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    Idiot. That's over 5grand in AUD. All you need to start off, is somewhere for baby to sleep, something to dress baby in (and even then you don't know what size they're going to be and you might not even use some of the smaller sized stuff), nappies, blankets and bottles/formula if your artificially feeding.

    i doubt she would have used all that stuff even if it was a girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Idiot. That's over 5grand in AUD. All you need to start off, is somewhere for baby to sleep, something to dress baby in (and even then you don't know what size they're going to be and you might not even use some of the smaller sized stuff), nappies, blankets and bottles/formula if your artificially feeding.

    i doubt she would have used all that stuff even if it was a girl.
    Yeah but if you've got the money and want to spend it on baby stuff, there's no harm in that. Unless you get the sex wrong of course haha.

    But in all seriousness, we've spent a lot for this bub as we have the money to and I hated that we didn't have anything new for our first... So we've gone a little crazy. I'm not an idiot.... I just like to shop.

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    Stunning nursery! Luckily she bought white furniture! Haha.

    She seemed really fine with it and has had a lot of luck exchanging some things.

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    Meh. People that go OTT when they don't know 100% what they're having are nuts anyway. She could have just sold the dresses and repainted the walls... a little boy won't give a crap if he's in pink singlets or whatever.

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    The store exchanged a lot of the girl stuff luckily.
    Poor lady.

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    Lol!!!

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    We kept the nursery neutral first time around despite 4 or so scans showing we were having a boy. I had boys clothes, but I wanted 4 kids at that point (happy with 2 now) so I thought I'd use them at some point anyway! 2nd time around we were having our 2nd & final bub and found out we were having a girl. Her room needed painting and after 2 (or maybe 3) scans showing definite girl we risked it & painted a wall in her room pink. We had minor freak outs every now & again that the ultrasound was wrong, but it wasn't and we didn't need to return all the cute girls clothes either

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    We have a neutral nursery but bub has been given a blanket with his name on it. However there is absolutely nothing I have that I wouldn't use for a girl so we should be safe. We have had 3 different sonographers all say boy though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Idiot. That's over 5grand in AUD
    I think for a first baby quite a few of us probably over spend, many just with the sheer joy of being able to indulge in "baby" shopping, doesn't make us "idiots" though

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscotti View Post
    I think for a first baby quite a few of us probably over spend, many just with the sheer joy of being able to indulge in "baby" shopping, doesn't make us "idiots" though
    Definitely doesn't make us idiots. And if you have the money, why not? It's an exciting time and buying things for our little one is so exciting.
    Dh and I would have spend around $5,000 when I was pregnant with DS.. That's not including the OB. We had the money back then so it wasn't a big deal. This time around is a lot different. We won't be spending much at all because we don't have the money. I've still gone out and bought some pink clothes for bubba because I'm super excited.


 

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