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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 04:12 AM   61
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I'd looked at the 3-6 months clothes, or the next ones up from the newborn in primark and they really did look rather cheap. I didn't get the newborn sleepsuits or bodysuits out of the packet so they might have looked a little better. Don't get me wrong, I shop in primark myself, love it, and I love asda and tescos clothes (am not a snob hehe or posh), the baby clothes in primark was just pushing it alittle. looking at asda now and the clothes are so cheap and look really nice! Great tip!
Hiya, sorry to but in. I am a real bargain hunter and love Ebay but on the Primark thinggy. I got my DD loads of stuff last summer as it was really cheap - but after 1 wash they had shrunk loads and lots shape. It was a false economy for me. But Asda, Tescos and peacocks are really good.

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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 04:19 AM   62
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I got my Quinny buzz and maxi cosi carseat off this seller on ebay. They were both brand new with labels but they cost me less tha half the price of mothercare. I highly recomend them c

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Babyvalue/_...4.l1581&_pgn=2



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 04:21 AM   63
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Well as promised this is my list (for 1st year of baby):

Panty liners/pads (only needed for first few weeks or so after birth)
Nursing bras
Breast pads
Cream for Nipples
Breast Pump: Helps if your baby doesn't latch on; also lets you get ahead of feeding and store extra milk
Bottles & nipples: For breastfeeding, one or two bottles and nipples might be nice to have on hand
Breast milk storage bags
Bottle sterilizer
Plastic bowls
Plastic sip cups
Rubber tipped baby spoons
Baby Monitor
Mobile
Bouncer Seat (Both help soothe baby and give us a break)
Moses Basket
Cot: (optional for first few months)
Cot mattress
Bumpers for cot sides
Waterproof cot / mattress liner
Fitted sheets
Changing Table
Pram & Car seat
Car seat & pram toys
Body Carrier
Portable crib
Baby bag
First Aid kit
Baby nail clippers
Nappy bags
Nappy cream & talc
Wipes
Nappies: Whichever you choose to use keep plenty on hand since you'll be changing your baby up to 12 times a day.
10 piece Starter set
Babygros
Vests
Cardigans
Mittens
Socks
Booties
Hat
Bibs
Pram suit
Muslins
Hooded towels
flannels
Sponge
Soaps & Lotions
Blankets (Fleece or cotton flannel to prevent overheating)
Play Arch
Walker
Highchair



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 06:00 AM   64
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Babies are only as expensive as the parent makes them

We co-sleep (so no cot, crib, moses basket), breastfeed (so no formula cost, bottles, sterilisers etc) and use cloth nappies (so no nappy costs). So if you did all of the above (you could also buy a sling and not a pram, saving you more ) you would only need clothes! And in the early days, i would say 12 sleepsuits, 12 vests, 3 hats, 5 socks, booties, blanket, coat. If you want to do it on the cheap, do the above!!

However, we do the above .... but i have a terrible habit of buying Leni tons of stuff! I think we have spent near 8k on Leni ... ridiculous!!!



 
Old Jan 31st, 2011, 06:23 AM   65
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With the exeption of the pram,moses basket, car seat and cot we got all the essentials for 200

Old fashioned silvercross prams look amazing but are only practical for walks round the park.



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 06:50 AM   66
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I priced up my list above (I have listed things there that I am going to be able to get as hand me downs) but my list came to 870 but most of that was from Mothercare and I am well aware that you can get things much cheaper elsewhere but wanted an almost worst case scenario for the OH



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 06:55 AM   67
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I priced up my list above (I have listed things there that I am going to be able to get as hand me downs) but my list came to 870 but most of that was from Mothercare and I am well aware that you can get things much cheaper elsewhere but wanted an almost worst case scenario for the OH

Mine wasn't far out from that either really!

When I first priced my list up I'd used prices from Mothercare mainly as well. I've now looked at Argos, tescos, asda and varies other stores and I'd be able to get things cheaper, like you said, but mothercare is always a good place to start i think.

