There is no right or wrong time to start planning for your baby’s nest. You can start by making a list during the first trimester and buy stuff along the way, considering the monthly budget constraints or wait until the last month and pick it all up at once. Most women will find themselves making long lists and can’t wait to go shopping. To stop yourself from overspending, it is good to spread out the shopping over the months and take it slow. If you have a baby shower planned, you can make room for expected gifts and avoid buying the same thing twice.
Distributing your purchasing process over the entire gestational period can help you get all the essentials before the baby comes. So, depending on the trimester, consider these things before buying baby stuff:
The first trimester is the planning stage for buying baby stuff:
Now is the time to put your plan into action.
The third trimester is the best time to start buying important baby stuff.
It is never a good idea to rush into buying baby stuff without a plan in place. So here are some essential things to consider before you start purchasing:
The first thing that will strike you is how much having a baby costs! If you do not have a budget, you will surely strain your finances. Plan for what is needed and budget to save for something better in the long run. Since many brands compete to offer great products at competitive prices, it’s a good idea to research the best budget-friendly products or even go for second-hand products at half the price.
If your real estate is on the smaller side, you might want to reduce buying unnecessary furniture. Initially, babies are tiny, so bassinets, cribs, clothes, changing tables, diapers and formula will take up most space. If you have a dedicated nursery, plan to keep everything within the room. If not, wait until you move to a more prominent place to buy stuff your fancy.
If you plan to have a baby shower, wait for all the gift items you will receive from your friends. Once you have a list of all that there is, you will have an idea of everything else needed. Setting up a baby shower registry is a great idea to let people know the items you’d like to receive. On the same note, you will also receive items passed down from other parents who wouldn’t need them.
Most people still wait until they know the baby’s gender before planning for the nursery décor. To find out the baby’s gender, you will have to wait till the 20 weeks scan, beyond which you will know for certain. The baby’s gender won’t matter if you plan to go gender-neutral.
Many parents wait until after the first trimester before going on a shopping spree. The pregnancy is going well, and women are in the best stage with the morning sickness behind and all the extra energy.
Good and bad luck is an idea that many people believe in, which has no grounding in reality. At best, it can be called a superstition. Buying things early during the pregnancy does not influence how the pregnancy will progress. If anything, buying things when low prices is a good long-term idea. On the other hand, it’s also possible to make bad purchasing decisions such as buying something too early or unnecessary.
It is important to limit what you purchase for the baby. Here are things you can avoid:
The best time to start buying stuff for your baby is after the first trimester when you are ready with the plans for a nursery and know the baby’s gender. Having a list of all the things you will need will help you check off items each month and prepare for the baby’s arrival.
This post was last modified on January 20, 2022 6:32 pm
Anniversaries are way more special than they are assumed to be. People often choose to…
Nights are the time to unwind and relax. This is a great time to remind…
As children, we must wish our parents a "Happy Anniversary." Our wishes make their day…
Marriage is a beautiful institution that gives you a partner for your lifetime, “in sickness…
New mothers usually lack knowledge about taking care of their infants, yet they try to…
Want to do something unique for his birthday or your anniversary? Are you confused about…