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buying baby stuff! MaMa PaTiEnCe Due November 30; 97 kids; Port Hueneme, California 2410 posts
11th Jun '13

When did you buy baby stuff? Like the big items? Crib, bouncer, swing, things like that?
I'm 15 weeks pregnant, I'm anxious to buy stuff already but my sister alwayssays "Don't buy anything for the baby till the third trimester because its bad luck". I just feel so unprepared!

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
11th Jun '13

After I knew the gender, so around 20 weeks

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22034 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting MaMa PaTiEnCe:" When did you buy baby stuff? Like the big items? Crib, bouncer, swing, things like that? I'm 15 weeks ... [snip!] ... sister alwayssays "Don't buy anything for the baby till the third trimester because its bad luck". I just feel so unprepared!"


don't but anything till you know what flavor youre getting.



Your sister is bonkers....what happens if you with until third trimester and god forbid you have a preemie? you wont have ANYTHING

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
11th Jun '13

I wouldn't wait until the 3rd trimester, but I'd probably wait just a couple more weeks. You can start putting money aside if you haven't already, that way when you're ready to go, you won't feel like you're spending it :lol:

Will you be finding out the sex? That will help as well (as far as what you're buying).

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Jun '13

I was well into my third trimester for both kids. With my youngest we waited until our baby shower before we bought anything. My mom bought most everything we needed. With the second we bought everything during the holiday season (Nov-Dec) and scored great deals she was born the end of Jan.

mommy2thing1&thing2 Due November 11; 2 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 3064 posts
11th Jun '13

we started buying stuff as soon as we knew what we were having(so 15-16 weeks) all 3 times. i had a shower with DS1 but knew i wouldnt get anything big so i wasnt going to wait till the end lol. by the 3rd trimester we had all the big stuff

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15523 posts
11th Jun '13

I wait until I know what im having.

K.J♥ Due November 4; 2 kids; Russellville, Kentucky 430 posts
11th Jun '13

I started buying clothes and stuff after 16 weeks (after I found out the gender) but the biggest thing we have bought so far is the swing. I'm gonna wait til after my 20 week ultrasound to go crazy buying stuff. Don't know why, just how I wanna do it I guess.

TmA's mommy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
11th Jun '13

We didn't buy anything until the early third trimester. I don't believe its bad luck to buy early, we just wanted to wait till after my shower. With my second pregnancy we were expecting twins and were going to start buying stuff up early since we were going to have 3 under 1. Thankfully we didn't buy anything because I ended up going into labor at almost 17 weeks and lost them. With my next pregnancy I will wait because of this, I don't want anything to happen and have to return everything.

MaMa PaTiEnCe Due November 30; 97 kids; Port Hueneme, California 2410 posts
11th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" I wouldn't wait until the 3rd trimester, but I'd probably wait just a couple more weeks. You can start ... [snip!] ... feel like you're spending it :lol: Will you be finding out the sex? That will help as well (as far as what you're buying)."</blockquote>




That's my other dilemma! We found out at 13 weeks we are having a boy but I just feel like that's wrong. Maybe its just wishful thinking but I just have a feeling!
I'm thinking an out waiting to buy stuff till my next ultrasound at 18 weeks. Ill just satisfy my urge with buying neutral clothes.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
11th Jun '13

I just started baby shopping this week. I'm 31 weeks.

MaMa PaTiEnCe Due November 30; 97 kids; Port Hueneme, California 2410 posts
11th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" I was well into my third trimester for both kids. With my youngest we waited until our baby shower before ... [snip!] ... With the second we bought everything during the holiday season (Nov-Dec) and scored great deals she was born the end of Jan. "</blockquote>



I'm due Dec 1st so I'm hoping to make it to then or even go past so maybe I can get all the deals from black friday (especially clothes), and 2 so my husband can take his baby leave and he will get christmas off without it counting against him. ;) Hopefully baby sticks to my plan, lol :)

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 24865 posts
11th Jun '13

I am 13 weeks and JUST bought my bottles, swing, bouncer, bassinet, and baby tub. Now just some clothes and diapers and we're set to go. I have lots of old towels, bibs, and blankets so I don't need that stuff.

MaMa PaTiEnCe Due November 30; 97 kids; Port Hueneme, California 2410 posts
11th Jun '13
Quoting I♡C+#2.:" I am 13 weeks and JUST bought my bottles, swing, bouncer, bassinet, and baby tub. Now just some clothes ... [snip!] ... just some clothes and diapers and we're set to go. I have lots of old towels, bibs, and blankets so I don't need that stuff."


My husband made me give everything like all the big stuff away right after my son was done using them. And right before I got pregnant this time I gave away all his clothes blankets and what not... haha so I have to do everything all over again! =) But Im excited

*Rocker Mommy* Due August 29; 17 kids; Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina 390 posts
11th Jun '13

I haven't bought anything yet and i'm 28weeks. But that b/c we waiting till after baby shower to see what we need to buy. With my first i starting buying all kinds of stuff right after i found out gender at 15weeks. But not thinking i'd have another girl anytime soon i sold/gave away everything now i'm really wishing i would of kept! lol