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  • lpq0309  I have been off work since July 1 because I physically can't do my job. I can't imagine still working at 38 weeks. 
    It does get boring at times because our WiFi can't support Netflix! And it feels like this board is dying down, so not much to keep me going on here either. Good thing DD is here to keep be busy. 
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  • @jhjocelyn That book is cute! How old is your DD?

    @lpq0309 @mrsman2018 I am always in awe of moms who work late into pregnancy! I can't stay awake enough to not get fired from any job I can think of  :D  I feel like I was way more anxious and impatient by this point last time, maybe more uncomfortable too. I think a lot of it is how focused I am on DD whereas I had nothing else to think about when I was expecting her.
    Any STMs rereading any baby books? I feel like I can't quite remember all the schedules and strategies from a couple years ago and can't decide whether to brush up now, or just Google as I go. Haha
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  • Car0liiine  I had 2 books last time and looked at them to brush up but didn't come out with anything new. I have been Googling and my other BMB from last pregnancy really helps. Those ladies know everything. 
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  • @Car0liiine I really want to reread the sleep training book we had with DS since it had some tips and tricks for the newborn stage too, but so far I haven’t gotten much past the thinking about it stage. Maybe this weekend I’ll try to move to the looking for it stage :D
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  • Any STMs rereading any baby books? I feel like I can't quite remember all the schedules and strategies from a couple years ago and can't decide whether to brush up now, or just Google as I go. Haha
    Not at all. Although I really didn't read anything with DS1 either. I have the Wonder Weeks app which was helpful but that was it. I just figured things out as I went and asked Google or my mom group as needed.

    I'll figure it out as I go with this one too.
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  • @Car0liiine

    DD is 4 1/2, and really into reading and writing these days, so the book is perfectly fitting into her interests at the moment.  o:)

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  • What are your opinions on diapers and wipes? I know each baby is different and so far we have been gifted a variety of brands of diapers. But we didn't get but maybe 5 regular packs of wipes from our shower. So I wanted to get a head start on stockpiling. Figured the safest route was to get sensitive wipes just in case LO is sensitive to regular ones. 
  • @cab1209 I’m not too particular about wipes. I get the sensitive ones and try to get eco friendly ones, but I’ll mostly just go with whatever fits those criteria and is on sale. Diapers are much more important, but that depends a lot more on baby
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  • @cab1209 I always prefer the sensitive wipes or whichever has the least amount of smell to them. Scented ones just bother my nose
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  • I like sensitive or the water wipes because I do hate the artificial "baby" scents on everything. Honest company aren't cheap, but they have a decent weave for removing stubborn poop, with little scent. Less luck with any generic or Pampers or LUVs brands-very stinky and didn't want to get the sticky messes off. 
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  • chillmama1518chillmama1518 member
    edited August 2018
    @cab1209 I second the Huggies Natural Care, bought them by the case last time and plan to use again if this baby doesn’t have any issue with. My son had/has very sensitive skin and these didn’t bother him at all 
    jumpy57cab1209nlc8424Car0liiine
  • WaterWipes are the only brand that didn’t aggrevate or cause diaper rash for DD. 

    Im planning to work up until 38w this time; with my last I worked just about up to 39w. I have an office job, and want as much time at home with baby after the birth as I can. I’d go to 39w this time, but by going out a week early I actuallly end up getting MORE time after baby is born because of how the holidays fall. 
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  • @cab1209 to start with I use Pampers sensitive. After a while I switched to Kirkland.
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  • @DanyTargaryen. I was hoping someone would say water wipes!

