My son was bottle fed, as he was a preemie and I could't bf after 14 weeks (pump). You have to be safe about having a baby in your bed, but I'd rather have my baby in MY bed than a RECALLED crib any day!



He sleeps in a crib now, but early on, he was in a cosleeper attached to bed or in bed.



How many crib deaths have been on the news recently? How many in a SAFE co-sleeping environment?

Julia - posted on 06/13/2010

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We used about 10 diapers a day for both our newborn daughters. As for co-sleeping everyone has their own opinion. I personally wouldn't do it because I found I never slept sound with my children in my bed and I would worry about rolling on them. It would also make it harder to transition to their own bed when the time was right.

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Crib wise, my baby sleeps in a pack n play. They are cheaper. I used a bassinet, because the baby can use them until he or she rolls over or is 15 pounds. My babies used them for about 3 months. They can always be stored when your baby is done for the next baby or can be passed to a friend.. Pack n plays can be as low as $50. I would check thrift stores, also check websites like craigslist. com. You might even be able to find an inexspensive crib there.



Hope this helps

Sarah - posted on 06/13/2010

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Here's my opinion on the crib situation...my son is almost 9 months old and he has been sleeping in his crib pretty much since he came home from the hospital. He sleeps wonderfully in there. We got him one of those convertible cribs that converts into a toddler bed & then a regular bed. We got it from Target for a good price.



I just don't know if I agree with the whole co-sleeping thing. I think a baby needs his/her own bed so good sleeping habits can begin early. And it seems safer to me. But, that's just my opinion. And someone said that breastfeeding moms are responsive to their baby's needs. Okay, so I guess us bottle-feeding moms aren't? Give me a break.

Fabiola - posted on 06/13/2010

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they use many diapers in a day i cant even remember maybe like close to 10.
as for sleepin arrangement its not a good idea to have the baby sleep with you. i know a family who was on their 3 baby and slept with them and at 4 months the dad rolled on her and killed her. very sad. the graco thing is a good idea. you can prolly put one on layaway thats what i did. but i used i bassinet someone let me borrow for the first 4 months so dependin on how big or small your baby is you could probably use a bassinet for a good few months and hopefully you know someone you can borrow one from

Jennifer - posted on 06/13/2010

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A newborn will go through about 8 or so diapers a day (at least that was my experience). My daughter was out of the newborn size diapers in a month (she was 7lbs 5oz when born). The bassinet I received was a pretty decent size and my daughter slept in it until she was about 3-3 1/2 months old. If you get a bassinet that will give you time to save up for the crib between now and the time that he will be to big, You should also check out thrift stores and consignment shops. They usually have lots of stuff that's basically brand new that you can get for cheap. Having a few toys is helpful. Now he won't really interact with them too much until he's a little older but it's good to introduce them to him to start him working on focusing & on his fine & gross motor skills. They recommend starting with black and white toys because they are easier to focus on and whatnot. I received a concvertible crib that will turn into a toddler bed and then a regular bed as she gets older. It's the most logical one to purchase since it will grow with your child. It was only $130 or so at walmart I believe. Pack and plays work wonders also. Hope this helps!!

Nikki - posted on 06/13/2010

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Diapers; as a newborn Id say about 10 per day give or take. but dont stock up too much because first off, you dont know which diapers will work best, everyone bought us huggies, but Pampers, fit much better and didnt leak. Also who knows how quickly your baby will grow, My son was in size 4 diapers by 5 months, you dont know the exact weight of your child and whether youll need newborn or 1s.

As for sleeping, co-sleeping can be great but can also be very dangerous because your baby can roll as can you , invest in a bassinet, you dont need one that rocks, but something that can stop the baby from rolling out of , you can still have them right beside you, as I did with my son.

I never co-slept my husband and I move around too much and even know he just climbs out of the bed and goes exploring, before hed try and dive out.

JUST A QUESTION....... WHY IS IT BOTTLE FED BABIES CANT CO SLEEP??? Im sorry but I dont see why its okay for a breastfed baby to be close to their mom but not bottle fed, whats the difference, Im sorry I find that a little offensive

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I think basically you shouldnt fall asleep with a baby in your bed unless you have taken all measures to insure there safety.That gos for every mom regaurdless of how there feeding there baby.

