This is a discussion on Shopping within the First Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; when did MTB start to shop and buy for baby stuff? Me and my hubby have not done anything yet ...
when did MTB start to shop and buy for baby stuff? Me and my hubby have not done anything yet .
I tink 2mths before your EDD is more than enuff time to start shopping for those baby items. If is 1st baby then there will b quite alot of stuffs you need to buy but if is 2nd baby then not much things to buy since the 2nd can use hand down items frm 1st ~
I think first trimester is a little early to start shopping for your baby. Maybe you should wait till you know the gender? It makes shopping easier and more fun!
For me I started when I entered my third trimester. Am 35 weeks pregnant now and have more or less bought everything.
for me last time i do not know why i was so lazy to shop.....my brother sponsored $500 to buy baby stuff for me....and my cousin went shopping for me instead....i think i only bought a newborn romper for my son out of my own pocket.....
its ok ~ got mood to shop can buy first.....also fun mah.....horz?
can can....i got tips!
1) No Need to buy things :
-those (Box set gifts for newborn) box set of complete items for newborn ~
-Baby's FULL Month NEW Clothes set - Normally Parents or mother in law will buy for you
Plus friends and relatives will give ang baos for you to buy things (I received gifts from friends and from relatives mostly they give ang baos)
2) Need to buy items (These things normally no one will buy as pressie ~)
-Sarong (if you r going to get)
-Milk bottles (Really useful ones. Coz some box sets gifts has milk bottles also)
-Round pillows with depression in middle
- Swaddling Blankets
- Mittens/Booties (May fall under Section a)
3) Sponsored by relatives/mother in law/Parents items
-Anklets / Necklaces / baby ring - gold
anything else huh....lemme think think....
you can save $$$....hahahha
last time i had to buy 2 walkers....one at mums place one at my own place.....
im also itchy backside wanna start buying stuffs for baby and im only 10 weeks!!! haha.
Dont know the gender yet very hard to buy . want to buy pink, scarly its a boy, want to buy blue, scarly its a girl. buy too many whites, boring.. haha
I am just thinking where the H to put crib.. so big . should i place it beside my bed? or with CL? or baby sleep with me?
my bedrm not so big. not enough space it seems..
i dint start my shopping early cos i was waiting for XMAS sale, then CNY sale...
now all that is over, I have also stocked up quite abit ...no more shopping
sometimes shop too early, you also worry about whether the items are really necessary
e.g. the wooden cot i got. it was second hand from a friend, free of charge... then end up i bought a playpen which i will use with mattress as a bed...cos the wooden cot too big to push through the bedroom doors, whereas a playpen is more mobile...
then stroller, i bought when i was about 29 weeks preg...we took a SUPER long while to decide the model we wanted...then finally decided on this LUCKYBABY stroller becos we have been considering it and finally it was on sale! hahahah
bit by bit ...dont rush!
i think if you first trimester now, you still can wait for the great singapore sale right?
maybe you want to ask hubby to disemble the wooden cot tobring into the bedroom? can?
I read that week 16 can know gender , thats when parents can start buying some clothes for baby! did some of you got to know the baby gender early?
the wooden cot was second hand , that is why it took him a while to assemble. the grooves for the screw is already abit out of "shape" ... very troublesome for him to undo then assemble again...
luckily i still got space in the second living room to just push it aside...am using it to store baby's stuff for now
see whether next time want to let baby sleep in it during the day .
why i bring up this incident to share is becos i think some pple also buy cot very early, then end up regretting....lucky mine was free of charge, so not much of a pinch, except poor hubby wasted effort...hahaha
as for clothes, if you are excited, buy those neutral ones ...
i only knew about baby's gender at 20weeks...before that, relatives gave me some old baby clothes. girls and boys. so now i hand the girls clothes to another friend.
pass it on, pass it on !
hehe..i wait for the babyfair..cos everything also have...cheap.cheap..or wait for john little sales..last time..i get to buy..rompers for $8.mitten n botties for $3 each..
Btw all these baby clothes and baby stuff are clogging up my store room. only got afew things that are handled down from friends, and the store full . by the time I go full steam to buy baby stuff...i think no place to walk .....haha. alittle exaggerative .
Me and my hubby did not get anything till i'm about 7-8months... before that everytime when i wanted to get something, my mum will said its still early ... dont buy first... how irritating... argh!!!