(Closed) “Baby Box” Do you/Did you buy baby stuff even prior to TTC?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I won’t because I’m afraid I’ll jinx myself! I’ll buy baby stuff, then I’ll find out we are unable to have a baby and I would be heartbroken having all that stuff around. So I’m going to wait until I’m pregnant before I buy anything baby-related.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’d never thought of this but am loooving that you posted it! I can’t work at the moment and will likely only have about 3-6months of employment under my belt when we TTC so budget is a concern… Darling Husband is going to act like he thinks I’m crazy, but I so know he’ll be game… he has bigger baby fever than I do.

If you buy any great finds be sure to post! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I wouldn’t, I guess I’m too superstitous. I’m 16 weeks pregnant now and still haven’t allowed myself to buy anything during this pregnancy… I’m waiting until at least 20 weeks to think about it.

I was pregnant before and miscarried, and I had bought some things for the baby (I cross stitched a blanket and some bibs, and bought my husband a father’s day gift of a onesie with his favorite football team on it). I hated having those things around after I found out I miscarried, I made him put them in a box and hide it. I still don’t know where it is or what the box looks like. I guess it’s extra scary after you’ve already lost a baby though.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

there’s a pack’n play set up in our living room right now, and we don’t have kids yet! it’s for when our goddaughter or other people visit us. whenever i think to go take it down, the cat is sleeping in it! lol, our baby=) my ex boyfriend’s sister is one of my best friends, and when he and i were still together, i used to watch his niece/her daughter at our house 3 days a wk while she worked, so i have stuff from her that i’ll use when we start a family. i would be wary of buying clothes before hand, people give you ridiculous amounts of tiny clothes that babies get to wear like once before outgrowing them. but i don’t see anything wrong with stocking up on certain items that you know you will use, that people don’t enjoy gifting, won’t go bad, and are at a good price. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have! Before our wedding my husband and I went back and forth about even wanting kids, but after the wedding he got major, major baby fever. I got him a onezie as part of his birthday gift, half as a “joke” gift and half as a “ok, I’m on board with TTC soon” sign/gift.

So far, I’ve only bought 2 items, both off Etsy. I don’t want to jinx myself, but using my Etsy $ (I sell on Etsy too, so have cash in my PayPal fund), isn’t the same as using my “real money” lol – we can justify anything, right?! πŸ˜‰

Here are the 2 items, they are awesome!

Bob Dylan Onezie:
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/37165996

Cashmere cat shaped baby rattle/toy:
http://www.etsy.com/transaction/42514036

I don’t plan to buying much before we start TTC because our baby will be the first grandbaby on both sides – so he/she will be spoiled from the moment they are conceived!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our law school is selling little onesies and toddler clothes this year, which doesn’t happen often, so I know of at least a few girls who will have “the box” hidden and tucked away. If all else fails, I can tell Fiance the stuff he stumbles across is something I’m holding for ‘friend x’ so her hubby/FI doesn’t get nervous…hehe.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Haha, I haven’t!  But. it wouldn’t surprise me if my Mom does.  She is so desperate to have a grandchild that I could see her dressing up a stuffed animal and carrying that around, LOL.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@gabriellereese, OMG i want that cashmere rattle! EFFING CUTE

I have an owl pillow I bought that it is a closet. I collect owl stuff, so it’s not that weird. If i came across something unique and cute, I’d probably pick it up, but I would not go overboard. I haven’t bought anything specific for a baby yet. I really wish I’d bought a onesie from my university before they changed their name. Now i can’t find SQUAT with the name on it that i actually graduated with!! I get my kicks buying stuff for my friends. I’m taking a 6-week knitting class, so I’m sure baby stuff will fall off my needles between making baby props (i have 3 newborn hats! love them!) and sending gifts to my friends or just stockpiling them

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@ejs4y8: I collect owl stuff too!! EEEEK. I totally want to deck out a nursery in owl stuff, not because owls are hip now but because I have loved owls for as long as I can remember!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Fiance and I have a few things, we have a onesie a few hats and we have had a few pair of shoes.  I love little newborn shoes and socks

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have yet to buy anything for a baby.  However, I do have lots of things picked out that I want to buy.  I am thinking about maybe picking up some things on clearance here or there due to budgeting needs but nothing over the top. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Now that we are pregnant I have started picking up a few things.

We already had a pack and play, a high chair, and a play kitchen (one of those big plastic ones).  My IL’s were getting rid of it all and knew we would need it in a few years or would have friends with kids and it would be helpful to have around the house. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Way too superstitious to buy anything before getting pregnant or even during the first trimester!

We’ve started accumulating baby equipment (car seats, double stroller) because there are two little peanuts growing in there but I am not going to buy any clothes or personal items for the babies for another few weeks – I’m 22 weeks and 3 days now.  I have started a document with shopping/furniture and decorating ideas but I wouldn’t be comfortable buying anything right now.

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