I co-slept after everthing i tried failed with my first and i was not 100% happy about it but it got us all some sleep.Never had a problem or close call.She was in her bed at ade 3yrs.

As i said my second had a close call when i woke to find her under the blankets between us both..something you dont want to ever wake to find.It was horrifying to see.She was fine thank god but for many there babys were not.I put her in the bed one morning and we fell back asleep.She was in her own space from birth and loved it and slept through from birth to...it was fantastic.



I was also shocked after i had my daughter whos my second by section..i was b/f her and i was druged up and very tired and the nurse told me to let her stay on the breast and i was to get some sleep with her like that.I was like no thanks.I fed her and back to her safe cot she went.She got used to it like that and was feeding like a bottle fed baby by day 2.Woke 2-3 hours had her milk and back down.

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My second was in her baby basket till 7and a half mths and then we got her the cot bed.I would recommend one..its safe her the first few mths.Being so tired and there so small its a good idea or check out the new baby bed that fits between you and your partner in the bed...i just saw one the other day..looks like a very good safe way to co-sleep.My first slept in the bed from a few weeks to 3yrs we had no problems but one morning i did that with my second and i fell back asleep to wake up and find her head face down under the sheets asleep between me and her dad.....it was so scary but thankfully she was fine.BE SAFE MOM.

Nappys 3 packs of size one will be good and 3 of the the size twos will keep you going.I got that much and my second was in size one for longer were as my first for about a mth.My babys were changed 9-10sometimes times per day.

Jennifer - posted on 06/13/2010

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I"m just curious...why is it ok for breastfed babies to co-sleep but for bottlefed babies, it is a major "no no". I don't understand that the difference is.

Jennifer - posted on 06/13/2010

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Roughly 10 diapers a day is what you will go through. As for what your baby needs. As longs as your baby is loved, fed and dry, in all honesty, that is all he/she will need for the first few weeks. If you are bottle feeding, make sure to have lots of bottles on hand and something to use to clean/dry them. Lots of formula (if you are going that route) and bibs, spit up cloths and plenty of changes of clothes (for Mommy and baby). As far as co-sleeping, that is completely a personal choice. It is safe and you can even buy things at Walmart for co-sleeping to ensure baby has their own space but is still in bed with you. Personally, my husband and I were not a fan of co-sleeping (except when sick or nightmares) just because we didnt' sleep well because our children wiggle alot. Do whatever you are comfortable with, don't let others decide for you.

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we used about 150-200 diapers every 2 weeks, and about 10-12 diapers a day. now hes 4 months old and we use about 100 every 2 weeks.

our son used to sleep with us on the couch for the first month and i used a swing after that. we have a crib but he doesnt sleep well in it. it depends on ur baby what he/she will like.

Lisbeth - posted on 06/13/2010

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ok so if you are going to breast feed it is ok to co-sleep but I would look up all the rules about co-sleeping first as I did. We never bought her a crib we did have a bassinet that we rarely used. she is 20 months and we still co-sleep and breast feed. But like a previous mom said do not co-sleep if you are bottle feeding, drink,doing drugs, taking meds. etc. I don't quite remember how many diapers we went through but I believe it is 6-8 wet diapers a day and I am not sure for poopy diapers. as for what you need your baby won't use a bouncer until they can hold up their own head. A swing is useful, stroller, carseat, playpen, I carried her a lot so a sling was great, diaper bag and a whole lot of love.

Eva - posted on 06/13/2010

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I sleeped with my daughter till we had the money to buy a crib and when we could afford it she slept in her bed just fine and had no problems transiting. I bought the 3 in one crib which goes from a crib to a toddler bed to a full size bed and their great. as for dipers ezra went through about 20-25 dipers a day and still does but she is very picky and hates to be wet.

Nichole - posted on 06/13/2010

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My son used 20+ (8-10+ wet, 3-6+ poo) as a newborn. (if I remember right, I just remember it was a TON) He only wore newborn diapers for the first month. He gradually started using less diapers a day with age. Now he uses 7-9 diapers, and he's 9 months.



