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post #21 of 48
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
I like pocket (also called pouch) slings. They are really easy to use.

I also have the ultimate baby wrap, it's a PITA to wrap up, but once you've got it on it fits GREAT and is so comfy. It has a little stretch to it too so that's nice. It's gentle on my shoulders. I can't wait to try it with a tiny baby!

I have a baby bjorn from DS's early days and that is ok. I've since heard that it keeps the baby's hips at a bad angle so I don't think I'll be using it much.

I just bought a mei tei off the TP and that might be my new favorite. I put my DS in it this morning to test it out, he weighs around 36 lbs. I had him on my back and it wasn't too bad. I think I could actually carry him around like that for up to 30 mins at a time. I think it would be a really nice carrier for a smaller babe.

I also have some ring slings, one cotton and one solarveil. I like the solarveil because it offers protection against the sun. It also makes a good sling to wear in the shower or water. We live in FL so sun protection is important. I used it as a blanket for DS when he would fall asleep at the beach or in a stroller.

I had a nojo by Dr. Sears and hated it. It is next to impossible to pull those padded rails through the rings. I didn't use it much and ended up getting rid of it. I don't reccomend it.

I did have a baby bjourn with DD too, and I used for a couple months and then stopped. I know I want to try a fleece one....now if I could recall the name!!
post #22 of 48
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Originally Posted by pjs View Post
I have a KK fleece pouch- absolutely love it, but cannot imagine wearing it in the summer (way too HOT!!). I also have a KK solarveil adjustable sling which I think will work well (pretty lightweight) and my favorite summer-type sling is a sling set sling (just one pouch)- it's light, compact and has some stretch (which I've found to be essential ever since using the KK fleece)
Yes, this is what it is called! Yea, I am thinking it would be warm but it will be good for the winter time!
post #23 of 48
Fleece pouch - I had a fleece pouch by Hotslings. I bought it so long ago and it was only $15, I know hotslings have gone up so much in price since then but I think their fleece pouches are still fairly inexpensive. Anyway, I loved the pouch, it was my FAVORITE, but then we moved to FL and I could no longer use it.

I also have an Ergo and I really loved it for a long time, until DS started pulling my hair in the back carry
post #24 of 48
We had all sorts of slings (homemade, mama made, and store bought) and each of them seemed to work well in different situations. I have to say, we had a cloth version of the baby bjorn that my DH loooooved. He hated the ring sling and the ergo scares him but he carried dd in that soft bjorn every day till he finally had to admit she'd outgrown in.

If you can find a store that sells a bunch of different slings, or a baby-wearing event with BTDT mamas, it's a real help. And it might be worth getting a simple sling before the babe and then shopping with the babe since some kiddos seem to have really specific opinions about how they want to be carried!
post #25 of 48
I have got almost everything tho I could use an insert for my ergo. I washed my ring sling and ergo this week so it's all ready for the new baby. I could use some onsies and side sanp t-shirts. I live in FL and it gets too hot for cute and frilly clothes here. I have 2 double strollers, 3 single strollers so I think we are okay in that dept.... Oooooooh, I just thought of something.... I am going to buy a new breast pump soon!!!!! I am so excited over the littlest things these days!
post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by Jilian View Post
Fleece pouch - I had a fleece pouch by Hotslings. I bought it so long ago and it was only $15, I know hotslings have gone up so much in price since then but I think their fleece pouches are still fairly inexpensive. Anyway, I loved the pouch, it was my FAVORITE, but then we moved to FL and I could no longer use it.

