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post #21 of 40
We're all set for clothes and BW gear, but we got rid of virtually everything else. We have a carseat that will probably work, but it expires in Dec 2013 so it's not a long-term solution. We'll need diapers, stroller maybe (though I'm a fanatical BWer and didn't use a stroller much in my dc's first year), stuff like high chair, exersaucer, bouncy seat... Also have to figure out longer-term sleeping arrangements--the biggest thing on our wishlist might be a bigger house!
post #22 of 40

re: nursing bras
 

I know alot of women who skip the nursing bras.  Personally, I wore nursing bras with my first, didn't with my second and, while it was doable, I just wasn't crazy about it and felt like I could do/undo things more discreetly when I had nursing cups.  So, I went back to using them with my third and, well, am still wearing them now that I'm pregnant with #4.  I wear a DDD while nursing.   shrug.gif

post #23 of 40

still have everything from dd and were pretty strict about the 'no pink' rule, so most clothes are pretty gender neutral.  since she grew so fast, half of it is never used!

i feel more discrete w/ the nursing bra as well, but more than once i had the latch slip and ended up punching dd in the face just as she got ready to nurse.  so sad!!!

post #24 of 40

Well, we're big babywearing fans in this family... so I'll still be using my Dolcino German, but I just asked for a Storchenweige for Christmas for this baby. I have a Moby, but I just never really felt secure with it (too stretchy) - plus, I love the option of all of the different carries, including carries for back and hip using the German woven wraps - sturdy, soft, non-stretchy. DH always felt more comfortable with the ERGO for DS, but he was a big, long baby (23") that had great head control early, so he was able to use this earlier than a lot of other people can. I love being able to nurse while wearing DS - whether we're grocery shopping or anywhere in public, even eating dinner... and no one had any idea. On that note - we got a BOB jogger with DS and although he's not a huge fan of it, we will be keeping it around for him when he gets older and new baby is in the wrap. I think he's been in it 10 times since he was 6 months old (never before). I was a collegiate runner and miss being out there everyday, but I feel better knowing that my baby isn't in a stroller - just hanging onto mama. My babies are happier with just boobs and a wrap for the first few months anyway!

 

I love my nursing bras. I was a big fan of "matching sets" before I had DS, but the sexy bras just don't work that well with nursing for me. I was a 34C pre-baby and now I'm a 34E while nursing. I have a few bras from Motherhood Maternity, but my favorite bras are from Bravado. I know they're a bit pricey, but I love the quality and they're the most comfortable on me.

 

Car seats - we never had a bucket seat and we won't ever. But, no judgment! We got a Sunshine Kids Radian XT with DS and I have no complaints with it - it's been great since his first time in the car at 3 weeks old. However, I think we may go with the Britax Boulevard convertible car seat with #2. It sits up higher, adjusts easier, and on the silly side - the cowmooflauge just pulls me in! Did everyone see the new mothering.com article titled "Car Seats are for Cars"? Flat-head baby syndrome scares me! Plus, we've gotten so many compliments on DS's round head, we will be keeping on track with what we did the first time around. :)

 

We don't have any swings or bouncy seats or walkers. Floor or in the wrap - or with papa. We bought sheepskin for DS's cosleeper and I'll be using that for the new baby too.

 

High chairs - we have one that my great-grandfather made out of wood and it's still in wonderful condition. However, it's not used very often. We have a clip-on chicco chair that we love. It washes up easy, it can go anywhere, and DS is on the same level as us while we're all eating as a family.

 

Clothing. We invested in wool and wool/silk for DS - which 99% are gender neutral. I'm a believer that this stuff is the best temperature-regulator for baby even in warm weather, so that's what we'll be using. I plan on it lasting through all of our babies. I'll get this new baby a pair of Padraigs around September - BEST SLIPPERS in the world for new baby's. They stay on, keep their feet warm, breathable, cutest thing ever for boys or girls!

 

Wish List: Nova Naturals silks and the baby blanket. Love the colors for boys or girls. Any other baby blankets to recommend?

 

We cloth diapered with DS and I'm still really happy with our diapers. I did not invest in newborn diapers because I knew we would have a big baby. However, I plan on getting some bamboo newborn diapers made from this website www.theclothcanoe.com. We won't get too many (because they're not cheap), but DS's umbilical cord got bumped last time with the infant sized diapers without the cutout. I'll probably get some bamboo prefolds in the newborn size too. Anyone else have any newborn CD that they can recommend?

 

This list may grow and expand, but I feel like we're really happy with our choices with DS - so we'll keep on keepin on!

