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I was doing it to more just keep my dad happy. I think he is trying to make sure i keep the baby or he gets to adopt it. i think i am feeling better about keeping it with my dad supporting me. I did buy a pack diapers and couple oniesies and a few books. It was enough to make my dad happy.
Stock up on diapers when they are on sale, you can always exchange them for different sizes when the time comes if need be. Will you be having a baby shower? You can start looking around the stores at stuff that you want for the baby and eventually when you are further along make a registry.
Also, if he or other people are buying clothing remind them to also buy larger sizes or you will end up with tons of newborn items and no larger sizes. I agree with Brie on the diapers, too. Bottles if you don't plan to breastfeed. And, a Boppy pillow.. mine was my best friend, lol.
I agree with the others, no rush yet to start buying in what you need.
A good tip is also to buy used or on big sales, saves you a ton of money. Probably over half of DD's cloths are hand me downs from cousin and other people I know. Leaves for more money for other stuff
A few "basis" that are nice to have is..
- changing table/area
- diaper pail
- dresser (if you don't have the space with your stuff)
-diapers (though, not all babies are the same and can wear the same diapers so I'd only stack up from some of the different ones and see what the baby could use)
- washing material (soap, shampoo, diaper creams, lotion, sun screen, etc)
(Must recommend atleast trying to breastfeed a little, it is worth it )
-breast pads (seriously, they're gonna leak like crazy if they are anything like my boobs lol)
- baby utilities,
On the go
- Car seat
- diaper bag (if you don't have a big bag already)
- floor mat ( to practice tummy time when s/he's old enough)
- look out for the season you're due in and the temps then, no point getting light summery stuff if you're due in the winter, etc and I'd wait for the gender before even starting on that but..
- outside wear
-pants and sweater, feks but not really much need nornally in the first couple months.
-mittens (to prevent scratcing itself)
.................Aaaand then the brain said stop lol can't think of that much more right now but gives a little overview of some stuff alteast, you can also google it and compare what the different lists says and just go with the feel.
Thank you that is what I needed. Now the conversation on my January board is about converter car seats and infant car seats.Do i need an infant one? How much use do you get carrying it around instead of just putting the baby in a stroller or carrying the baby? Why can't all babies wear the same diapers? All it does is catch poop. Why would you say breastfeeding is worth it? Sorry for my million and one questions. I have to learn everything.
You could get away without the infant seat but I liked having mine, I had gotten a stroller/car seat so it came with the stroller and was really nice to have IMO. Simple to get around with and you just take the car seat out and pop it on the stroller if you have that.
I guess the size of their waist, thighs and all, some is more sensitive and get rashes easily from certain diabers and such. Normally not that much of an issue but I remember not liking the way huggies fitted on her and I found the parents choice brand to make her much more red than say pamper, which I used.
Breastfeeding has a lot more nutrition and things that your baby need and you always know whats in it, that is is fresh, right temp, no washing or extra stuff needed and it is free. It is also easier for the baby to digest.
It may hurt a little in the beginning and takes time getting used to but it does pay out more in the end than going straight for formula feeding. I don't know what you are most used to seeing but I know that, personally, I'm glad I choose breastfeeding, much less stressful once you got in the hang of it.