I would only buy the necessities I think OP - only those things you absolutely must have when a baby is born. That said, I have no idea what I'd really do, that's just a guess.
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17-06-2013 15:45 #11
17-06-2013 15:48 #12
I also wouldn't buy anything either, not until you have made a decision about what you are going to do.
Would you be placing the baby with a government adoption agency or a community/church run agency?
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Maybe you could buy one of those in the bed bassinet type things. They are small so not as bulky as a portacot. Bub would be alright in it for a few months. If you decide to keep bub you'll still have time to buy a cot.
ETA: Like this - http://www.productreview.com.au/p/th...e-sleeper.html Big W sells them.
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17-06-2013 16:06 #16
I would go the portacot option with bassinet and change table that comes included with it. Perhaps look on ebay for one. I'd get a few wondersuits, singlets and little jumpsuits. Could you reach out to salvos/lifeline places like that who could donate some items?
2 boxes of nappies should see you through the 30 days too.
17-06-2013 16:31 #17
I think what you have listed should be fine, I would search local fb groups, markets, eBay etc. Try and buy second hand (most things are pretty much new anyway because they are used for such a short time).
Maybe a pram if you plan on going anywhere?
I probably wouldn't bother with cloth nappies and just stick to disposables?
17-06-2013 16:38 #18
Sorry, I misread your post.
What you've listed sounds okay...I probably wouldn't get cloth nappies, just disposables for now.
17-06-2013 16:38 #19
I'm not 100% on this, but I know in SA they are extremely forceful about placing/adopting out indigenous children to indigenous families only. This means that the process can take an extremely long time, so fostering might be an option worth considering.
I also would wait before buying anything. Frankly I don't think it should be your responsibility.
17-06-2013 16:42 #20
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