 

 

post #25 of 40

Way back when, when my kids were babies, I LOVED Kindhearted Woman newborn diapers, and Righteous Baby Fits Like a Mitten newbor diapers.  They were SO tiny and trim fitting and adorable!  But, sadly, neither brand are in production and I can't find any used ones.  I sold all my newborn diaps to buy smalls/mediums, so that was dumb of me, lol.  This linky thingy isn't working for me, but I'd like to try these: http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/workhorse.htm.  Of course, prefolds work well.  But I also like Fuzzi Bunz (not organic, but awesome.)  And Growing Greens fitteds because I can tie-dye them.  :) 

post #26 of 40
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Way back when, when my kids were babies, I LOVED Kindhearted Woman newborn diapers, and Righteous Baby Fits Like a Mitten newbor diapers.  They were SO tiny and trim fitting and adorable!  But, sadly, neither brand are in production and I can't find any used ones.  I sold all my newborn diaps to buy smalls/mediums, so that was dumb of me, lol.  This linky thingy isn't working for me, but I'd like to try these: http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/workhorse.htm.  Of course, prefolds work well.  But I also like Fuzzi Bunz (not organic, but awesome.)  And Growing Greens fitteds because I can tie-dye them.  :) 


I'm a big fan of fitted diapers too! We currently use (AND LOVE) Motherease Organic Bamboo fitteds (one-size), bumgenius AIO (one-size) and just a few FuzziBunz (one-size) - our water is hard here, and with the fleece diapers (FB) they have to be stripped regularly. I'm a big fan of getting one-size diapers - it's such a money saver - and they can be worn as soon as they're 10 pounds! I love the idea of tie-dyeing... I need more info because I would love to do this (and not buy them tie-dyed)!
 

 

post #27 of 40

We have a bucket seat that never leaves the car. We also have four boulevards, but an infant in a boulevard is SO tiny (all my girls were 7lbs+, so technically fit), and I've had certified car seat inspectors recommend we use the bucket seats until the Boulevards fit better. By about 3 months they chunk up enough not to feel so loose in the straps, but for that first 3 months we just use the bucket seat as a stationary seat. 

 

And my first never sat in a bouncer seat, but a second kid adds a whole set of complications, and sometimes they have to be put down somewhere less ... crushable.. than the floor with a toddler. wink1.gif

post #28 of 40

I can't quite wrap my head around starting to prepare quite yet, but here are a few things I want when the time comes:

 

- I want some kind of stretchy wrap, maybe a Bali Stretch or Moby.  I never wrapped DS, but I think he'd have liked it.  We used a Beco Butterfly 2, as he wanted to be upright all the time.  I've since sold it, so I'm on the lookout for another infant-sized SSC.

 

- I used Thirsties diaper covers with prefolds from hospital to about 18 months with DS.  We also have some Thirsties Duo dipes and now we're using Green Mountain pre-fitteds with Thirsties covers.  They fit his chunky legs really well, and I hope they work with our new LO, as we have quite a stash.

 

- I have a Boppy and loved it.  It was great for nursing in bed or in the glider.  I never took it out with me, but I have teeny boobs, so the extra boost was great if I wanted to have a hand or two free while nursing.

 

- For a bassinet we have an Arm's Reach co-sleeper.  LOVE it.  DS slept in it til he started trying to climb out at 7 or 8 months.  He didn't even really want out, it was while he was learning to crawl, and he sort of did it in his sleep.  DS was a tummy sleeper from about 10 days onward, and it was very reassuring to have him *right* next to me without him being in bed.  We co-slept once he got older, but I plan on using it again with our new LO.

 

- We did use a bouncer, since I had to get ready for work while caring for DS.  It was a lifesaver to be able to put him in it for a few while I showered. 

 

- The bucket seat was another lifesaver for us.  DS was one of those babies that woke up as soon as you tried to move him, and I hated waking him up to go into a store or back into the house.  And we always put the bucket into the cart and DH would push a separate cart for groceries.

 

Re: nursing bras - since I have teeny boobs (A during ordinary times and B 1/2 while nursing) I just wore nursing tanks under everything.  I liked it so much that now I hate bras and still wear tanks with a shelf whenever possible.  I do need new nursing tanks, as I loaned mine to a friend and they got worn out between the two of us.

 

For those looking at the wooden convertible seats, I found this (http://www.amazon.com/Euro-II-Grow-Chair-NATURAL/dp/B003TXK6RC/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1321982610&sr=8-8) on Amazon, and think we may get it for DS to free up our strap-on seat that we used with DS. 

