(Closed) Buying baby items before getting pregnat ?????

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@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 # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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 # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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.

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