Buying baby stuff before you're preggo – would you?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it’s really bad luck.  My sister bought a lot of stuff before she conceived.  It ended up taking her over 5 years, two miscarraiges, and 2 IVF treatments.  

Post # 4
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@AbBeeRoad:  I wouldn’t.  You will always be able to find a good deal somewhere.  That said, you can always start your research now for the right products and services.

Post # 5
2184 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I don’t think it’s bad luck, but really, where are you going to put that stuff? That would be my issue. And by the time you are pregnant, I’m sure there will be other sales. 

Post # 6
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m not superstitious but I didn’t even buy maternity clothes before 12 weeks, let alone baby stuff.

The way I see it, if it takes you longer to conceive or you suffer a loss, it makes it harder to be surrounded by objects that are constant reminders of what you don’t have.

Post # 7
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsRugbee:  +1

The weekend I found out I was pg I purchased a pair of baby slippers with little footballs on them (DH is obsessed with football and they looked so darn cute). I miscarried 2 weeks later. Those baby slippers are still on our dresser. Neither of us will move it. Some days it’s a sad reminder and on other days it gives me some hope. Next time I get a BFP I won’t be buying anything baby related until the first trimester is over.

Post # 8
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@AbBeeRoad:  No, I wouldn’t because I don’t know if I will have a successful pregnancy. I have no need for baby stuff until I know there will, in fact, be a baby.

Post # 9
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@AbBeeRoad:  no no no.

thats like buying a wedding dress before you are even close to being engaged,

Its bad luck. I know in some cultures, they don’t even have baby showers! So to even buy stuff before your pregnant, I am against that.

Post # 10
135 posts
Blushing bee

I bought my husband a manly and stylish diaper bag for his birthday as a symbol of my commitment to start a family with him.  If all goes well with my current pregnancy it will still be another birthday of his before our baby is born.  Hold off.

We did buy some My Little Pony toys for when the child is 3+.  My husband is a brony.  Mostly I wanted to get some because they discontinue the best ones so quickly.  If all fails we can give them to Toys for Tots.

Post # 11
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsPanda99:  Agrred.  What if you can’t get pregnant or you have multiple miscarriages.  The baby stuff will just be physical evidence of you not yet having your baby.  No baby stuff until you are pregnant at least.  My more traditional Jewish friends don’t even bring baby items into their homes until after the baby is born (some keep it at their in-laws, others keep it in their garage.)  In fact, my MOH was concerned that her husband and their families only had two days to decorate the nursery before she came home with their new baby.

Post # 12
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not superstitous but I wouldn’t buy any baby thing before I was pregnant.  Things change over time and good deals always come back around.  

Post # 13
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

I don’t believe in luck but I wouldn’t buy anything baby-related for myself unless I was pregnant.

Post # 14
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t/didn’t. Heck, I haven’t even started buying baby stuff now, and I am 14 weeks into this. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the sweet deals, but they always come out with newer and better, and there are always dealds floating around. Also, you may change your mind about cloth diapering or you may have spece limitations down the road where you can store that stuff. Best not to buy it yet.

Post # 15
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m the complete opposite of others on this topic so far.  I haven’t bought anything yet, but I have stockpiled a few things.  My youngest sister is 16 years younger than me and she had some adorable dresses/blankets, etc that my mom was going to give away.  I snagged them and have them in storage at my parents summer house.  I’ve also been offered some other baby stuff for when DH and I do start a family.  And we already have a pretty good idea that it could be really hard for us.  I’m not going to buy anything big by any means, but if I find something that’s a really good deal, I might get it.  If we’re not able to have kids, I know that I can find people to give it away too. 

Post # 16
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I’m not superstitious or ttc for at least five years, but i saw a tiny baby sweater and blanket that I LOVE. I doubt they’d be available in 5 years, and if worst happens I can always give it to someone who is preggo. But a PP mentioned it’ll be a reminder of what you can’t have so now I’m doubting myself…

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