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when to buy M&M12/13 Due October 15; 2 kids; noidea, TX, United States 7598 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

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
13th May '13

I say once you find out the sex.

Iyahna :^P 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Southern California, CA, United States 14284 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.

M&M12/13 Due October 15; 2 kids; noidea, TX, United States 7598 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.

M&M12/13 Due October 15; 2 kids; noidea, TX, United States 7598 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 1129 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

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 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™ New York, NY, United States 16675 posts
14th May '13

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

* Clairebear * 1 child; Ireland 2941 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.