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The weekly thread got me thinking. I went to buy new carseats (the ones we have won't allow three in my backseat) yesterday. It was a great experience (albeit expensive) and the salesguy actually rigged them up in my car to make sure they'd all fit. But I felt weird telling my husband, since it seems like I have "so much time." On the other hand, I was really worried that we wouldn't find three seats to fit and we'd have to buy a different car - so it does help me sleep a bit better at night!! There are a few other things I want to buy, but I still feel like it's "so early" but of course, I know the time goes more quickly as you get closer (except for the two weeks right before you give birth - which are REALLY long!!).<br><br>
Anyway, this ramble is just to see what others have already bought - and how they feel about it.
 

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I have bought a few dozen prefolds and a few newborn/small covers. We didn't start cloth diapers until about 3 mos w/ dd, so I needed more little stuff.<br><br>
I found some cute knitted baby booties at a thrift store.<br><br>
We're still trying to decide on the car seat situation.
 

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I bought a pink onesie with a bunny on it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i haven't bought diapers yet, still researching them ALL!!! i have bought some clothes, mainly onesies.... today i bought a babyhawk! so excited about it!! i mainly bought it for my dh to use, but i can see us both using it!
 

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so far i've only updated my wrap stash. with ds i used a ring sling for the first 6 months and didn't discover wraps till i was desperate for a two shoulder carrier. the wrap i had was fine, but i felt like something new. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
we will need to get another carseat, but that can wait. we can use ds's infant carseat for awhile.
 

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oh boy. y'all are making me feel like a shopping maniac!<br><br>
so far i have purchased:<br><br>
pouches (one each for me and dh)<br>
a crib and changing table/dresser (i found an inexpensive one that was being discontinued, so i bought it already)<br>
a co-sleeper pillow<br>
organic fabric for baby clothes<br>
random baby clothes, new (organic) and used<br>
bedding<br><br>
...i think that's all...so far...<br>
i'm hoping that some of my cds will be purchased from the registry, so i haven't started on those yet. i have some hand me down prefolds so far...
 

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Just diapers and some newborn clothes. When I had my son I didn't realize the difference between newborn and 0-3 months, and he was falling out of his clothes for the first month or so. I even have one preemie onesie in case this baby is small (and a girl ... it's lavender!).
 

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I have purchase a new car seat/used stroller along with diapers. i already have almost everything else from previous kids. Meeting a friend to purchase her breast pump on Sunday.
 

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I bought a glider on craigslist! It's one of those Dutailliers. I totally scored. I didn't have one for ds, and always wished that I had. It's so comfortable to get my feet up while I'm pregnant too.<br>
I've also started trading in my boy clothes for girls clothes at our consignment store. So far, I got a diaper cover, 4 sleepers, 2 onesies, a shirt and sweater set, and a jumper and hat set. It's nice to have some bright colors in the dresser next to all of my gender neutral stuff from last time. I'm sure friends are going to send stuff for this baby, so I'm not going to go crazy on clothes. There are still a few things I need...bouncy seat, car seat, a new sling, baby bath tub...<br>
I'm just keeping my eye out for good prices and used items.<br><br>
I don't really know what to do about the car seat situation.<br>
The question is- do I need an infant carseat, or should I just use one of my convertible seats? I have a feeling I'm not going to be carrying the seat around like I did last time, but I remember that it made a good seat for different situations, like restaurants and stuff.<br><br>
Are you other moms buying infant carseats or convertibles?
 

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We used an infant carseat for ds until he outgrew it then bought a child seat that converts to a booster. We kept the infant seat so we will use it for this baby then buy her a big seat when she outgrows it.
 

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I'm feeling bad because I haven't bought a single thing yet. The most I've done is thought about having my husband go up to the attic to bring down what I may have for evaluation....<br>
I'm getting my friend's crib, her son just turned 2. I'll at least look at that today so maybe that will get us going.<br>
My husband cleaned out the room and painted it last month. That's the extent of our preparation for now.
 

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I have gotten some clothes and lots of dipes from the trading post. I love trading and buying from there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We bought a little sleeper outfit the month before I got pg and then this adorable dress that was on clearance right after (I know, I know, it might be a boy, but the dress was too cute to miss). I bought one cloth diaper to make sure that the wraps and soakers I've been knitting will fit properly. At the same time, I bought this crazy knit cardigan. I made a silk ring sling b/c I didn't feel like spending the crazy amount of money that most elegant ring slings cost. I plan on making a more reasonable one out of a better washable fabric at some point and a mei tai. And finally, I'm almost finished knitting a cabled cardigan that Baby won't be able to wear until (s)he's about 6 mos.
 

