M.D. asks from Huntington Beach, CA on February 01, 2008
New Baby on the Way... What Do I Need?
I am due in May and am getting ready to start stocking my house with stuff for baby. We have an eight year old son but I feel that it has been so long since I have done the baby thing that I forget the necessities and I am sure they have come out with cool new stuff. So I was hoping to get some feedback on the essentials I need and new products you loved.
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M.L. answers from Los Angeles on February 04, 2008
A few of my favorite things:
Diaper Duck (with refillable poop bags)
travel diaper changer with pockets for diapers, wipes AND cream
Hanging Highchair (the kind that suspend off the end of the table)
Swing (depending on the baby)
Insulate bag (for bottles and for food later)
And extra info:
Start collecting any and all coupons related to baby items, you never know when you might need them.
Go online and register on baby sites and product sites.
L.C. answers from Los Angeles on February 04, 2008
Get the Baby Bargains book. It gives you lists of things that you might need and good ways to save money on baby stuff.
B.R. answers from Los Angeles on February 02, 2008
There is a lot of stuff out there you don't need- but you've had a kid before, so you'll have an idea as to what you don't need. Most of the big crazy toys are not necessary, as with the DVD's and any major tech item (other than a baby monitor if you have a big house).
Things I couldn't live without:
Swaddle Me baby wraps
Happiest Baby on the Block, by Dr. Harvey Karp
peanut shell sling carrier
Besides that and diapers and a crib, I didn't really use much of the other stuff I bought.
R.P. answers from Los Angeles on February 02, 2008
The thing I needed most was a tub! They have some really neat tubs out there, that keep the baby on an incline so they don't drown... or in a mesh net above the water. The other thing we used the most was the swing. I would put my daughter in it and she would have a bowel movement within minuets. I would change her and then she would sleep. It was great. I just had a little takealong with batteries... You don't have to go really fancy.
M.N. answers from Los Angeles on February 02, 2008
T.S. answers from San Diego on February 02, 2008
I have a 2 year old and an 8 month old and I could not live without the Fisher Price Papasan Cradle Swing. It was amazing! My second child slept in it for the first five months. It was a life saver. I also recommend the boppy newborn lounger......my son loved it also. Very comfortable. Good luck finding what you need.
S.B. answers from Los Angeles on February 02, 2008
Not much! Babies are easy...I just had my second son and I think we had WAY TOO MUCH with our first. This time around we have one chair that rocks, vibrates and plays music, a baby einstein set of blocks, a snuggley, a bunch of receiving blankets, diapers and wipes. Chances are your little one will want to watch what you do or what your older son does. Logan, our newborn, loves watching his brother Tegan play.
Good luck with your delivery and have fun with your new baby,
M.P. answers from Los Angeles on February 02, 2008
Definitely get a diaper genie that was so helpful for me especially as my child's room is upstairs. I have a three and a half year old.
K.O. answers from Los Angeles on February 04, 2008
Bumpkin bibs are the best, washable.
E.S. answers from Los Angeles on February 02, 2008
Hi my name is E. and i live palm springs ca.
This is not a new idea but new to the u.s.
Baby slings...i had one and it was a life saver.
I had a baby girl in may of 2006 and she lived in her sling right next to me..
L.Q. answers from Los Angeles on February 08, 2008
i'm assuming that you will be having a shower. it will be good to register at your favorite store - target, babysrus, walmart, etc. true, there are so many new stuff for babies, kids. starting with feeding bottles, diaper bags, infant carriers, car seat, etc. try to go down to the store you want to register and look through their products. i suggest register for things you will be needing up till your baby is about 1 year old. i'm for pegperego carriers and strollers. very easy to manuever and really light. medela pump is really good. congratulations on your new addition to the family.