 

But really, unless we have a girl and we have to buy clothes, we don't need much of anything.  Everything worked out well with DS, and I don't feel like we're lacking anything.

post #29 of 40

Oh geez.  lol  I'm intimidated with all the stuff to buy for a baby!  Since this is my first, I have nothing.  I don't even know where to start.  Sigh.  Good thing I have 8 months to figure everything out, or I'd just throw my hands up in the air and give up!!!  I am really enjoying reading all of your recommendations...  Please keep posting anything else you can think of that you love!  It really helps!

post #30 of 40

my wish list this go round is as follows:

 

Convertible car seat (one seat to rule them all )

 

Bassinet (we handed ours off to friends that are now in France)

 

Baby clothes (i havent had a summer baby before, and havent really kept many newborn outfits.)

 

Maybe a new diaper bag (Im a Sherpani fan)

 

Swing (im sure I can score one on loan from mommy friends)

 

 

Knitted items I want to make:

lots of wool covers

socks

blanket

sweater for the fall/winter

 

not really much i want or need. baby will sleep with us, I dont use a stroller the first year I prefer to baby wear, we already have one bottle but never use it, i already have a cloth diaper stash (never hurts to add to it I guess). So not much. Honestly, I love that I am not creating a list. I like knowing that I can just relax, and knit, and grow a baby.

 

 

 

post #31 of 40
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I can't quite wrap my head around starting to prepare quite yet, but here are a few things I want when the time comes:

 

- I want some kind of stretchy wrap, maybe a Bali Stretch or Moby.  I never wrapped DS, but I think he'd have liked it.  We used a Beco Butterfly 2, as he wanted to be upright all the time.  I've since sold it, so I'm on the lookout for another infant-sized SSC.

 

- I used Thirsties diaper covers with prefolds from hospital to about 18 months with DS.  We also have some Thirsties Duo dipes and now we're using Green Mountain pre-fitteds with Thirsties covers.  They fit his chunky legs really well, and I hope they work with our new LO, as we have quite a stash.

 

I use Thirsties covers and Duos on my skinnier children and they fit beautifully.  So you should be good with your new LO no matter the chunk level. :)

 

Also, I didn't have a stretchy wrap with my first and I LOVED it with my second.  It's the best thing ever!  Well that, and a non-stretchy wrap.  And a SSC.   And a ring sling.  Hahhaha

post #32 of 40

I don't need ANTHING, but of course I'll still end up buying a ton eyesroll.gif

 

DD is a Sept baby and DS is June so we're covered for clothes. The infant car seat doesn't expire until 2013, so we're good. We will need 1-2 convertible car seats.

 

I've been stocking up on NB diapers during sales, since I'll need diapers for DS and #3.

 

Personally I am looking forward to GETTING RID of baby stuff!!!

post #33 of 40
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Personally I am looking forward to GETTING RID of baby stuff!!!



This.  We have a small house, and I've been making a huge effort to declutter and simplify.  But since we knew we'd be having another baby at some point, we saved most of DS's clothes and toys.  I have bins all over the basement.  It's amazing how much space clothing, diapers, and baby paraphernalia can take up!  And that's with some major weeding and the fact that we tend a bit towards minimalism anyways.  Well, we do, but I suppose the grandparents don't... eyesroll.gif

 

And thanks, Nicole, for the input on the Thirsties with a skinnier baby!

post #34 of 40
We don't NEED a lot but there are a few things I really want.

The first thing is a change table. We went without for DS and our backs have suffered. I know lots of other people ditch theirs for the second baby but we're going the opposite. We're very excited about it too!

We used and loved a wrap carrier when DS was little but once he got to 6 months we put him in an Ergo. It's taken me all this time to realise that the Ergo is too broad for my narrow shoulders. Moreover, I slammed the buckle in the car door and broke it and it's a pain to have it repaired. So, I've done heaps of research and think I'm going to get a Boba 3G.

Something that I really do need is some winter clothes for 0-6 months. Our DS was born in the hottest summer on record and this bub will be born in the middle of winter.

And finally, we need a new nappy stash - which I had already begun building before my BFP. I'm a fan of OSFA and my stash for DS mainly consisted of BumGenius. I think I'll branch out a little more this time around.

No doubt I'll get caught up in retail crazies and buy a stack of other stuff that we don't need. It's hard not to.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by GoofyInOK View Post

Oh geez.  lol  I'm intimidated with all the stuff to buy for a baby!  Since this is my first, I have nothing.  I don't even know where to start.  Sigh.  Good thing I have 8 months to figure everything out, or I'd just throw my hands up in the air and give up!!!  I am really enjoying reading all of your recommendations...  Please keep posting anything else you can think of that you love!  It really helps!


Throw your hands up now!

 

Rest assured that no matter what you think you'll need and what you buy before the baby comes, you will end up getting a whole bunch more sh*t afterwards (and for the next 25 years of said baby's life).  Everyone makes you think you have to have all this stuff prepared and waiting for the baby, but in reality you don't need anything in the beginning.  You'll figure it out when it's right.

post #36 of 40

My wish list starts with perfect health. I do not want this baby to have to go through everything (or anything) that DS2 went through.

