If you plan on buying wraps (my dd was wrapped up tight for sleeps until she was about 6 months old) I'd definately recommend that you try and get the largest size possible. I got a few that were 100cm x 80cm and within no time at all they were not big enough to keep DD wrapped tightly. The wraps, both flanelette and muslin, do come in 120cm x 120cm and they were brilliant. The flanelette ones I used were made by Smart Swaddle and the muslin ones were made by Bubba Blue.
Ooh how exciting, reading this thread has got me all excited again about packing my hospital bag (last time I did it the day I was due, might do it a bit earlier this time).
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03-09-2010 19:51 #31
04-09-2010 13:17 #32Senior Member
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not sure if anyone has mentioned the "nappy bags"...i got an oioi one..whilst they are good with the change mat and bottle insulater and all the compartments etc i find it quite uncomfortable lugging it around on your shoulder, cos there is so much stuff u need in them its really heavy and big so hard when u are out shopping pushing a pram with a huge bag on your shoulder too....so i recommend getting a backpack style one or just a good backpack...
09-09-2010 14:17 #33
Lissy as requested from Winter Bubs thread
I was just thinking about those things I have purchased for baby use.. which I have adored and those that have been useless or not worth it.
Adore/ Best Buys
Medela Swing Breast Pump
Bath Seat/lounge thingy
Avent Steam Steriliser
The Big W brand Dymples Cotton suits
(these are great 100 percent cotton in cute designs for 4.95 on sale or 6 bucks regular)
Mountain Buggy Swift Pram
Happy Baby Dummys (on recall at mo)
Bio Baby Happy Bottom Balm
Bumbo Seat with tray table
Fisher Price Rocker
Aldi and Baby Love Nappies
Target Brand Wonder Suits
Love Me Baby Sleep suit
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottle
Purity Liquid Laundry Wash
Lansinoh Nipple Cream
Nuby Plastic Teething Keys
Big W brand - Dymples Cot Sheets
Over the Head bibs - can't get enough of these with Ms dribble
Liquid Losec - her reflux med and Mylanta
Waste of Money
Half the 000 clothes I purchased (M grew WAY to quickly to wear them)
Bassinette (M hated it due to her reflux and co slept with us anyway)
Avent Manual Breast Pump (Who has hours on end to sit and get a sore wrist pumping all day)
Bonds WonderSuits (to expensive and very small in size - got better value and wear from Target wondersuits)
09-09-2010 16:20 #34
Was wondering if anyone has any opinons on what sling/carriers are the best for newborns on... we go for walks down the beach each wk end with the dog & would love to keep that up once the twins are born but so unsure of what ones are good for such youngens going in them & also comfortable.We discussed dh taking one & me the other so the furbaby still has her morning out at the beach on sundays not taking our new pram down on the beach
09-09-2010 17:50 #35
A list of a few of our best buys. These products were worth their weight in GOLD:
plain nappies, for spew cloths etc
bright stars bouncer
baby bjorn (active)
stretchy cheap wraps from Kmart
medela swing pump
Waste of money
Prince lionheart slumber bear
socks (most outfits for newborns have feet!)
muslin wraps (no stretch in them, too cold for winter)
09-09-2010 18:00 #36
09-09-2010 18:19 #37
Yes couldn't agree more with SOCKS.. especially the bonds ones.. they don't stay on.. I did have some called 'bright stars' that someone gave me and they are FAB and we have had a fair bit of use out of these as alot of the Minihaha - Bebe brand suits don't have feet... Also a big for Oricom monitors... they rock... and are a good price 119 i think from Pramwharehouse online purchase.
AngelCare monitors with those sensor underneath are a HUGE waste of money. The sensors which sit under the sheet or mattress (can't remember which) get mouldy if you have a sweatie baby... and are they really going to stop SIDS or just trick you into a false sense of security??
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09-09-2010 19:39 #38
Surfergal - The pump you have is it noisy ..i need to find a pump that wont wake the house up at 4am
09-09-2010 19:41 #39
Emsta.. No its not noisy it just make a clicking sound.. very quiet.. it will be fine.. love and hugs to your beautiful bubbies for me xoxox
Oh yeah Em and anyone one else thinking of purchasing a Medela Swing Pump.. you can purchase them from epharmacy online for 219 dollars and 1.50 express postage. Or free postage for ordinary post. This is the cheapest you will find them brand new
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09-09-2010 20:07 #40
Sorry just crashing.
One thing i think is a must one for hospy and home is and empty water bottle the Pump brand that has the pop top
I found it extremly useful after birth when going to the toilet to fill with warm water and sqirt helps with stinging etc.
Hope that makes sense.
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