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MrsR0806
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When To Start Buying Things

Nov 13th, 2017, 21:50 PM   #1
 
I know it is very early days for myself (about 4 weeks) but I have fallen head over heels for a beautiful Winnie the Pooh cotbed that is beyond perfect and is less than half the price of what it should be (was £250).

I have the exact same feeling that I had when I found my wedding dress 2 years before or wedding, by fluke.

Has anyone started buying things in early pregnancy?
 
 
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Nov 13th, 2017, 21:57 PM   #2
 
With my first I didn’t buy until after 20 week scan however this time I bought a double pram before the 12 week scan as like you saw a good deal. I think go with your instinct- I think most people don’t buy as it’s horrible to have so many things baby related around you if anything goes wrong so until I had my 20 week scan that’s all I had bought but some people prefer to buy it all right away. There’s no rules do what you want
 
 
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Nov 13th, 2017, 21:57 PM   #3
 
I started buying little things just after 6 weeks... (I didnt go crazy, just cute neutral little outfits).
My mum went crazy and brought me half a shop when she came to visit (my parents live in Spain).

I have even thought of buying nappies and stuff when I see them on offer as to save money when the baby actually comes! ��
 
 

 
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Nov 13th, 2017, 22:03 PM   #4
 
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I started buying little things just after 6 weeks... (I didnt go crazy, just cute neutral little outfits).
My mum went crazy and brought me half a shop when she came to visit (my parents live in Spain).

I have even thought of buying nappies and stuff when I see them on offer as to save money when the baby actually comes! ��
Iím not sure if you already have children already and you may have your own preferences etc. but if you have a local Aldi Iíd recommend the mamia nappies theyíre so cheap and I personally find them a lot better than pampers which I found to leak often.
 
 
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Nov 13th, 2017, 22:06 PM   #5
 
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I started buying little things just after 6 weeks... (I didnt go crazy, just cute neutral little outfits).
My mum went crazy and brought me half a shop when she came to visit (my parents live in Spain).

I have even thought of buying nappies and stuff when I see them on offer as to save money when the baby actually comes! ��
Iím not sure if you already have children already and you may have your own preferences etc. but if you have a local Aldi Iíd recommend the mamia nappies theyíre so cheap and I personally find them a lot better than pampers which I found to leak often.

Hello!
No, this is my first pregnancy (only on the 14th week). But thank you, I will get some of those next time Iím in Aldi! I suppose when the baby arrives I will have to try loads of different ones and decide which one he/she likes best and which ones work best for me too!

 
 

 
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Nov 13th, 2017, 22:17 PM   #6
 
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With my first I didnít buy until after 20 week scan however this time I bought a double pram before the 12 week scan as like you saw a good deal. I think go with your instinct- I think most people donít buy as itís horrible to have so many things baby related around you if anything goes wrong so until I had my 20 week scan thatís all I had bought but some people prefer to buy it all right away. Thereís no rules do what you want
This is my first pregnancy, everything is so new it's scary.

My heart and my head are both saying it is worth it. But I am not going to do anything till DH has seen it. He has qualifications in joinery and I hope he falls in love with it just as much as I did. One of the reasons I want to get it now is that I have a back condition and don't know how I am going to be with work and don't want to be in a situation where we are really scrimping after putting this off and finding ourselves worse off.
 
 
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Nov 13th, 2017, 22:21 PM   #7
 
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I started buying little things just after 6 weeks... (I didnt go crazy, just cute neutral little outfits).
My mum went crazy and brought me half a shop when she came to visit (my parents live in Spain).

I have even thought of buying nappies and stuff when I see them on offer as to save money when the baby actually comes! ��
Iím not sure if you already have children already and you may have your own preferences etc. but if you have a local Aldi Iíd recommend the mamia nappies theyíre so cheap and I personally find them a lot better than pampers which I found to leak often.
I have heard that Pampers aren't exactly the best quality for what you pay. Thanks for that tip x

I'm not sure about buying nappies until later on in pregnancy but will be getting things like that when they are on offer in various stores to try out. No point paying full price for a product that isn't suitable is there?
 
 
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Nov 13th, 2017, 22:24 PM   #8
 
I have not bought a stitch for this baby yet. I’m nearly 29 weeks!! Yikes. I think I’m in denial!
 
 

 
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Nov 13th, 2017, 22:29 PM   #9
 
I think it’s up to you, if it’s too good of a bargain to pass up then consider it. Practically though - you’re not going to be building it for a good long while so I’d be concerned I’d get it out and find it damaged and too late to return? Also, is there matching furniture to with it or have you got that in place already? Or you might not be obsessed with stuff matching like I am!

The only reason some people don’t buy stuff early is for obvious reasons. But you’ll always need a cot anyway. I remember with my first successful pg when I was about 18 weeks, my mother in law scalded us for buying a travel system (in the sale so couldn’t pass up!) because I’d not had 20wk scan. I ignored her because I didn’t buy anything for the pg i miscarried so totally don’t believe in superstition BS! x
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 08:35 AM   #10
 
With our first we didn't buy anything until after gender scan (16w). This time we will try and wait again but it won't be easy!

If you see a big item i.e. cot, travel system, etc. on sale for a great price - buy it!

Ps. I am a big Pampers nappies fan, never failed once. We tried Aldi Mammia but they were not half as good, felt harder and heavier on DD (in my opinion). Mammia wipes however are just as good as pampers (again, in my opinion) xx
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 09:31 AM   #11
 
we use lidl nappies- cheap as aldi!
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 10:42 AM   #12
 
We bought things after the 20 week scan with our first baby. This time I'm 25 weeks and so far I've bought 3 vests we are starting to look at more stuff now though.
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 11:06 AM   #13
 
I started buying as soon as I found out I am pregnant.
 
 

 
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When To Start Buying Things

Nov 14th, 2017, 11:55 AM   #14
 
I bought my pram at 12 weeks and the nursery set arrived at 24 weeks!

Im now 28+3 and so glad ive started buying
 
 

 
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Nov 14th, 2017, 12:13 PM   #15
 
Black Friday will be here soon - always a good time to look for stuff!!!
 
 

 
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