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When did you start buying things for first baby? Megs! Due November 6; 1 child; 147 posts
14th Jan '13

I am almost 18 weeks and my nesting instinct is already crazy! I was wondering when you ladies give into it?
My SO is more hesitant to start buying and I tell him I want to buy things over time instead of all at once, and I want to get the important things like the travel system and the co sleeper and maybe some storage options before he leaves for boot camp. Which is feb 20. I already have 5 3 month onesies, 7 newborn onesies, 4 newborn outfits and one 3 month outfit. These are a mixture of what I got on a gift card and what my sister got me. I know I should wait until 24 weeks but that is so hard! I figured I'd just tape receipts to boxes and wouldn't open them until 24 weeks? Lol I'm a nut! I am just so excited for my son.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
14th Jan '13

I am the same way! I'm only 17 weeks and I have bought a ton of clothes and some binkies. I'm bad haha

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5798 posts
14th Jan '13

We didn't buy anything until after my baby shower for our second.
We didn't have to buy anything for our first.

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10434 posts
14th Jan '13

Why should you wait until 24 weeks? I started at 16 wks. After I found out I was having a girl I have gone crazy with buying things for her lol.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 10993 posts
status 14th Jan '13

Only thing I bought right away was putting the crib on layaway at 16 weeks.



Then didn't buy anything else until after my baby shower at 32 weeks.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
14th Jan '13

My mom got an awesome deal on a bassinet when I was 5 weeks pregnant with my first. Lol. But I didn't start until after the first trimester and even then it was neutral blankets. I waited to find out the sex to start buying, then I went crazy. Lol. But I also knew I wouldn't be having a baby shower so we bought something every week so that by the time he got here we'd have everything.

Kylees Mama 1 child; Faribault, Minnesota 4193 posts
14th Jan '13

I'd honestly buy all the big things: crib, changing table, etc. At the baby shower, most people will be getting you clothes.

Chellie Due September 19 (boy); 2 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4706 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting shelbylynn [29 WEEKS!]:" Why should you wait until 24 weeks? I started at 16 wks. After I found out I was having a girl I have gone crazy with buying things for her lol."


That is when the baby is viable outside the womb.



I started with buying diapers. I didn't buy clothes until the last two months or so. Then all the big items (carseat, stroller, etc.... were all gifts)

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 4688 posts
status 14th Jan '13

i waited till 12 weeks to buy stuff. My sister however (she was the only person that new other than my boyfriend) baught him loads of stuff soon as she found out. Including the pram and carseat set we use now. lol. x

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1581 posts
14th Jan '13

I just started right before christmas. i was about 25 weeks.we werent 100% sure about the sex so my fiance didnt want to get alot of stuff. I plan on putting alot of stuff on layaway either this week or next week. I know Ill get alot of stuff for the baby shower so im trying to hold out on getting certian things.

Cindy[+1]♥ 1 child; Kentucky 10572 posts
14th Jan '13

I started buying clothes after i found out what i thought i was having at 19 weeks. Ended up exchanging it for girl stuff two weeks before i went in labor... Even had my baby shower for a boy and everything..

Hannah Dilks 1 child; New Jersey 180 posts
14th Jan '13

this is tough! because i know that my son is growing like a freaking weed and now all of the clothes that i bought in advance will be seasonably inappropriate by the time he is able to fit into them!

Sarah Beth Cline 2 kids; Missouri 246 posts
14th Jan '13

I bought diapers from.the very start. And a crib. Bassinet. Then went crazy when I found out the gender. You never know when a baby will come so I started as soon as possible. I don't think everyone has an exact week to start. Its up to you:) congrats

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12 (boy); 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4430 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Megs!:" I am almost 18 weeks and my nesting instinct is already crazy! I was wondering when you ladies give into ... [snip!] ... figured I'd just tape receipts to boxes and wouldn't open them until 24 weeks? Lol I'm a nut! I am just so excited for my son."


I would say buy your big things. I bought my bassinet, my crib and then put my stroller and car seat on lay away. I honestly wish I had bought more then I have right now, because I have 7 and 1/2 weeks until my little boy is here and I feel like I don't have anything lol. I mean I do have stuff but I wish I would have bought and given in to my want to shop more then I did. I would say purchase things like some blankets, and your big thing and stuff like the wash clothes and, the baby creams and safety kit, anything that you know for sure you won't get at your shower, and make sure you keep the receipts to it all. I would say go ahead mama. I am feeling pretty stressed out that I didn't buy more stuff in the beginning. I knew I wouldn't get much at my shower, but now I still have my CD to buy, and my diaper bag, and just a few other things that I wanted to buy but decided to wait on. Remember like you said you can always return them :). Buying all at once makes it harder, and makes with where you may forget something :( so I like the buying over time method!

I♥RYLEIGH 49 kids; Windsor, Ontario 10434 posts
14th Jan '13
Quoting Love = Moco and Bubba:" That is when the baby is viable outside the womb. I started with buying diapers. I didn't buy clothes ... [snip!] ... I didn't buy clothes until the last two months or so. Then all the big items (carseat, stroller, etc.... were all gifts)"


Ahhhhh makes sense.