Hi ladies. I'm 19 weeks pregnant and beginning to think about buying for our baby due 22nd may. (Our first). I did originally want to hold off a few more weeks but I reckon it's worth starting now to get some good bargains in the sale. What are you planning on buying and will shopping in the sales much difference? I also need some maternity clothes too!
Bedding would be a good idea. Perhaps a Moses basket and baby monitor if you're planning on using them. Clothes, probably not so much. You'll get bought loads of "outfits" and the basics are barely cheaper in the sales (aside from Christmas-themed babygros, which you could buy for next year I guess).
Hold off on buying loads of maternity clothes until you need them and you know what size you'll be. The Asos outlet is great for cheap stuff all year round. I say this as the stuff that fit me at 20 weeks went nowhere near me at 30 weeks, and now at 36 weeks I barely fit in anything. At 20 weeks I was still living in hope that my size 10 mat jeans would see me through til the end
I wouldn't buy anything Christmas themed as everything in 3 month sizes for first year so no possibly way of knowing what size might fit next December and what'll be a waste on money! Might be worth getting big ticket items in sale though (pram, nursery furniture, car seat etc)
18+4 today and just bought my pram bottles and lots of clothes! It's my second so kind of know what to expect size wise....didn't buy any Christmas stuff as there's a chance he could be between sizes then. We had a private scan on Tuesday so we know who we were buying for. So far saved around £350 but I do love a good bargain anyway!
I was 16wks pregnant at this time two years ago and used the sales to buy a lot of the big stuff, kit (pump, bottles, muslins etc), and a few naice bits of clothing. If you do see clothes you like you can often adapt it if you are a bit out with the size of the baby and season eg putting a long sleeved vest under a T shirt. This time around I need very little as I've kept everything and most of DDs things are pretty non gender specific (don't know what we're having). The bits that aren't will be fine too, unless the baby comes out with fluent English and can voice their unhappiness at the odd pink grow I've saved my sales shopping budget to buy a good portion of DD's wardrobe for the year ahead.
I'm just back from a spot of sales shopping and I came home rather in distress!! Aside from it being mega busy and me nearly losing it with the poor woman in mothercare, it was only when I was walking round looking at car seats and breast pumps and baby monitors, I had the realisation I have no clue what the hell I'm doing! Nearly came home in tears! (After battling my way out of the car park of course!)