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Beginning to plan. P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
5th Dec '12

Still keeping it gender neutral until we CONFIRM that its a girl, but I'm trying to think of things I need for this baby because I know its not much:



things I need so far;
Baby carrier---Ergo?
Baby wrap ---Sling? Moby?
Diaper bag.
Bedding set---may sew my own.
Baby food-making supplies---suggestions?
Aiden and Anise blankets
Anything hand-made (I have a lot of crafty friends).
Diono Radian RXT---I swear by this carseat.
Jumperoo/Activity Center so I can occupy baby to do chores?
Clothes IF its a girl
Nursing Bras---which I probably need to buy for myself to guarantee fit
Breastmilk Storage Bags
A bottle or two---I THINK I gave mine away
An awesome pump (Medela?)



Things I DONT need:
warm blankets (I crochet/knit & already have a few neutral ones)
swing/bouncer
crib & other furniture
Diapers/wipes/breastpads. I cloth everything.
Baby bath & towels & washcloths
Mobile
Baby Gate---I have all I need, I THINK.




Any other suggestions for a 2nd baby?

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Dec '12

You don't NEED anything to make baby food besides normal kitchen supplies. :) or you can do baby led weaning :) even easier!!

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
5th Dec '12

I like my bebe food processor by Hamilton beach. I would get tons of the dr. Brown baby food storage pods. I love them. Freezer safe.



I dont use my electric pump. Don't bother with one. I can do a much quicker and more effective job with the medela hand pump. The electric pumps are inconvenient, loud and aren't as natural feeling. I have a hard time with them and many moms have told me they have had the same experience.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" You don't NEED anything to make baby food besides normal kitchen supplies. :) or you can do baby led weaning :) even easier!!"</blockquote>



I don't have any kitchen supplies to pur

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" You don't NEED anything to make baby food besides ... [snip!] ... ill do every day or anything, just something to have that's fast and easy when I'm in a rush because I can make ahead."</blockquote>



I just steamed boiled or baked the food. Then put it In a Regular blender or used a mixer or a Long stem cup to mash it.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" I like my bebe food processor by Hamilton beach. I would get tons of the dr. Brown baby food storage ... [snip!] ... loud and aren't as natural feeling. I have a hard time with them and many moms have told me they have had the same experience."</blockquote>



I have severely inverted nips and hand expressing and manual pumps do NOTHING for me. At all. I've tried several brands with zero success. This time in going to try a double electric and see if it helps.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" ... [snip!] ... I just steamed boiled or baked the food. Then put it In a Regular blender or used a mixer or a Long stem cup to mash it."</blockquote>



Maybe I'll get an immersion blender and I can use it for soups too :) dual purpose is my favorite! I have a blender, but I suspect it may die!

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle ... [snip!] ... an immersion blender and I can use it for soups too :) dual purpose is my favorite! I have a blender, but I suspect it may die!"</blockquote>



Yeah u need a good blender or else it doesn't pur

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" You don't NEED anything to make baby food besides ... [snip!] ... ill do every day or anything, just something to have that's fast and easy when I'm in a rush because I can make ahead."


i got a little processor thing, and also one of the hand helps puree things you know for like soups and such. thats what i used.. but i didnt do too many purees just started giving him finger foods when he was old enough.

have fun doing all your shopping!

Jae- DJ Jordyn & Cams Mom 3 kids; San Diego, California 5928 posts
5th Dec '12

Wanna try my Medela before you spend tons of money on your own? How'd you pump before I know you made buckets.



I've heard great things about ring slings. There's a store down here that actually sells them and has a bunch you can try. I wanna take Jordyn one day in Jan and try a few.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th Dec '12

I was just reminded have you heckled with your insurance on Ifthey cover a pump?

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jae=Devin & Jordyns Mommy:</b>" Wanna try my Medela before you spend tons of money on your own? How'd you pump before I know you made ... [snip!] ... a store down here that actually sells them and has a bunch you can try. I wanna take Jordyn one day in Jan and try a few."</blockquote>



Sure, I'll give it a shot, but no nipple stim til 36+ weeks, so I'll just deal with all that later.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" I was just reminded have you heckled with your insurance on Ifthey cover a pump?"</blockquote>



I have no idea. It's military insurance, so I HIGHLY doubt it.

Jae- DJ Jordyn & Cams Mom 3 kids; San Diego, California 5928 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" I was just reminded have you heckled with your ... [snip!] ... your insurance on Ifthey cover a pump?"</blockquote> I have no idea. It's military insurance, so I HIGHLY doubt it."</blockquote>



Usually only PPOs do. You might get approved if you have a premie. But I'm hoping neither one of you have to deal with that!

Rachie.luv♡ 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 14534 posts
6th Dec '12

damn too bad I think shopping would be a pain.
I have a baby bullet I will not use!!
since I have the magic bullet.