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Old 06-05-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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Baby Showers After Baby Comes... What to buy now?

I will be given two baby showers after the baby comes. I'm not really sure what to buy now. I am registered at theStorkWearhouse.com for all my diaper needs as well as Target for all the non-internet savy friends or those who want non-diaper stuff. I am just wondering what essentials I need before the baby comes. Ideally, I'd like other people to buy the stuff (that sounds bad, but you know what I mean, right?) and don't want to go crazy on my own... The first shower will be within a month of the LO coming, the second one will be when I travel to my parents' so about 3 months after s/he comes.
Here's what I have so far:
carseat
bassinet
2 slings
a few (10-15?) onsies
a couple outfits
a few blankets
a small diaper stash
-3 infant AIOs
-6 pockets (+ 5 more, but they are a little bigger than infant)
-6 infant prefolds
-10 newborn fitteds
-7 wraps

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Old 06-05-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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I've really found that onesies don't work with cloth diapering, at least not for us because they wick between the legs. (I ended up hemming all of DS's onesies into t-shirts) You could always put little some things like a sunshade or mirror for the car, spoons, bowls, breastmilk storage bags.
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I've really found that onesies don't work with cloth diapering, at least not for us because they wick between the legs. (I ended up hemming all of DS's onesies into t-shirts) You could always put little some things like a sunshade or mirror for the car, spoons, bowls, breastmilk storage bags.
Good to know about the onsies!
I have a lot of the things you talked about on the registry, but my question is what should I buy before the showers? Won't most people look at the registry and get me those items? So shouldn't I wait until after the showers to get those? Or do I need them before the baby comes?
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we dont have trouble with onesies unless we use wool
i think you look pretty good for start up but i'd get a 12-24 preemie prefolds and 2-3 nb or preemie wrap covers for that first month. they fit so much better and arent a lot at all off the fsot. you'd make your money back in the month for sure not using sposies. and they arent prone to wicking like aios and pockets can be
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Hmmm before the baby comes... Id get a bouncy/vibrating chair my DD lived in hers those first couple weeks. id also probably get another 12 prefolds at least!
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I agree with the pp that a vibe chair/bouncer was a good thing for me with both of my kiddos. I'm a babywearer, but showering once in a while is a nice thing. lol. Our vibe chair was great for that. I also think that you really need less "stuff" than the baby magazines make you believe you do. Not having lots will help you to really know what you do want to have and what you really do want.
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Oh, and depending on your sleeping choices, you may need a cosleeper or a sleep positioner, or maybe nothing at all. nak
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Won't most people look at the registry and get me those items?
In my experience, most people get clothes. My daughter has waaaay more clothes than I do. Besides what she's wearing now, I have a couple of drawers overflowing of 3-6 month clothes waiting for her to grow into, and a few more drawers in larger sizes too.

I would honestly get more prefolds and covers. Just because those early weeks you have so many times where the baby poops while you're putting on the clean diaper, and then again while you're putting on the next clean diaper...less annoying when it's "just" a prefold IMO.
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:05 AM   #9
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Thanks for all your help! Any other thoughts?
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I would definitely get a swing of some sort. They are lifesavers. That is the one item after having 8 kids I would say I needed.
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