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help mc4life Due February 7; United Kingdom 5 posts
19th Dec '12

is any one else on here a teen mother > 4 the first time
because i am and a bit scared as i don't know what to except .
i am 32 weeks and scared > i am having a girl , and have read up on everything > i have not buyed anything yet as i don't know what to buy and know i will freck out and but to much or stuff she will don't use .
can anyone help me please ? thanks

Mrs. Curtis 1 child; Lompoc, California 1996 posts
19th Dec '12

diapers diapers diapers.. never enough diapers..
crib
swing
clothes never enough of those either.
bottles if your not going to BF.
wipes to go with the diapers.. good for cleaning just about every baby mess though lol.



good luck

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
19th Dec '12

You need newborn sized diapers, unscented baby wet wipes, a lot of long sleeved onsies, some short sleeved ones, warm clothing, all in newborn sizes. Lots of socks & hats. You will need receiving blankets. A LOT of them. You will find yourself using them for everything. You need a carseat, and a stroller that a carseat will attach to, you can usually buy them together, A bouncy seat is a good idea, so is a swing. Pacifiers will be useful if you decide to go that route. You'll need a bassinet or a crib. In the baby section of the store you will find a kit with baby nail clippers, nose sucker and a few other items youll need at some point, it's a good idea to get that. And some baby soap. That should get you by for now

Mrs. Curtis 1 child; Lompoc, California 1996 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting Unique Mama:" You need newborn sized diapers, unscented baby wet wipes, a lot of long sleeved onsies, some short sleeved ... [snip!] ... a few other items youll need at some point, it's a good idea to get that. And some baby soap. That should get you by for now"


this one! shes more discriptive then i was.. but add the crib or bassenet that was on my list.. if you have a super warm placy it wont hurt to get some short sleeve stuff too, but warm clothes is better this time of year depending on where you live

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
19th Dec '12

and you will def want one of these if you live somewhere where it snows!



http://www.walmart.com/ip/Faded-Glory-Newborn-Boys-Footed-Puffer-Pram/20690522

mc4life Due February 7; United Kingdom 5 posts
19th Dec '12

thanks guys
do i need a highchair or do i wait till shes older also do i need a baby bath or can i use a sink till she bigger anough to use the bath tub ? i know nothing about what to buy her > do i need a diaper dispoal bin thing and wipe warmers since i live in england and in will be winter tomorrow also when do i buys her shoes and things like that . do i need a sling > is there anything else i need like baby bath things , baby towels or anything at all and repleys will be fine
thanks

Mrs. Curtis 1 child; Lompoc, California 1996 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting mc4life:" thanks guys do i need a highchair or do i wait till shes older also do i need a baby bath or can i use ... [snip!] ... > is there anything else i need like baby bath things , baby towels or anything at all and repleys will be fine thanks "


high chair can wait till shes older.. solids dont normally start till around 6 months. you can get one of the bath things if you want but for a while you can just hold her if you feel comfortable..



do you have anyone to help you? like your parents or the father? your parents will know what you need

mc4life Due February 7; United Kingdom 5 posts
19th Dec '12

thanks guys
i live with my mum and will be moving to australia soon with my boyfriend to live with my dad > my mum said the main things that matter are your love 4 the baby > that does not help me > do i need shoes or diaper disopael bin or wipe warmer
thanks 4 your help guys my baby shower in tomorrow so i hope to get some things that could help me

Mrs. Curtis 1 child; Lompoc, California 1996 posts
19th Dec '12
Quoting mc4life:" thanks guys i live with my mum and will be moving to australia soon with my boyfriend to live with my ... [snip!] ... bin or wipe warmer thanks 4 your help guys my baby shower in tomorrow so i hope to get some things that could help me "


you dont really need shoes that little.. but since its winter keep socks on her that or footed pjs.
you can use a diaper pale but honestly i just used the trash then took it out often. i found the money on a diaper pale could be spent much better ways like formula or diapers themselves. i had a pale but never used it cause it was a hassle to change the bag.
wipe warmers is another thing that you can if you want but dont need.. it makes it not cold but you can also just rub the wipe between your hands a bit and it takes the chill off. i had a warmer that was a baby shower gift.. we used it once then it just sat in a corner and collected dust.

mc4life Due February 7; United Kingdom 5 posts
19th Dec '12

ok thanks guys
also u mentioned a swing > my mum brought one to use with us kids when we were born but never used it > so i was just wonnering do i really need one or not > as i dont want to but one if i dont need one
thanks

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
19th Dec '12

If you are moving to another country soon, I would hold off on big pieces of furniture. the swing is really just good for when your arms are exhausted or like my daughter, she would sleep in the thing like a rock lol You can bath the baby in the sink for now, once she is too big for that you can get a baby tub insert device, but that can wait till you move as well. If you are moving, I would suggest going this route instead of a bassinet or crib, it packs up easily and you can transport it without too much trouble



http://www.amazon.com/Graco-Playard-Reversible-Changer-Forecaster/dp/B005UV0UDG/ref=sr_1_8?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1355979532&sr=1-8



The diaper pales are kind of useful but you can get the same effect just tying the diapers off into plastic shopping bags before putting them into the regular garbage bin. In leiu or wipe warmer you could easily just store the wipes near a heating vent, heating source, or on top of the fridge, it's usually the warmest place in the house.

mc4life Due February 7; United Kingdom 5 posts
19th Dec '12

ok thanks alot but it dose not answer my question do i need a swing
thanks guys