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10/04/2014 at 11:24
I know this has been done before but I've had a look at the things we have and at the moment the only stuff we have to get is clothes in newborn and 0-3 months as anything k wore is in her memory box or was given to Keech hospice, and the gifts we were given we exchanged into the right size for her so she could wear things. We want to get another vibrating swing chair as we've got an old style one that's quite big and bulky and possibly a slumber bear (we didn't get one for k as she had severe hearing loss). Is there anything you think of that you have found great in the first few months or that your baby has loved?
10/04/2014 at 11:25
I don't know if it will make a difference as to things you found great but this time I hope to breastfeed whereas last time I only expressed and k was tube fed.
10/04/2014 at 13:40
I think I'd like a Morrck this time around. We didn't have one with F but I really like the idea of them. We have nearly everything else so I might also splash out on a Poddle Pod.
10/04/2014 at 14:24
With Isaac I got a morrck and a slumber bear. The slumber bear was fantastic! I sold mine the last time so will def buy if all goes ok.
Wg what are these poddle pods? There was a thread recently that you shouldn't leave them to sleep in them, so other than that what are they for...I feel I'm missing out and want one
If all goes ok this time we don't really have anything to get but will have to shuffle the bedrooms about so can decorate a nursery and I may splurge on a rocking chair
10/04/2014 at 14:27
I also got a Slumberbear and a Morrck when I was expecting L. I had a bouncy/vibrating seat but might get a rocking one instead.
10/04/2014 at 14:33
We'll be getting a poodle pod, maybe a slumber bear or ewan the dream sheep (we had the bear last time and it was good but it eventually broke) and I'm also going to splash out on a video monitor, looking at one where you can have two (well up to 4) extra cameras, so I can watch isaac too which will be nice.
10/04/2014 at 15:13
Thank you for that. A morrck, slumber bear and poddle pod sound popular! I will definitely be looking at a morrck. We did have a 2nd hand one when we had k but she was so small it swamped her in the seat so we just stuck to a blanket. I think it will be very handy with an autumn/ winter baby. I liked the idea of a poddle pod but h isn't keen. I will have a look at Ewan the sheep too, I assume its similar to the slumber bear?
10/04/2014 at 15:22
We love our morrck and they have 15% discount until Sunday with the code APR14. I'm about to order the next size up!
10/04/2014 at 15:30
RF, I just thought the poddle pods weren't recommend for overnight sleeping. Perhaps I'll have another look! I thought they looked very comfy though!
Popcorn, thanks for the tip about the 15% off. I'm hoping they have another offer later on as I'd like to wait until we know the gender this time.
10/04/2014 at 16:15
Definitely recommend the slumber bear, worked a treat for us. I would also recommend looking into slings/carriers (from a sling library rather than the high street ones) as I wish I hadn't spent money on a buggy & just bought my carrier. We have a Connecta that I've used from 3 months & still use now (used it today infact so my 26 month old could sleep whilst I walked with friends!). Definitely the best baby buy I bought. Also lots of muslins!!!!
10/04/2014 at 16:34
Just a warning about slumber bears- don't buy it well in advance, buy it just before baby arrives and make sure you keep the receipt. I had a nightmare with them being faulty. They are amazing when they work and it was the only thing that would settle B, but after three days it broke. There is a known fault which the manufacturers are aware of with batteries , I replaced the batteries and 3 days later it broke again. Amazon sent me 3 replacements and every one had the same problem- after 3 days it would start making a clicking noise like the batteries were running low (obviously batteries last more than 3days !). In the end I got a refund off amazon as it was obviously a whole batch of theirs that was faulty. So I went and got one from mothercare. Day three passed and all was well, then it broke on day five!! Took it back for a refund. After a total of five faulty bears and a fortune spent on batteries I gave up! So long as you don't get a faulty one they are fab, so just get it nearer the time so you can take it back if you have the same problems.
10/04/2014 at 16:37
Wg I had a look and it's that they should always be attended to whilst asleep on it so that's overnight I'd say. It's also not got the CE or kite mark either. It looks vvvv comfy but I think we will just stick to carry cot/Moses basket if all goes ok. But I do want one as they look so lovely
10/04/2014 at 17:20
Thanks for the tip jelly tot. Maybe I will have a look at the sheep too if there are some faults with the slumber bear. That must've been very frustrating!
Popcorn thanks for the tip! I will be having a look in a month.
Bk that's a great idea about using the sling library. I think there's one near me. Another thing we wanted to get with k but never got round to it as she was far too small! Will be putting that on the list.
10/04/2014 at 19:13
We use our slumber bear every night and I can second the poddlepod which we use for all day time naps. F loves his tiny love play mat. F's pester person bought him a summer swaddleme and it's been fabulous!!! Thank you missdeedee!!
10/04/2014 at 19:49
I'd be lost without my little Milton dummy steriliser its so useful
10/04/2014 at 21:05
It's nice to see that most recommendations are for the same or similar things. Dummy steriliser is a good idea we bunged ks in with her feeding stuff in a big steriliser, but if I can breast feed a smaller dummy steriliser would be a great idea.
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