He hated the bouncer. He didn't sleep in his crib much as he hated it until almost 4 months. He mainly slept in a boppy (its a nursing pillow, but he still snuggles with it alot) in bed with us or in his swing. With cloths make sure they are various sizes, babies grow unpreditiably. My friends girl is 6 months and wearing 3-6 month clothing still. Mine on the other hand has grown FAST, he wore each size for about a month or just a few weeks. Now he's wearing mostly 4t in shirts, and 3t in pants.

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There is no reason breastfeeding mums cant co-sleep. It is a major no-no if bottle-feeding or if you smoke, drink or use sedating medication. The advice against co-sleeping is very outdated and breastfeeding mums are very responsive to their babies so there isnt any more risk to them than sleeping in a cot. But if you're not breast-feeding co-sleeping is right out!

We thought Struan would grow out of bassinet really quickly but he was in it til nearly 4 months and he was 8 lb 1 when born and put on nearly a pound a week. Also silver cross do a pram that converts into a crib really easily and we used that in between bassinet and cot.

Most babies should have about 10 - 12 nappy changes per day so i would get a packet every time you shop just now - then you will have a supply for when baby gets here.

Good luck!

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And another good reason for a crib is my son is 2 and he is still useing his crib and it is from my first.

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Well baby's at first go through about 10-15 diapers a day and then it lessens as they get older cause the sizes and all. It is fine to have your baby sleep with you for the first few months that they are not doing to much but I would only have it to where it is just you and your baby in the bed because there have been causes where sometimes when there are to many sleeping in the same bed that someone would roll over on the baby and suffocate it on accident and that's y I never had my babies sleep with me cause i was worried about that. I know how it can be trying to find a crib, so Just try thrift shops and not the ghetto ones either so you can have a good amount to choose from also and they are much cheaper when you go there instead. I that doesn't work out then ask around maybe a family member could help you find one or ask a friend who's child is out of their crib. I have 2 kids one boy and one girl, my daghter was full term and my son was premie, u should go see your doctor if you r having some contractions already cause your water doesn't have to break for it to be real labor. With my son I was dialating quick and the doctor ended up having to break my water and I was 29weeks and 5 days along with him. But if I were you I would really try finding a crib because if they sleep with you and it all works and what not what will happen when you do get a crib is that your baby will have been so used to sleeping with you to where it will make it a little harder for them to want to sleep alone. Just a little advice from mommy to mommy, hope it helps. 8-D

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I wouldnt even buy a crib. Yes they are nice to have but they grow out of them way to fast. If you have a pack-n-play those work just as great. With my second I didn't even by a crib because I thought they would be a wast of money. I'm glad I didn't too because it turns out she only liked to sleep in her bouncer anyways so we wouldnt even get any use of it.They grow out of the newborn diapers pretty fast so as long as you have pack of newborn and a pack of size 1 you should be fine until you can make it to the store after he is here. Sounds like you have everything you need. Babies don't need a lot just their mamas loving.

Puja - posted on 06/13/2010

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Thanks for the idea, i forgot a part of the babys sleeping condition.. hes not going to be totally sleeping with me his gonna be sleeoing on a single matress by my bed... right by my bed but its higher then where my bed is so i cant role over it or strangle my baby and his beding and blacket everything will be seperate

Louise - posted on 06/13/2010

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Normally a new born will use at least 6 nappies a day.

As for the sleeping arrangements please do not put the baby in with you, you are causing a risk of rolling over in the night and squashing your child Believe me you will be so tired you will not notice. Elizabeths idea about the Graco is a good idea but I used a moses basket for the first 8 weeks and then put her straight into a cot bed which will take your child up to the age of 6.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/13/2010

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well the rule of thumb i used was its usualy atlest a diaper change per feeding. and thats at min. with out the piddlin when ur changing so u have to grab another and so forth lol..

as for the sleeping with u... that is highly not recomending your bed (asuming) is fluffy and pillows blankets ect that could ball up and sufercate ur baby, or you not know it could hurt her in your sleep, if you cannot afford a crib there is mini cribs (that work just as good) that u can usually find for under a hunder.. or what i used with both my kids is Graco Pack N Plays that have the bassinett attatchment and some even have changinb table attachments.! my first son used his until he was almost 2 for the cribs we were wasting our money on he kept breaking! which is mega scary so we kept him in that.

hope i helped in some way! good luck!

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