Have you bought for baby before there was a baby?
We have 15month old ds and aside from afew special items, we got rid of all baby clothes when we lost baby number 2.
Now dh & I are both super clucky again but we are trying to wait before ttc again... Considering building up a collection of baby clothes - both genders or unisex, but leaving tags on and they can be sold if not needed.
Has anyone done this? Not sure if it's weird or smart?! Would give us more money to buy the big things when pregnant....
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06-07-2012 13:48 #1
Buying for baby.... PRE PREGNANCY.
06-07-2012 13:51 #2
Good idea when things or on sale or super cheap they can also be given as gifts just in case you don't have time to go shopping or as you said re sold you may be saving in long run with sale items
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06-07-2012 13:54 #3
I had one special jump suit and a cardigan before ttc.
If I were you, I'd put the money aside now and or buy gift cards for coles myer, and then you'll have a cash stash for buying things later.
Personally I wouldn't want too many baby things around in case it takes a long time to ttc or in case of pregnancy loss.
06-07-2012 13:54 #4Senior Member
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I have baby clothes already to go and some maternity gear, thinking I would fall as easy as I did with my other 2. Now 19 months later, they are still under the bed!!
Good idea as long as all goes to plan!!!
06-07-2012 14:07 #5
We have no babies yet but will be starting to try for no 1 soon as we find a donor etc
We have got a few things already, including a cot which we got second hand for a bargain! We are going to do it up and my god daughter can use it when we baby sit
We have also been sewing, have made a nappy bag and a nappy stacker already. Just about to finish a cot quilt.
06-07-2012 14:17 #6
I personally wouldn't buy clothes as you don't know what season/weather it'll be when baby is born so couldn't really shop accordingly but that's just me
06-07-2012 14:20 #7Senior Member
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Personally I didn't buy anything for bump before we got to 14 weeks cause I was worried something would happen but I can understand the inclination as babies are expensive. Myself I opened a special bank account when my pregnancy was confirmed and put a set amount in there each week. My plan was to simply make life easier whether it was for baby stuff or general expenses. I ended up having to significantly reduce my working hours due to complications and ended up using some of my savings for picking up the last of my laybys and some bills. Made a huge difference to me but is just a suggestion.
I went for quality baby stuff not quantity and felt some of the stuff I had with my first wasn't essential and that a coupe of things I didn't get were essential needless to say I got them this time but only second-hand at a bargain price.
Best of luck with your baby journey
06-07-2012 14:25 #8Senior Member
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Sorry for your loss & all the best for your next pregnancy! Buying some items is ok but it can make things difficult emotionally if you struggle to conceive when the time comes. If you are not TTC for some time, You could be better off putting the money in a savings account. There are always specials on baby items/clothing when you are pregnant. Although I do completely understand the urge to buy things now as I was in the same position
06-07-2012 14:29 #9
I personally haven't. I have stuff already - big ticket items - that my ILs are saving from nephew for us, but won't buy clothes etc now. I do have a newborn-20kgs car seat which I bought but I am using it for the boy I nanny too.
We've got a baby account which gets money every week so we don't have to put too much pressure on our incomes once pregnant.
06-07-2012 14:35 #10
I vote for putting money aside rather than buying stuff, and working on a wish list of the things you want to get. That way you can be fully researched, sure of what you want and cashed up when you do need it all
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