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Child Equipment
« on: July 27, 2019, 02:35:38 AM »
I was thnking about what Honeycomb and Nessa were saying about babies and baby related stuff. We are minimalists, but I realise that doesn't work well with a child. I get really anxious about every tiny thing that comes into my house. I more or less have a 'one in, one out' policy. Except for ponies, ha!

Anyway, in 6 months time we are expecting a baby. I would appreciate any advice you might have about what stuff is really necessary. We are expecting to purchase:

Cot, will make mobile. Mum already made quilt. Mattress for cot. Other sheet, blanket.
Baby Bath
small trolley for baby changing stuff
Will change baby on top of chest of drawers in baby bedroom, changing mat.
Pushchair/car chair system, not sure what yet
Supply of onesies
Nappies although not sure about nappy system yet, willing to try and reduce dusposables, any suggestions?
Supply of muslin cloths for feeding
Plastic bottles, steriliser and sterilising tablets, thing that sucks the milk out of you... hoping to breast feed although not sure about feeding
 system yet
Massive bras with boob-doors

Later on:
Potty
High chair
Plastic eating things for after weaning
Toys

I daren't look for stuff on the internet because you just get a load of click bait/adverts and also I can't talk to my Mum and sister about it because my Mum had us in the 70s and my sister has loads more money than me!

Please let me know what you think!




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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 03:56:26 AM »
If you don't want disposable nappies, you could go with cloth ones.  The downside to those is that they can leak more easily and they require more laundry or paying a service to do it for you (assuming there is one near you).  My mom used cloth diapers with four of us but not with my youngest brother (long story short, my dad accidentally threw away her supply of cloth ones less than a month before he was born), so it is doable.

I haven't had kids yet but I have 13 nieces and nephews. 

It's a good idea to have more than one blanket for them.  Babies can spit up at any time and having to wait for a blanket to be washed doesn't work for most of them.  My sister had a bunch of extra blankets especially with her 3rd child because he had to have a special formula and it still upset his stomach. 

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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 04:10:53 AM »
Yes, you have the basics.  I would add a infant first aid kit and a baby monitor to the list.
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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 06:22:06 AM »
     I think that’s a pretty good list of stuff. However, I would like to make a small suggestion to your list. My mom bought all the things she would need to breast feed once I was born. Thing is, we figured out the first time I tried to feed that mom just didn’t produce milk. It wasn’t the size or anything, just didn’t work. So she had my grandparents go and rush purchase bottles and a tin of formula. This mightn’t be a necessity since you might be perfectly fine to breastfeed. But I’d advise maybe purchase a small thing of formula and a bottle or two, just in case. For reference, I haven’t had children yet, but this is just what I have gathered through observation and asking questions.
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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2019, 08:08:07 AM »
That's a great topic, and I'll be following to see what you experienced mommies have to say.

I have also bought a carrier to wear the baby. I'm not sure that's the right word.

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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2019, 09:45:35 AM »
play pen so you can keep all the toys in there so they ant in the way and you don't trip over them , for when its older baby reins to keep them from getting lost in super markets (like I once did in Woolworths XD) look for things in charity shops especially clothes  as a lot of the things they get in are only worn a few times and sometimes not at all in the one I work in we get stuff that still has the labels on including designer stuff if your in to that :)
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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2019, 09:47:00 AM »
I don't see why you can't ask your sister for advice. Just because she has money doesn't mean she wouldn't have some advice that could help you. My sister in law lives in a 4,000sqft house and bought a brand new SUV for the arrival of her kid. But she is the one that just taught me it's no big deal to just change a baby on the floor.

In addition to things mentioned above, you want a thermometer and basic medicine (like tylenol for babies, and diaper rash cream). Those are things you don't really wanna be without when the store is closed, and the baby needs them.

Something to suck snot out of his/her nose. tearless shampoo.

You may or may not need a pacifier.

A pair of socks can be used on the baby's hands to prevent scratching his/her face.

If the baby is in it's own room, you may want a chair to go in there. You might want a nightlight for yourself to see in the dark for late night feedings.

You might want nursing pads to go along with your bra. (not sure if something is built in for leakage).

You might want to consider a baby swing. It can be a soothing gadget for calming cranky babies. Sure it's a big clunky thing, but for some babies, it's good because you can put them in it and go cook dinner or something. (Rather them being reliant on you holding them all the time). I'd say if you do get one, just get a used one since they are pricey. It's of of a nice to have instead of necessity though.
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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2019, 10:09:56 AM »
For the cream I’ll get sudocream that’s perfect for baby bottoms

A rocking chair so that you can sit on it and nurse the baby.

Baby monitor so if you’re in another room you can hear the baby
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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2019, 12:21:47 AM »
Have looked at Babylist on line? They make list of the top items as reported by parents. Helped me decide on somethings. Also there is a site that rates carseats too but can’t remember the name of it

Try your hardest not to overbuy which I get is partially the reason for this thread but it is so easy to do with baby stuff. Especially, if people are buying stuff as gifts.

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I am sure I will think of more later. So much you learn after having a baby.

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@pokeyonekenobie: that is called a nipple shield. It’s usually meant for premies/small babies to help nurse and usually meant to be temporary until baby grows and gets the hang of it. Oftentimes it is also used for women whose nipples are inverted or flat which makes it difficult for baby to latch.
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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2019, 12:36:37 PM »
A note on clothes. Kids grow differently. Some of the worst advice was clothes advice for me.

Just like adult clothes, different companies tend to make clothes different sizes.

Clothes sizes that appear to be based on months are arbitrary numbers imo. My kid was in 3-6 months way past 6 months. Some chunky babies outgrow that size quickly.

If a clothes company has the cm size listed instead, it's an easier judgement for me. Like H&M. I bought 12m MLP romper for my child's first birthday. I don't think that fit until she was like 18m or later. T_T; H&M specifically runs super large for my kid. And anything I get now I literally go off of the CM size.
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Re: Child Equipment
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2019, 06:21:48 PM »
Aah this is so brilliant! Thank you so much I'm really glad I asked you all as always :)

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