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Old 08-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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I just picked up a LOT of maternity clothes (about 30 items) for $60!!! And these were $25-$50 pieces!!!!

I forgot about a diaper pail! I need to get another one for Squishy. DD has one but she still needs it and I don't want to combine diapers. Also need pail liners too!

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This question makes me feel ill. Mostly because the crib ordeal. If I want the crib to meet US safety standards, I have to buy plans from the US and have it custom built. The cribs here... are just... so horrible. And I've looked a lot. I'm guessing most people co-sleep. I know we'll probably end up co-sleeping at first but I want a crib to transition to as soon as possible. But the cost of a custom built crib makes me ill. But putting my kid in one of those horrible little death traps makes me even sicker. I'm half considering a montesorri style floor bed and just baby proofing the whole room. It's tiny. It could just be like one oversized crib. Is that insane? Has anyone done it?
Forgive me for my ignorance... But why can't you get one shipped to you? Is there a ban of some sorts?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:10 PM   #13
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This question makes me feel ill. Mostly because the crib ordeal. If I want the crib to meet US safety standards, I have to buy plans from the US and have it custom built. The cribs here... are just... so horrible. And I've looked a lot. I'm guessing most people co-sleep. I know we'll probably end up co-sleeping at first but I want a crib to transition to as soon as possible. But the cost of a custom built crib makes me ill. But putting my kid in one of those horrible little death traps makes me even sicker. I'm half considering a montesorri style floor bed and just baby proofing the whole room. It's tiny. It could just be like one oversized crib. Is that insane? Has anyone done it?
I know lots of people who do the mattress on the floor family bed. Our bed is a platform, super high off the ground, and we have one of those toddler bed rails on either side. I also used a round, long bolster tucked under the fitted sheet when they were tiny, so I could switch them to the outside for nursing on the other breast. We tried the crib, our oldest would not do it (or the mattress next to our bed, or the pack and play, or the toddler bed in his room). Finally we just gave up and continued co-sleeping. When I was pregnant with #2, we transitioned him to the toddler bed in our room, tucked into the corner of our knee-wall. When #2 was no longer nursing at night, we put them both together in a double bed in their room. For my kids, the crib was a complete waste of money, and I will never even attempt to use one again. If you want something that will go the distance, I would recommend an Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper. You can use it as a sidecar in the beginning if you aren't comfortable with baby in your bed with you, then use it as a pack and play later, then when your LO outgrows the pack and play, transition to a regular bed.
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We're doing the Montessori floor mattress for the twins. We cosleep with the older two kiddos but I really do not feel like co-sleeping with 2 tiny infants. They'll be in a co-sleeper for a bit but then we plan on transitioning them to the floor mattress.

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Newborn sleepers
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I'd really like a blessed nest nursing pillow and a second video monitor. Oh, I did order a squishy soft oversized rocking chair today. I figured if I have to nurse 2 at once it would be nice to have a comfy place to do it.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:31 PM   #15
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This question makes me feel ill. Mostly because the crib ordeal. If I want the crib to meet US safety standards, I have to buy plans from the US and have it custom built. The cribs here... are just... so horrible. And I've looked a lot. I'm guessing most people co-sleep. I know we'll probably end up co-sleeping at first but I want a crib to transition to as soon as possible. But the cost of a custom built crib makes me ill. But putting my kid in one of those horrible little death traps makes me even sicker. I'm half considering a montesorri style floor bed and just baby proofing the whole room. It's tiny. It could just be like one oversized crib. Is that insane? Has anyone done it?
That's not insane, it's a very Montessori approach. When baby is still younger (not yet able to crawl backwards off that mattress), you can do a safe variation of co-sleeping even if you're uncomfortable with bed-sharing: wall, baby mattress, your own mattress off the bedframe.

We recently transitioned at 17 months from bed-sharing in a queen with a siderail to adding a side-carred crib, so DS can get used to hanging out in the extra bed real estate before baby joins us in bed, too. Same idea as the 2 mattresses on the floor, which we would have done if the frames weren't the same height.
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Sarahknavy, thanks for asking- I also was wondering why one couldn't shipped?? I mean, I'm sure shipping isn't pleasant, but you'd think it'd be better than a custom-made.

We really loved having the crib. We used a bassinet when DD was little and switched her over at 4 months to her own room/crib. She's an excellent, excellent sleeper (has consistently slept through the night since 5 months), so we'll do the same method with this babe.
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Oh, and as for what we need... well, we're just waiting for our ultrasound. If it's a girl, we'll need pretty much nothing. Cloth wipes is the only thing I can think of that I'd like to get with the next babe.

If it's a boy, we'll need clothes, some blankets, some diapers (I'll sell some of DDs), but thankfully not really any bigger things.

We do need to figure out what we want to do with bedding. DD has her crib. We'll either change the bed into a toddler bed and then put the new baby in the pack n play, or we'll buy a toddler mattress and put the new baby in the crib DD is currently in.
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I was wondering about shipping too. I bet one of us could even buy it and ship it if she sent paypal. I have heard that things in South America cost a fortune and are hard to get.
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Not to spam, but if this baby stays "girly" I'll have a bunch of swaddle blankets to destash (A+A etc).
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ugh... baby monitors.. I may have to buy another couple sets of these. I am one that CANNOT remember things... So I have a surround sound in my house. 4 monitors for one baby. One in my bedroom, one in the kitchen, one downstairs, and one outside. I bet I could handle just getting one more set... Maybe... depends on if DS is ready for the crib or not.
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