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Does anyone of you here has made a list of things to buy in preparation of the baby? Eg. Things to buy for mummy to use and things to buy for baby to use? It will be even better if the price is also listed.
Oh yes, I did! I went 'spot check' on the prices & spread out the items to be bought evenly every month. In the end many things passed down.
I did not make any list at all coz lots of things are pass down...
'old' clothes are also more comfy for baby in my opinion... softer and nicer on baby's delicate skin.
Babies outgrow very fast. In fact, I got lots of pass me down too. Just ask around friends. I only buy clothing for babies after 9 months and a couple of going out clothings.
My baby cot was from my sis-in-law and clothings comes from friends and relatives and they are more comfortable like what Jo said softer and nicer.
For mum, if go for natural birth
1) try to get a ring for sitting down during the first couple of days to prevent pain (it is like the swimming float, can be found at the pharmacy,
2) maternity menstruation pads
3) Big Ts or nursing wears
4) Nursing bra, etc
I cannot remember much now as it was more than 4 year ago, it will be good if for those mummies who have given birth recently to share.
So ladies, anyone of you have a comprehensive list of things to buy? Cos I have yet to work on the list and if anyone already made one...can share share here?
i do have a list in excel form. my friend and I were pregnant around the same time hence i "soon biang" took her list. too long to paste here. y not pm me your email address. i email to you. but i dont have the price list though.
bought all basic necessities at baby kingdom. nursing bras at mothercare. most of stuff all pass down.save alot!!
i did not make any list as lot of things is being pass down... save quite alot $$
i made a list too, very messy somemore. haha!
I am a Dec 2007 MTB, i just bought all i need for me and dear son for the first 3 months.
Here's my list as reference.
1 Chest of drawer for baby's stuff
4 sets of top and bottoms with front tie opening or buttons
5 baby rompers (becos they are cute and easy to change diapers with)
3 sets of mittens and bootees
6 pairs of socks (cheaper as they come in set of 6)
2 cotton head covers (1 small and 1 bigger in size)
4 baby T-shirts for home wear
1 dozen face towels for bath and feeding usage
2 baby bath towels
2 baby swaddling towel
1 MIM Sarong Sling
Baby changing Mat (Ikea)
Baby Cot (for my home)
Baby playpen (for nannies house, after my maternity leave)
2 Cot mattress cover (for interchanging)
Baby powder and dispenser, head to toe shampoo and baby body lotion
(Do not use those dispenser with the puff put into the powder directly... very unhygenic, pay a bit more to get a one with separator)
Kodomo Baby Laundry detergent
Drying rack for baby's clothes
Nappy rash barrier cream
Cotton balls for cleaning baby after poo poo
Wet tissues for travel and home use
Lu yi you
Ear Thermometer and extra batteries
1 packet of Nepia newborn diapers
2 small milk avent milk bottles
2 spare teats (as you need to change them after 2 months of usage)
6 avent milk storage cups with lids (for storing EBM)
4 Bottle drying rack
Baby playmat of 12mm thickness
Bean sprout pillow
Baby mobile that plays music
Baby Lullably CD (stimulate baby brain and make baby sleep longer)
Baby cotton ear buds (will not use till really need to)
Safety 1st bathtub
Bottle brush with teats brush
Night light with dimmer for night nursing and diaper changing purposes.
2 Nursing bras
1 large pack of maternity sanitary pads
2 nursing tops
1 Avent ISIS Manual breast pump
Moms essential breast balm for cracked nipples
Moms essential bottom spray for Epi wound
Moms essential after delivery body foam and shampoo
1 large pack of 2 in 1 red dates drink mix
1 bottle of DOM (given by granny)
1 pack of Chicken of essence for pre delivery (energy booster)
1 set of pyjamas button down for hospital wear
Hope my list is helpful to all of you.
Thanks for the list and Wow!!!! What a long list it is. Up to now, I am still very lazy in getting started to buying baby's stuff.
But I think I shall be doing so soon. Hope my baby won't blame me for being so lazy. :-P
I learnt my lesson from my colleague when her baby suddenly popped at week 34 and she did not prepare much thus everything was so chaotic.
So i decided to prepare myself early just in case **Touch wood**
Its not wise to buy everything in one go too... you will sure blame yourself why buy from one shop when you can actually save tens of dollars....when you see the same items in another shop cheaper.
I starting buying bit by bit after checking all the prices in different shops when i hit week 30. I realised that some kids mall sell baby stuffs so much cheaper especially baby laundry detergent and body wash... Try IMM Kids mall....i saved nearly 12 bucks when i buy detergent, powder, baby wipes and baby wash there compared to Mothercare outlets, John little, kiddy palace...etc Tom & Stephanie is a great place to check out especially for baby's cot beddings. But dont't buy the cheap clothings there... the stitches come out after a few wash (thats what my sister In law claim)
Hope these tips work for you... Happy shopping
oh ya... dont keep shoppin for baby stuff n hospital stay things.
buy some stuff for confinement too.
tht time during confinement, i was pretty lost what i need.
basically, you need cotton wipes and some spirit (found in pharmacy, specifically for mothers) to wipe the stitches clean. the doctor might give, but wasnt enuff for me to use coz my stitches were quite long n took some time to heal.
i also bought white rice wine (bai mi jiu) to mix with warm water to wipe myself when the weather is horribly hot or i need to cool myself down.
and one more thing, read up more on how to take care of baby n what to expect. i was too busy shoppin n readin about pregnancy tht i forgot to read (in-depth) on post natal, breastfeeding and baby care. =)
Definitely must get stuffs for ourselves...we need some pampering after all we carry the child for 9 months .
Are you getting a confinement lady after your delivery?
thanks for your list, though i already made one of my own but it's better to get some opinion from other mummies...i didnt think there was so much to buy for baby alone...i hope i could get some of them from my baby shower in 2 months time..i could really save a bit of money...thanks again!
hi may i know what place is this "tom n stephanie" sell babys stuffs? issit like kiddys palace? expnsive? wide range of things? thanks...