Post # 1
Not just diapers , i am talking about BIG items ( crib, monitor ,playpen , carseats ) etc, DH and i are planning in having a baby witting the next 2 years I will stop the pill by the end of this year and will see what happens , he was telling me last week the he want to start a layaway at baby r us and start buying all the big items in case we get pregnat from twins ( I keep my hopes up) this way we will have a least half of the items pay off ! I was trilled with the idea but I just start feeling kind of weird like what if takes forever to get pregnat or something happens down the road !! Do you think I should listen to my hubby and we should go tomorrow and start looking for all those stuff ????
Post # 3
@catracha: What happens if you can’t have children. Are you willing to walk by the reminders of your infertility on a regular basis?
Post # 4
I wouldnt for the same reason mwitter80 stated. What about going to the bank and starting a savings account which can later be put towards those items or if god for bid somethign happens you can take a trip with your hubby.
Post # 5
I have a daughter already She is 5!! And I am 21 so I am sure I don’t have any infertility problems !
Post # 6
@catracha: I’m not trying to be a downer. I hope that everything works out for you, but there are so many ladies on here, who have one child and can not have another and age is very rarely a contributor in fertility until you’re over 35. Lots of 20 somethings can’t get pregnant either.
Plus 40% of infertility issues are issues with sperm and have nothing to do with the woman.
Post # 7
Personally I wouldnt for teh same reason @mwitter80: said, but that doesnt seem to be a valid reason for you. But I still wouldnt for financial reasons. Why not put the money in an interest bearing account to save for the big items instead of starting a layaway and just giving babies r us money early for no reason?
Post # 8
Maybe turn the baby stuff into a fun thing, like go thrift/antiquing on weekends and pick up baby items as you go alone. I would wait to open up a layaway account till your more in range!
At the end of the day, you and your husband should do as you please! If you want to get a move on it, then rock on!
Post # 9
@mwitter80: I agree
What if you don’t get pregnant?
I won’t lie I bought a few things before getting pregnant to stash away. I bought a few gender neutral hats and onsies but they were all on sale and not a huge loss if it didn’t happen.
Post # 10
I do get scared sOmetimes but my husband is so exited i don’t want to take all this happiness from him , the think is he is 36 already , he have a 11 yrs old and he feel the we should have the baby soon ! He is and always has been a big planner he always want to make suresevere thing is on place and I think he just want to make sure we have rverething ready with no stress for are baby ! But I do think is better to wait and about saving the money I can probably talk him into this !! Thanks !!!
Post # 11
I agree with PPs. Just open a savings account so when you get pregnant you can go on a shopping spree.
Keep in mind the space required to store all this stuff if you buy it in advance. Also safety standards are constantly changing, so what you buy today may have been proven unsafe by the time you have a baby
Post # 12
I would put the money away in an account and I wouldn’t buy any thing for baby yet. We had a miscarriage and thank god we didn’t have anything baby related in the house. It probably would have killed me to walk by a room knowing that i had things stashed away for the baby that we lost….. Just how I feel about it tho. I think a high interest savings account would be way more beneficial.
Post # 13
I wouldn’t want to buy something so early just in case something “better” came along. What if you don’t get pregnant for a few years? What is in style today, may not be by the time the baby comes.
Post # 14
@pinkshoes: I agree that putting the money into a savings account makes MUCH more sense. You have to pay a fee to start a layaway, whereas in the bank you will be earning a bit of money because of interest. So it just doesn’t really make any sense to be starting a layaway, just a waste of money.
Post # 15
I get the point ! Thank you very I will to to DH.!
Post # 16
I wish I could, but I fear the possibility of never having children. Walking through Target tonight made me “awwwww” a thousand and one times at all the baby clothes. Sigh.