Post # 1
We’re still renovating our nursery, then we have to paint, and then we’ll be able to start decorating. But I’m 20 weeks along and starting to get interesting in baby furniture. I emailed someone already about a glider off craigslist, and I found a matching crib from someone else that I’m tempted to email about. We totally have room to store the furniture before we fully make the nursery. So is 20 weeks too early? Thoughts?
Post # 3
I’m only 9weeks, but I picked 20-25 weeks because that’s when we decided we are going to start getting the nursery ready. We want to know the gender before we get anything. We did buy a glider and ottoman, but I don’t think that counts because we have it in our living room being used as regular furniture for now.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
@ZoeyGirl: I’m almost 19 weeks and I just bought our crib yesterday. There are lots of January mamas who got them a while ago though, some even before they were pregnant, many in the first tri. I had originally registered for one and we weren’t going to be buying one ourselves or else we might have already, but the one yesterday was a steal and I just had to get it.
Post # 5
I’m 32wks… I haven’t gotten mine because I’m getting it from family for the baby shower! But if we were buying I would buy it about 27wks. Or right around the time she is most likely to survive out of the womb.
Post # 6
I’m 13 weeks and think anything before 20 weeks is probably too early. I mean, just imagine if you have a late miscarriage and then have to deal with not only that, but the constant reminder with the baby furniture until you figure out what to do with it!
Post # 7
We bought the crib at about 15 weeks because the store wasn’t almost out of them. Got the matching change table too so we made sure that wouldn’t sell out either. Now that we know it’s a girl we’re starting to get more and more.
Post # 8
Buy now. I was going to get all my own furniture, then my parents swooped in and offered to buy the whole shebang when i was at 27 weeks… The estimate for the order was 10 weeks, so hopefully she doesn’t come early!
Post # 9
I think 20 weeks is perfect! It takes time to figure out which items you want and then have them shipped (I shopped around for best prices online which took a while), so it’s good to start early I think! The only item I would hold off on is the car seat as it has an expiry date, so the longer you wait to buy it, the more use you will get out of it (esp if you are planning on having more than one baby).
Post # 10
Buy whenever you decide what you want and find it. We didnt buy anything new, we just reused different pieces of furniture and Darling Husband is building a crib, so it’s just been moving pieces of furniture into the nursery.
Post # 11
Im only 10 weeks at the mo but intend on buying all the furniture and the bigger items at the boxing day sales!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club
OOPS! I misread the poll – I thought it was how soon is too soon so I voted 1st trimester. I actually just purchased my first major piece of furniture 2 days ago (cot) and I’m 25 weeks. I think it was a matter of waiting for viability for me. However I did buy the car seat and portacot (pack and play I think it’s called outside of Aus?) because they were under half price brand new in a massive toy sale. That was definitely after 12 weeks though.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Mewithoutyou: That’s the timeline I have in mind as well. I don’t want to look at a decorated nursery if we lose the baby before viability.
Post # 14
@ZoeyGirl: I’m almost 22w and my mom just ordered my crib. Go ahead!
Post # 15
We did around 25 weeks, but I was going back for the school year and wanted to get major furniture done before doing so. Plus, I like assembling furniture and Darling Husband hates it, so it was easier for me to do it. We didn’t do any of the small stuff (clothes, toys, sheets, decorations) until 35ish weeks.
Post # 16
We bought most of our furniture at 8 weeks, because a store near us was closing and we really couldn’t pass up the sales.
I don’t see why it would be a problem to buy early if you have room.