Also... don't go overboard with the 0000 onsies as they will grow out so quickly you have no idea. Danny was out of his within 3-4 weeks. Some larger bubs go straight into 000s
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29-07-2010 16:40 #21
29-07-2010 19:35 #22
Another thing i have been doing is buying this seasons clothes when on sale in size one. So DD has winter clothes already for next winter. I also do this now for friends having babies, I never buy 000 gifts i always buy size one. As you seem to get given so many 000 clothes ( well i did) and DD hardly got to wear any of them.. she is now in size 00 at the age of 10 weeks.. Cotton on Kids has the best clothes and bargains!
29-07-2010 20:51 #23
Hiya guys what a great thread.
I thought I would just add a few comments on things I have that I dont really need.
1. Baby bath - used it twice. I found the kitchen sink much easier and now that bub is 10 weeks old we either have a bath or shower together.
2. Nappy wipes - I found bub tends to react to the wipes so I just have a bowl of water and tissues on the dresser and works a treat.
3. Basinette - if you can borrow one do so as they grow out of them so quickly. Also instead of spending heaps on sheets I just used a normal pillow slip.
4. Too many toys - bubs arent interested in them for some time
5. Too many small clothes - you tend to get heaps as gifts and they grow out of them so quickly
6. Sterilisers - you dont need one. The hospital told me just to wash baby bottles in hot soapy water.
7. Also I wouldnt go overboard in baby bottles before bub is born. I bought quite a few avent bottles and teats. Bub was born early and is breast feed and bottle feed. He got used to the the medela bottles in hospital and doesnt like the avent ones so I had to go out and buy a whole new lot of bottles and teats.
Things I love:
1. Instead of baby lotion or moisturising cream we use almond oil which you can get from the health food store. It moisturises his skin and can assist with nappy rash and cradle cap. You can also put some lavender oil in it to help relax bub.
2. Growbags - we have a real little wiggler so they are great to keep him warm. If you are going to use them I would recommend you get at least three. I have also noticed they something similar in target and pumpkin patch. I wish I knew that sooner as they are much more reasonable in price - however the official grow bag ones have better clips/buttons and have a button under the arm pit to fit nice and snug.
3. Spew rags - as everyone else has said you cant have enough of them
4. Nipple cream - Lansinoh it works a treat.
5. The little plastic chains that you can attach to dummies and clip onto bubs clothing. They are great at preventing dummies from constantly falling on the floor.
6. Bibs - the bigger the better, catches alot more spew.
30-07-2010 14:13 #24
LANSINOH nipple cream. Should be the first thing you put in your hospital bag. Brilliant stuff
30-07-2010 15:01 #25
this was reccomened by a friend of mine a nipple protector so if you do get sore nipples you can still feed bubs but its for mum!!!!
30-07-2010 20:17 #26
I wont write a huge list as I'm sure I'd only be repeating what others have said but do want to mention my top ten (in random order)....
1. Definitely get some lansinoh if you are planning on b/feeding. This stuff is amazing.
2. Sorbelene. We use this to moisturise baby when his skin is dry but actually mostly we use it for nappy changes. A little sorbelene on a cotton pad not only cleans up his mess but is great at avoiding nappy rash.
3. For me breast feeding singlets were great in the early days (and still are now) for easy access and no fuss breast feeding.
4. Cloth nappies as spew rags... definitely. Great for nappy changes while out as well.
5. towelling wondersuits. So easy to use in the early days when all baby really does is feed and sleep. Comfortable for baby and easy access for nappy change.
6. Baby carrier. We have a baby bjorn type thing and it is fantastic. When DS is unsettled I can pop him in it and still get things done around the house. Also great for grocery shopping. As a bonus is a dream come true for a reflux baby.
7. bouncer/swing. Our boy prefers the bouncer but both are great for a little independence for both DS and myself.
8. Playmat gym.
9. toweling bath support. Hard to describe but it is a towel thing on a wire rack that supports baby while in the bath. Makes him less slippery and gave both hubby and I more confidence when bathing baby in those early days.
10. baby wraps. DS loves to be wrapped tightly - it is a great sleep cue for him.
Good luck.... preparing for a baby is such an exciting time.
30-07-2010 22:25 #27
Best advice I reckon is not to go too crazy on stuff- like I had a fair few 000 outfits for billy but only like 1 or 2 0000's because I thought he was gunna be a boofa.. but when he was born so teeny i needed 00000's so I just sent my mumma and dh out to get some and he is just getting the final wear out of his 000's now- u can never tell what size u will need, and TBH i got the most wear out of his 0000/0000's- birth to about 8 weeks but he was an under 5 pound baby.
Also- wait on stuff like a pump, i planned to BF and thought I may need a pump but because he was so small he never wanted to latch and we only BF for a little time so I never needed the pump after all.
I have found one thing I didnt buy enough of was bibs! we now have heaps!!!
Have fun ladies
01-08-2010 22:36 #28
Nipple protectors - my midwives didn't want me to use one, as it can interfere with milk production and attachment. Each situation is different, so if you don't really need to use them, don't, but don't let this put you off using them if you need to IYKWIM!!
Nappy bin - I have one, and contrary to an earlier poster, I LOVE it and definitely recommend one. Much handier than going out to the bin a million times a day. Our bin seals off the nappies well enough, and newborn nappies don't smell too much anyway. When Spencer got older and smellier , we started spraying the bin with glen 20 before knotting and starting a new sausage!!
Positive Thinker - i saw you had ergo baby insert on your list of things to buy. I have the ergo, and had the original infant insert, and DS HATED it! I NEVER got him comfortable in the carrier as a newborn. He loves being in it now though. I would recommend trying the heart 2 heart infant insert for ergo, as it certainly looks MUCH more comfortable than the original style.
Agree on the cloth nappies - love them as everything rags. I have used mine over and over and over again.
Also - if being born in summer, get some singlet suits, as a lot of the time they will only need that, and a nappy. Don't forget the little ones get wrapped up, so they can get warm in summer!
02-08-2010 07:59 #29
Some more great tips, o'm loving this thread
02-08-2010 08:05 #30
This is my second trip to hospital this pregnancy, and i can tell you from experience...don't forget your pyjamas !!!
Also I am finding it quite hot and only have long sleeved tops so perhaps a tee or singlet, especially for delivery.
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