Shopping before or after the baby is born

United States
April 3, 2007 11:00am CST
We plan a lot for the baby on the way. Sometimes we are eager to know the gender sometimes we just want to wait till the big day or night. Do you shop for the furniture and the clothing before the baby arrives or you wait till you are well settled down at your home after you come back from the hospital? Please suggest. Thanks in advance.
5 responses
@mickidmw (992)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Get as much as you possibly can before the baby comes because you really are not going to have the time or energy to run out when you come home! You can easily get the crib, swing, bath items, theme things like the mobile and crib sheet and bumper sets, neutral baby items and such before the baby comes and then get the specifics after the baby is here. You need the crib or bassinette right away so that is a have to get before. We also have found it is better to have the baby shower shortly after baby comes home so we get what we need and not a lot of generic things. Works way better that way. Congrats and good luck!!!
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
5 Apr 07
Congrats for the coming baby. I would recommend getting everything before the baby comes, if you just go with neutral colours you'll be fine - creams, whites, yellows etc are perfect. We knew we were having a girl - we chose to find out so we could buy accordingly. You don't wanna wait coz where will the baby sleep when you get home if you haven't got him or her a bed? Plus, you'll be too tired to do much of anything when you get home from the hospital! Good luck with everything & definitely, buy before the baby arrives, it'll make your life so much easier & you'll be glad you don't have to rush around when you get home coz all you'll wanna do is relax!
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
3 Apr 07
We made sure we had bulk of the stuff before baby was born. We only bought the necessary clothing to begin with and these were mostly yellow, white or green items. Once my son was born then I bought more clothing for him. I had a lot of hand me downs so I wasn't too worry about buying baby stuff.
@mannu123 (144)
• India
3 Apr 07
In my family, we are not supposed to buy anything foe the child before birth. This rule has been going for a long time now and so when i became a mother, i too had to wait for the child. I remember, my hubby got clothes for him when i was still in the hospital. Then when we came home, My in laws got the cot and other stuffs. Yes , I do admit, that you may have to wait for few more days to go out and shop for your little one. I could go out to the market after 2 months.
@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
We had everything ready and waiting for when we came home from the hospital. The nursery was all set up and the clothes washed, folded and in the dresser. We didn't know whether we were having a boy or a girl so there was a lot of green and yellow and just a smattering of pink and blue.