How soon should one go shopping?

I would not mind a frame - shopping to early
United States
August 19, 2010 6:53pm CST
If your having a baby when do you start shopping. I did not buy anything till I was 6 months in. I thought it was bad luck to shop too early. A girl I went to school with had shopped till she dropped for her baby. Then about 5 months later the baby had died in her. This happened to my friend yolanda as well. But,ahe did not go shoppping because she knew she was high risk anyway......Have a great day!
8 responses
• Philippines
21 Aug 10
Hi. I only have 1 child but i went shopping for her clothes and stuff on my 7th month. My mom believes in bad luck, I don't. The only reason I waited til the 7th month is because I wanted to buy good quality ones when the mall has a BIG SALE. I didn't shop for the big ones though like the crib, baby basket and stroller coz my mom really doesn't want me to. She ended up buying those the week after I delivered. Enjoy your pregnancy and hope you deliver a very healthy baby like mine. (",)
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
21 Aug 10
Hi, When I first got my pregnancy news confirmation from my gynae...I was bit shocked and excited over the news. I am just worried whether I can handle it well,Being a mother is not an easy task. When my pregnancy went on 5th month,then I started to shop for baby stuffs. That was when my gynae able to confirm with me the gen of my baby(boy or girl). Then I started to buy baby clothes,milk bottle,and other necessities. I did my shopping slowly and when I saw something nice and with reasonable price,then I will buy for my baby.
• United States
20 Aug 10
I always heard not till you get past your first trimester. I had a baby stillborn, my 2nd son, at 8 1/2 months. When I got pregnant with my daughter I was to scared to so I waited till 8 months along.
@MrDollars (454)
• Australia
20 Aug 10
Believing in those kind of stupid superstitions will just cause you sickness and stress so please do not worry about when purchasing items. I would suggest shopping when you can actually have enough energy to actually move haha also saving your money for when you need for the time being as apposed to later on in the year. So yeah...about 6 months to 7 months in to start go shopping. $-MrDollars-$
• Philippines
20 Aug 10
I'm a bit shocked knowing about that information, truly it's the first time i learned about it. You know having a baby is surely a wonderful blessing from God, and i personally don't think having to shop for your baby's needs very early is not at all a bad luck. It's part of the excitement. we are a big family and i grown up seeing relatives, families and friends going through that extraordinary experienced, and regardless of the months as to when they have bought for the baby stuff, without doubt it has nothing to do with the condition of the child. That really depends on how you take care of your pregnancy and yourself, and other circumstances that affects the condition of the infant. most important thing you can do for now is to avoid being stress, and try to enjoy the moment. i myself is a first time mom,I was so excited when i learned about my pregnancy that as early as 3 months I was already shopping, i didn't realized that I did spend a lot. And I regret it so much, I should have save it for much important things, because when i gave birth i received a lot of gifts that i wasn't able to used all what i have bought. and they just grow so fast. now my little angel is 2 years old.
@pastigger (618)
• United States
20 Aug 10
I had to promise not to buy anything until my baby shower as they didn't trust me not to buy everything myself, I was a little excited. Well then my daughter was born at 7 months and I had nothing and no time to get it. But family really steped up and helped me get what I needed. We had a shower before she came home and I am not sure if I have stoped shopping for her since, she is three. I just bought all her fall clothes, I love buying her clothes which is so funny because I hate to shop, but for her I will shop all day. I can see where it could be hard to have baby stuff and end up with no baby. But it is also hard to have nothing. But even if I would have started shopping I wouldn't have had preemie size clothes, no one expected that. All the birth annocements on my side are 8 pounds and up. But she is healthy with no problems and smart as a whip. To do it again I would have had her room done earlier, but it all got done in time for her coming home. So I guess that I prove the myth a little wrong as I did not buy anything and something sort of bad happened but it all ended up okay in the end. For a 2nd child if we ever have one, I guess I would have most of what I need already just need clothes if we had a boy.
@Mikyoo12 (187)
• United States
20 Aug 10
Well I'm not a woman but I would start shopping for the baby about two months before the child is born. I at least want to wait until the baby shower to go by. Whatever I didn't receive at the baby shower I will go ahead and get.
• United States
20 Aug 10
I have heard of instances like this too many times. I think these things only mean something if you believe in them. Growing up in a house where mom was always superstitious, I couldn't help but adopt some of these folktales (as I used to call them)... I have been told not to start until the 7 month, so as not to jinx yourself because usually when people start buying in the first or second trimester, things don't always turn out as they expect....