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#46 choplogic

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 07:10 PM

thanks for the comprehensive list!

we just bought the big items today - cot, pram and car seat
the costs sure add up quickly!
and we had thought about getting things second hand, but it just seemed easier to buy everything new and since this is our first child - whilst we still have two incomes

so next up will be the smaller items!
for things like clothes and bibs i think we will get them as pressies later so i will try to hold off on buying them for now (but they are so darn cute!)
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:27 PM

My weakness was always clothes. Try not to buy too many outfits if possible. I kept my 3 in jumpsuits most of the time. I had so much stuff that never got worn and wasted a lot of $$ that could have been spent of other things.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 09:39 PM

The list looks good Goodgirl, but for alot i would wait until you have a baby shower/see what pressies you get when bubs is born. You will find you might end up with things like washes, moisturisers, play mats and bouncers etc as presents. Plus for alot you wont use it straight away so if you dont you can go out and buy it after. Ie the cot, bouncer, play mat, bibs. So perhaps just put money for those in a seperate account? Plus that way you can get some good sale items too.

Definately buy the scissors though, you will need those pretty soon.

And agree completely on clothes, most of what you put bubs in is things that are easy to get on and off, which is mainly all in ones. Fancy outfits are for later wink.gif
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 11:57 PM

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:33 PM

I know this is an old thread, but I'd love to re-open it as I need guidance mostly on clothes and the little items. I'm due for my first baby and whilst I've bought the biggish items I don't know what to get in terms of the smaller things that people don't really think about, and being my first I don't really know the necessities.

Here's my list, I bought all my items 2nd hand and have saved a fortune, some are brand new or barely used that you can't even tell it's been used had they not said so.

Fisher Price Lil Lamb Bassinet = $30 (new in box)
Bruin Roma Sleigh Cot + Matching Change Table = $80
Childcare Palma Bath/Change Table = $25 (new never used)
Kidsline Nursery Set (lamp + rug + cot bumpers + sheet sets + matching mobile) $60
First Years Rocker which doubles as a portable bassinet = $20 (used for 2 months)
Bright Starts Swing = $20 (new never used)
Bassinet Mattress - Free (brand new sealed in packaging)
Cot Mattress - Free (brand new sealed in packaging thrown in with cot purchase)
Steelcraft Messina High Chair = $15
Love & Care Futura High Chair = $15 (Brand new in box, haven't decided which one I'm keeping, the other has better "features" but the Choice website thinks that the Love & Care is the best one)
Steelcraft Strider Plus Pram = $120
Steelcraft Infant Carrier = $40
Oroton Baby bag = $40 used twice
Babyhood Glider Chair = $30
Leachco Pregnancy/Feeding Pillow Wedge = $10 (new in packaging never used)
Avent Steriliser (used) + New Bottles (brand new, variety of brands) = $25
Avent bottle/food warmer = $6

I do not regret it one bit that I bought everything 2nd hand. I spent around $500 and the regular retail price of all these brand new in the shops would have cost me at least $4000, so that's really a massive saving!
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