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April 15th, 2013, 08:11 AM
Wanta.number2's Avatar Hi, I'm Tiffani!
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I haven't been pregnant and had a baby in 6, almost 7 years! After looking at all this baby stuff I feel like I am starting all over again! I seriously can't rememeber everything I need. Anyone else?
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April 15th, 2013, 08:14 AM
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It's been 10 years for me! I've gone to a couple baby stores or like the baby aisle in Target just to get a sense of what's out there/what might be useful, and I have a panic attack every time.

It's not that hard! wth is my problem??
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April 15th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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In 2010, it was a 10 year gap for me too and it totally was like being a new mom! This time since we're having another girl, I'm thrilled I have all the big stuff, a lot of clothes will carry over and there isn't anything we have to have that we're missing!

I feel for you both! Been there!!
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April 15th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Yep! Feeling totally new again here too! LOL My youngest will be 6 tomorrow!
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April 15th, 2013, 08:28 AM
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A little bit. My "baby" will be 4 in September so getting back in the mindset of what to do about diapering/sleeping arrangements/feeding is a total shift. They have a lot more cooler things out now than even 4 years ago.

I remember even just going from my 1st to my 2nd a lot changed between just the 2 years!
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April 15th, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Yup. I got rid of everything so we are starting from scratch. The only things I have is a bumbo seat cuz I didn't actually toss it out, and my moby wraps cuz they were packed away when we had our yard sale.
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April 15th, 2013, 09:11 AM
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Yeah I feel that way too. My "baby" will be 6 in August and it is all feeling very new to me.
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April 15th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Im in the same boat. Need everything! Since I started telling friends, they have given me stuff but ya staring from scratch.
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April 15th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I have definitely felt like we are starting from scratch as we got rid of a lot of stuff when we moved. But then we didn't buy a whole lot in the first place. (My DD is 4 now). The whole new born thing seems like it was so long ago...I am almost going to have to re-leard everything.
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April 15th, 2013, 12:15 PM
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i'm completely starting over. my son is 12! i held on to all of his baby things for years but ended up getting rid of everything about 2 years ago. i never, ever expected i'd be having another one.
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April 15th, 2013, 12:57 PM
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I do! My son is going to be almost 4 when baby is born so it hasn't been that long since I went through it. It sure does feel like it though. I have been browsing online for baby products or replacement parts for things I already have and nothing is the same. The other day I had to do an internet search to figure out when the second trimester started, you would think I had never been pregnant before!
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April 15th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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I was with my last baby there was a 4 year age gap and after the V we gave everything away so had I get all new
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April 15th, 2013, 01:29 PM
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My youngest will be 4 when baby is born but I've already done this spacing two other times!

The stuff I'm kinda dreading is the baby proofing like baby gates.
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April 15th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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My "baby" is 12, so it's been a long time for me! Each day I'm being reminded of things that pop up in pregnancy that I'd long since forgotten about, and I am totally lost in the baby section of the stores - they've come up with so many new gadgets that I'm completely confused now.
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