(Closed) Do you buy things pre-baby?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Do you buy things pre-baby?
    Yes, if I want it I get it! : (8 votes)
    22 %
    I've seen things I love but wouldn't purchase before I'm pregnant/have a baby. : (19 votes)
    51 %
    No way, it's bad luck. : (10 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I bought a few little books YEARS before I was even married, but they were nothing I wouldn’t use when my friends’ children would come to visit.  I held off on any specific purchases until I was actually pregnant…seeing as we thought we would have problems getting pregnant, I didn’t want a baby stash making me sad.

    Post # 4
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    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We have. We have a bumblebee electric riding Camaro, a travel system, and pack and play, as well as clothes and pacis.

    However, we were expecting a baby 12/22 that ended in m/c.

    We are sad to see it just sitting there now…but our time will come!

    Post # 5
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    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t know that it’s necessarily bad luck but it’s not something that I’ve done or have any intention of doing. I’m of the opinion that baby things should be saved for when there’s actually a baby but that’s just me. If other people want to make premature purchases, that’s their decision. I do think these purchases could come back to haunt them if something were to go wrong, like a miscarriage or infertility. That’s not something that I’d want to put myself through if it could be avoided.

    Post # 6
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    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Puffthemagicdragon:  i agree. not that i think it’s bad luck, just that it might cause more stress than is necessary.  for me, though, it’snot something i have to struggle to not do because i don’t really have an interest in baby stuff now.  Maybe if/when i getpregnant i’ll be more interested in baby stuff but now the interest and desire’s not there

    Post # 7
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    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I buy childrens book occasionally, if I find a nice hard-cover classif I buy it, write a little note and then it goes onto the bookshelf. Our friends kids are welcome to read them as well though, so it’s not quite like buying onsies and putting them in the back of a drawer I guess.

    Post # 8
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    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    When we were in Paris on our honeymoon, I bought a book and some knicknacks for our future children. 

    Post # 9
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    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I said yes but b/c we are very actively TTC.  I saw this baby jumper with ducks on it, I bought it.

    Post # 10
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    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I didn’t let myself buy anything until the end of the first tri. I was way too superstitious.

    I’m very sorry for your loss 🙁

    Post # 11
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    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It is really hard to resist but I refuse to buy anything for a baby that doesn’t exist yet. I don’t think it’s superstitious, I just think it’s silly (for me).

    Post # 12
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    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Sometimes it’s hard to resist, but I won’t buy anything for a baby until I’m at least a few months pregnant.

    Post # 13
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    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    There were the cutest onesies I’ve ever seen (and maybe an outfit or two) that I could not resist because they were on clearance and so cheap.  They are in a bin in the attic, as we a) aren’t married yet (6 more months) and b) we won’t start TTC until at least 2 years after the wedding 

    I admit it was a little silly, but I have bins of boys clothes upstairs from the lady I worked for as a nanny who insisted I take them so it is what it is. I just better have at least one boy lol  

     

    I hope it’s not bad luck!  I don’t think it is though.  

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @TheNewlyMrsD:  I am sometimes tempted, but I think it might jinx it. I mean logically that is almost impossible.. like what does buying some material goods have to do with carrying a baby to term?

    I think though that if you buy things for that specific baby and then you lose the baby, you might always be sad when you see those things since they might remind you of the baby you lost. That would be enough for me to put the brakes on buying stuff.

    I think it’s probably wise to buy a few things when you’re close to your due date.. like you need to set up a nursery, have diapers on hand, etc., but buying before you’re even pregnant probably isn’t a good idea.

    Post # 15
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    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would probably delay it as much as possible, into the 5th or 6th month.  I’m a bit superstitious that way too.

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