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    Quote Originally Posted by meandmyboys82 View Post
    My mil does this too. But the clothes she buys are sooooo ugly! And i don't know where she gets some of them from but they STINK! Like cigarettes and chemicals. They go in the bin, I'm not putting that crap on my son.
    oh that's awful :/

    my mil just gets stuff from best & less, Kmart etc. I recognize it all because I go there myself so regularly 😂

    her tastes are just very much the obvious, baby blue everything for a boy, goes for those little clown collar rompers etc.

    I've kept it all but it can be used as sleepwear. my bub is not stepping out in a terry cloth onesie 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Mirabelle View Post
    My MIL did this, bags and bags and bags of clothes. None of it was my taste and it was like she was trying to be solely responsible for DDs wardrobe for the first 5 years of life.

    I just left it all in the bags, didn't even pack them away, and never put her in any of them. It was probably mean of me and I know she was just excited but honestly if she'd bought 1 or 2 things I would have humoured her but she was SO pushy and overbearing about HER granddaughter I thought if I act like I'm okay with this it'll never end.
    OMG yes!!! it's like they try to take over as if it's THEIR kid!? like they're going to be responsible for setting up the kid from ages 0-5. my mil set up bil's kid's nursery (they were happy to take the money from her as they're giant scabs though). she tried to do the same with us but we've refused. it's our baby, we will pay for it. I feel like the more stuff you accept from someone else, the more control you relinquish to them!

    I even overheard mil refer to bub as "our baby". I just about died. OUR baby? I'm the one who's going to probably end up with stitches in my vj, ain't got nothing to do with you lady. I complained later to dh and told him he needs to be more conscious of these things. it's mine and his baby, nothing to do with her. that irked me a bit.

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    My mil gave me three terry toweling onesies in a smoke shop bag and said congrats on your baby lol
    She sat on my breakfast bar showing me pictures on Facebook buy sell and swap of things she was going to buy my baby
    I was very firm with her and said I'd take none of it and I'll be buying my baby everything new
    My friend offered me heaps of her old stuff like portacot, pram, maternity pillow etc and I made up the excuse that I already had it all. Her stuffs all dirty and was second hand when she got it
    Sounds so bratty and ungrateful but I planned this baby and We intend on giving it the best we can not broken worn down sh|t

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    It must be a MIL thing. We've specifically said we won't be dressing DD in pink. What have we got?.. Pink pink pink all the way up to size 1! She hasn't even been born yet.

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    Awww poor MILs they're just excited?
    I like getting second hand stuff, most of it hasn't been worn that much and DS grows so fast he barely wears it either.

    It is frustrating when people drop off a big unsorted bag but I guess for the effort of sorting it I've gotten some pretty amazing stuff.

    Some of my favourite things have been in the hand me down bags, like really cute thin old denim overalls for a six month old. Like the last baby wore them to work or something.

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    My sister is guilty of giving me bags of crap. I really appreciate the gesture but the clothes are so soiled and worn that I wouldn't even consider burdening a charity with them. And often the clothes are so big that it would take years for my DD to grow into. She will also give me toys where the battery compartment is so full of acid damage that not even new batteries would make it work. I know for a fact that she is too lazy to throw them out and 'gifts' them to me so I have to deal with them. Often she uses my mother to bring the stuff to me so she doesn't have to. Lucky I love her😏

    I recently found out my SIL is having a baby. I told her to come over and go through my old baby stuff and pick out what she wants so she is not stuck with stuff she doesn't like. The rest I'll donate

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    oh that's awful :/

    my mil just gets stuff from best & less, Kmart etc. I recognize it all because I go there myself so regularly 😂

    her tastes are just very much the obvious, baby blue everything for a boy, goes for those little clown collar rompers etc.

    I've kept it all but it can be used as sleepwear. my bub is not stepping out in a terry cloth onesie 😂
    I don't even know how to describe my mil taste in clothes but it looks like crap from the markets. One outfit she bought ds1 was a girls outfit. I know they were keen for a granddaughter but come on. She has the worlds worst taste and i have never dressed them in anything she buys. The stuff is so smelly i won't even donate it.

    I'm the first to admit I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to my kids, I'm not a fan of hand me downs and i don't use second hand furniture etc. Of course ds2 is using alot of ds1's clothes but ds1 outgrew the smaller stuff so fast he barely wore it, and ds2 is still so small!! But he has alot of new stuff too.
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    This is timely lol. I have just been complaining to DH that his sister keeps dropping off bags of random clothes.

    Last weekend SIX large bags on the porch and when I went through them I salvaged maybe 4pairs of wearable pants. Most of the stuff is not even in good enough condition for vinnies. I think she feels that by doing this she's not 'throwing them out'. To top it off I'd JUST gone through the boys wardrobes and spare room, sorted and packed bags for donation and the bin when she did it - ruined my sense of accomplishment haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reneeharry View Post
    My mil gave me three terry toweling onesies in a smoke shop bag and said congrats on your baby lol
    She sat on my breakfast bar showing me pictures on Facebook buy sell and swap of things she was going to buy my baby
    I was very firm with her and said I'd take none of it and I'll be buying my baby everything new
    My friend offered me heaps of her old stuff like portacot, pram, maternity pillow etc and I made up the excuse that I already had it all. Her stuffs all dirty and was second hand when she got it
    Sounds so bratty and ungrateful but I planned this baby and We intend on giving it the best we can not broken worn down sh|t
    yes ditto. it's our first and we're fortunate enough to be able to buy everything brand new ourselves. I'm not accepting broken down crap when our bub deserves the best!

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    I received OP shop shoes from someone for my first child, I put them in the cupboard and 'forgot' about them. But in saying that, I bought some really awesome coo.kie monster shoes too and put them away and actually did forgot about them and now they're too small I don't like secondhand stuff either. There's no point with how cheap you can get new stuff now.


 

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