Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

When to buy the pram/car seat/cot etc?

(34 Posts)
rainand Wed 20-Feb-13 12:24:03

Hi,

In which week would you recommend we buy the pram/car seat/cot etc?

We've chosen the items, just need to order them online now.

Thanks! smile

Snowflakepie Wed 20-Feb-13 12:27:54

I made sure I had mine delivered by week 34. Just in case. My mother threw a fit over bad luck having them in the house but seriously, you need them ready, and we live 2 hours away from family! Also means you can practice using them, setting up and folding away etc. The crib we put together at 38 weeks and moved our furniture to get it in all ready. If you have space I would get on and order it. Good luck! X

ProphetOfDoom Wed 20-Feb-13 12:32:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Wed 20-Feb-13 13:19:53

I ordered mine at the weekend and I'm 19 weeks today, was gonna wait until after scan next week but it was sunny and we were going to the park next to the shop!

The shop wanted to order them in for July but I said I'd rather have them when they come in a few weeks so I have them as I may end up being early depending what happens with my blood pressure and growth as have had problems last 2 pregnancies.

PeachActiviaMinge Wed 20-Feb-13 13:28:21

I brought my Pram and Carseat last week, I'm ordering the cot tomorrow and I'll be 31+6 I don't want to have to worry about them later as my Midwife has said I may end up being induced due to size so the more relaxing I can do before he arrives the better smile

StuckOnARollercoaster Wed 20-Feb-13 13:35:45

I'm 24 weeks and am going shopping on Friday!
I realise its a bit early but the pram and car seat are the main high value items we're buying and I'd rather know that its been sorted out.
I've also been pretty much in denial about preparing/buying/getting too excited until after the 20 week scan and the last 5 weeks have been quite fun starting to think about our little one and getting prepared for that...

Hai1988 Wed 20-Feb-13 14:28:47

Fil is making us wait till end of may begining of june to get the pram/car seat and since he has kindly offered to fund them i cant really argue, i will be 32-33weeks then.

Already have moses basket from.previous ds and wont be worrying about cot/cot bed till after dc2 is born.

RightUpMyRue Wed 20-Feb-13 14:36:34

I bought the pram at 20 weeks but am not having delivered until 36 weeks.

I bought the car seat last week at 32 weeks.

I'm intending on buying the cot at either 36 or 37 weeks (can't remeber which weekend I've alloted for Ikea).

Bought a sling, breast pads, maternity pads and lansinoh today at 34 weeks.

I've been buying clothes and blankets from around 12 weeks, couldn't help myself smile

I think any time after the 20 week scan for bigger, more expensive things is fine. I have absolutely no superstition about not having things in the house before the baby comes, what a lot of crap! Much better to be and feel prepared.

Bejeena Wed 20-Feb-13 15:01:40

I only plan to get the carseat before baby is born as you need that to come out of hospital.

Cot (although we are getting from our neighbours) won't need until after baby born as will be in Moses basket first.

Pram, might well decide which one to get before the birth but won't get it until after we get home. Baby will be to small for pram at very start anyway and wherever we go in first few days and weeks will be in car anyway I assume, or on foot and then will carry newborn in sling.

TwitchyTail Wed 20-Feb-13 15:10:48

Depends on your storage space, potential hazards (I'm thinking pets here!), and how likely you are to change your mind.

If they are common/popular items that aren't going to run out of stock everywhere, and don't have long delivery times, I would say as late as possible. Maybe after 34 weeks? Though it's worth stalking the items you're interested in for offers - we did this after choosing what we wanted earlier, and saved lots this way.

Flisspaps Wed 20-Feb-13 15:18:41

Whenever you like. We bought stuff as soon as we could afford it.

Paradisefound Wed 20-Feb-13 15:23:35

Have just bought pram, crib and carseat.
I am in week 32. Didn't want to leave it any longer as baby might come early.
Also gives us a chance to get to grips with all this new equipment ( first baby ).
Keep receipts. If you buy from places like kiddiecare they start your guarantee from day baby is due rather than when you bought it.. Which could be useful.
Have fun!

