+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,860
    Thanks
    1,248
    Thanked
    1,444
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Also, op shops are great for good quality hardly worn newborn and infant clothes. They don't need many changes of outfit in the beginning as they don't really get too dirty until they are crawling about.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,654
    Thanks
    736
    Thanked
    423
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Dont buy anything new -- except the carseat (and possibly cot mattress) unless you are buying from someone you know & trust (so you can be 100% sure it hasnt been in an accident)

    Gumtree, ebay, australian baby bargains, op shops, facebook buy & sell pages.

    This time around I have spent very little on bubs.
    Cot $20 from a facebook sale page
    Cot sheets $10 from a friend
    Cot mattress $60 brand new on sale
    Drawers with change mat $50 gumtree
    Capsule hired for 6 months $80
    Carseat floor clearance stock at a baby store $200 LAYBY!
    Clothes -- given to us, bought afee outfits on clearance, op shops, ebay
    Baby blankets $10 huge bundle from a garage sale
    Swing $20 at a garage sale
    Pram $80 gumtree
    Mcns from a friend. Also found packs of disposable nappies on clearance for $2 so stocked up on them!!!
    Ergo & baby bouncer gifts from family

    My only real ongoing expense is formula at $18 a week. I do keep an eye out at op shops / garage sales etc for clothes in bigger sizes and stash them away :-)




    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    2,174
    Thanks
    284
    Thanked
    576
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I agree newborns don't need much...but don't forget no cot means your baby is going to sleep with you in your bed and you can't put them anywhere else. ...at all....so if you don't want to do that you can get a second hand cot or buy a cheap one. Do you have a place called Savers where you are? It sells things ppl have donated sometimes brand new.

    Unless you want to hold or wear ur baby ur baby everywhere ur out then get a pram... if don't want to wear it... you gotta hold it...what if it's nap time when your out? What if ur on your own and you gotta do shopping and go to the toilet??? or just want to go for a walk?? You can't put ur baby down anywhere. I bought a pram from an online ebay business... $170 including postage from qld!! I'll try and find the link for you. It served us really well

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    180
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    41
    Reviews
    0
    Nappies, if going disposable, get Aldi ones.
    Clothes - you'll be given heaps of cute things, just buy onesies and singlets. The target ones for $6 are just as good as bonds.
    Furniture - i agree, second hand. I do think you should get a pram, just walking around the neighbourhood with it is good for your sanity. (Also some newborns are too vomity to carry).
    Bath bub in kitchen sink. Warm water only, or maybe olive oil.
    Toys - don't bother. You'll be given heaps. The world will be brand new to bub, stuff you have lying around the house already will be entertaining enough.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to BrinnZiggy For This Useful Post:

    jagamoe  (14-07-2013)

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    4
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    😘 ❤💚💛💘💘💘💚💓💖💖💙💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜☺☺☺ ☺☺💜☺💜💜☺☺☺💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜☺☺☺☺ ☺☺💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜☺☺☺ 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 😝😝😝💜😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💬 💬💜💜☺💜☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺❤❤❤❤❤❤🌒🌒 🌂❤❤❤❤🏫🏫🏫🏫🏫🏫🏫❤ ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 💙💙💙💭💭💭💭💭💭💭💙💙 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙❤❤❤❤🎒🎒 🎒🎒🎒🎒🎒🎒🎒❤❤❤❤❤❤ ❤❤❤❤👀👀👀👀👀👀👀💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜. 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜☺💜💜💜💜💜☺💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜🏫💜💜💜💜💜💜☺💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💞 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 💞💜💜💜💞💜💜💞💜💞💞💞 💞💜💞💞💜💞💜💞💞☺💜💜 💞💞💜💞💜💜💜☺💞💜💜💞 💞💞💞💜💜💜💞💜💞💜💞💜 💜💜💞💜💞💜💜💜💜💞💞 💞💜💜💜💞💞💜💜💜💜💞💞 💞

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    casino
    Posts
    1,958
    Thanks
    2,916
    Thanked
    333
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I wish I'd had this advice when my 2 were new born u always end up buying so much useless stuff

  8. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    253
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked
    68
    Reviews
    0
    We are expecting our first soon & have spent very little. I have had a cot, bassinette & change table given to us (along with many toys, clothes, blankets etc). Bought a perfectly good pram 2nd hand for $50. Stocked up on Aldi nappies, just need a few more singlets & onsies & I'll be set. Will probably hire a capsule initially, then buy a convertible car seat later on.

    I haven't prepared a nursery or shopped for lots of pretty things. Baby will room with us. I'll set up a child's room when they are older.


 

Similar Threads

  1. How can aldi save me money?
    By littlegreengeisha in forum General Chat
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 07-08-2012, 09:17

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Pea Pods Reusable Nappies
Pea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable and simple to use, Pea Pods keep your baby dry & happy. Visit our website to find your nearest stockist or order online.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!