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

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I must confess….I am only 10 weeks (well, tomorrow I will be) and we have already started to purchase small things.  There was a huge sale in the baby section of a store near us recently so we bought a few onesies.  We’ve also purchased a few soothers (buy 1 get 1 free), and some diapers and wipes (again, both on sale).  I wouldn’t pay regular price for anything right now, but I don’t think it hurts to start buying a few things.  I do realize the superstition behind it, the way I see it is that if (God forbid) anything does happen, I have so many friends who are pregnant right now that I will consider myself lucky to have already gotten a head start on their shower gifts.  What I have bought certainly won’t go to waste!  My original plan was only to buy diapers (I had a friend suggest to buy one box a month during your pregnancy to help ease the load in the beginning….which I thought was brilliant)!  So call me crazy, but I will continue to look for the deals and buy the smaller stuff 🙂

Post # 33
1831 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Call me crazy but I definitely did this. My mom bought me a crib almost a year ago that she found on SUPER SUPER sale, too good to pass up. Over the last few months I’ve picked up stuff that I find on good deals like onesies and bedding. It doesn’t hurt to be prepared.

Post # 34
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

*raises hand*

My husband warned me that I might be jinxing us, but before we were TTC I bought some stuff and stored in in a tupperware container. I think once the baby fever hit and I knew I wanted to start trying some of the nesting instinct kicked in too!

Post # 35
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Never heard of this before, although I have seen some really cute things on sale and I have been tempted to buy it but knew if the DH found out, he would think I was crazy or something. haha.

As for jinxing it, I’m not sure if that’s the reason.  If anyone was getting rid of baby items and they were in good condition, I would take it.  DH would probably yell at me because we don’t really have room for it.

I have seen some cute santa or halloween costumes that I really really wanted to buy.  I think I’ll hold off til I get pregnant because I don’t know what gender my kids will be.

Post # 36
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I could see how this would be tempting- especially when I can easily get lost on Etsy or other online shops window-shopping for a hour (or three).

I’ve never bought anything, and I don’t think I will – not because I’m supersitutious, but because I’m so damn cheap! I mean, what if I buy something now and then when its time for baby I change my mind/don’t like it anymore? I tend to change my mind a lot, and thus buying something would likely be a waste of money!

Post # 37
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am way too afraid to jinx myself. Other people have started to buy us stuff, but my husband and I wont allow ourselves to buy anything until we know at 20 weeks that everything is still ok and we know for certain that its a boy or girl.

Post # 38
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a few things (onsies, hats, and bibs) that I bought on super sale, thinking I could give them away, but later decided I would rather keep, and some maternity clothes that a friend gave me knowing we were planning on TTC soon (they were either new or in awesome condition, and she wanted to give them to someone she knows, so they were too good for me to pass up. I don’t think it is jinxing, and they are in a rubbermaid box tucked away in the spare closet, so I don’t feel like they are putting pressure on me!

Post # 39
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well, I haven’t done this, but my future SIL has an entire baby room in her home fully decorated for a baby. The wall is yellow and she has it decorated in Noah’s Ark so it can go for a baby girl as well as a baby boy. She has a changing table, car seats, stoller, cute bibs with “I’m a Miracle” on them –because she has been trying for some time and when her little precious gets here he or she will be a “Wonderful Blessing”.

She pretty much finds things on sale from time to time and puts it in the baby room. I am sooo praying that God blesses her to get pregnant soon so she can put that room to work. I’m ready for a new baby in my soon-to-be family.

I love the idea. Before my SO and I marry I have prepared by purchasing things on sale I think we could use….griddle, towels, etc. Before my wedding… I have found pics of dresses I like, put colors together, and planned a nice location… so in my opinion THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH PLANNING AHEAD. Wink

Post # 40
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve collected a few things but only have bought one item…a little pair of Gum Boots that look like little firefighter boots so how could I say no? Besides we are going to start TTC in just a few short months 🙂

Post # 42
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes. My husband and I know we want children in the next two years and are starting to collect/do things. We got some furniture and a crib (up to current safety standards from my mom that we are refinishing) from my mom, they were my baby furniture.

One of my friends who had a baby 4 months ago pulled me aside 3 days ago to tell me to start buying/doing stuff if we want children.

We also purchased a fixer-upper home, so we will start working on the “baby room” this summer. It currently is an empty bedroom, so all the items we are collecting end up there.

Personally, I think it might be a nice way to tell our parents. Once we get the room painted and the furniture done…invite our parents over for dinner and sometime in the evening bring them to the room to tell them we are pregnant (or adopting..which ever option works out for us).

Post # 43
392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m so glad I just read this post! I bought a little newborns dress even though we’re not even trying yet (plus when we do, baby might be a boy). I’m very broody at the moment (had this broodiness for about 3 years now) and this helps to keep it under control 🙂

Post # 44
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Haha…I’m so guilty of this too!  I  started making diaper covers, bibs, and burp cloths awhile back.  I made them under the premise that I was going to start selling them on Etsy (I still plan on selling a few…no one child needs 45 bibs!).  But….when I bought a diaper bag as a “craft bag” to carry my supplies to my friend’s house for crafting days, my husband called me out.  Since, I’ve bought a few baby books, a stuffed giraffe, and a cute onesie as well…  I’m really hoping I haven’t jinxed myself!!

Post # 45
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I saw that movie as well and thought it was a terrible idea. What if you’re infertile? What if it takes years and years to conceive and you grow to resent the items? What if you miscarry? 

I have the same view of women buying things for their weddings before they’ve talked with their SO. Get ahead of yourself and you risk setting yourself up for disappointment. Enjoy the life milestones when they come. =]

Post # 46
2413 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t….but I’m also trying to decide if I even want children anyways so I may not be the best example…

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