Baby stuff - Am I missing something?!

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  • Wonder_Girl
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  • Bluemeanie_2
    Bluemeanie_2 Posts: 1,076 Forumite

    Ah yes, I'll give that one a go. Thanks. I got her when she was 6 as a rescue, so no idea if she'd even been on a lead before!
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  • Wonder_Girl
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    Bluemeanie wrote: »
    Ah yes, I'll give that one a go. Thanks. I got her when she was 6 as a rescue, so no idea if she'd even been on a lead before!

    It has to be a nose harness to really work, the ones that go around their bodies don't do anything.

    Good luckX

    best let the baby thread go back to babies and not dogs! :D
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  • Bluemeanie_2
    Bluemeanie_2 Posts: 1,076 Forumite
    It has to be a nose harness to really work, the ones that go around their bodies don't do anything.

    Good luckX

    best let the baby thread go back to babies and not dogs! :D

    Lol :o. Good advice though!
    I'm never offended by debate & opinions. As a wise man called Voltaire once said, "I disagree with what you say, but will defend until death your right to say it."
    Mortgage is my only debt - Original mortgage - January 2008 = £88,400, March 2014 = £47,000 Chipping away slowly! Now saving to move.
  • dizziblonde
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    Varies on the baby what you'll need... my eldest HATED those swing chairs you get... my younger one has terrible issues with reflux and seems to visibly relax and chill out in one (kiddicare doing a swinging chair for £25 atm which is pretty decent - better than the v. expensive Graco one we borrowed last time), plus she's much more world-aware than her sister was at her age so DOES get something out of dangly toys and playmats with arches and what-not... her sister was more amused by having a muslin to hold.

    Mind you - my eldest's favourite toy at the moment is a basket full of washed jam jar lids!

    As for anti pull collars - idiot dog hated a Halti, but does actually behave himself more if he's got a body harness on... plus there are other types of the non-pull head collar... gentle leader, gencon etc I think off the top of my head which it might be worth looking into. Idiot dog though is so stupid he'll pull you off your feet if he sees a squirrel - to run in totally the opposite direction in utter hope that it's there!

    I deliberately bought a non-descript changing table with the intention of it having a second life serving as shelving in the bottom of the girls' wardrobe since the shelves are the perfect space between them for storage boxes full of lego etc... either that or it'll go into the shed to attempt to organise the plant pot and paint can collection in there.

    Slings - go to a slingmeet and try them out... my eldest loved being worn - my youngest goes utterly ballistic if you try.

    My latest discovery - baby second hand shops... oh which evil git put a second hand shop which acts as a middle man to sell on pushchairs and lists their latest stock on facebook at the bottom of my hill? I'm on to pushchair number 7! (Granted I need a double so finding a good one is always more arkward) Fatal! But she also sells on things like jumperoos and bouncer chairs etc... also FB second hand selling groups and Gumtree are worth a look - I'm currently camping them for outdoorsy big toys for more next summer. People sell bundles of baby clothes on there for a pittance as well - plus if you're in a decent area - charity shops are fab (our local one is always full of Next stuff) - especially if the old dears doing the pricing haven't heard of designer names so you get the situation you do round here where a Next top is £2.50 cos they've heard of next, but a John Rocha top is 99p cos they've never heard of that name! Our local Sure Start has also started a new to you rail in the centre - with voluntary contributions to fund gardening activities etc - I'm gradually sending my newborn stuff down there a bit at a time at the moment.
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  • mysk_girl
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    If you want a stretchy wrap type sling (like a Moby), they are very very easy to make yourself. See here

    http://monkeysewmonkeydo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/make-your-own-moby-wrap-tutorial.html?m=1

    I use a Moby for my DD, currently 5 months, takes a bit of getting used to, but it is great :-)
  • mysk_girl
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    Also, I know you don't want washable nappies - but could you cope with washable wipes? Will still save loads of money, but less hassle to wash?

    http://www.babykind.co.uk/wipes.htm

    Like these maybe?
  • lolly_896
    lolly_896 Posts: 1,058 Forumite
    This is baby number 3 for us,
    10 sleepsuits, 10 vests, 5 socks, 3 cardigans and a snowsuit
    Crib - No fancy bumpers - just pillowcase (Bottom sheet) Blankets
    Pram/pushchair
    Bouncy chair £5 ebay
    Nappies - i have some reusables and will get some Asda's little angels nappies closer too time
    Car seat and base
    Breast pads & maternity pads

    Babies are as expensive as you make them (imo)
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  • fluffysox
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    Bluemeanie wrote: »
    The person I bought it off claimed it had been used only once and put straight back in the packaging, and too be honest I believe her. It still has that "new" smell etc.

    I will look for a bouncy chair, it looks nice for them to chill in while there awake instead of rolling around in Moses basket etc.

    Thanks, I can't wait! xx

    Bouncey chairs are great as baby is sat where they can see what's going on. We got a couple from carboots each about £5 and baby gym for about same price. Also useful and we got an immaculate one for ten pound was a travel cot. Handy for sleepovers at grandparents etc. Moses baskets although lovely only last them a couple of months.
    2016 MFW OPd £2000, 2015 MFW OPd 3000 then bought new bigger house with bigger mortgage.
    MFW OPd 2014 £2000 2013 £9700 2012 £2848.39 2011 £2509.58 2010 £11000 2009 £112002008 £4939 :D
    Beautiful boys born May 2011 and October 2013 :)
  • fluffysox
    fluffysox Posts: 1,060
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    Also not needed til 6 months but if you see a highchair while carboot season on perhaps? We got one from neighbours. They cost lots new.
    2016 MFW OPd £2000, 2015 MFW OPd 3000 then bought new bigger house with bigger mortgage.
    MFW OPd 2014 £2000 2013 £9700 2012 £2848.39 2011 £2509.58 2010 £11000 2009 £112002008 £4939 :D
    Beautiful boys born May 2011 and October 2013 :)
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