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Old Oct 7th, 2014, 16:18 PM   11
NotNic
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It's advised here in the UK to avoid toiletries for the first few weeks. With DS I didn't use a wipe on my son until he was 8wks old, and even then continued to use water at home for the next few months. He never (and I mean never) got so much as a pink bottom until he teethed and didn't get nappy rash until he was looked after by my MIL. I was furious!

Did you have mobile / white noise on your list?



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 10:06 AM   12
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It's advised here in the UK to avoid toiletries for the first few weeks. With DS I didn't use a wipe on my son until he was 8wks old, and even then continued to use water at home for the next few months. He never (and I mean never) got so much as a pink bottom until he teethed and didn't get nappy rash until he was looked after by my MIL. I was furious!

Did you have mobile / white noise on your list?
Wow, that's good to know and I will have to ask my pediatrician about wipes! Thank you.

I ordered my mobile yesterday on Amazon



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 13:07 PM   13
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You don't need to buy wipes or use cotton wool. A damp cotton cloth works just fine, and all you do is wet it with warm water. It makes no sense to be so gentle with cotton wool and then slap on a chemical laden papery disposae nappy (if you plan to use disposables).

You do not need to shampoo or soap up a baby. Water is all they need.

I think you have way too much stuff and my mind is a bit boggled, but at least you are well prepared!

They need a source of food, clothes, nappies and somewhere to sleep really.



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 13:36 PM   14
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Not sure if you can get it where you are but Simple do a baby shampoo and bubble bath which is gentle and has no perfume. I still use it on my two now. I find it's the perfume (parfum) which causes my boy to break out in eczema. But as others have said, no need for anything but water for the first few weeks.
Have you bought a stock of maternity pads for yourself? I've been buying a box with our weekly shop for a few weeks now.
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 14:14 PM   15
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This is gonna sound silly coming from a third time mom but its been 7 years since my last baby! How long do you need maternity pads after baby?

Edit: should have mentioned I plan on a vaginal birth ( hopefully natural but induced if I make it to 39 weeks)



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 14:32 PM   16
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I needed maternity pads for 4weeks after my son, and in the first week was changing them about hourly... Will be getting at least 10 packets this time (and expect to by getting more after a couple of weeks)



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 17:39 PM   17
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I think it was about 4 weeks for me too then I moved on to ordinary Always for a week or so x



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2014, 18:13 PM   18
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A bottle warmer? I never knew how warm to make my breastmilk when I would heat it..



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