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Old Feb 14th, 2017, 00:59 AM   721
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It's a handwoven wrap that's being converted into a ring sling. Super expensive but worth every penny.



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2017, 08:49 AM   722
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I am getting a baby carrier that's called the lillbaby. Is a sling a wrap? Should I also get one of those? I will be a first time mom and find it overwhelming so I am sticking just to basics and with clothes I'm going to leave tags on everything except for a few things that I'll wash beforehand in two sizes and once I know what size he is I'll return the stuff that does not fit. I guess I need to call the store though bc if something comes as a set of five and I use one thing and determine I don't like it or he does not like it can I return the others? Or do they need to be as a set. I'll call store to ask.

Also can you recommend how many clothes I should get and which ones. I plan on getting 5 short sleeve onesies, 5 long sleeve, 2 footted sleepers and 2 non footed sleepers, 1 romper. Is this a good start?

i was thinking of getting three swaddle blankets and using those as blankets.



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 04:24 AM   723
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I think you are on a good start, dont think you need any more than that to begin with.



 
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I am getting a baby carrier that's called the lillbaby. Is a sling a wrap? Should I also get one of those? I will be a first time mom and find it overwhelming so I am sticking just to basics and with clothes I'm going to leave tags on everything except for a few things that I'll wash beforehand in two sizes and once I know what size he is I'll return the stuff that does not fit. I guess I need to call the store though bc if something comes as a set of five and I use one thing and determine I don't like it or he does not like it can I return the others? Or do they need to be as a set. I'll call store to ask.

Also can you recommend how many clothes I should get and which ones. I plan on getting 5 short sleeve onesies, 5 long sleeve, 2 footted sleepers and 2 non footed sleepers, 1 romper. Is this a good start?

i was thinking of getting three swaddle blankets and using those as blankets.
The lillibaby is an amazing carrier. I'm jealous you're getting one
I'd love one of those in addition to my wraps. I'm a bit of a wrapaholic. I have 3 woven wraps in differnet sizes, I will have my ring sling soon, I have a stretchy wrap (like a moby), which is good for the newborn stage, and I've got a mei-tai, and one soft structured carrier (which is the same idea as the lillibaby, I think).

I'd suggest having a few more onesies, and some footed pants. Especially to start with, babies will go through clothes faster than you expect. From my experience with my son, I'd say you probably need to assume at least two outfits per day because of spit-up, pee/poop, etc.
Other than that, it sounds like a good start



 
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Old Today, 09:45 AM   725
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Thanks yoshy. My concern is that I don't know what size he will be. Some people say they went straight to 0-3 month clothes or that the newborn size last a week. So I'm confused as how to proceed. I was thinking of getting very few clothes and see what his size is and then send my DH to get more of what we need. It all gets confusing with the sizes. How did you all resolve this issue? Did you just buy a bunch in two sizes and then return?

Also I am thinking of also getting a wrap of some sort. Should I get the Moby or a ring sling?

Another question is I have on my list a rock n play and a swing. Knowing well that this is not essential. But everyone seems to suggest they needed something like this. Is it over kill to have both? I plan on having the child sleep in a bassinest next to my bed and thought the rock n play would be for naps and the swing for entertainment and naps as it will have a mobile and lights.



 
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we anticipated a bigger baby (and, like you, had been repeatedly told they don't stay in newborn stuff long) but my daughter was only 6lbs 2oz and nothing we brought to the hospital fit her! i would say have one or two of each size ready to go, but keep tags on any newborn stuff. if baby is big, you can return the newborn stuff. if baby is little, you will at least have something to bring him/her home in. then, you can buy a few more newborn things if you need to, and they'll grow into the 0-3 stuff.

i never had a ring sling but LOVED my k'tan (it's a "cheater" version of a moby - less tying and easier to put on).

we didn't have a swing for our first, but i hear good things about swings if baby is fussy. we might have gotten one if she had been more of a fussy baby. we used a rock and play for naps and general hanging out in the living room for about 4-5 months.



 
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