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When Should u Prepare for the arrival of ur baby??

I'm 34 weeks along and the only thing I've purchased so far is a crib. We plan to buy more stuff of course but we're trying to see what other people will get us first. Is that a bad idea??


Asked by MommaNay156 at 3:04 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I would get some more basics. How much useful stuff do you really think people are going to give you?

    Things I would get now:

    car seat
    A few onesies.
    some bottles (in case you can't breast feed)
    diapers (lots! they go through more than you think!)
    diaper disposal (or pail)
    crib sheets
    a couple of blankets

    Other than that, you can probably wing it and pick up useful things.

    A few things I couldn't live without:

    baby swing
    sling (I never used a stroller until she was too big for a sling)
    playtex drop ins when travelling
    a backpack (instead of a diaper bag---I thought the diaper bag was useless)

    and probably a few other things I've forgotten, but that's just off the top of my head.

    Answer by blu_canary at 3:11 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • i dont think its a bad idea but when are you having your baby shower? its best to be prepared but hopefully your baby will be very healthy and full term. im behind u at 32 weeks

    Answer by djsmommy13 at 3:08 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • U can always get baby wipes,scratch mittens,baby shampoo,and powder. Diaper rash cream,baby lotion,also diapers!!!

    Answer by dancer at 3:08 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • A car seat is really important... you can't leave the hospital without one. I would figure you would have just about everything by now... at 34 weeks I'd be more concerned if your hospital bag is packed yet.

    Answer by tnunley at 3:10 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • I am 35 weeks and feeling somewhat unprepared. We chose not to find out what we were having this time around so if its a boy i have everything because i have a 2 year old son and if its a girl well i dont really have anything lol i would have everything i need of course just in boy decor haha

    Answer by lovelyheaven271 at 3:11 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Not a bad idea to wait at all.. I waited for most of my stuff also! but i never hurts to get some essentials just in case. :) You can never be TOO prepared! Good luck!

    Answer by kaitilala at 3:24 PM on Feb. 22, 2011