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I am a total dork and have already started my mental list. I am really trying to do as commercial-free of a pregnancy, childbirth, and infant stage thing as I can, but baby stuff is so darn cute. Feel free to add your "needs" here.<br><br>
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A new carseat, preferably a Britax Marathon...I love the way tiny babies fit in them.<br><br>
A new Didy wrap. Each kid has their own "legacy" wrap that will be passed on for their babies.<br><br>
A birth kimono. We dye one for each child.<br><br>
A few new wool covers. Some of them have seen better days after a few kids. I'm starting my knitting now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
A birth tub rental in January.<br><br>
A midwife.<br><br>
That's it for now. Must resist temptation....
 

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I actually don't *need* anything, but I agree that it's hard to resist the cuteness of little baby things sometimes!
 

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I am so bummed that I need everything! Within the past two months, we sold EVERYTHING on Craigslist and a garage sale. Strollers, carriers, cribs, toys, carseats, tons of clothes. Ugh.<br><br>
We thought we were done!
 

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a new car seat<br><br>
maybe another carrier<br><br>
and cloth diapers - DD wore the other ones to rags. - I cam so excited to shop for diapers again
 

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I don't really need anything as my two most recent births were dec babies and 1 was a boy and 1 was a girl.<br>
I think I would like to get a few (about a doz pull ups in a smaller size as the ones I have are more for 4month +. Depending on the sex of the baby I might need to have the fabric of a few of my existing pull ups changed. Maybe another bblp (baby bjorn little potty) bcs u can't have too many potties. (We practiced ec (elimination communication) w/ dd and i intend to do that again. The pull up trainers are extremely helpful in encouraging me to offer the potty)<br>
A I was born at home t-shirt and matching beanie<br>
BUT I think that is all I can come up with. I am sure I will think of something<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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We need EVERYTHING, because 1. this is our very first child and 2. it has taken us so long that all our friends/family members have gotten rid of all the baby stuff they used to have. All except the rocking chair that my mother rocked me in when I was a baby, she said she's giving that to me for mine, which I love.
 

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I have no idea what we "need". I have to tell you the urge to buy anything cute at the store is very strong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I can tell you what every one thinks I need. A crib. I don't.<br><br>
We got rid of it when my son was a toddler because we never use it. I love the reactions. Like a baby won't be able to sleep without a crib. GASP! LOL!<br><br>
In all seriousness I need to check out my car seat. I am fairly sure it is expired but it has never been in a car accident and depending on how the plastic has faired in the attic I might use it again.<br><br>
Other than the car seat I think I am just going to make more diapers and then we will just need to buy diaper pails and we are all good.
 

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I can tell you what every one thinks I need. A crib. I don't.<br></div>
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My mom used to say to me when I couldn't find a crib I liked "you know a baby can sleep in a drawer - we did that for a while, just put a lot of pillows in it" LOL<br><br>
We bought a crib, but um...my daughter didn't exactly sleep in it much.
 

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Car seat is good for another 2 years. Still have our cosleeper, although it will likely only be used as a changing table again. We have all our cloth dipes from before, but I traded the covers up as DD grew, so I will need to get more covers. Or I may try EC if things go well with stopping working. Need some new clothes bc DD was a summer babe, and I was a real slacker about stains anyway. Other than that, don't need anything else. A boob, a bed, and some clothes, that's all we need.<br><br>
Oh, and I will have DD help me make a silk cord tie.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We bought a crib, but um...my daughter didn't exactly sleep in it much.</div>
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Yeah my kids didn't spend too much time in ours. I shouldn't have been so snarky. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
If we had a bigger house and an extra room for this baby I am sure we would have kept the crib. We live in a 2bd 800 sq ft house. Our two kids share a bedroom so this baby will be in our room and there was/is no room for the crib. Way too cramped for me.<br><br>
Hopefully housing prices will start to go up. I figure 7 more months of pregnancy then the baby is usually in our bed for a few years. That is almost three years for things to pick up and we can move into a bigger home. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am so bummed that I need everything! Within the past two months, we sold EVERYTHING on Craigslist and a garage sale. Strollers, carriers, cribs, toys, carseats, tons of clothes. Ugh.<br><br>
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Bummer!!
 

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Honestly I don't think we need anything. What I do need is a clean and organized home and a definate plan for homeschooling our oldest. This baby is the 4th and it's going to have to hit the ground runnin'!
 

