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clueless mum to be freaking out.

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pennygirl26 Sun 17-May-15 21:32:34

hi ladies. im 14+3 and been trying to think of the things i will need what i need to organise for when babys here but ive completely freaked out as im not a baby person at all normally so have no clue about anything. im now in a state of panic im sure i will get there. However any advice would be great grin

youlemming Sun 17-May-15 22:17:36

First thing is not to panic you still have plenty of time to get all the things needed and to be honest there are lots of things people or different websites will list that are really nice to haves an not essentials.

The big things to plan ahead for mainly for buget reasons are;
Pram
Car seat
Cot/Cotbed + Mattress
Other nursery furniture you may want (though we adapted std bedroom things that could then be used past the baby stage)

General things;
Clothes - go for basic sets of bodysuits and babygrows as they are easier for the first few months and people will buy you outfits and they don't stay in things for long.
A couple of cardi's or light weight jackets.
Snowsuit depending on time of yr
Shawls and cellular blankets
Basic pull on hats

Changing mat
Nappies
Bum cream
Cotton wool
Wipes
Muslins
Towels

Bedding;
Sheets - fitted for matress and also non-fitted to use as lightweight bedding (easier to control temp using light sheets than thicker blankets as can add or remove as needed)

Depending on feeding;
Bottles
Sterliser
Breast pump

Handy but not always essential;
Moses basket
Baby bath
Sling
Bouning chair
Monitor
Changing bag
Room thermometer

Things for you;
Maternity pads (thicker sanitary towels for the weeks after birth)
Comfortable pants
Nursing bra if breastfeeding
Breast pads (even if not breast feeding will need some until milk drys up)

I found a good downloadable check list on the Hipp organic website, it also has a piece about what to pack for your hospital bag.

Once you get into it I'm sure you will find the shopping around quite fun, it really does help the time go by.

Alittlebitofeverything Mon 18-May-15 16:04:01

I am so glad it is not me.. If I was giving birth to a litter of puppies I would be absolutely fine but the thought of actually having a real life baby to look after scares me, I feel like I know nothing. All my friends with babies assure me this is fine but still a bit petrified.. how will I know what to do with him/her?

When do you start buying things? I have looked at a pram I like but wont be ordering that for a little while I don't think.

Buttercup27 Mon 18-May-15 16:11:26

Don't worry a baby is much like a puppy, they eat sleep and poop, lots. And when they get bigger they chew things and make lots of mess. Huge bonus is you don't have to walk them in the rain wink

Alittlebitofeverything Mon 18-May-15 16:16:46

Haha that's a relief.. I'm guessing crate training is frowned upon though?? I'm just going for hoping everything will be fine and thinking I have a long time to worry about this before December!!

Buttercup27 Mon 18-May-15 16:26:38

Not if you call it a cot with sunshade!

TheOriginalWinkly Mon 18-May-15 16:33:41

Its early days yet, but, closer to the time go online and find out details of local breastfeeding cafes, bumps & babies groups, sling meets, Under 1s groups, library story times, baby sensory classes, anything at all like that. Write down the days and times and places and keep it somewhere obvious, and when its Tuesday at 10am and you're alone with the baby and climbing the walls you know exactly where you can go to meet other people in the same situation and talk about what's worrying you.

pennygirl26 Mon 18-May-15 19:47:42

thanks everyone!!! feeling slightly better now smile

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