stocking up on baby items
Posted 18 April 2006 - 02:08 AM
So far I have:
Bassinette (poss hire)
these are the main things i have gotten from everyone.
Is there anything totally obvious that I have forgotten?
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Posted 23 April 2006 - 03:37 PM
But here is my list before I even looked at that page
Newborn Nappies (even if using cloth it is good to have some to go shoping, nothing worse than carting a stinky nappy around the shops, or even worse when out at dinner)
Nappy Snappy clips
Cornstarch powder (normal talc powder is carcinagenic and also the cornstarch does clump together when wet - which can affect the nappy - and this helps to prevent nappy rash)
Lucas' paw paw ointment
Baby Car seat
Baby bath (I found I didn't really use mine that much)
Cotton buds (for cleaning umbilical stump and between toes/fingers if really dirty)
milk bags (to put expressed milk into fridge or freezer)
shoulder towels (I made some from hand towels and a plastic table cloth, just sewn together)
Baby carrier (so your hands are free)
highchair (from about 6 months)
money box (we put $2-$5 away each week, it was great as we had that bit extra if we needed something in a hurry) $2 over 30 weeks is $60 and $5 over same period is $150
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Posted 06 May 2006 - 11:09 PM
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:08 PM
Oh and Hayden was a winter bub.
So without further ado, here is my list...
4 Singlets 000 size or bigger - the only difference in size is length so for longer use get 000 or 00
2 - 3 pairs socks - didn't use them till about 5 months but good to have in case.
1 pair mittens for hospital - didn't use them, but worth having just in case
6 all-in-one suits with feet 0000 and 000 size - got a couple of the Bonds ones and a couple cotton ones from Big W. We couldn't use the Bonds wondersuits on Hayden cause he was too much of a warm body. We just went shopping a couple of days after getting home
1 cardigans, jumpers, jackets - didn't use, but mum knitted a couple up, this is a favorite gift from the oldies
1 - 2 hats - again didn't really use cause he was so warm, however good on those really cold days
3 short sleeve body suits - good for warmer days or under all in ones on really cold days and you are out and about.
1-2 short sleeve, short leg suits - good for warmer days
2 bunny rugs - good for out in the pram etc
wraps - minimum 1m x 1m both Muslin and flannelette, the bigger the easier to wrap plus longer you can use them.
1 cot - umm fairly obvious this one I would think!!!
2 fitted sheets or sheet sets for cot - 2 flannelette and 2 cotton sets.
2 cot blankets - guaranteed the baby will spew on the blanket at some stage!!
1 Mattress Protector
1 safe-T-sleep or anti roll pillow
5 face washers - didn't use nearly as many as I thought we would
2 towels - normal sized towels so that you can use them for longer
1 Baby bath
Bedroom Nursery Furniture
1 change table
1 baby monitor
12 cloth nappies for spew rags/burping rags etc - had to go out and buy an extra 12 cause Hayden was a real chucker, honestly these are the best things ever invented!!
1 laundry bag/basket
1 rubbish bin
2 nappy buckets - to put the really dirty clothes, spew rags in for soaking
1 baby capsule
1 nappy bag
1 baby sling/pouch/carrier
1 window sox
1 breastfeeding support pillow - I just used a normal banana pillow
bibs - we used heaps, again cause Hayden was a real chucker.
1 playmat -
1 cot mobile - we got the fisher price oceans wonder aquarium which he wasn't interested in for ages, but he now turns it on when he needs to go back to sleep during the night
cudddle toys - don't get too many, they don't really do much for the first 3 months
1 digital thermometer - bought off ebay measures while just touching the temples, but also measures room temperature etc.
ETA I was talking to a friend at a kids party the other day who is due in a couple of months, she was watching all the toys the child was given which prompted me to think of the one thing I wish I had stocked up on before Hayden was born and we had more money... batteries. Honestly every toy takes them ranging from AAA to D size and they are so expensive you could save a fortune if you got them only on sale. If you stock up on them it also means that when the batteries run out in a favourite toy you can replace them straight away.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:23 PM
Any ideas on brands that are really good that you would recommend?
How many will we need? I have read to buy 2 dozen but is this really enough?
Any help would really be appreciated by this first time mum with no idea
Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:08 AM
Posted 15 December 2008 - 01:43 PM
This is a helpful post. I was just wondering how far along were you when you started to purchase all these things? I tend to think we should wait till we are 20 weeks? Is that too over the top?
Not that I have the best idea, however I am coming upto 20 weeks and we so far have no really purchased anything, but in saying that, if one of the big stores (eg Km@rt, B1gW) have a sale I got a couple of wondersuits, some waffle blankets, singlets, bibs. And the other day they had newborn nappies on sale so I got 2 boxes of that.
Although, thinking about it now, I would say it would be a good idea to stock up on laundry powder and household items as these will always get used.
But we are waiting for our 18-20 week scan and the flavour reveal before we rush out to get most things.
Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:56 AM
So he wants me to produce a list of EVERYTHING we need from hospital bag to baby at home.
Also with preferable brands/prices etc as well.
This thread has been very useful as a starting point! Thank you to everyone who has posted suggestions.
Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:09 AM
... does anyone have any new thoughts?!?
What's the general vibe out there for the all in one traveling system vs buying 1 of each item (capsule, pram etc)
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 12:31 PM
Also when people say they grow out of clothes quickly they are not kidding. Especially all in one suits.
Also i have found bubs didnt like the capsule (could have been too hot in the Nt for it) and settled alot more when he was in a normal car seat).
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 12:37 PM
Car seat: x 2
Sun shades for car windows
Pram: with newborn seat/basinette
Cot sheets – to be used for bassinette as well
Feeding chair + foot stool
Baby bash wash
Baby bath seat thing
Bath water temperature gage
Cotton buds (for cleaning umbilical cord)
A bottle brush
Nappy rash cream
Nappies (disposable newborn)
Terry Flat nappies (spew rags)
Nappy disposal bags
Singlets / singlet suits
Bouncer (with vibrate)
Baby sling / carrier
Play rug for tummy time
Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:20 PM
Goodgirl your list looks great! I am currently in the same position and need a good starting point!
I am trying not to freak out too much, as I figure if I have nappies, clothes and bedding (plus whatever else I pick up along the way) baby and I will be fine
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