making a list......

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  1. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    .....checking it twice....... lalalalalalala

    oh no, sorry, getting all santa on you!!!

    No, anyways.....

    trying to make a list of all the essential things to have when baby arrives. anyone want to help with a few suggestions?

    I'll update this part of the thread to include each item. Hopefully that way it will be a good start for my own checklist and that of others!


    FOR BABY
    AT HOME
    Moses basket
    Sheets
    Steriliser
    Sleepsuits
    Vests
    Mittens
    Hats
    Booties/Socks
    Blankets
    dummies
    bibs
    nail scissors
    hair brush
    vaseline
    baby shampoo/lotion/cotton wool
    baby bath
    sudocream/bepanthen (nappy cream)
    wet wipes
    nappies
    nappy bags
    Changing mat
    bottles/teats
    changing unit
    Milk/Breats pump
    Rocker chair
    Bath towel
    Musical soothers
    Bottle cleaning brush


    OUT AND ABOUT
    Pram
    Car seat
    sling/similar carrier


    FOR ME
    a snickers ice-cream (my one and only craving that i'm just not allowed!)
    breast pads
    tena lady pads
    bum cream for piles lmao!!
    a book or magazines
    something for hubby
    nightshirt
    tens machine
    Cold drinks for labour
    Spare change of clothes for OH
    All in one shower hair wash
    Toothbrush
     
  2. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    Moses basket
    Sheets
    Steriliser
    Sleepsuits
    Vests
    Mittens
    Hats
    Booties/Socks
    Pram
    Car seat
    Blankets

    God icould go on forver lol , hope some of them help hun . xx .
     
  3. babezone

    babezone Well-Known Member

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    dummies
    bibs
    nail scissors
    hair brush
    vaseline
    baby shampoo/lotion/cotton wool
    baby bath
    sudocream/bepanthen (nappy cream)
    wet wipes
    nappies
    nappy bags
    changing mat
    muslin squares

    YOU

    brest pads
    tena lady pads
    bum cream for piles lmao!!
     
  4. ribboninthesky

    ribboninthesky Proud Mum of 3! :o)

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    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    Ohhhh just thought of an essential i compleatley missed lol ...

    Changing mat lol . x .
     
  6. Michelle100

    Michelle100 Well-Known Member

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    I plan on taking a book or magazines in case it takes longer than I anticipate. Something for hubby too...he'll go bonkers sitting around.
     
  7. babezone

    babezone Well-Known Member

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    bottles/teets
    nightshirt for hossy bag


    man u got me checking all my things case i missed sumit now lolol xx
     
  8. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    hehehehe good stuff - see........ i am being helpful!
     
  9. lammy456

    lammy456 pregnant omg possibly 2

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    a baby changing unit is real handy, along with one of those carry on your chest things, great x
     
  10. pennysbored

    pennysbored Well-Known Member

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    I really need to start looking into things.....I have a single onesie. For a 6 month old. It sure is cute, though...
     
  11. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    keep checking the list penny...... i have a few things but realised today i'm COMPLETELY dis-organised in the grand scheme of things! hehe
     
  12. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    Milk/Breats pump
    Rocker chair (Personal choice)
    Bath towel
    Musical soothers (personal choice)
    Bottle cleaning brush

    I would seriously reccomend A tens machine for youself .
    Cold drinks for labour
    Spare change of clothes for OH (Was funny when OH had turn his pants inside out last year he forgot to pack a pair lol) .
    All in one shower hair was for yourself.
    Toothbrush!.
     
  13. Jus

    Jus New mum!

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    I was thinking about sterilisers the other day. What if you buy one and then find the baby just won't take a bottle? I was going to leave off buying one til after LO is born and maybe buy a hadful of disposable bottles for the first few attempts at bottle-feeding. Then, if he takes to it, I'll get a steriliser, and if he doesn't (pray that isn't the case!) I won't need to. Does that make sense?
     
  14. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    whatever works for you i guess Jus!

    I got a Tommee Tippee microwave/cold water steriliser on offer in Asda a while ago. They are cheaper than the electric counter parts and places like boots have them even cheaper. I'd maybe have one of those on standby rather than disposable bottles (which in my mind would add up to more £££££ even over a short period of time) But like I said, that's just me!!
     
  15. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    I have the same one as you Tigertea hun , Igot it on a great deal , Is it the closer to nature one ? .
    I would say Jus hun , That people even BF have sterilisers from what i am told, I cannot BF so not sure but iam sure i read some where even BF mothers buy them :) . xxx .
     
  16. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    hey MM,
    yep it's the closer to nature one.... it was £10 in the Asda "Baby and Toddler Event" a month or two back.... and it came with 3 bottles too.... BARGAIN! hehe
     
  17. Jus

    Jus New mum!

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    Sounds like a good idea, esp if it's cheaper than disposable bottles!

    Oh my goodness, help I know nothing! Out of interest, why do you need a steriliser if BF?
     
  18. moo2

    moo2 Mommy to George

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    Hi Jus, I'm no expert but I think you'd need it if you decide to express breast milk into bottles? xxx
     
  19. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    what moo2 said.....

    if you want oh to be able to feed bubs too or if you ever need to leave baby with friends/family etc bottles and breast pump will need sterilising too.
     
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