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A couple sleepers, some gowns, 2 new slings (which we did not need, but I wanted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ), and some rompers.<br><br>
We still need to get an infant carrier, a bouncy seat of some sort for the bathroom, onesies, and more sleepers for sure... We also want a crib (for sidecarring) before he can sit up, but we have plenty of time for that...no swing, ultrasaucer, etc this time cause neither of my other kids liked them and they just take up too much room for something that doesn't ever get used.<br><br>
I'd really like to start buying clothes ahead...but my kids grew so weird that I have no clue what size to buy for when. My dd wore preemie clothes for 3 months, and 0-3 for 4 months, and then 3-6 for like 10 months. So if Travis grew like her we'd need preemie summer and fall and some winter clothes (november in michigan there is likely to be snow, but it's also likely to be 70), winter and spring 0-3 clothes, etc... But my son grew really fast at first, he wore preemie for a week, newborn for a week, and 0-3 for about a month, and 3-6 for another month...he was wearing 12 month clothes at 4 months old...but then he stayed in that size untill 14 months old. Now at 4 1/2 and 3 both my kids are about one size behind where they should be. So if this is the case for Travis and he grows like Kincaid did we would need summer 0-3 and 3-6, winter 12 month.<br><br>
So I've just bought a few preemie things (coming home outfit possibilities and some sleepers) and some 0-3 summer stuff, going to have to wait to get anything bigger till I see how he grows.
 

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I don't really know what to do about the car seat situation.<br>
The question is- do I need an infant carseat, or should I just use one of my convertible seats? I have a feeling I'm not going to be carrying the seat around like I did last time, but I remember that it made a good seat for different situations, like restaurants and stuff.<br><br>
Are you other moms buying infant carseats or convertibles?</div>
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We will be using an infant carrier. Even though convertible seats say they are fine for 5+lbs, it's really not true, the straps will not fit right on an average sized newborn and an infant carrier is much safer. In general it seems the carseat with the lowest possible straps is a britax boulevard, and most kids can't fit in it properly till around 9lbs and 24-25" tall (obviously depends on torso length vs. leg length)... I can not imagine I'm going to have a 9lb baby 25" baby, so I would not feel safe with a convertible seat from the begining.
 

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I bought a infant car seat, a baby monitor and a high chair. I am not really sure why I bought the baby monitor since the one I have seems to work fine. I bought a genderless newborn gown for $.25 at a garage sale.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We will be using an infant carrier. Even though convertible seats say they are fine for 5+lbs, it's really not true, the straps will not fit right on an average sized newborn and an infant carrier is much safer. In general it seems the carseat with the lowest possible straps is a britax boulevard, and most kids can't fit in it properly till around 9lbs and 24-25" tall (obviously depends on torso length vs. leg length)... I can not imagine I'm going to have a 9lb baby 25" baby, so I would not feel safe with a convertible seat from the begining.</div>
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I also noticed that before Marah Jade could sit up she complained when she was in the convertable seat. It was too upright for her. Plus the only way DH could get her to sleep when I was at work was to drive and the removable seat was a blessing. He was so POed when she out grew it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So I've just bought a few preemie things (coming home outfit possibilities and some sleepers) and some 0-3 summer stuff, going to have to wait to get anything bigger till I see how he grows.</div>
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Where your kids preemies or just small? DD didn't even fit in the newborn 0-3.
 

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we got a double stroller and have been given some cloth dipes. all we really need now are maybe 4 or 5 onesies and maybe a new pouch carrier. we need a bigger bed, too, but i don't know if that's going to happen. we'll see.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We will be using an infant carrier. Even though convertible seats say they are fine for 5+lbs, it's really not true, the straps will not fit right on an average sized newborn and an infant carrier is much safer. In general it seems the carseat with the lowest possible straps is a britax boulevard, and most kids can't fit in it properly till around 9lbs and 24-25" tall (obviously depends on torso length vs. leg length)... I can not imagine I'm going to have a 9lb baby 25" baby, so I would not feel safe with a convertible seat from the begining.</div>
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Good point! I was just going to go with a convertable seat, and splurge and get a good one, but I will have to rethink that now.<br><br>
I mostly didn't want a bucket infant seat because I didn't want to be tempted to carry baby around in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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