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post #41 of 65

With this one (#4) we won't need too much stuff. Although stupid me got rid of all my baby stuff, sigh.  I think I will invest in a nice double stroller (sit n stand probably), a new infant seat, bouncer and swing (that I will get in neutral colors so I can give them to my sister who will be TTC soon). If its a boy, all new clothes (grr! Im such an idiot!) and thats about it :)

 

As an IBCLC in private practice may I give a little advice about used breast pumps (what I have experienced)? duck.gif I know that contamination is what most people think of, but often if you are getting it from a sister or friend this is not so much of a worry...what IS a worry though, is that consumer-grade breast pump motors are technically only rated for ONE YEAR.  And are meant for moms pumping a few times a day, 5 days a week.  They don't just burn out one day- they die a slooooowwww death.  Now if you are using it to pump here or there, or after you have an established milk supply, it MAY not be as much of an issue...but if you have IGT, are exclusively pumping, have a baby not latching, etc. you should always use a rental-grade pump early on.  Plus, the Medela Pump in Styles are known for mold contamination, since they are an open barrier system- much more of a concern if you ask me than worrying about catching another moms disease.  HTH!

post #42 of 65

I just ordered some reusable breast pads, some more cloth menstrual pads (including ones for heavy flow), and a little potty chair (for EC). I want to buy lots of things for baby but I don't know how generous family will be, so I do want to leave things for them to buy us! Our biggest expense will be cloth diapers, and otherwise all we need in terms of big things is a ring sling, travel cot, maybe a car seat. We're planning to skip a lot of the things that people buy like strollers, Moses basket, furniture, infant "chairs," video monitors, etc. And I already got my Beco Butterfly. So I want to leave basic things for a bit in case people want to get us gifts as I would hate it if someone foisted a pram on us, we have no place for it! 

 

We're not planning to find out the sex so I'm just waiting for someone to ask us how they will know what colours to buy for us though, but I'm totally confused about why anyone cares about this anyway? I can't imagine baby will care what colour h/she is wearing, and I think it's a little bizarre to ascribe gender characteristics to a tiny baby anyway. soapbox.gif

post #43 of 65

My crappy insurance does actually cover breast pump rental, I just found out!  There is a huge difference with the rental pumps, amila is right.  Anyone with any supply issues at all should rent.

post #44 of 65

I need a new baby sling, my old one got mildewed when I forgot about a sippy cup in the diaper bag.  :(  I'm thinking about trying a different style this time, maybe a mei tei or however you spell that.

Maybe if it's a girl, my mom will give me some new pink diapers instead of annoying pink dresses or hair bows or something silly.  :)  (With my attitude towards everything pink, and dolls, and princesses, sometimes I wonder why I'm trying for a girl...)
 

post #45 of 65
We don't really need much. I sold my Moby, so I'd like a new one. We'll need a baby car seat but I'm hoping to borrow one from a friend. I'd like some Aden + Anais blankets. Some bags for breast milk and maybe new bottles. Maybe some news onesies. Just a few random odds and ends. I still have our old strollers, and all the other baby gear. If I can find a swing or bouncy seat, used, I'll pick one up.
post #46 of 65
What kind of strollers do you all recommend? I know everyone has different preferences. I won't really need anything for running/walking because there will be snow here from the time baby arrives until they're almost 6 months old (bleh!). Just want something durable that moves along easily and, of course, is safe smile.gif
post #47 of 65
We've had a Chico umbrella stroller that is still in great shape, 8 years later. It was $50. I also have a Phil & Ted's that is awesome.
post #48 of 65
Ill have to check both out. I'm guessing my best bet will be just pushing some around at the baby stores!
post #49 of 65

So far the only thing I've bought is a journal.  I'm utterly clueless about what I want/need except I know I want to make the journey into babywearing.

post #50 of 65

JJH we loved our citimini. Its a "jogging" stroller. Though I doubt it would actually be good for jogging as it has small wheels rather than large. I think they just call it a jogging stroller because its set up with 1 wheel in the front and two in the back. We did find it exceptionally easy to steer and very smooth which is important for us since we're in the city (and dodging lots of people and bumpy sidewalks). We had a bugaboo originally which I liked because you had the option of facing the child towards you and it was also extremely easy to push. But we ended up selling it because it wasn't easy to fold up and took up way too much space. The citimini was very easy to collapse and hang on the wall. We loaned our citimini to SIL. I hope she's ready to part with it by the time this baby arrives! Though her DS will only be 2.5 so she might not be.

