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Im 22 wks pregnant , when should i start buying baby stuff?

with my last 2 i bought things right away. but this time around i dont have much , we bought a stroller that we got a great deal on but i dont have a car seat yet and diaper bags etc. my husband thinks we should wait....

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Asked by MsBrazil86 at 11:00 AM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Now. Its much easier to buy things throughout the pregnancy rather then buying everything towards the end.

    Answer by jessran1218 at 11:05 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I started buying things for both of my kids when I got into my second trimester. It's easier for me to start and slowly buy things.

    Answer by Proud_Mommy05 at 11:08 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • NOW! go ahead and buy sme little thngs stock up on diapers n wipes. baby lotions n bathing supplies. if you know what your having start buying some clohtes its never too early. by my 22nd week i already had most to all my baby stuff :D
    if you have a once upon a child thats a GREAT place to get baby clothes from...

    Answer by sandraberke at 11:09 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • now is fine. If you buy a little at a time, by the time baby comes you will be all set.

    Answer by Collegemommy910 at 11:10 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • With my second we bought what we needed AFTER she was born. We still had the biggies (car seat, stroller, crib, highchair were all only 3 years old and no where near expired), we only needed clothes (we had a girl and our first was a boy). She was shy during her 20 week US so I just bought a few layettes and a going home outfit and then got what we needed when we knew for a fact she was a girl. I did however start building up her NB diaper stash as soon as I hear that she could possibly be a girl (we cloth diaper so she could move into our bigger diapers but needed smaller ones right away). I made a few a week and now she's set till she's potty trained...

    If I needed more baby "stuff" I would start buying slowly throughout the 2nd and 3rd trimesters so it's not a shock to our budget.

    Answer by LuckyPlusOne at 11:16 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I started early just so it wasn't a huge expense right before the baby gets here. Shop away!

    Answer by khedy at 11:51 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • i typically started after i found out what i was having, but this go around we decided to wait till feb to buy everything beside the crib which we already have, since feb is tax time for us it makes it easier to buy all at once!

    Answer by courtneycra at 12:23 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Just watch the sales and clearance racks and buy things as you find great deals. Start with the necessities and once ou get those then go to the things that are nice to have but aren't absolutely needed.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 12:27 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Start now...that way when it's time for the baby to come, you have everything.

    Answer by horsesteelers at 2:35 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I'd wait til after the baby shower... other then a crib, I would go ahead and get a crib.

    Answer by sissy0604 at 2:37 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

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