Post # 1
My friend is currently TTC and picture messaged me some cute baby bedding she just bought that she found on sale. I was a little taken back because she isn’t pregnant and just recently started TTC but then after thinking about it, thought it was actually a pretty smart idea! When Darling Husband and I were planning on moving in together, we would start buying little things here and there (dishes, etc) so when the time came to move, we had everything. So bees, my question to you is, is this a smart idea? Have or would any of you start buying baby stuff before you were pregnant?
Post # 3
No but my mother is 🙂 She bought a used crib + stroller from a friend and told us that whichever child gave her grandkids first could have it !
Post # 4
No i dont know anyone who has done that, I think people are scared to jinx things by buying too soon.. I’m pregnant and haven’t bought a thing yet but I’m doing a lot research on the brands that I will want to buy. I’ll start buying when I’m in my 2nd tri
Post # 5
I haven’t bought anything, but I’m collecting business cards of different stores and vendors that I like. I also have a Pinterest board of ideas for nurseries/kids rooms. We’re not TTC yet, but it’s something we talk about pretty often and Darling Husband just puts up with it 😉
Post # 6
I think buying to soon almost puts pressure on you. And if you dont get pregnant right away, having baby items in the house might set yourself up for dissapointment or sadness when you see these things.
Post # 7
I only buy baby stuff for baby showers and friends… You never know how long it will take or if you will be able to so if you cant and you bought all of the baby things you could cause more pain… JMHO
Post # 8
Nope, I don’t want to jinx myself.
I do have a package of diapers, I bought 2 packages to make a diaper cake for a baby shower, only ended up needing 1 package, so I just kept the second package instead of returning it.
I have also signed up to win various baby-things when I see them posted on sites, like a stroller and stuff, but I haven’t won anything.
Post # 9
@abbyful: Thats a good idea!
Post # 11
No, I feel like that would stress me out when the time comes to TTC.
Post # 12
I have. I first made sure that I wouldn’t be sad and upset if we never got pregnant. Once I checked in with myself that I’d be okay, I decided that I would buy clothes or other lower cost items. I had signed up with Zulily to buy some cute stuff for BFF’s baby, so i was seeing some cute stuff. Now when I see things that have koi or goldfish (wedding theme) on it and are unisex, I buy it. So far it’s been 5-6 shirts or onesies and some bibs.
Post # 13
No. I didn’t even buy things when I was pregnant. I MC at 9 weeks. & I am really glad I held back from buying all the cute baby stuff. Otherwise I would be stuck with looking at it all.the.time. Which would be depressing.
We plan on TTC in the next 6 months though! WOOHOO! But I still won’t buy anything until atleast the 5-6 month mark of my pregnancy.
Post # 14
I didn’t before I was pregnant. I have a friend who did this, she bought a ton of baby stuff and then ended up getting a divorce from her husband. I believe she ended up getting a rid of all the baby stuff she purchased.
I personally wouldn’t buy stuff until you know for sure you are pregant just in case you have issues or can’t get pregnant or like my friend end up divorced.
Post # 15
We didn’t buy any baby things before we were pregnant because we didn’t want to jinx things. And even then, Darling Husband wasn’t too excited about buying baby things until we were sure the baby was going to stick around.
I know people who had a full closet of gender neutral baby clothes, a crib, nursery painted, etc. before they even started TTC. And things did work out– they had a baby and those things have come in handy for them. But personally, TTC comes with enough pressure as it is for some couples, let alone walking by a room full of baby things day after day. I couldn’t have done it, but for some people, it works.
Post # 16
I’m TTC and have bought 2 onesies, a pair of shoes & some jammies. Luckily it’s hard to find gender neutral stuff and I’m staying away from big purchases. I have considered starting to buy diapers, though, as we’ll be going with cloth and it can be quite the initial investment.