 

We'll definitely wear baby a lot. But there are times (for us) when a stroller is needed.

post #51 of 65
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JJH we loved our citimini. Its a "jogging" stroller. Though I doubt it would actually be good for jogging as it has small wheels rather than large. I think they just call it a jogging stroller because its set up with 1 wheel in the front and two in the back. We did find it exceptionally easy to steer and very smooth which is important for us since we're in the city (and dodging lots of people and bumpy sidewalks). We had a bugaboo originally which I liked because you had the option of facing the child towards you and it was also extremely easy to push. But we ended up selling it because it wasn't easy to fold up and took up way too much space. The citimini was very easy to collapse and hang on the wall. We loaned our citimini to SIL. I hope she's ready to part with it by the time this baby arrives! Though her DS will only be 2.5 so she might not be.

We'll definitely wear baby a lot. But there are times (for us) when a stroller is needed.
Oh that sounds great! Ill look into that one
post #52 of 65

I saved our Ergo (couldn't part with it), our bassinet (family antique) and some wooden rattles... other than that I will most likely buy some CD's used of course, baby clothes will come to me I am sure. We will co-sleep but I might look into getting a bouncy seat for somewhere to set the baby if I need to.  I will crochet some hats and booties for the winter maybe try my hand at a sweater. 

 

I gave everything away thinking we were done. Sheepish.gif was I wrong. Oh well. I have learned you don't need much.  

post #53 of 65
Anyone have recommendations for a good pregnancy pillow? I promised myself I'd get one this time. Although, I haven't figured out how I'm going to have room to use it yet since DS has started co-sleeping again!
post #54 of 65

I haven't bought anything yet, but will need to make some big purchases later on. We need a new infant seat and umbrella stroller. I also need to get new front wheels for our Bugaboo and want to get the standing attachment for it so DS2 can ride if/when his legs get tired.

post #55 of 65

We'll be needing a bigger vehicle. That'll be one huge purchase. Otherwise - we'll be needing a car seat; I'll need a pump for when I go back to work; I want to get a glider/ rocker; a diaper bag that'll fit the cloth diapers... and a high chair...? Don't think there's anything else. It doesn't sound so daunting, written out like that. Except for the vehicle.

post #56 of 65

yogamama: For a cheap pregnancy pillow, you could just look at Target or any store like that, and they'll have them.  I used one of those the first time, and it was perfectly acceptable.  For a super expensive but awesome one, with extra uses, I recommend the TresTria: http://www.globalenfant.com/tres-tria-100-natural-cosleeping-solution-p-816.html

My parents gave me one for Christmas last time.  :)  Looks like that one in the link is on sale, if I remember the previous price correctly.  I liked it because it didn't have whatever weird chemicals other bedding might have, and it was firm so I didn't wear a thin spot in it.  I'm going to have to pull it back out soon, but I'm not quite ready to give up the space yet.  That's the problem with any pregnancy pillow, they do take up room.

 

We're trying hard to find a way to avoid buying a new car!  I don't want to drive a minivan... I have a honda civic hybrid and I love it... but fitting three car seats across the back is going to take some serious planning.  :)
 

post #57 of 65
Thanks harpersmion! I will check those pillows out. 3 carseats in a civic doesn't sound very feasible! We just got a Kia sportage to make more room for what will be 2 kids for us. I was looking at the dodge journey with an optional 3rd row of seats. Hubby said it looked too much like a mini van for his tastes though.
post #58 of 65

Well, I found a couple of accounts of people making the carseats fit. And our 7-year-old has been big enough for a backless booster for years, we just didn't see any reason to switch until now, so maybe that will fit better.  :)  We'll see, I haven't made any real progress researching it.  Once we tell my parents we can get the bucket seat out of their attic and see how it fits.  :)
 

post #59 of 65
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Originally Posted by hapersmion View Post

Well, I found a couple of accounts of people making the carseats fit. And our 7-year-old has been big enough for a backless booster for years, we just didn't see any reason to switch until now, so maybe that will fit better.  :)  We'll see, I haven't made any real progress researching it.  Once we tell my parents we can get the bucket seat out of their attic and see how it fits.  :)
 

Keep researching! I have a friend that has 3 car seats across the back of her little Toyota Corolla. These are the seats she has http://www.combiusa.com/Products/Car-Seats/Coccoro/12

post #60 of 65

Haven't bought anything yet, this is my 2nd but my DD is 8 years old and will be almost 9 when the baby is born. I will need everything, however, I'm not goinng over board. I already have a my heart set on a brand new Ergo, I loaned mine to a friend 8 years ago and I haven't seen it since.... A nice stroller and some car seats.. maybe some diapers.. a breast pump. I got rid of my stuff from DD1 b/c I was not planning on # 2. Other than that , i dont want or need much.. not even a crib.. just a useless piece of furniture.

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