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    Default What would you buy for a baby you weren't sure about keeping?

    As per title, what would you buy when preparing for a baby you weren't sure if you are keeping?

    I'm thinking of only buying the basics.

    A portacot with a bassinet part
    Hire a capsule from QAS
    A dozen or so all in ones and a few Wondersuits, but it will be summer so only a few for night time
    1 pack of cloth nappies and a couple of boxes of disposable nappies
    A cheap backpack that could be used as a nappy bag
    One of those change mats that can be put anywhere

    What else would a baby need initially? Thinking back to when my daughter was born, I can't really remember all of what she needed.

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    Are you bfing or formula feeding? (If ff you will need formula and bottles)

    A couple of muslin wraps could come in handy.

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    I have a portacot and never used it once.........it's still sitting in its box.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Nothing... until I was sure.
    This is what I was going to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Nothing... until I was sure.
    I thought the OP was thinking of adoption so could potentially have the baby for a few weeks. Not a termination maybe I was mistaken?

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    The baby cannot be adopted out until 30 days after the birth, which is a month of having the baby with me. I breastfed my daughter, but will get bottles this time around because it will probably make it harder if I breastfeed. Not sure. Anyone have any experience with this?

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    I wouldn't buy anything till I was sure either Maybe a wonder suit and disposable nappies so you have something to dress Bub in to leave the hospital (If you decide to keep Bub, otherwise an outfit to go to their new home wouldn't hurt either).
    Save the money and if you keep Bub you can go out after they're born to grab the rest (added bonus, you can buy pink or blue things ).
    Edited to add, I didn't know about the 30 day wait. In that case just a bassinet, nappies, a few outfits and bottles/formula (if FF), towels, face cloth and bath supplies, and a few wraps. Young babies really don't need much at all, so keep it minimal until you're sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amiedoll View Post
    I wouldn't buy anything till I was sure either
    Maybe a wonder suit and disposable nappies so you have something to dress Bub in to leave the hospital (If you decide to keep Bub, otherwise an outfit to go to their new home wouldn't hurt either).
    Save the money and if you keep Bub you can go out after they're born to grab the rest (added bonus, you can buy pink or blue things ).


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    There's a period of 30 days where I'll have the baby after the birth before any papers can be done if I go down the track of adoption, it's not like the new parents will take the baby straight from the hospital, otherwise I'd just get a few things for the hospital.

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    Yep I modified my post after reading the replies made during my post


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    Surely there would be the option of fostering the baby OP, I think you would bond with the baby in those 30 days which would be just more agony for you.

    I have been following your story and I am so glad you are reaching out for support.

    I'm in awe of your bravery and courage.

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