Post # 17
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
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 # 19
You lucky lady! That is my absolute most dream stroller!!!!!!! I just love it! I researched my brains out and finally decided to get a Bugaboo Cameleon, but the Stokke is my other favorite. It was a priority to me to have a good stroller, and while it was a major splurge, I look at it as a chance to get out and about with baby- and that is hecka important to me.
Post # 20
I finally went with the Bugaboo and while sometimes I think “what was I thinking?” I love the thing and I am super excited about it.
Post # 21
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
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
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 # 24
OMG, I just love the stokke – the simple and beautiful design, how the baby is designed to be close/ connected to you (sits higher up than other strollers.) That is going to be awesome! I am so happy right now, I just splurged on the stokke crib! It is a major splurge, but baby will be in our room since we have a tiny place- for almost the first year (we plan to move when she will be 9-10 months.) I fell in love with the crib because it has the round corners and I didn’t want to be getting hurt on a giant crib in our loft! 🙂 I definitely had to go cheap on other things though to make it work!
Post # 25
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.