Kitting out baby

I’ve not been too busy to blog, and I blame Twitter.

Even then, I’ve not been twittering properly either. But with that out of the way, we have been busy getting the house ready for our still nameless baby, who arrives in 7 weeks.

We’ve been shopping around but not necessarily buying, and putting things on gift registries so our friends can buy stuff for us that we’ll use.

It’s bewildering (and tiring) for first time parents – the slew of baby monitors, thermometers, carriers, slings, sacks, sleeping bags, full body suits and other gear you wouldn’t expect a newborn baby to need. But they do.

We even saw what I think is a baby astronaut trainer. I could be wrong though – I think I saw buttons for spin dry and gentle washes:

Baby Astronaut Trainer from Benjamin Lee on Vimeo.

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7 thoughts on “Kitting out baby”

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  2. A lot of things you think you need, end up being used once and often not at all. And seldom by your baby.

    So go with basics and buy when needed. And the austronaut trainer is definitely an optional 🙂

    Our mums did well with a sarong rocker and an ugle plastic rattle that made a god-awful noise. And we turned out ok.

    Oh, wait.

  3. Agree with nal,

    As first time parents, sometimes anxiety drives us to buy any and everything that our baby needs or doesn't need. Babies have preferences, just like people. What works for one baby doesn't work for another.

    and most times, babies' things are bought based on mum's needs or wants.:P
    Trawl the online parenthood forums for great condition bargains so you can try out some toys without too much hurt to the pocket. You can also read the reviews by users of such products to decide whether it's worth a spend. Sometimes you can even find such stuff being given away for free! Baby won't mind if it's used..

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