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    Hi there! Partner and I are planning TTC and as funds will be a bit tight thought we should buy up while we are on a double income as my partners pay will just cover bills and for us to be comfortable. I plan to breastfeed. ( if I can!) and use cloth nappies. ( I already have some) what items are needed for the first few months and what are some luxuries? I created a list but half the stuff on there just doesn't seem needed. A swing AND bouncer? Anyway I thought I would ask some real mamas what they needed and used in the first few months. I know the basics obviously but there's just so much thanks

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    A good carrier (Manduca/Ergo/Tula).

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    Our staples for the first 6 months were:

    Cot
    Change table
    Rocker
    Play gym
    Lots of onsies
    Definitely a carrier - if I had a more comfortable one, I would have worn bubby alot more!
    I used disposables until she was on solids - didn't want to clean up that many mushy poos in any one day!! - we then moved onto cloth!
    Enough cloth for at least 2 days
    We got given heaps of wraps but only used a handful - we had so many I started using them as clean up rags and anything else I could think of!

    I'm sure there are a few more things, but that's all I can think of for now
    Hope this helps.

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    We also bought all our furniture second hand - saved us heaps and it was all in pretty good condition (we did buy a new cot mattress though!)

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    I have a swing, play gym, nappy pail, bath, change mat, change bag, towels, bedding, onesies, socks, hats, baby monitor, room thermometer and nappy bag. I don't want to miss anything but I feel that can't be all I need before a cot/ change table, pram and car seat.

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    In the early days you really don't need a lot! They're happy to just feed, sleep and look at you. Maybe some baby books, like Dr Seuss? Rhyming books are good to read from birth up

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    I have a few like where the wild things are and a couple of old children's books. But it will definitely do the Seuss haha

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    I'm amazed at how little we use for DD2! I find the things we use day in and day out are, pram, ergo (I use this more and more the bigger she gets), bassinet, muslin wraps and her activity mat for playtime.

    Now it's warmer she wears a nappy and singlet during the day so we're not even using many clothes!

    It blows my mind how little babies actually need, I have wasted so much money haha

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    yeah I found that I hardly use my change table. just store nappies in it really... but I like sitting on the floor to change ds.

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    I've been thinking that. Just get the Matt. I'd be scared a baby would fall off onto the floor :-/ haha


 

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