re: Preparing for Baby...what should I have?
posted 16th May '12
One thing not mentioned, as my sister told me. SLEEP NOW!.lol..
Well, I started to buy onesies and as much unisex clothes I can find since I'm due in january. No one ever thinks about the time they are due in terms of clothing. I'm really nervous and scared to death. I wake up, panicking. I'm like "oh my gosh, I'm someone's mother". My child's father says: go back to sleep, u are gonna be waking up like that for years get used to it. Lol...
Diapers and clothes. Stock up. Especially. On the onesies.
posted 23rd May '12
I'd say the necessities of course but also: I got this vibrating, rocking swing that my sissy said was a life saver. Bottle warmers definitely. Nooks. Breast pads (definitely not a good idea to have a soaked shirt when walking around during the day) LOTS OF DIAPERS AND WIPES!!quote
posted 6th Jun '12
Some of my favorite items for my 9 week old son...
BASIC GEAR: crib, crib sheets, mobile, car seat, stroller, bouncy seat, swing, bathtub, bath supplies, changing pad/table, changing pad cover, diaper pail, diaper pail refills, baby powder/diaper rash cream, baby lotion, baby monitor, recliner for rocking baby, diaper bag, diapers, wipes, nail clippers, soft brush
CLOTHES: onesies, socks, gowns, bibs, burp cloths, receiving blankets, etc.
FORMULA FEEDING: formula, bottles, bottle drying rack (I actually use two), microwave sterilizer, formula pitcher, bottle warmer
Other nice things: Bumbo seat, soft rattle toys, pacifiers, toy box, glowing/musical seahorse stuffed animal, disposable dirty diaper plastic bags for the diaper bag, powdered formula container for on-the-go
I'm tired and may have forgotten some things...
posted 12th Jun '12
the thing that i think are a must have is if you decide not to breast feed a breast pump will come in handy along with some bottles and just in general nappies , wipes also breast pads , baby bath, car seat for when your leaving the hospital . quote
posted 17th Jun '12
One thing I keep seeing is people saying snowsuit or the bunting bag for a car seat to keep baby warm. I know all of these things say that they don't inhibit or impede on the car seat and it's function but there are no regulations for aftermarket products for babies and car seats. These do actually reduce the effectiveness of a car seat in an accident due to their bulk. Place baby in a nice onesie, then in a warm sleeper, place on hat and mitts for baby then cover them with 1-2 warm blankets, they will be warm enough and safe!quote
I have 1 child & 5 angel babies & live in Alberta
posted 22nd Jun '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:". Can anyone recommend a good brand of Cloth diapers so I can start researching prices soon? thanks!"
We use G Diapers and love them. They are easy to use and now you can get inexpensive liners for messy diapers. They sell them at babies r us but you can get them right from gdiapers.com
We are having number four, oops, and had gotten rid of all the baby stuff. the only things we are getting this time around is a johhny jump up, Pack N Play (no crib, I'm short and could never change the sheet well) and a booster instead of the high chair. We hated having the baby so far from the table and boosters take up less space, same with the Pack N Play.