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22/05/2013 at 14:32
I know most people think that to do this would perhaps be bad luck or tempting fate but I am aware of a few people who decided to start a family and began to buy little bits of things for the potential baby. I have wondered whether it would be a good idea to buy things whilst we still have a disposable income and get stocked up or if this is setting ones self up for a fall should things not go swimmingly. What are your opinions?
22/05/2013 at 14:35
I wouldn't. I don't believe in "bad luck", but am very aware that TTC doesn't always go as planned.
22/05/2013 at 14:36
I wouldn't be worried about the bad luck side of it, but more the fact that there is a chance that it might take a long time or not happen at all so wouldn't want to have the things around as a reminder in those cases.
22/05/2013 at 14:37
I think it's a crazy idea, but each to their own. It's like buying a wedding dress and being single, chances are you'll get married but would you really start buying things.
22/05/2013 at 14:38
Wdds. Also things get outdated so if it took a long time you might regret the purchases.
You'd be better off to stick spare cash in a separate savings account I think
I wouldn't, but I would open a savings account and save my disposable income for when the time comes.
22/05/2013 at 14:41
The saving account idea is the best bet, you know it's there but not in your face like baby bits would be.
Why not save the money then its there. You never know what may happen
22/05/2013 at 14:45
I agree with the others. I would rather save the money than buy stuff. However, I was someone who didn't buy anything until after my 20 week scan at the very earliest
22/05/2013 at 14:50
Instead of buying things is just put money aside into savings, makes much more sense IMO
22/05/2013 at 14:51
I agree with the other ladies, I would rather save the money in a separate account and then have the money available when we can start buying, I am very suspicious and so personally i wouldn't even buy anything till after our 12 week scan.
22/05/2013 at 14:52
Suspicious Aphrodite...?! Lol!! Xx
22/05/2013 at 14:53
I don't think it is bad luck. I do think it is a bit weird.
22/05/2013 at 14:55
Husband and I have been trying for almost a year now. If we had any baby things around the house they would have been scrunched up and thrown in the bin about 6 BFNs ago. Save the money, but don't start buying yet.
22/05/2013 at 14:56
Well I did buy a cot but that was because it went with the furniture we were buying for that room and the range was being discontinued. It was £60 and I figured that was better than then having to replace all the furniture in the room (because everything has to match don't ya know).
By that point though we had been TTCing for 1.5 yrs and had a further 2 yrs before I got a BFP. I don't think buying the cot had anything to do with it but I didn't buy anything else. You just really don't know what your journey is going to be like and having baby stuff sitting around could get rather disheartening, and of course things change so quickly that you may not even want them by the time your baby actually comes along.
22/05/2013 at 15:00
Haha oh dear yes i didn't mean to put suspicious lol! haha
22/05/2013 at 15:03
Crazy idea, agree its like buying a wedding dress when single. I don't believe all the clap trap that its bad luck, bad things happen because they do but not because uv bought a baby grow. Tbh I just think its very presumptuous that its going to be a quick bfp and a very easy pregnancy, I couldn't imagine anything worse than coming home after a bad scan to find lots of baby paraphernalia around the place
22/05/2013 at 15:04
WEES. I don't think it's bad luck, but I do think it's weird. Better to put the money away and save it.
Plus you'll probably change your mind on what you'll need anyway.
22/05/2013 at 15:37
Weird idea. Like someone said, bit like buying a wedding dress when single. Savings account would be much more sensible
22/05/2013 at 15:40
Yes you're all right. I suppose I'm kind of panicking that we won't be able to afford it when/if bub comes along
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