I also have an Ergo and I really loved it for a long time, until DS started pulling my hair in the back carry
Yea, I am going to have to hawk the TP or BWTP...I just haven't yet!
post #27 of 48
I aslo bought more oneies in different sizes..damn kohls! There were like $4 for a 3 pack or something! I couldn't resist and DD weren't saying, GO MOMMY! I think I would have bought more!
post #28 of 48
I still have everything from my DD, but this babies season will be much warmer than hers was. I have picked up some almost new snapped onesies from the thrift store here on base, but that's about all I will get for a while. Or at least until tax return time comes......
post #29 of 48
I let dd get a onesie from cafepress that says "I love my big sister" she felt strongly the baby needed that, and I couldn't tell her no. I've picked up a few other clothes on clearance, though a friend will give me all the handme downs I could use.

I've also bought 8 kissaluves size 0, 2 XS Very Baby AIOs, and 4 Newborn Sweet Cheeks AIOs. Oh, and one blue wool cover from the week I got the bfp The main thing we need is to complete our diaper stash. I didn't start cloth with dd until she was 13 months, and its been so long I've given away most of what we used with her. I sort of want a new stroller and high chair, but I am not stressing over them this week.
post #30 of 48
I went a little nuts last spring. I bought (all from craigslist!) a stroller, car seat and crib that attaches to our bed in case DH can't sleep w/ baby (he can barely sleep with me). Then I had a m/c and felt really stupid for a few months with all this baby stuff taking up space. It took serious discipline to keep from just giving it all away.

Well, I'm glad I kept it all because we got pregnant again three months later. This time, however, I'm really superstitious and won't buy anything for the baby myself (we have received a few gifts). Well, I guess I'll have to get over it sometime before the baby is born, but for now, NOTHING, NOTHING.
post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by torio View Post
Well, I'm glad I kept it all because we got pregnant again three months later. This time, however, I'm really superstitious and won't buy anything for the baby myself (we have received a few gifts). Well, I guess I'll have to get over it sometime before the baby is born, but for now, NOTHING, NOTHING.
These kind of superstitions are the reason Jewish people don't do baby showers. (Some people think it is a religious thing, but it is purely cultural and based upon a superstition from the "old days".) But Jewish people, as a rule, do not have showers and don't bring any baby items home until AFTER the baby is born.

I'm not a born Jew, so I'm not sure how people handle it. I would suspect that one's relatives might make a little stockpile and just bring it right after the birth.

I think you could certainly survive having bought literally nothing before the birth. It just means you will be likely to need to go out when perhaps you would rather stay in and bond with your little one.

Some people really never feel a need for anything. I'm afraid I found I wanted/"needed" several things right after DS's birth. Most especially a Snuggle Nest co-sleeper (fits between the adult pillows) as we just were NOT comfortable with DS between us in bed without some kind of "protection".

I imagine most Americans will want some "things" for their babies. We do tend to be pretty into "stuff".

--willo
post #32 of 48
i haven't bought a single thing for new baby but i have a basement full of baby stuff. yesterday i was in a gymboree outlet and i carried around the cutest little teeeeeeny yellow outfit with sock monkeys on it. it was the 'up to 7 lbs' size and i was thinking 'coming home from the hospital outfit.' totally unisex and adorable. and then i put it back and realized my chances of an 'up to 7lbs' baby are pretty slim and somehow the 0-3 month one was sooo much bigger. i still might get it but i refrained for the moment i'm superstitious too. i didn't buy anything for baby #1 until i was well into the pregnancy. i'm starting to feel like i could buy something for #2 now.
post #33 of 48
I haven't bought anything yet...mostly because I don't have any place to PUT baby stuff..so that helps me not to buy stuff.

My MIL, on the other hand has bought a TON of stuff. This is my first, and her first grandbaby...so, she is VERY exicted. She bought me a Maya Wrap for Christmas (bless her!) and a little stuffed giraffe that I saw at Babies R Us and just loved. It's still in the bag, cause I have no place for it!! My DH and I found a chifferobe that we want to buy to keep baby stuff in, so once I get that (March-ish) I'll probably go crazy. Since it's our first, we don't have ANYTHING that we need, although, I'm a minimilist at heart, so I'll only get the nessecities. I can't wait to buy cloth diapers though =)

Oh, if you count the new washer as baby gear, then guilty. We upgraded from our old used one so we would be prepared for cloth diapers last night.Yay for the new washer (that even MATCHES the dryer, how cool is that??) =)
post #34 of 48
I gave in...I was shopping our local second hand shop for maternity pants and found a pair of itty bitty teeny tiny wont fit more than a week slippers that look like little teddy bears. Very soft, with little brown ears and a soft pink nose.

