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when to buy Maebaby&Grayson Due October 15; 2 kids; South Carolina 7556 posts
13th May '13

Feel weird asking this but when did you buy big items



I found a britax b safe carseat for 133 and I kind of want to get it incase it doesn't go on sale again before the baby. But I'm scared to buy I'm only 18 weeks

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15185 posts
13th May '13

I say once you find out the sex.

Iyahna :^P Temecula, California 11357 posts
status 13th May '13

After baby shower if you have one or after you find out the sex.With my oldest I got my pack and play and travel system at the end.It Was a gift from my parents.It took forever but I found the perfect one on base.

Maebaby&Grayson Due October 15; 2 kids; South Carolina 7556 posts
14th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" I say once you find out the sex."</blockquote>




Its a boy!!! I go back friday and get a triple look but there 99.9% sure



I was going with gender neutral anyway because dh wants 1/3 more and I figured I could get one more use out of it. Dds car infant car seat is in my house and the mice peed and pooped on it. :( it was neutral but I can't talk mt self into cleaning it so I'm trying to get the people on base to replace it since I can't even stay in my house until they get rid of the mice. And clean.

Maebaby&Grayson Due October 15; 2 kids; South Carolina 7556 posts
14th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Iyahna :^P:</b>" After baby shower if you have one or after you find out the sex.With my oldest I got my pack and play ... [snip!] ... pack and play and travel system at the end.It Was a gift from my parents.It took forever but I found the perfect one on base."</blockquote>



Our bx is so tiny they have no good baby stuff lol and its a boy

Caimma 1 child; New Zealand 1128 posts
14th May '13

We were so amazingly lucky. Nothing was bought before we knew the gender at 21 weeks I think.



SO's parents turned up one day and said here have a travel system (this may have been before 21 weeks I cant remember.
Then near 33 weeks they turned up and said here is a cot and mattress.
Her Mom came back from up north one weekend and had bought clothes for newborn-6-9 from a family for like $75 and it had toys, sleeping bags, shoes, a boppy, an incredible amount of things.



At her baby shower everyone got her a blanket and soft toy.



The money Caitlyn had been saving for the big stuff went towards other stuff like a bouncer and stuff.



We bought a portacot when he was 2-3 months and the highchair now at 4 months

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
14th May '13

I started buying everything early because we were on a budget. I didn't want to wait until the last minute, plus I have a history or preterm labor. I bought his pack & play new on sale & the carseat but everything else I bought from a baby consignment store or had given to me. Luckily my ex sils baby is about 15lbs heavier than ds so I got all her baby clothes when he outgrew them

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
14th May '13

If you think it is a really good deal, then I would go ahead and get it.

LA REINA™ Chicago, IL, United States 15863 posts
14th May '13

I didn't buy any big things until I was in my third trimester.

Clairebear & Abbey G :) 1 child; Ireland 2149 posts
14th May '13

I was about 20 weeks before I started buying stuff. I have a big family on both sides though so I didn't need much. I was given most big things, a Moses basket, changing/bath unit, playpen, cradle, cot and never used mattress, high chair, playmats and my cousin bought me the travel system I wanted. I got a pile of clothes, blankets and toys from family and friends. My mother bought nappies (diapers) wipes, bath stuff, steriliser and bottles. I just had to buy the monitor and car seat. Because I saved so much money I was able to buy the camera monitor I wanted and a new rear facing car seat. The travel system came with a carry seat but I had the bigger seat ready for use when she got too big for it. I took everything I was offered lol and I was so grateful for all of it. I was due in April so I waited till after Christmas to buy more clothes and that in the January sales.