When my youngest was 2 months old we moved from Japan back to the states so I got rid of most of our baby stuff. The stuff we did keep has keep in storage since April of last year (long story full of military stuff no one wants to know about ) so I'm not sure of the condition of whats there. My husband, being a worrywart, wants to replace whats there except for the really special items, because hes worried about the safety issues. I'm more worried about mold issues and if Ill be able to get the clean again after sitting in storage for so long. Usually I strip and clean my baby stuff every 6 months, even when not in use, to keep it clean and make sure its still functional. Oh and I'm somewhat anal about only clean items being near my children.
The items I KNOW will be good (or better be):
Moses basket (I loved loved loved this with my son, I used it more than anything else)
1 bouncy seat (brand new, used maybe 2 times so as long as I can get it clean from storage it should be good)
Some diapers although most were used through 3 children so are on their last leg
the car seat we have here
Items that might be good:
an exerciser- was brand new with my second child, don't know how it fared shipping
clothing- as long as its not moldy/yucky. I don't know what the storage unit is like that our household goods were stored in
Items we will need because either we don't have them or got rid of them before moving.
Single stroller- the house we are suppose to be moving into is a 10 minute walk from the library and I don't baby wear after around 20 weeks (not comfortable for me) so Ill need one for my son
swing- never had one but I need a safe place to put him/her down when I'm homeschooling my oldest two
pack-in-play- another safe place to put him/her down
co-sleeper, mainly because I don't think my youngest will be ready for his own bed by the time the baby comes and I won't kick him out if hes not ready
diapers- to supplement what we have, Ill probably make these
baby gates- to coordinate off the kitchen so I can take care of the baby without worrying about the toddler, my son gets into things ALOT more than his sisters did, or I just have less patience with it.
monitor- so I can put him down for a nap and still hear him.. the house we are hopefully renting is a lot bigger than anything we have ever lived in before (by several hundred sq ft) so I'm worried about being able to hear him/her if I'm in another part of the house or I stepped outside with the girls.
a second nursing pillow cover
Would like to have but not "necessary"
a few outfits that are new just for this baby
a rocking chair/Ottoman.. Ive been waiting one for years and never spent the money on it
Hopefully we move into a house soon so I can get our stuff out of storage and see what we still have that is functional!