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Surprise baby! user banned
21st May '13

If you didn't find out the sex of your baby until birth what did you do about clothes? Did you buy a bunch of neutral clothes for the first few weeks? Did you buy a few outfits for each sex and then return what you didn't need and buy more of what you did? I don't know what to do.. lol.

Shannon +4 Due February 22 (boy); 4 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 8198 posts
status 21st May '13

Wait don't buy anything! I bought all gender neutral and when he was born got rid if it all including nursery and went boy crazy! Lol

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Shannon +3 {21w}:" Wait don't buy anything! I bought all gender neutral and when he was born got rid if it all including nursery and went boy crazy! Lol"

We are going to buy a neutral car seat and we aren't gonna buy crib bedding and stuff for the nursery cause the baby will sleep with us or in a bassinet and then in a crib in our room for the first year ish.



I can't not buy SOME clothes, I need something for he/she to wear home from the hospital. lol

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea[22]:" If you didn't find out the sex of your baby until birth what did you do about clothes? Did you buy a ... [snip!] ... a few outfits for each sex and then return what you didn't need and buy more of what you did? I don't know what to do.. lol. "


I'd would just buy a few "neutral" outfits and then go shopping after the baby is born.

The Monk Due March 6; Nerima, Japan 723 posts
21st May '13

To me I would just buy a few Onsies for the first few days. The go shoppin!

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25113 posts
status 21st May '13

Buy yellow :) and some light shades of blue. If its a girl just use the blue stuff but stick a bow on her head. Problem solved :)

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6825 posts
21st May '13

we bought a boy outfit and girl outfit to bring the baby home in. Thats ALL. I refuse to dress my baby in neutral colors, boy or girl. Cause everyone is going to constantly ask if its a boy or girl. We are planning on getting a few white onsies to pass the time till we can go and get the baby a wardrobe and crib bedding. We bought everything else neutral.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" Buy yellow :) and some light shades of blue. If its a girl just use the blue stuff but stick a bow on her head. Problem solved :)"


Says that girl Elliot's mom.... :twisted: I'm totally kidding. We had a neutral nursery 5 years ago, we did classic Winnie the Pooh and bought yellows, greens, and pale blues. And then stopped to buy some more on the way home. Secretly we had stocked up on some boy stuff because we had a strong feeling he was a boy. We were right.

Shannon +4 Due February 22 (boy); 4 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 8198 posts
status 21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea[22]:</b>" We are going to buy a neutral car seat and we aren't gonna buy crib bedding and stuff for the nursery ... [snip!] ... room for the first year ish. I can't not buy SOME clothes, I need something for he/she to wear home from the hospital. lol"</blockquote>




Buy a few things in each gender from like carters and when you know exchange the opposite outfits for the ones you need :)

MyLittleSweetPea Due October 20; 1 child; Perth, Australia 766 posts
21st May '13

First time, bought all boy clothes. ( Thought he'd be a boy, turns out I was right..and I dislike pink and girly any way).



This time though I have three draws (tiny ones though, only to fit a little of each). 1. Girls clothes, 2. Neutral clothes, and 3. Boys clothes. (I will be taking my favorites to the hospital with me from each). I am also getting gift cards so I can buy everything else closer/after (especially big things, desperate for a better pram!) and this way won't have to stress too much about money...though I do any way...the pram I want is quite pricey. My partner thinks I have expensive tastes, because I mentioned my love for high end baby clothes...but, can't I want the best for them? :) I think I can.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 25113 posts
status 21st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" Says that girl Elliot's mom.... :twisted: I'm totally kidding. We had a neutral nursery 5 years ago, ... [snip!] ... more on the way home. Secretly we had stocked up on some boy stuff because we had a strong feeling he was a boy. We were right."</blockquote>




Lol. Elliot's mom is always right

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" Says that girl Elliot's mom.... :twisted: I'm ... [snip!] ... stuff because we had a strong feeling he was a boy. We were right."</blockquote> Lol. Elliot's mom is always right"


I know, it just sounded cute saying to buy blue and then seeing Elliot in pink :lol: I had to say it.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
21st May '13
Quoting Shannon +3 {21w}:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea[22]:</b>" We are going to buy a neutral ... [snip!] ... Buy a few things in each gender from like carters and when you know exchange the opposite outfits for the ones you need :)"


That's probably what we'll do. I just don't know what or how much to buy. I'm not gonna wanna go shopping for at least a few days after I have the baby so I want to have enough for those few days.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
21st May '13

Oh and what about a boppy? Should I just buy one I like or should I stay away from the obviously girly/boyish ones and get one that could be either?

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
21st May '13

I already have 2 girls so i have everything for a girl. Last time i didnt buy anything just pulled out all the gender neutral stuff i did have and it ended up being another girl so i used it all. This time i have a pile of girl stuff, and i bought like 8 used sleepers($7) and 4 new outfits($30) and i have those set aside. If its a girl again ill be set if its a boy i have enough clothes to last me for the first week or so so that i dont have to leave the house if i dont want to.