I'm so worried I don't have everything for my little man! Could you let me know some the essential things you needed for your little one? Or some things nobody said you needed but you found very helpful! Thank you! x
Im being induced tomorrow. I have these items:- Pushchair Car seat Cot for our bedroom Moses basket for living room Nappies (for us we are using cloth and reusable wipes, but have disposables and water wipes for the first couple of weeks) Babygrows x10 and vests x10 in newborn and up to a month (in packs with receipts incase I have a bigger baby) 2 hats 4x cardigans Bedding (fitted sheets plus celular blankets) Blanket for car seat/pushchair.
I'm due ds in 5 weeks and it's my 2nd so I know what's a waste of time. I have finished with everything I need and I have......
20 sleep suits up to one month (not bothering with newborn size) 20 up to one month vest 7 mam self sterilising bottles Crib (no Moses basket this time as a crib gets you 3 months more use out of it and is the same price) Crib sheets 2 blankets Pram with seat from newborn as found a carrycot a waste of money first time round. Car seat from birth to 4 years that swivels. Changing unit and mat Bath Bibs Bouncer Nap mat Nappies Wipes Nappy sacks Formula Dummy
Not for baby, but sleeping bras for you. Sleeping in ordinary maternity bras was just too uncomfortable for me but I needed something to keep breast pads in place at night. I only found out sleeping bras existed after baby was born and getting out to the shops was a whole lot harder!
Snuza Go movement monitor that clips to nappy Aden and Anais giant Muslims Poddlepod
That's all I'm really getting for dd2 aside from pram car seat sling and clothes. I bought everything under the sun with dd1, moses/swinging chair all sorts of gizmos and gadgets but she didn't like or we didn't use half of it so going simple this time round.
Somewhere to sleep: cot, or Moses basket or your bed if planning to bed share. Bedding for your choice of bed. Something to catch poo: cloth or disposable nappies. Wipes either cloth or disposable but cotton wool and water for the first weeks. Something to eat: bottles and formula (check what you can use in your hospital. Many advise the ready made and do not have facilities for making powder) or boobs. Something to wear: a couple of packs of vests and sleep suits and a few cardigans plus a couple of hats. People will buy you cute outfits and things as gifts. Something to travel in: sling or pram. A car seat: the best that fits your car not just what comes with the travel system you like best. Something to catch sick: muslin cloths. Get a few. If you have a sicky baby you can buy more. If you don't have a sicky baby you will shove them in a drawer and consider them a waste of money.
That's all. Anything more like change mat, bouncy chair, play mat is personal choice. You can buy as you go along depending on what you find works for you.
Big pants. Maternity pads. Breast pads as even if you bottle feed your milk will come in and you will leak. Bras. Don't go all out buying feeding bras if planning to breast feed as it takes a while for your supply to settle so get fitted once you've settled a bit. Whether bottle or breast feeding get a couple of comfy, stretchy crop top style ones to wear. Comfy pjs. Go for bottoms a size or two up from your pre preg size so they are comfy around the waist.