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when to get everything ready

(8 Posts)
steph2412 Sat 12-Jan-13 22:28:00

Hi all im 26+4 with dc3 so i may sound silly for asking but when does everyone start getting everything ready for baby?i have brought all babys clothez and blankets bedding etc over all the dec and lan sales but when do you wash them?also when do you set cot up?and when do you get pram delivered this will have to come to our house as no where else to store. by the way theres a chance baby could come early i havey last consultant review at 34 weeks due to complications in previous pg. sorry its long and TIA for any help/ideas.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 12-Jan-13 22:38:16

I just knew dc1 would come before my due date so had everything sorted by 32 weeks. He came at 36.

nickelbabe Sat 12-Jan-13 22:39:28

Do it now.
When you can still be bothered.

steph2412 Sat 12-Jan-13 23:11:05

Thanks for replying i think i will start next week it just feels soon iykwim.

peanutMD Sat 12-Jan-13 23:30:22

I'm 32 weeks with DC2 and keep meaning to get round to it... but so far have done nothing, well I have bought some things and still have the clothes etc but I should really get round to washing and sorting grin

DeathMetalMum Sun 13-Jan-13 08:59:09

I'm 31 weeks and have started this last week. Just a few things washing the sheets for the moses basket and we have had a new matress delivered so we can swap dd over to the cotbed freeing up the other cot etc. I am going to boots to pick up the bits for my hospital bag in the week. Then starting to wash through all the clothes we have.

I ended up in hospital a fortnight ago, only for monitoring everything was okay. But I thought I better get things sorted just in case.

I am 31 weeks and have only been getting things ready in the last week. I have an inkling baby will come early, and am slowly getting things sorted. Depends when you feel ready. Up until last week I had banned all baby stuff in the house as I felt it might 'jinx' things IYSWIM.

Really enjoying it now that I've started though smile

LimeLeafLizard Mon 14-Jan-13 09:23:26

I'm 36 + 3 and have only just begun to get organised in the last week. I've been very overdue twice though, so I don't feel like there is a particular hurry until I get a few painful Braxton Hicks and panic.

We didn't do anything until after 28 weeks because I am a bit superstitious, and because we already had all the basics from our other DC. About 32 weeks we took delivery of a new pram because we had won the bid on ebay.

Hospital bag is still only half packed, but I've left the list on the top of it so if I / DH have to rush round finishing it off in a hurry at least we'll have a list to work to. Also I have similar half-packed bags for the DC as they'll be going to relatives'.

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