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    Default First time mum - what to buy for bub due in July

    We had our scan last week and found out we are having a girl DH and I have started doing some shopping for bub as a lot of the shops are doing sale at the moment. What are some of the essential items we should have before she arrives.

    I know we need clothes as none of our friends have babies so no one will be passing us their baby clothes. Bub will be born in July but our place doesn't get too cold since we live in apartment. We bought a few baby bodysuits in long sleeves size 0000 and 000. My mum suggested we shouldnt get too many 0000 or 000 size clothes as she grows out of them so quickly. How many should we have? What else do we need? Hats? Undies? Wraps?Socks?

    A colleague suggested I should buy nappies when I see them on sale? Is it too early to buy now????

    I am planning to breast feed do I need to get bottles?

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    Congratulations my DD will be one in July!

    I would probably get 6 of each jumpsuit, plus 8 or so singlets in each size and a few (not too many!) outfits.
    2-3 blankets.
    2-3 muslin wraps, or other swaddling wraps.
    A pack of terry flats as burp, spew, poosplosion catchers.
    Socks and mittens if you want, DD was always in a wrap on me when we were out so snug as a bug.
    Some beanies.
    A bouncer.
    Baby carrier (like a hug a bub) and a pram.
    Breast pads.
    2 boxes of disposable nappies (I always use Huggies)
    Oh and a car seat lol.
    I wouldn't bother with toys just yet, they need to look at your face more that a toy for the first few weeks at least.
    Sorry I keep thinking of things lol, wipes, you'll need wipes! And some bum cream.


    And that's about all we used, we co-slept so yeah it makes things easier and cheaper lol. I wouldn't bother with bottles or dummies or formula as a just in case invest in an ABA class and membership instead
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    Bottles can come in handy if you need to express and breast feeding doesn't always work out for everyone I struggle a lot so I ended up bottle feeding id have at least 8 body suits incase of the little vomits and sometimes their nappies can make quiet a mess up their back lol I learnt the hard way get blankets a few light ones and a few thicker ones my house got super cold when our July bub was born so we had to go out and buy a heater for her ummm never to early to buy nappies I bought 3 pkts when huggies were on sale at the chemist for $5 :O stoked do u have a baby swing or bouncer to put baby in durin the day unmm I'm having a total mind blank

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    Thanks for the tips! Forgot to mention we layby a pram and a cot already

    Do we need a change table? Most ppl say we don't coz we can do it on the floor or coffee table. With our small apartment the only table we have now is a small dining table (I have no room for coffee table or bedside table) and I don't really want to change our baby on that. I suppose I can change her on our bed or the couch?

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    wraps
    6-8 outfits in 000 - 00
    singlets
    socks
    blankets
    nappies - newborn and next size up
    wipes
    swing / bouncer
    baby bath
    towels / face washer
    nappy rash cream
    dummies
    mat for floor
    sheets
    cot
    bottles & formula / cleaning brush
    bottle steralizer
    ergo
    pram
    car seat / capsule

    this is all i can think of now

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    I suggest buying a change table or you can buy an attachment that goes onto the cot to turn it into a temporary change table. my MIL told me not to bother and to just change DD on the floor/bed were but it killed my back. A change table made it so much easier.

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    A bath seat. Will save your arm and back. Especially if your bub loves the bath.
    Facewashers. Lots of them. Great for wiping up, or keeping on you when a terry cloth nappy is too big. Great for baths, I used a dry one to put across my boys foreheads when washing their hair.
    Baby cotton buds.
    Thermometer.

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    I couldn't live without my change table. Really saves your back.

    As you're short on space, you can just buy a change mat and place it on a chest of drawers or similar. Even your dining table at a pinch. Your back will be so sore if you try and do without. Plus, once bubs can roll, the shape of the change mat makes it easier, if you change them on the bed (like I have to when I'm at Mum's or away on holidays), they can roll away from you really quickly. My dd smeared poo all over Mum's bed spread once, so gross!

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    We are also short on space, so we bought a changetable that can fold flat against the wall. Before that I had been changing DS on the floor and this is so much better. We bought ours on gumtree for ten dollars, but there are new ones in the babies r us catalogue for $60.

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    Thanks ladies!!
    In that case I may get a change table as we also need to buy storage for baby nappies, wipes etc...


 

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