Not that a June babe really needs slippers, but maybe for coming home from the hospital? They were just too cute and only 50 cents so...

post #35 of 48
SO it may have begun with slippers....but the holiday gift cards combined with Boxing Day sales has upped the baby-purchase ante.

We went to Target and bought a new Car Seat. DD will move from her Britax Marathon into the seat we just bought (it has a slightly higher rear facing weight limit, and forward facing it's good to 100 pounds so it should hold her for a while!). We already have a "baby bucket" for the first few months and then the new babe can move into the Marathon and be good for a couple of years. Huzzah! Major headache out of the way...

And dd helped pick out a pack n' play for the new babe (classic pooh, but only on the edge...for the most part it's green). With dd, we would put her down on a yoga mat or blanket to nap on the floor during the day. Since obviousl it wouldn't be a good idea to put the babe on the floor with a bouncy toddler, we figured we needed some sort of "toddler proof baby sleep nest" and the pack n' play was on clearance. Since it has a changing pad built in we don't need to convert dd's old changing table (the under 20 dollar IKEA version) back...since it's doing a wonderful job holding books and toys right now! I;m kind of embarrassed to own a pack n' play (it seems so anti-AP) but I honestly think it'll keep dd from "sharing" her toys with the babe's head during nap time!

But I think that just about does it for purchases. Once we know if it's a boy or girl (if they decide to let us know) then I might pick up a few onsies from the second hand shop (we have a wonderful mama-run thrift store called "Mama Goose" just a block away)...but we have the co-sleeper, baby bucket, all sorts of slings, toys, even a baby "rocker" that dd loved till she outgrew it. So I think we're set!
post #36 of 48
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You guys are all making me feel much better! We just purchased two new careats outselves - Sunshine Radian. We are trying to avoid what would be the biggest new baby purchase of all - a new car - by seeing if we can cram three carseats into our Subaru wagon. A big challenge indeed, but we'll see if two Radians (supposedly the narrowest seats out there) can do the job...
post #37 of 48
I bought a curtain! (Clover Fields by Kidsline)

hehe
post #38 of 48
I have 30 NB diapers I had picked up for cheap last summer, I bought a mini co-sleeper for my husband to use with the baby and I also got a Bumbo.

Waiting till the 17th to see if I need more blue or if pink will be the color of choice!
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by noahs_mommie View Post
I have 30 NB diapers I had picked up for cheap last summer, I bought a mini co-sleeper for my husband to use with the baby and I also got a Bumbo.

Waiting till the 17th to see if I need more blue or if pink will be the color of choice!
30!!!! Wow...that is a lot, no? I only have 15, and I was thinking that would be enough...hmmm...I guess I can't really remember how often newborn dipes need to be changed!

Well, is this little guy/gal uses more than 15 diapers before I can get things washed s/he'll be in small prefolds, because I'm not buying any more fitteds! This will be, in fact, the very first time that I have ever used a fitted if you can believe...
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by Mere View Post
30!!!! Wow...that is a lot, no? I only have 15, and I was thinking that would be enough...hmmm...I guess I can't really remember how often newborn dipes need to be changed!

Well, is this little guy/gal uses more than 15 diapers before I can get things washed s/he'll be in small prefolds, because I'm not buying any more fitteds! This will be, in fact, the very first time that I have ever used a fitted if you can believe...

I was thinking I need at least 15 more I remember changing Noah like every hour when he was a NB! LOL If I could figure out a PF I would so be on that wagon!
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