buying before baby?

How do you guys feel about buying things before baby? Ive come across a few awesome deals


-cloth diaper 50% off (10.50)


-bumbo seat -barely used (10.00)


 


Ive told Hubby that when I come across a great deal under $20, Im gonna buy and he says he is fine with that (also no gender specific stuff of course)


How do you feel about buying before baby? have you already bought a few things?

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm
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Yes I did but only some cute romper suits I loved so much - of course gender neutral! One is red and it says "First it started with a kiss..." It's so darn cute :)

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:24 am
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I did buy a few outfits on black friday last year. I figure if we don't get to use them I can use them as baby shower gifts
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:27 am
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Do it!! Things can be so expensive so stocking up on bargains is a great idea
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 1:47 am
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Posted on December 17, 2012 at 4:03 am
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Personally, I would not.  It's the same concept as not buying wedding things before getting engaged.


1) Tastes change. 


2) You may be able to get things for free as either hand-me-downs or registry gifts.


3) As hard as it is to imagine, what if it takes awhile for baby to come, if at all?  Do you want those things as a reminder?


4) Your house will get cluttered enough with baby stuff, why start the clutter early?

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 4:09 am
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I didn't purchase anything early but I did have people give us some really nice stuff.


I would caution against buying a whole lot of cloth diapers as I've been doing research on them this weekend and I kept hearing over and over, don't buy all of one kind because it may not work for you like it did for someone else.


They did suggested a a cloth diaper trial which I think DH and I are going to do. For a fee of $10-$30 you "buy" a bunch of different cloth diapers and use them for 2-4 weeks. You get the opportunity to see which ones work best for you then you send some or all back for a refund (minus the $10-$30).

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 4:17 am
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I have, but only on a few things. Just some cute little onesies and my MIL bought us a camo footie pajamas... other than that though I am waiting until we are officially pregnant. I feel like (personally) if I start buying all this cute baby stuff I love, and it takes us awhile to get pregnant... I will be more sad and like DMN said - my tastes might change.

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Posted on December 17, 2012 at 5:02 am
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i definately agree with A) not buying anything gender specific, so I wont be buying clothes and such B) buying alot of cloth diapers. I do agree that you need to try a bunch once baby is here to see what works for you , that why I will only buy 1 or 2 of any cloth diaper and I will read reviews before choosing to do so (as of now its only 1 diaper..no harm) and I definatley wont be buying anything large :) but its fun!

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 8:24 am
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I think it might be a GREAT idea and you can save a lot of money doing so, but I'm unable to do it. Not being pregnant and looking at this stuff would have me obsessed with TTC and pregnancy and since I already am...this wouldn't be a good thing either for me nor DH.


Also, in case something bad happened, like miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy again, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to keep and use anything I would have purchase in advance for a baby. DH and I had a favorite baby girl & boy name and even though they still are my fav, I can't imagine myself using this names anymore for a futur baby. I know names are really sentimental and it's quite normal to feel this way, but I think I would feel the same for clothes, toys and even for furnitures...But I do promise myself to buy a little something (like a book or a cute pajamas) the day I get pregnant. We didn't do it for my first pregnancy and I feel like I have nothing left from this little baby that passed throught our life for a short period of time this automn...:(.


But I totally understand people who buy in advance! A friend of mine did so even before she was TTC and she was so glad she scored great deals on big items when she got pregnant...Babies can be really expensive!

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:53 am
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i would strongllllly advise against a bumbo seat! we had one, and once i saw this study, i immediatly threw it out. the point of them is to prop up a baby who cant sit on its own yet, but the pressure of the baby being forced to sit like that, actually could curve its spine because their bones are still so soft. the study completely made sence to me (some times i think studies are far fetched, but this one sounded legit after seeing how my daughter actually sat in it). so if you are going to be buying things like that- strollers, carseats, highchairs etc. RESEARCH! and when your done researching, research again. 


i do Hiiiighly recommend a fisher price rock n play sleeper. best invention EVER. i think theyre about $50, so if you ever see that on sale.. buy it! its compact enough to shove under your bed until baby comes, and has never been recalled like the bumbo and has a great resale value if you (god forbid) ever find that you wont need it.


also keep in mind, carseats expire every 5 years. so dont buy one used, or accept a handmedown unless you know exactly when it was bought.  

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 2:06 am
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thanks for that link kplusd!:) i actually thought a bumbo was only for once a child knew how to sit on there own and you just used it to "steady" them? i worked in the infant room at a preschool for years and never put the babies that couldnt sit up by themselves in them...anyway..good to know! There are dfeinatley things i wouldnt buy second hand and one of them is carseats! i probably wouldnt take a ton of used toys either because you never know what parts have become loose from being played with (hello choking hazard!) thanks for the thoughts! ill keep an eye out for a rock n play sleeper!

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 10:52 am
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I'm too superstitious, I won't be buying before baby. What if it's bad luck? Don't dress your chickens before they are even out...lol.

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

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