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Old Feb 13th, 2017, 23:59 PM   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, 07:49 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, 03:24 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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Old Feb 19th, 2017, 02:48 AM   724
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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 Feb 20th, 2017, 08:45 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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Old Feb 20th, 2017, 11:50 AM   726
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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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Jumpingo - in terms of places to put baby did you just have the rock n play or did you also have something else? I found a used swing online and am wondering what you all think of buying a used swing? Or I could just start off with rock n olay and see if I need anything else.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 00:52 AM   728
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we had a playmat, with some things dangling, or we'd just use a blanket or quilt on the floor.

the only thing we refused to buy second hand was a car seat, otherwise we were/are open to used baby gear.



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 07:03 AM   729
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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.
So regarding clothes, I actually didn't get anything before hand with Jesse, and my mum ended up going down to the baby store in the hospital, and buying me a pack of five onesies, and what we took him home in was an outfit that had been given to us by a group of DH's coworkers. lol.

Regarding swings vs. rock'n'play, my advice would be to wait with it until baby is born. We did end up getting a swing eventually, and it was a lifesaver, especially for naps, but I'm also glad we didn't spend a ton of money on it in the first place, because in actual fact, we were able to get a really great second hand one for free.

I think this time I'm going to try and borrow one from a good friend of mine who has now a six month old, who I suspect is going to outgrow her swing soon, and I'm hoping maybe she'll be happy to lend it to me rather than having to go buy another one (we gave our old one to Jesse's old daycare when he stopped using it).

We do have a baby bouncer, which got a lot of use with Jesse, and I'm anticipating using a lot with Embie too, and of course, the stroller and sling will both get lots of use inside the house.

If you're a first time mom, I'd highly recommend the moby, at least for the first 4-6 months, becuase they're super easy to use, and they're great for newborns, and up to about 6kg (13lbs) usually. Once baby is bigger than that they tend to be less comfortable, and you'd want to move on to the lillibaby full time (and of course, you can use the lillibaby from birth as far as I know).



 
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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 07:46 AM   730
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our baby HATED the bouncer!
we had a moby and a k'tan. the k'tan is sized, so that's what i used, but my husband is bigger, so he used the moby. check out videos online to see how to put them on. i found the moby to be a lot of fabric to deal with. and if baby is crying, the k'tan was faster.

i agree though, maybe wait until baby is born and see what you want to use in terms of a bouncer, rock n play, swing. and what you still have space for!



 
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