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post #41 of 48

I am not sure what else we need for baby supplies for the crib either.  We also have nothing for the crib other than 2 fitted sheets.  Not even a mobile.  I know bumpers aren't functional and many recommend avoiding them so researched mesh bumpers and decided never mind on those as well.  I read in a joking article the more time you spend decorating a nursery the more likely it is the kid won't use it, thought that was funny http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-sher/new-parents_b_1586285.html

post #42 of 48

uh oh, does that mean the LESS time you spend on a nursery, the MORE the baby will need it? we aren't getting an actual crib til later in the fall and we're not even setting up a nursery now (just turning the 2nd bedroom into a guest room for the parade of family members coming to help). 

post #43 of 48

double uh-oh if you're in a 1-bedroom apt. and thus won't even have a nursery at all??!

post #44 of 48

Murphy's Law says you'll WISH you had one, but you probably won't NEED one... :)

(When we were in a 1-bedroom with 2 kids, we closed off part of the hall with a shower curtain to create a "room" for the big one. There are plenty of creative ways to make enough of a nursery if you are really not handling baby in your room.)

post #45 of 48

Lily, I just showed my friend my nursery and she said the same thing, really the fitted sheet is the only essential (plus a mattress pad, I would think). We got a crib skirt on clearance for $9 at target.com to "cuten" it up a bit. She said that's all she ever had, fitted sheets and a crib skirt.

 

I haven't really researched the price of the cloth diapers to use for burp cloths/ other baby stuff. The ones I put on our amazon registry are 27 for a dozen. I wonder if that's high?

post #46 of 48

Boots, I think you can find them for between $1-2 a piece.  My cloth diapering guru friend says she NEVER pays more than $2 a prefold.  I'll poke around and see where she gets them.  But the price you have isn't super pricey by any means.

post #47 of 48

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More questions...how many receiving blankets do you really need, and what about burp cloths? People said people will give us a ton of these, but we have barely any.

 

I have 9 receiving blankets leftover from DS.  I probably had a dozen plus with him but I gave some of them away and just kept my favorites.  I'd say 8-10 is probably enough, and the cheapie Gerber ones are FINE.  They have fancier ones but really they're not worth the money, unless organic fibers are really important to you.

 

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Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

As far as bedding goes, do you really need anything other than a fitted sheet?  I've been avoiding all the crazy packages because they're expensive and filled with stuff I don't think we need (like crib dust ruffles, and bumpers, and such).  Is there something I'm missing that I would need to buy in addition to simple fitted sheets?  I got some breathable mesh bumpers, but that's about it.

 

Yup a fitted sheet is all you really need for a long time!  We added a nice fleecy blanket and a bumper when DS was older (like 9 or 10 months).  The bumper was because he was practicing crawling in his sleep and ramming his head into the side of the crib - it was awful, we'd be downstairs and hear THUNK and then screaming.  The blanket he is only just now at age 2 able to keep on himself for more than an hour or so.

 

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Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

Boots, I think you can find them for between $1-2 a piece.  My cloth diapering guru friend says she NEVER pays more than $2 a prefold.  I'll poke around and see where she gets them.  But the price you have isn't super pricey by any means.

 

I LOVE cheap cloth diapers for burp cloths.  I got the Gerber brand from Walmart/Target/where ever.  No way in a million years they'd work as actual diapers but as burp cloths they are the best.  I had a dozen of those, plus a few other regular burp cloths that a friend handed down to me.  Never felt like I had too many, and my son didn't even really spit up that much. 

post #48 of 48
Sheets for crib, or for your bed, either one. Babies spit and leak so much. I leaked so much. Definitely keeping that waterproof pad on e mattress until my milk levels out.

Carseat

Diapers

Moby/Sling

Nursing bra/nursing pads

Swaddlers

Burp Cloths (flat diapers work great for this)

Hats, socks, onesies.

And a little seat, lounger, whatever so you can set baby down to pee, shower, etc.
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