2nd Trimester

When is it good to start baby shopping?

When it good to baby shop? To start, getting the room ready and on and one and so many other things. Surprise

Re: When is it good to start baby shopping?

  • I started researching baby gear around 16 weeks and ordered our crib as soon as we got back from the anatomy around 20 weeks.  Some cribs/furniture can take 10-12 weeks to be delivered, so the earlier the better.  At least to have it picked out so you know if the store you are ordering from has a long delivery time.

    Other then that, it's sort of your decision. 

    Personally, I'm nervous about going into early labor and not having everything ready, so my goal is to have everything done by 34 weeks.  Other people are not as worried about that, and some people even finish after the baby arrives.  You need to decide what works for you.

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  • We started a couple weeks ago because I wanted to still be able to pitch in and help out.  In a another month or so I would imagine I will be more limited.  Also, we ordered custom bedding that takes up to 15 weeks to ship.  I have heard that if you are ordering furniture for the nursery they can take several weeks to ship.

    Really, there's no right time to start.  If you don't care about doing much research into how you want to decorate the nursery and products you want to get, then it won't matter if you wait until the last minute.  Otherwise, start making a list and looking for ideas whenever the urge hits you.  There is so much inspiration out there.  Go to google images and type nursery, there are so many cute ideas!

  • I say start now! Start researching car seats, cribs, etc. Get a registry together. If you're going to paint baby's room, I'd get to work on that before you have tons of baby stuff in the way. Also, you may be able to get some great deals on things with the holidays coming up.

    You can put it all together little by little, but you don't want to wait too long when you're tired and just not up to it. Shopping for baby should be fun!

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  • I started researching the big stuff (stroller, furniture) right away and ordered it 10 weeks ago! Embarrassed And I've been watching the clearance racks for basics like onesies and slowly stocking up for weeks.

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  • I am waiting until I find out the sex of our babies. Also we are trying to move in January so it will be after then, a few months before they are due.
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  • We are in a unique situation being so far away from family and friends. So my in laws blessed us by buying us a crib and changing table when they visited us at 15 weeks. I already completed my registry too because I am having two showers when I visit Cali in a few weeks. I'd say it's a good time to research and start thinking of what you want for sure since there's so much out there. And I am a huge plan ahead type of lady so I'd be buying a few things here and there too :P
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  • In the past 3 years of family and friends giving birth, all were early (3 weeks to 2 months).... so that has prompted me to urge my mom who is hosting my shower to have it at least 2 months early. 

    Started Registry at 6 months, Will have shower at 7 months, Will complete nursery at 7.5 months just in case.  My friend who was early regrets leaving things until the last month.  She felt uncomfortable and tired and had too much to do and didn't have most of her to do list done by the time baby came (3 weeks early). Good Luck!

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