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Must-haves for baby (#2)

(13 Posts)
flymo79 Sat 25-Mar-17 06:54:04

Just that really! What were your go-to and must-have items??

2014newme Sat 25-Mar-17 06:57:43

Nappy bin
Changing table
Moses basket
A million muslins
Cold water old fashioned steriliser
Loads of bottles
A tonne of bibs
Nuk teats
Blackout blinds
Bouncy chairs
Dummies by the score
I had twins so what I needed may be different to a single baby

Semaphorically Sat 25-Mar-17 07:06:22

Things I did differently the second time:

Wool sleeping bags instead of synthetic ones (less sweaty, the Disana ones are affordable)

Babygros with feet instead of outfits with socks

Incopads on the change table

No Moses basket, just cosleep from the start in the spare room (DH looks after DD1 if she needs something in the night)

Minimalist change bag, not a massive one

H&M nursing vests

Pampers baby dry sized up at night as soon as possible to avoid night changes

Enjoy everything more, they really are little for such a short time!

MrsBellefleur Sat 25-Mar-17 07:10:05

I'm 5 days in with no2. Things I'd forgotten - more muslins than you think necessary, cellular blankets, sleepsuits with integrated scratch mits (those newborn nails are sharp!)

Oh and anusol. I forgot the need for anusol.

Redyellowpinkblue Sat 25-Mar-17 07:10:25

Snuza Go movement monitor (clips to nappy)
Aden and Anais giant muslins (great breastfeeding cover up/sun shade/all round wonderful things!)
Ring sling
Car seat and pram
Bath seat

Considering I bought half of mothercare with dd1 I'm going lightweight with this one!

flymo79 Sat 25-Mar-17 11:14:37

Thanks ladies... It's all coming back to me...! I'm in a hot country but some of these I can substitute like getting muslin sleep sacks. And some great tips

user1471495191 Sat 25-Mar-17 11:30:32

lots of vests
Lots of muslins
Babygros instead of outfits
Vanish power / napisan
Basic changing bag
Stretchy sling wrap
Basic bouncy chair

Didnt need/could have done without:
Nappy bin
Nappy bags
Top and tail bowl
Baby bath

Semaphorically Sat 25-Mar-17 12:06:09

Oh I forgot to add - sunshine bleaches out newborn poo stains.

2014newme Sun 26-Mar-17 10:04:11

Ew I just bin stained stuff!

Semaphorically Sun 26-Mar-17 12:39:23

Why "ew"? The stains are just bilirubin, not bacteria.

2014newme Mon 27-Mar-17 13:27:37

Because nobody in my house is wearing shit stains

shakeyospeare Mon 27-Mar-17 13:32:59

That's pretty wasteful!

I love the sight of newborn vests pinned out on the line in the sunshine smile

Minispringroll Mon 27-Mar-17 14:56:08

Since you can't actually see the stains anymore after they've been bleached by the sun, nobody would be wearing "shit stains". hmm
So far, I've only binned one vest and that was because it was covered completely after a poo explosion. The baby was washable. grin

Never seen the need for a Moses basket. (Is that a British thing?)
I like our Sleepyhead and Next 2 Me cot.
Playmat and bouncy chair are good for just putting DS down for a few minutes.
Swivel base for the car seat is great. Much easier to put him in.
We're using an IKEA dining table (cheap one, had it for years) as a changing table. So much space. grin
Lots of muslins.
Sleeping bags are fab. There are 1tog ones for warmer weather.
Swimming nappies and wetsuit.

Didn't need:
Newborn sizes. DS was born at 8lb12oz and never wore any of the stuff, since it only goes up to 7lb or so.
He doesn't take dummies, so they were pointless.
Trousers and tops when they are little. They are just annoying and DS tends to live in sleepsuits. DH struggles to put anything else on him. grin

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