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What would you have DIED without as a first time mom?

I'm trying to make my baby shower registries. And being a first time mom, with little money, I'm trying to put only the things I NEED on my lists.
I'm a firm believer in "If the baby never has it, the baby never needs it". But I know there are some things babies can't live without....like diapers...and clothes. I'm talking about binkies (pacifiers) and 100 crib toys.
So what would you have suffered horrifically to live without as a first time mom? Just some info that might help, I am going to breastfeed. I am married. And I'm using disposable diapers. Need anymore info?

 
momma_shuler

Asked by momma_shuler at 2:24 AM on Jun. 26, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (12)
  • 0-3 months- lots of diapers and clothes, something that plays music (mobile, crib soother thing), scratch mittens,


    3-6 months - swing, bouncy seat


    6-9 months- swing, high chair, teething tablets, teething blanket, evenflo saucer


    9-18 months-baby gates, high chair, Gerber teething biscuits


     all the time use- crib, crib bedding, carseat, tons of diapers and wipes, play yard (for overnight trips), diaper bag, bath sling/hammock you can not believe how slippery they are when wet.

    twinsnseptember

    Answer by twinsnseptember at 7:13 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • My boppy, swing, bathtub that fits in sink, and my mom!!! (;
    dolphinstar79

    Answer by dolphinstar79 at 2:27 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Swings are great! And the have the portable ones that are smaller and cheaper too.
    Baby bathtub...i was never comfortable giving a baby a bath in just a sink.
    MommyLee08

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 2:28 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • baby bouncer
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 2:33 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I started off not wanting a binki for my son, but sometimes all they want to do is suck, even if there not hungery so i gave in and got him one, and it helped when he wasn't hungry but wanted something to suck on. I'd say a breast pump because it will give hubby a chance to feed and bond with the baby also, but thats your choice. .One thing you'll definately need is nursing pads.
    vgiron

    Answer by vgiron at 2:33 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • if your going to breastfeed, then you are obviously going to need a breastpump. I'm sure you have that one down, but just wanted to make sure...lol.

    ummm, I'm just going to list some stuff needed for 1st year.

    lots of onesies && receiving blankets, thermometer, bibs, socks, bath chair or baby tub, carseat, highchair, diaper rash cream, baby powder, pajamas, baby soap, bottles, baby monitor, crib and/or bassinet, baby lotion, nursing pads for your bra

    that's all I can think of right now

    you can google checklists for new baby
    HisMommySince07

    Answer by HisMommySince07 at 2:34 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • The swing was our life saver for a fussy baby!
    IMAMOM2-2KIDS

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 2:35 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • My sling
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 2:35 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Baby detergent and a bottle warmer.
    PaceMyself

    Answer by PaceMyself at 2:40 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • The only things I NEEDED were my boobs. I really, really loved my bouncy seat though. ;) The other thing I always used were baby gowns to sleep in. Those were a lifesaver.

    I didn't bother with most of the "must have" baby stuff like a baby bathtub, bottles, a pump, etc. Really all I used were the bouncy seat, diapers, and clothing.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 3:31 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

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