We’ve been really, really lucky.
I mean, when it comes to this baby, I think we’ve been incredibly lucky just to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy so far and to build our family. We’re lucky to be surrounded by family and have such great friends.
Friends who’ve emptied out their attics of their baby things.
Between my awesome neighbours (who have a girl and a boy themselves), and our brilliant friend we have the following things:
- new cot mattress
- pushchairs (that’s right two pushchairs)
- highchairs (two highchairs)
- a baby bouncer seat thing…
- a moses basket
- clothes, clothes, clothes (so many tiny clothes!)
- a giant rabbit
- disposable nappies
We’ve bought a new mattress for the moses basket, some baby gros and other clothes.
So what we actually need is not nearly a big a list as expected, nor is it as overwhelming as it could.
- a new stick blender (ours…melted)
- baby monitor
- baby bottles (for later on)
- cloth nappies
- breast pump
- a baby book/memory book.
I think that’s everything, the thing is, I don’t really know, we’ve never done this before. We have books and those little catalogues that you get when you’re expecting a baby and everyone wants to sell you stuff, but that doesn’t mean we need any of that stuff, or at least any of that specific stuff.
So, my parents and parents to be, I want your recommendations. We plan to pretty much buy the same stick blender that we melted, but when it comes to breast pumps and baby monitors, I have no idea. And the cloth nappies seem a little overwhelming. So in the comments give me your best buys and brands. Nothing stupidly expensive please, and anything we’ve missed just let us know!