We bought things over a period of time so it wasn't a huge amount of money in one go. We bought car seats at about 24 weeks, cots at 20 weeks (assembled them at 28 weeks), ordered the pram at 26 weeks and had it delivered at 32 weeks. I gave birth at 34 weeks.

LikeCandy Wed 20-Feb-13 19:22:26

We're buying our pram this weekend (34w).
The cot was bought a few weeks ago but we haven't got a mattress yet, mainly because I can't choose one!
I also want to buy a crib for downstairs, but I'm waiting for a bargain.
Car seat - we don't have a car, but I know we will be taking her out with family etc, so just waiting until the one we like is on offer.
If you have room for things, and aren't superstisious (sp?!) I don't see the problem with buying things early. If anything it is handy to spread the cost!

I'm 23 weeks and ordered pram at around 16 weeks. iCandy so was advised to order early. Will collect around 34-36 weeks.
Cot arrived last week as bought on special promotion and once I decided I wanted that one I didn't want it getting discontinued. Currently in boxes in garage. DH going to build in next 4-6 weeks once room painted.
Still need to order crib but that will be delivered within a week so will probably wait till I'm 30-32 weeks.
Car seat bought same time as pram, will collect with pram

MiaowTheCat Thu 21-Feb-13 07:42:11

Whenever you're ready to store the whole shebang somewhere in your house! Glad I got ours early last time since she came prem, and other prem mums were running around doing frantic carseat and pram shopping.

glossyflower Thu 21-Feb-13 09:19:45

I don't believe in superstition but I've got my stuff as was more convenient. I spread the cost and was less stressful I'd imagine than leaving it til the final weeks.
I'm now 31 weeks and have most things ready.
If you have the space and you want to buy now then go for it. There's no right or wrong.
However my super organised friend went out and bought everything in the first few weeks of finding out she was pregnant the had her 12 weeks scan to find she was having twins so I would definitely wait til after first scan!

rainand Thu 21-Feb-13 09:45:07

Thank you everyone smile

Just got the cot, and will start buying other smaller things now. Don't want to leave it all to the last minute.

BigPigLittlePig Thu 21-Feb-13 09:48:26

I had horrid morning sickness so spent many an evening browsing online for baby stuff. Once I'd had the 20 week scan I kept an eye out for bargains - got our pram £150 cheaper in a sale, when I was about 22 weeks pregnant. Stupidly left the crib til the end, it was delivered the day before dd arrived, and built when we were discharged from hospital.

I quite liked having everything ready so I could look forward to being thoroughly lazy once my ML started didn't get the chance as dd was 5 weeks early

Missslk22 Tue 28-Jan-14 10:38:17

I brought my pram today I'm 19+4days and I can't help but buy stuff for our baby girl ! We have got loads already pushchair car hair carry cot bag Moses basket clothes ect all excitement I don't belive in the baduck issue how can a pushchair give u bad luck I brought a pushchair previously 6years ago when I had my twin boys xx at 4months it's fine x smile

Missslk22 Tue 28-Jan-14 10:40:37

Aww I agree I like to be organised not leaving things till last minuet x goodluck with pregnancies x

27mummmy2boys Tue 28-Jan-14 10:49:16

I'm 27 weeks pregnant and I bought my pram a couple of weeks ago whilst the January sales were still on. I hadn't bought a thing before 20 week hospital scan xx

Tea1Sugar Tue 28-Jan-14 15:58:37

I've ordered pram and car seat but not having them delivered until mid feb when I'll be about 31 weeks.

lizziekal Tue 28-Jan-14 16:14:02

Going to start looking this weekend when I'll be 30 weeks. Figure that even allowing for an early arrival I won't need them for at least another 6 weeks.
Haven't bought a thing yet as pregnancy has rendered me insufferably superstitious.

Christelle2207 Tue 28-Jan-14 21:49:20

I dithered so much over the pram it was delivered on my due date. Its just a car seat and moses basket or similar that you actually need and everything else you can in theory order from hospital and get it the next day!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now