 

For material things:

Cloth diapers (never been able to afford the up front cost in the past, even though over the course of 2 years we completely surpassed what the cost would have been)

Car seat - I have Recaro car seats for both of my toddlers and love them. I am not sure if that company makes an infant seat but am going to look into it, if not there are a few others I have been eyeballing lol.

Boobs - every other time, through hard times, I have been able to succeed at nursing, to 2 1/2 years with each, so I aim to fully nurse this babe as well.

Yarn - to crochet & knit my little bean lots of things :)

post #37 of 40

Oh!  One thing I totally forgot that I want is one of those cool Udder Cover/ Hooter Hider thingies.  They didn't have them yet when my kids were born (or I didn;t know about them), and blankets always fell down.  I'd always nurse in the Maya and use the tail to cover up with a bit, but I'd like to have one of those nifty little covers too.  :)

post #38 of 40
I have a dozen red edge (medium) Workhorse diapers that DS has worn for over a year now. I really like them... Nothing fancy but a great value for the money.

I'm still debating whether or not I'm going to do some fitteds for the nb stage. They just grow out of them so stinkin' fast that IDK if I can justify the price. I mean, I do like to think that I am saving some money using cloth... Lol!
post #39 of 40
We have all the necessary gear from DS including lots of gn clothing for the beginning. This time around I'll be splurging on a few things for me:

2 pairs of Lanacare wool breast pads
A couple nice nursing bras
A woven wrap

Plus I'll knit up the baby a few soakers, longies, cocoons and a sweater or two.
post #40 of 40

It'll be more than 4 yrs between #2 and this one, so I've given away or sold most of the "gear" (swing, bouncer, exersaucer). I'll probably get new (to me) ones of those--I don't use them much, but they were LIFESAVERS with my second especially. I like how a PP put it: it's good to have a safe place to park baby with rambunctious older ones flailing about. 

 

I used a ring sling exclusively for both 1 and 2, but really think I'll love a Moby for the teeny stage. I remember years ago a friend whose summer baby meant a summer wardrobe of almost exclusively nursing tanks with 3 different colored (coordinated w/ tanks/skirts) Mobys. It was really brilliant, I tell ya. Then I'll probably use the tried and true ring sling that will be more than 7 years old. I also want/need a new Ergo--probably a Sport. We hike a LOT, so the Ergo is awesome & my old one will be used exclusively for really sweaty endeavors, lol. (it's stinky, faded, stained, and some parts are kept together with safety pins, but I still use it occasionally for my 3yo.) I have a new (to me) pouch sling someone gave me, but I never had much luck w/ pouches really. I'd love a woven wrap, too--a friend of mine runs the babywearing int'l group in my area and has shown me some amazingly comfortable and easy holds with her various types. 

 

I'll probably get a car-use-only bucket seat because it's all that will really fit in my Prius with my tall DH and 2 other kids. We'll get a convertible for the van. I still need to figure out the right seat for my 6yo who just outgrew his Radian 80 (!!!) so I'm not looking forward to the carseat $hopping. 

 

We used fuzzibunz exclusively (after newborn stage) with 1 and 2, but I'm frankly sick of them, and would like to move to prefolds/prefitteds with wool covers. I really liked some newborn fitteds we used for #2, but can't even think of what they were called. They were terrycloth and had a snap-down for the umbilical cord. We used them with a newborn motherease cover, I think. They only made a brief stay at our house before being passed on to another family in my parenting group, so I don't really know that much about them. 

 

I can't stand high chairs, lol. I've only used a booster on a regular seat with both boys and liked it just fine. We still have that, and I think it's in good enough shape to reuse.

 

Is it terrible to say I like the Boppy because I could nurse babe, then they'd just fall asleep & stay there & I could use both hands to type on the computer?? :P (If you have bigger/saggy boobs, the way to position the nipple best is to tuck a burp cloth underneath the boob. Poof! Nipple is in the correct position.)

 

My boys were both born at the end of March, so the summer things I have won't fit...pretty much none of the 1st year clothes will fit, actually. Hopefully one of my friends will take pity on me and declutter their things in my direction, lol. 

 

I'll need to get some more good nursing bras. Way back before I ever got pg w/ #1, I was a generous B. When I have infants, I become an H, then back down to a G or F after about 6 mos. I'm now a D (after losing weight and not nursing for over a year). I *need* nursing bras--my faves are Bravado and Anita. I'll also need some good nursing tanks to pull off the aforementioned nursing-tank-with-Moby look for the duration of the summer. I'm counting on the Moby and baby to hide the postpartum belly and saggy boobs (too big to really look decent in only a tank!). 

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