(Closed) Buying baby stuff before you're preggo – would you?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Maybe I’m the odd-woman-out but I started buying cloth diapers and collecting a stash before I got pregnant or was TTC. I figured it would be nice to start picking away at it ahead of time, and even if I didn’t get pregnant, I knew I could sell them & make all my money back.

I was SO happy I had pretty well my whole stash of cloth diapers purchased once I got my BFP…then I could spend my money on other stuff 🙂

I don’t think you can co-relate or “jinx” yourself. Like seriously, buying baby stuff pre-ttc did not cause your infertilty once you were TTC. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@AbBeeRoad:  I do not see the point of it.  There is always a good deal out there, and until I am in my last trimester, I ain’t buying anything. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I don’t see the point.  Like planning a wedding before you’re engaged.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MrsPanda99:  This. 

Post # 21
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Honey bee

@AbBeeRoad:  I feel like it’s bad luck! I’ve looked at different things like strollers and big ticket items…I think I even googled how to use a breast pump, and that alone made me feel like I was jinxing myself! I wanted to get a little onesie for my husband to surprise him when the time comes, and I can’t even bring myself to do that. But man, who doesn’t love a good deal! Maybe make the purchase and then stash it away somewhere where you won’t see it??

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@AbBeeRoad:  Lol I had a really strong feeling that I was pregnant way before I ever could have known. I felt like kind of a crazy person, but I saw a glider and ottoman for sale and bought it about a week before I got a positive test 😛 I saved any more purchases for later though. I’m 9 weeks pregnant now and just starting to pick up a few things (and it still feels really early)

Normally I would say to wait until you get a bfp just in case you have some troubles. It would be really difficult to see that constant reminder if it ended up taking longer than planned. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am currently TTC and I am a quilter and there was a new fabric line that I love and would want to do a nursery around the fabric.  It’s very popular and difficult to come by so I’ve bought some extra of it while I can so that when I get pregnant (which may be a while since I have issues) I will have the fabric that I want to plan the nursery around…that being said if it turns out that I cannot get pregnant then I will simply use the fabric for another purpose.  I think that if you are superstitious you should hold of but if not then go ahead!

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i am not supersticious and i dont believe in bad luck so i dont see an issue.  If you are on vacation and you find a super cute something that you will never see again, i dont see the issue in buying it.  But i wouldn’t stock pile supplies or anything.

I have a baby onesie that says “i love my dad” which i plan o give my DH when i get a BFP. And i have a onsie i bought last year because i got a girl and boy version since i didn’t know what my sister was having, so i’ll hold onto it for the next baby born in the family. Thats it. 

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AbBeeRoad:  You could be pregnant now! I’d get them. 97% of healthy couples conceive within the first year.

But I also stared at wedding dresses before I was engaged! So maybe I just like to live on the wild side!

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I wouldn’t. I know it’s not logical to believe in luck/jinxing it… but worst case, if you can’t conceive, then having the stuff around is just a miserable reminder.

It would be smarter to start an account where you’re putting away money for baby start-up costs lol. You’ll always find good deals somewhere.

Post # 27
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Busy bee

I get the whole point about it being a superstition, but from a purely objective point of view, I don’t see why not? It’ll save you money, it’ll spread out the purchases in the long run, and if you plan on having babies (whether naturally or through adoption) anyway, like me, I think that sounds perfectly reasonable!

We don’t have any baby stuff in our home but my Mother-In-Law saved everything from our nephew for when we have kids and my mom saved me a pretty dress from when I was a baby for my kids and/or grandkids. I see nothing wrong with that!

Oh, and I already have the “surprise, I’m pregnant” present for DH. Whether it happens sooner or later, I’d rather not have to run out and get whatever I can find when I already found the perfect present for him. One day it’ll happen. If not, one day he’ll be a daddy anyway (We’ll adopt if we can’t have kids naturally) and he’ll get to have it.

Post # 28
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Busy bee

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@canarydiamond:  I like that idea about a special “baby” account! Nice.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

I am not superstitious nor do I believe in jinxes or luck, so I say, “Why not?” I bought my wedding invites off a girl on the ‘bee before we were engaged because they were discontinued and I knew they were what I wanted. I told DH ahead of time and he thought it was stupid to wait. I guess I might be unusual? I always plan ahead. I am well known for being uber prepaired for everything. It’s just how I roll.

I’ve started my cloth diaper stash already. They’re expensive. When you look at the cost of nursery stuff/baby stuff, there’s no way I want to make all of those purchases in the last trimester and also tack on cloth diapers. I’d rather spread the purchases out so I’ve got them and don’t have to worry about it when I’m trying to figure out a birth class, a hospital, and buying a crib. Like a PP, I’ve also nabbed cute baby clothes that my sisters were going to donate. Not a ton of stuff, just a few neutral sleepers. Big stuff can wait for now…although we did nab a dresser/changing table from the alley the other day and we’re redoing it to match our planned nursery. We figure if we don’t have kids, it’ll be a nice neutral color and it’d work great as an entertainment center.

Honestly, if we can’t have kids I’m going to be heartbroken whether or not we have cloth diapers and sleepers in the back of the closet or not. I keep everything stored since it’s obviously not in use. If it comes down to it, I’ll sell it to someone who can use it since diapers especially retain their value. I just don’t think it’s that big of a deal, In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@AbBeeRoad:  I work in a baby clothing store. I have no intention of having kids anytime soon (like not even within 5 years, if at all). However, if something is really cheap, and I really like it, I’ll buy it and just store it away. 

EDIT: I’m not superstitious at all. I think things are going to happen the way they’re supposed to happen one way or another. Buying some diapers or some baby shirts won’t change that. However, I really have no desire to have children, nor do I have a desire to not have children, so at the moment, I’m pretty neutral. 

Post # 31
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Bumble bee

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@mrspinesol:  That’s awesome, though. You have a stock in case you have kids. You also have a stock if you need a quick baby shower gift! I do that with gift bags. I’ll buy like 20 of them on clearance and then I’m set. I hate having to run out to buy a bag because I’m all out.

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