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    Do your parents and/or In laws have things at their house for your baby as in a porta cot? baby bath etc etc for when you come to visit or stay a night or 2? We are having our first grand child in may and there will be times where bub and parents will be at our house maybe for a weekend or even just a day and im thinking about setting up a few small things to have here .. what do you think about the idea? I know when my 2 were babies, my MIL had a baby bath and also had a porta cot and then a high chair when needed and it was great. she also had some nappies etc so im thinking of doing the same but don't want to over step the mark so to speak.... Please don't say im trying to be controlling because Im not- I just know how much stuff you need to take on a day out let alone 2 nights away from home... TIA

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    I think it's a great idea, I know lots of people who do this.

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    Nope. We've always taken down a portacot. PIL have a highchair but that's it. It's always worked out fine.

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    thanks..

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    You're not being controlling, just thoughtful my mum has a porta cot, high chair, cheap stroller and toys for my DD and nephew who is 8 mo. We love it that when we go to her place we don't have to bring all that stuff. My in laws have a high chair and we are going to buy the cheapest cot at ikea ($80) for their place as we go over there a bit and they have room for it.
    I think it's a really nice idea for your new grandchild.

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    Both my parents and ILs have a set up at there place cot, high chairs, nappies toys etc. Makes it easy to just pop over wheneve

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    My parents and ILs have a cot and highchair each, and of course tonnes of toys. It makes it a lot easier for us when visiting :-)

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    Oh and I honestly don't think a baby bath is necessary at your house, when my daughter was a newborn we bathed her in the laundry tub a few times at my parents house (gave it a good clean out first of course) and from about 5-6 weeks old we always bathed her in the normal bath.

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    Our family lives interstate so it's unnecessary for us, but if we lived closer we would. I wouldn't bother with a baby bath, it's easy enough to jump in a big bath with the baby or shower. I also wouldn't bother with a change table.

    I would have:
    - portacot
    - toys
    - play mat
    - toiletries like baby bath, wipes, etc
    - nappies
    - high chair

    I wouldn't bother with anything else.



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    Both my parents and IL's set up with cot, highchair and toys - very handy
    If you are worried that it might be taken the wrong way, just speak with your kids and let them know you'd like to make it easier on them and this is what you were thinking of doing.

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