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I'm getting some more cloth diapers because I have never cloth diapered a newborn before. We started with DD when she was like 2 or 3 months old I think?<br><br>
We have a crib though DD never used it so I doubt we'll even set it up. We have a co sleeper which we may use..as I am sure DD will want to sleep in our bed. I think we may need to invest in a king sized bed..even if it's just the mattress.<br><br>
The car seat is fine for another 2 years as far as expiration date go..but it's pink...so if we end up having a boy...I think I want to just get a boy colored car seat cover (you can buy them on ebay).<br><br>
I have plenty of wraps and mai tais. If it's a boy, i'll need some boy clothes..but i plan to just use mostly sleepers and warm and cozy things the first few months because it'll be so cold here (I live in WI).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In all seriousness I need to check out my car seat. I am fairly sure it is expired but it has never been in a car accident and depending on how the plastic has faired in the attic I might use it again</div>
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I would encourage you to stop by the family safety forum for info on why an expired car seat is not safe despite how it was stored.<br><br>
I don't think we'll "need" much for this little one. If we have a girl, I bet clothing will be the #1 splurge. If a boy, I'll likely pick up a couple of swaddling blankets since we didn't have any decent ones with our first. I'm going to sew some newborn diapers since last time my diaper stash was just giant on my peanut.
 

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I have to check the date on our infant carrier. It may be close to expiration. I can't remember. I will probably end up buying a new seat.<br><br>
I need cloth diapers for newborns. I didn't start CDing until my last child was 4 months (and he went right into medium FBs which he still currently fits into). I'm going to do prefolds and covers until the baby is big enough for pockets.<br><br>
I need clothes again because I sold or donated EVERYTHING I had. I swear selling my baby stuff is like a fertility drug for me. This is the second time now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I need a new sling. Any recommendations? I tried a ring sling and hated it. I could never get it into the right position and the ring hurt me. It didn't help that I had really big babies either.<br><br>
We're also going to try a side car co-sleeper. We usually just co-sleep, but DH gets really paranoid. They're kind of pricey though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, and I will have DD help me make a silk cord tie.</div>
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That sounds fascinating. Please tell me how you make one and the bennefits of silk verses twine.<br>
thanks<br><br>
For those that are looking for a sidecar co-sleeper I absolutely love ours. It has been hooked up to the bed for 8 years and no baby has actually slept in for long periods but can be put there when we want the whole bed to ourselves<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">. It is also a great place for a small diaper pail and some diapers, wipes, change of clothes for baby, bottle of water, snacks, etc. etc. etc. I don't have to get up at all to deal w/ baby and am able to change while laying down or just barely sitting up and then we are right back to sleep. Way less disruptions that way.<br><br>
For naps and the first part of the night we used an amby with our last baby and absolutely loved it. Due to the recall we switched to an arms reach cocoon and loved it even more than the amby.
 

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i got rid of all my baby stuff 6 months ago so i'm starting from scratch. i don't need a place for baby to sleep - i'm going to get the cradle i borrowed from last time. but i do need a stroller, car seat, swing (didn't have one last time, but i'm putting it on my priority list), clothes, diapers, and breast pump.
 

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oh yeah, and a carrier of some sort. preferably a wrap or similar.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I need a new sling. Any recommendations? I tried a ring sling and hated it. I could never get it into the right position and the ring hurt me. It didn't help that I had really big babies either.<br><br>
We're also going to try a side car co-sleeper. We usually just co-sleep, but DH gets really paranoid. They're kind of pricey though.</div>
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I love my Moby. I used it from newborn until I lent it to a friend when my DS was 14 months & 28 lbs - though in the summer it was my back up carrier while I mostly used a mei tai.<br><br>
My DH also is uncomfortable with co-sleeping, so we used an Arm's Reach co-sleeper until DS learned to pull up. It was a good solution and we'll use it again, but if you're looking to buy, it might be easier to find a crib second hand and side-car it. The crib would also be useful longer than the bassinet.
 

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We need a double stroller and a co-sleeper. DD's crib is sidecarred and she still sleeps in it for naps and at the beginning of the night. I don't think she'll be ready for a toddler bed quite yet.<br><br>
Also need to some winter baby clothes. Maybe some more cloth diapers, but not many.<br><br>
I really want a ring sling too! Something I can slip the baby in and out of really easily while playing with DD. I love my Moby, but I have to readjust it every time I take the baby out.<br><br>
The biggest task will be redecorating and organizing the nursery for two, especially if this one is a boy.
 
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