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dont't wanna be too hasty, but at the same time I want to know if its the right time to recce for baby stuffs, now that I'm in my 2oth week. Stuff like the baby cot, baby wipes etc.. what do you mommies think?
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20th week = around 5months right???
do you know the gender oreadi? Its never early or late thing coz some parents started buying as soon as they conceived!!! Its a joy thing! you can start shopping around and see which are the good brands to invest in.
For me the best milk bottle ever invested in is AVENT milk bottles, lasted for 2 whole good years! very durable.
ermmm....for me i did not really shop for anything myself coz i leave it to my experienced cousin to buy for me... they gave me as a gift - only bou during 3rd trimester, almost nearing birth. But i bou my own sarong, baby carrier and pram....that was during confinement....i went to buy when i went for 12 days checkup after birth....
for cot, prams I bot in 2nd trimester and ask delivery 3 weeks before EDD.
for those cash and carry types I bot in early 3rd trimester cos my house is small, so donno cramp my house buying so early.
HOWEVER, i started on clothes shoppin once i knew I +ve. hahaha, bot non-colors clothes (white, yellow) until gender annouce and buy the coloured ones (pink/blue)
but, its joy, fun, excitement buying those cute little stuff!
there is no too early or too late, if you feel like buying just go ahead!
I'm now in my 18th weeks and i already bought a baby car seats, lots of clothes, milk bottle's and many other small items as there's too much sales which all the price is too tempting..
As for big items like baby bed, pram all this i usually will buy it during 3rd trimester.
Mostly likely will choose Playpen rather than baby cot as playpen is more safer for infant/toddler as all surrounding is soft, can be folded and hand carry everywhere you want.
For myself, this is the first baby, of course very excited and tempted to SHOP!
But at the same time, as this was unplanned pregnancy, hubby & I need to be careful with our spendings . We wanted a playpen becos its cheaper but a friend of relative gave us a 2nd hand wooden cot...no complaints! So I already got my cot only when I was 17 weeks preg! hahaha.
As for clothes, I started buying with the recent sales, knowing that I'm having a boy! so can hold back with the urge to buy those extra cute items, cos usually its for gals !
Pram/strollers and carseats, I am looking at different models and I suppose I will only throw the money into that in my final trimester ... I feel that some things if we buy now, also will become "dusty"
and we will never know if there is a better sale to come...hahaha
what do you mommies think of co-sleeper as opposed to cots? i was thinking since i'm staying with my in-laws, better get a co-sleeper instead of a cot. reason being so, room will be cramped with baby wardrobe etc. and cot better buy when i get my own place in future. also, if at night need to b/f, i just need to roll over to my side, and there will be my baby. =p
anyone knows the place selling co-sleepers?
I considering a baby cot from IKEA, cheaper and smaller to fit into cramped bedroom. Any moms have one ? Is it durable like those in Kiddy palace ?
I'm 30weeks.. have bought mainly clothes...bought too many rompers i think. Cos i failed to remember its easier to put on kimonos /vest on newborns than rompers. I've like 14 newborn rompers from mothercare. And although everyone tells me not to buy too many clothes as ppl will be giving.. I've unfortunately not receive any old baby clothes offerings from any friends or relatives other than one of my cousin who's done with having babies (she has 3 princesses). But the clothes are relatively worn out and most are for much older babies. Most of peers just had their firstborns and are keeping it for their second ones.
I've bought bath w stand, moses basket w stand, bumbo seat w tray, baby bouncer, whole range of mustela toileteries, one month supply of newborn diapers, muslin, etc etc now left with only bottle steriliser, baby carrier, stroller and cot mainly. I shall wait until my last 2 weeks before gettin it.
Loved every single minute of shopping for my little one. Cant wait to hold her and kiss her!!
I used to have 1 from ikea, like 5-6 years ago. It cost me around $200, I dont't dare to buy a too cheap cot as it shake quite a bit. It last me for 4 years till my girl unable to sleep in it and it still looks as good as new when I threw it away.
Intending to buy another cot from ikea this time round, the $279 cot if you have already went there to view. =)
Last edited by badtzzz; 26-12-2008 at 04:05 PM.
I think you can start buying bit by bit.
You can buy the baby cot and ask them to deliver when baby is almost due (1 month before due).
As for the rest, many 8-9month then buy also can. Not during last month cos you might be too tired to travel around already.
i think best is during 2nd tri. 1st tri very risky 'cause foetus still not fragile. 3rd tri too tiring 'cause tummy vvv big n heavy.
I bought a 3-6mth dress and when baby was 3 month, she couldn't wear it!
Maybe you may want to get a swaddling blanket. Easier to swaddle baby and they tend to feel more secure and will sleep better
May want to buy this book too.. i found it useful :
Amazon.com: Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby: Tracy Hogg, Melinda Blau: Books
I plan to start shopping for my baby after the 20th week FA scan.That's what my gynecologist suggests to me. I've chosen some place to shop such as Kiddy palace,mothercare and bayby's kingdom. Ha ha, can't wait for shopping time. Hope that my baby is heathy!
JL is having their expo sale & there are quite alot of baby stuffs on sale.
I've bought the cot from them during the last sale. Super great deal. $299 for a cot + 4" mattress + a musical toys + 3pcs bed set + a pram. Currently their deal excludes the pram.
Yes yes... JL is having their sale in Expo now.
until 18 Jan 09, Sunday.
Singapore Classifieds - Preloved Baby Items for sale -
i got from mothercare .. basket $140 and the stand around $79 .. i got another stand at $101..
btw if you ever need to buy one pine stand i am selling mine cos i got two stands.. cheers. its brand new
I'm sooo DONE with baby shopping... i bought it from 8weeks onwards... little by little.. whenever there's sales etc... or when i spot a good buy. And thank goodness i did it over the months... spread out the expenses not so "siong"...hehe. And at 34 weeks not I cant shop with ease anymore.. every 30 ms got to start searching high n low for toilets... the the ribs start hurting form carrying shopping bags.. walk like a duck. very susah .
So now is time for me to start clearing all the clutters.. arrange the home wash n sterilise clothes... maybe now is nesting phase.
my 2 cents worth... do it gradually...little by little.
I'm 29 weeks pregnant and I have not bought anything except a breast pump and some diapers....! I think I'm super late...had better start stocking up on stuff soon.
beta shop for a baby cot first...
mainly bcos my 1st baby was a miscarriage at 22weeks...
was very upset then. n i was glad in a way that i had not bot anything for my 1st one...
cos if i wud have bot, i wud have been more heartboken seeing them after he was gone!!!
My hubby's cuzzie also had similar experience.
Her's was a stillborn at 34weeks.
By then she had bot all the baby stuff...she was very devastated wen her baby passed away...esp weneva she saw the thing she had bot for him....
i keep to the ELDER'S advise n only bot a few things till i deliver...
then i wrote a shopping list for hubby n showed him once in NTUC before baby was born about the things he should get once little one is born...
Each individual has their own style...
Sometimes, you wun get offer from peers n relatives now about passing down their children's clothes n things...
After you give birth you mite get such offers like me....
(PLEASE dont THINK THAT I"M TOO PESSIMISTIC!!)
(I'm just saying this based on true experience....)
So as for me, dont buy too many things now!!!
Can always buy during your confinement wen you go for your postnatal or baby's checkup....dont be too kan chiong mummies!!