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07/10/2014 at 11:31
I've started making a list of things I want to buy before baby arrives. Have I missed anything glaringly obvious? This is the 'essentials' there are other things I WANT like a star wrap and morrock hoody thing, but they're not essentials.
07/10/2014 at 12:19
Looks like a good list, I'd add muslins (great things!!). Are you going to use a cot from day 1 or moses basket or crib?
Personally I didn't bother with booties but that's a personal choice.
Can't think of anything else right now but will pop back if I think of anything else!!
07/10/2014 at 12:46
I didn't bother with booties either but then again I had a summer baby so perhaps I'd think differently if it was cold. I also didn't bother with a nappy bin and know others who have had one and given up after a couple of weeks.
Guidelines say no toiletries for the first few weeks, but I liked to add a little bit of nice smelling baby bubble bath to her bath. Personal preference again. Do you want a baby bath or will you use the big bath?
07/10/2014 at 13:06
Maybe some other toys? Cot mobile?
Bibs, themometer? (Trying to think what else I have) muslin squares?
07/10/2014 at 13:07
Vests for under sleepsuits, sleeping bag, muslin squares (loads of!), get metanium (yellow tube) for nappy rash rather than sudocrem as its the dogs wotsits. We had a little first aid kit with a thermometer, medicine dropper, nail clippers etc in it from Mothercare which was quite handy.
Oh and your hospital bag bits?
07/10/2014 at 13:08
Defo muslins a plenty, use them every day for dribbles/sick/ laying baby on on top of changing mat, pillow or bed etc.
Vests for under sleepsuits. Long sleeved ones if your using a gro bag/sleeping bag - we've just started using one for DD as its gone cold and they are great, much easier than tucking blankets in. Think babies have to be a certain weight to use them - 8lb iirc
Otherwise cant think if anything else to add!
07/10/2014 at 13:34
This is my list and might help you - docs.google.com/.../ccc
I would say having a Morrck is an essential after using one. It's so much easier than faffing with blankets. I'm eyeballing a Tuppence and Crumble star wrap for when I'm slinging baby.
07/10/2014 at 14:13
Muslins! They're on the list. Vest we have a few, are they the no sleeved no legged ones?
The crib becomes the cot, and its on wheels so wont need a moses basket (we're in a flat) - its the Stokke Sleepi Mini which converts to the Stokke Sleepi.
Need booties cos he's due in Feb and I think it will be cold?
I will get a grobag / sleeping bag once he's here cos of the weight thing. I'm still hoping he will be a 7lber....!
07/10/2014 at 14:20
Need a bath support actually, will add that. We don't have the room to store a full on bath
07/10/2014 at 14:21
That's a great list DS thanks x
07/10/2014 at 14:23
Tbh I'd leave the snow suits or just get one and get a morrck. I found the morrck great with Isaac.
Iv had (and will be having another) winter baby and never used bootees but I suppose it's personal preference.
I agree with whoever said to ditch the sudocrem for metanium.
You can never have enough muslins.
Dare I say dummies , my first was NEVER having a dummy I lasted till day 4 and gave him one, so it was in isaacs hospital bag lol, have already got baby's this time too.
Breast pads, even if not fb might be worth getting a pack just to catch any leakage
New born cardigan
I found the pramsuits a right faff. I had a robins star fleece starsuit which I loved! xx
07/10/2014 at 14:38
Personal decisions but I wouldn't bother with a nappy bin and even small towels are outgrown so quickly so I wish I hadn't bothered. I had a cuddle dry which at 16 months I still use.
I'd get some little jackets/cardis as you could be in the shops/inside somewhere where a pramsuit is to warm but they will might need an extra wee layer (my wriggly baby just chucked off blankets). Muslins, vests, scratch mitts, thermometer.
07/10/2014 at 15:10
The small towels were for laying over the changing mat, I would use normal towels or a cuddle dry for baths etc. Nappy bin is only because we're in a flat, cant just chuck nappies outside and we have a cat!
Cardis and yes, I do plan on a thermometer, a gro egg one I think. I have scratch mitts.
07/10/2014 at 16:03
Oh dear, you'd think with this being no.3 I would be more organised! Reading this has made me realise I'm not!!
07/10/2014 at 16:18
We have a nappy bin and find it really useful, we wouldn't be without it. We also have a bath from Kiddicare that collapses down flat and you can then stand upright, flat, behind the bathroom door or wherever. We have a teeny bathroom and found it difficult to reach into the bath to keep her steady when she was tiny, so just used the baby bath in the hallway. We gave up with scratch mitts very quickly as they were constantly falling off, so midwife suggested we out socks on her hands which worked so much better!
07/10/2014 at 17:27
Another here who didn't find booties or scratch mitts very useful, neither stayed on for us. The sleep suits with the fold over hands are much better.
07/10/2014 at 17:51
I love my nappy bin (still use it 2 1/2 years in!). My daughter was born in feb but I just used socks to keep her feet warm. I'm also not a fan of scratch mits as I couldn'y get them to stay on, babygrows with fold over bits are so much better!! (Also baby grows with poppers up the middle the ones with poppers at the bottom are a nightmare!). I also had a starsuit they're fab & have got another for this baby. So much easier under a sling. I think when the thermometer was mentioned it was for taking the babies temp rather than the room. Bath in the sink!!
07/10/2014 at 18:22
Yes I meant an in ear/forehead themometer for babies temperature.
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