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bradleybecky Sat 05-Nov-16 06:15:33


BikeRunSki Sat 05-Nov-16 06:16:24

A sling

starsinyourpies Sat 05-Nov-16 06:17:37

Nappies & clothes! Other than that you don't need much to begin with, somewhere for it to sleep but we borrowed a co-sleeping cot.

NickNacks Sat 05-Nov-16 06:19:20

dc1 a dummy
Dc2 infacol
Dc3 swaddling blanket

NickNacks Sat 05-Nov-16 06:20:50

By the way I gave all three because my subsequent children didn't know they weren't my PFB and needed very different things to be content.

sebashocked Sat 05-Nov-16 06:22:54

Sling for me too.

NapQueen Sat 05-Nov-16 06:23:21

Giant muslin squares. Swaddled dd til she was at least 6mo in them and dc2 also uses them as a comforter.

For dc2 the best thing I bought was a Tiny Love 3 in 1 Napper. Wish I'd known it existed for dc1!

HallowedMimic Sat 05-Nov-16 06:26:29

Baby grows with little fold over mittens/scratch mits attached to the sleeves.

MoonlightMedicine Sat 05-Nov-16 06:30:32


DoYouRememberJustinBobby Sat 05-Nov-16 06:33:37

A really soft rug.

BastardBernie Sat 05-Nov-16 06:34:38

Sleepyhead, sling and no lamp for the nursery!

JedRambosteen Sat 05-Nov-16 06:36:01

Equipment: decent muslins and one of those inflatable rings so he had some support when he was first sitting & didn't keel over. (The muslins are still used for cleaning windows/glass as they don't shed fibres and give good shine.)

Toywise, a set of brightly coloured plastic stacking cups with different sized holes in the bottom from M&S - they were used for bathtime waterplay for years by both of my kids & sometimes in the garden sandpit too. DH and I used them for hairwashing at bathtime so they doubled up as equipment.

Heatherbell1978 Sat 05-Nov-16 06:36:05

Sleepyhead, more muslins than I thought I'd need, sleeping bags, sling and a dummy.

elvesareneverhappy Sat 05-Nov-16 06:37:06

Ewan the dream sheep. Helped all 3 of mine sleep through and they still love him.

starsinyourpies Sat 05-Nov-16 06:38:00

Nappies & clothes! Other than that you don't need much to begin with, somewhere for it to sleep but we borrowed a co-sleeping cot.

Ulysses Sat 05-Nov-16 06:38:07

A sling as well! Kept my arms free so I could get on with stuff.

lovelyredwine Sat 05-Nov-16 06:40:55

Other than nappies and clothes, Muslins and a sling (reflux baby).

BusterGonad Sat 05-Nov-16 06:41:36

Muslim cloths without a doubt!

ZeroDarkHurty Sat 05-Nov-16 06:42:18

A wrap-style sling for the newborn and small baby stage (so comfy when they're little and great for late afternoon nap time if they're cranky) and a soft structured carrier like an ergo for small baby and beyond (the one I used for my six year old is still being used with my 21 month old).

A Bluetooth speaker/sound machine to play white noise through when he wouldn't sleep.

A co-sleeping bassinet like the Arm's Reach - straps to the bed so they're in their own space but right beside you.

SwaddleUp zip up swaddle thing when he wouldn't sleep. They have their arms up by their head (look like snow angels in them) but aren't able to whack themselves in the face.

ThinkOfTheMice Sat 05-Nov-16 06:48:19

For baby:

Muslin squares ;120cm)
Basket (I know everyone says they're useless but we had a moba one and it was fab.)
Bath - used daily still at 13 mo, up on the countertop has saved my back! Ditto changetable
Easywalker mosey pushchair - can't use a sling so this has been amazing

For me:

ThinkOfTheMice Sat 05-Nov-16 06:52:17

Oh and what I wish I'd bought (for a ds who turned out to never bloody sleep) was a co sleeper cot and a swing thing.

If we are lucky enough to have no.2 we will be getting them!

Bohemond Sat 05-Nov-16 07:00:32

Fizzy chair
Perfect prep machine

53rdAndBird Sat 05-Nov-16 07:06:24

Co-sleeper cot

welshweasel Sat 05-Nov-16 07:09:38

Perfect prep
Wrap sling

blitzgirl Sat 05-Nov-16 07:11:41

Tommee Tippee Travel Bottle Warmer
Gro Blind

2 more of her favourite toy to avoid toy loosing disaster! wink

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