(Closed) What baby things did you splurge on?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

So far we’ve only REALLY splurged on our glider because we want it to be used elsewhere in the house when we’re done having babies.

We have the britax b-ready stoller which would have been a splurge but we got a great deal on it.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@cbee:  What I did was waited while on maternity leave until I had a good idea of how breast feeding would go and if we would continue it, then I splurged on one, that way I didn’t have to worry about wasting money on something I wouldn’t use. As far as buying it and not opening it, I would still not do that too far in advance as a lot of places only give you a month at most to return the breast pumps even when not opened.

 

I splurged on a breast pump, but being a nurse and having limited breaks and time to pump, I had to have a good quality one if I wanted to continue breast feeding. We also splurged on a glider, which if felt like I lived in while on maternity leave due to all the time I spent sitting and breastfeeding the little one. Our family splurged on a high chair and a bouncer for us and a very nice monitor.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

for me it was the crib and stroller(although they were both gifts from my parents).  With the breast pump, i reccomend getting one but i highly reccomend waiting to see how bfing  goes first decide how much you are going to use it.  I just use a hand pump cause my dd is a pro, but my SIL has an electric one because her so  wont latch. 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

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@cbee:  ive looked at the bugaboo! the quinny too. but when DH tried the stokke he was sold. i couldnt get him to change his mind even if i wanted too. which is totally is okay with me! i LOVE it. and ive never seen it around. when planning our wedding we tried to do things we never seen at a wedding before so the stroller is continuing with that 🙂 and other things are cheap, like our mini grayson crib. HOWEVER the stokke is only compatible with 3 carseats so thatll add quite a splurge as well i think. kind of a bummer but itll be worth it!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m for sure no expert, and I need to do more research (not preggo yet, but preparing to TTC), but in the US I’m pretty sure breast pumps are now covered under insurance per the Affordable Care Act – a little tip for those of you talking about breast pumps as a splurge item.

Post # 25
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Helper bee

I ended up purchasing more expensive crib and mattress than what I registered for (more than double).  I am glad I purchased them; they are solid wood and it came with metal frames for twin bed conversion and toddler bed kits.  

I also got a new camera that I am in love with.  I already have a DSLR (that I paid $800 for) and got compact system camera for $700.  

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