Like you, I wanted to be able to give my OH the worst case scenario, as he always thinks that way! I've also been looking at things we'd need to buy later on, as I'm sure he'll ask about those things as well!

aob1013 That's my ideal plan! Co-sleeping, breastfeeding, baby carrying, cloth nappying hippy mummy! Hehe.

I mentioned to my OH last night that I'd made an appointment at the bank to sort out my savings accounts and to create a few new ones (one of them being the 'baby' account), stating that I was going to start putting money into it, and there was no objections at all, so!






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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 06:58 AM   68
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Well as promised this is my list (for 1st year of baby):

Panty liners/pads (only needed for first few weeks or so after birth)
Nursing bras
Breast pads
Cream for Nipples
Breast Pump: Helps if your baby doesn't latch on; also lets you get ahead of feeding and store extra milk
Bottles & nipples: For breastfeeding, one or two bottles and nipples might be nice to have on hand
Breast milk storage bags
Bottle sterilizer
Plastic bowls
Plastic sip cups
Rubber tipped baby spoons
Baby Monitor
Mobile
Bouncer Seat (Both help soothe baby and give us a break)
Moses Basket
Cot: (optional for first few months)
Cot mattress
Bumpers for cot sides
Waterproof cot / mattress liner
Fitted sheets
Changing Table
Pram & Car seat
Car seat & pram toys
Body Carrier
Portable crib
Baby bag
First Aid kit
Baby nail clippers
Nappy bags
Nappy cream & talc
Wipes
Nappies: Whichever you choose to use keep plenty on hand since you'll be changing your baby up to 12 times a day.
10 piece Starter set
Babygros
Vests
Cardigans
Mittens
Socks
Booties
Hat
Bibs
Pram suit
Muslins
Hooded towels
flannels
Sponge
Soaps & Lotions
Blankets (Fleece or cotton flannel to prevent overheating)
Play Arch
Walker
Highchair
That's a great list! , just confirms that the things I was thinking are really similar to what you all are listing too!

I think I'm going to create a different list for things for me, like things I'd need leading up to the birth, and the nipple cream and breast pads. I'm also wanting to look into different creams/oils for my tum for the pregnancy, as I have a tattoo to the left of my belly button around my tum! I don't so much mind about the tattoo stretching (I can have it touched up afterwards), i'd just like to try to reduce the amount of marks around my tattoo. It's a loosing battle I fear
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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 11:42 AM   69
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Well as promised this is my list (for 1st year of baby):

Panty liners/pads (only needed for first few weeks or so after birth)
Nursing bras
Breast pads
Cream for Nipples
Breast Pump: Helps if your baby doesn't latch on; also lets you get ahead of feeding and store extra milk
Bottles & nipples: For breastfeeding, one or two bottles and nipples might be nice to have on hand
Breast milk storage bags
Bottle sterilizer
Plastic bowls
Plastic sip cups
Rubber tipped baby spoons
Baby Monitor
Mobile
Bouncer Seat (Both help soothe baby and give us a break)
Moses Basket
Cot: (optional for first few months)
Cot mattress
Bumpers for cot sides
Waterproof cot / mattress liner
Fitted sheets
Changing Table
Pram & Car seat
Car seat & pram toys
Body Carrier
Portable crib
Baby bag
First Aid kit
Baby nail clippers
Nappy bags
Nappy cream & talc
Wipes
Nappies: Whichever you choose to use keep plenty on hand since you'll be changing your baby up to 12 times a day.
10 piece Starter set
Babygros
Vests
Cardigans
Mittens
Socks
Booties
Hat
Bibs
Pram suit
Muslins
Hooded towels
flannels
Sponge
Soaps & Lotions
Blankets (Fleece or cotton flannel to prevent overheating)
Play Arch
Walker
Highchair
i also added thermometer
bum cream
calpol
dummys

all mine came up to just under 400 that was with ikea, asda and argos which means im putting more than that into savings so i know we will have enough for the essentials when it happens No body gets the sure start anymore do they?



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2011, 13:15 PM   70
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I think its the loss of earnings while on maternity leave and then childcare costs that will be the biggest expense for us.



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