    We will be using cloth tho mostly, plus whatever people gifted us...
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  • @BusinessWife how many cloth wipes do you have? I’m trying to decide if we have enough..... and will you be using just water or a cloth wipes solution? I know we have a cloth diapering thread, suddenly I have so many questions!
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  • @arbell615. I have 50 wipes, so that should be plenty, but they are very easy and inexpensive to make from a sheet of flannel.  I haven't done this before, so I plan to try a couple things to see what we like.  I have a solution i got from nickis to mix into a spray bottle and try, but I might also try the YouTube tutorials I've seen where you use coconut oil and water in the warmer.

    https://www.nickisdiapers.com/cloth-wipe-solution.html
    jumpy57arbell615
  • I think I have 36 cloth wipes in rotation? I would wet about a day's worth at a time. My favorite recipe is 1 glass of warm water, 1 TBS coconut oil, and 1 drop of baby soap (pour over wipes in a closeable container). I think I will add witch hazel, thanks @pourmeamocktail!
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  • @cab1209 We use Target’s Up&Up Sensitive wipes (purple box). They’re inexpensive, sensitive, strong enough for stubborn poop, and they don’t tear. 

    I’m not terribly picky about what I keep in the diaper bag, but we definitely go with Up&Up at home. Huggins ALWAYS tore for us. Literally, every single one I pulled out. Pampers were ok but not worth the money. Walmart’s feel like sandpaper to me. Aldi’s aren’t bad. 
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  • @BusinessWife @pourmeamocktail @EErin86 okay. I definitely don’t have enough! I think we have about 2 dozen, time to raid the old tee shirt drawer! 

    I was planning on using just water in a spray bottle, but I like the idea of adding some witch hazel to that! 
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  • When I did water alone, spray bottle got moldy in like 3 weeks. I could have had two and wash one and let dry completely for a few days to prevent it, but...so lazy. 

    Now I wash them out (3 changing locations) maybe every 6 months? No mildew. 
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  • We have 4 dozen wipes and I use a spray bottle with just water. I don't experience any mold issues...

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  • I think when this was discussed on another thread i accidentally said that we hated Huggies . . . Then I realized that the Huggies Natural Care is what we have a subscription for on Prime. Woops. Maybe it was Luvs that tore up so bad?
    But I will say, I see no real reason to stockpile at this point. 5 packs sounds like a stockpile to me.
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  • @Car0liiine - The only reason I "stockpiled" is because I earned the $100 baby bucks thing on my Amazon registry so I got a free $100 towards select diapers and wipes. Huggies Natural Care were on the list so I bought  4 boxes of the 3-pack refills. Based on how many wipes we've gone through with DS1, they definitely won't go to waste with 2 kids in diapers!!
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  • We normally use Pampers Sensitive but you won’t really know what your LO needs until after they’re born. When I got the $100 diaper credit from Amazon with DD I stockpiled water wipes which have also worked really well for us.
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  • What is this $100 credit you speak of?? I have prime and a registry . . . Do you have to spend a certain amount, or buy certain things?
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  • @Car0liiine spend $1000 on baby bucks eligible amazon registry items and get a $100 credit for diapers and wipes. 

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  • Postpartum relief supplies arrived yesterday. I had a random question about the Tucks pads. Do you keep them in the freezer, fridge or room temperature?
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  • Big fan of Huggies Natural Care here too. I’m so close to my diaper credit!
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  • @smsaulino I also just had room temperature, they still felt cool to the touch
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  • smsaulino said:
    Postpartum relief supplies arrived yesterday. I had a random question about the Tucks pads. Do you keep them in the freezer, fridge or room temperature?
    I also kept them at room temp. Under the sink in the bathroom with my pads and peri bottle.
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  • What is this $100 credit you speak of?? I have prime and a registry . . . Do you have to spend a certain amount, or buy certain things?
    Exactly what @Patience7150 said. Once $1,000 worth of qualifying stuff had been purchased from my registry it gave me access to a code for $100 towards certain types of diapers and wipes.
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  • BusinessWife said: 
    Worth noting that there are other items available too, and they can change from time to time.  When I started mine, there was an exclusive rock n play on the list, but now notit's not.  There are convertible carseats, travel system, high chairs etc. So $100 off another particular piece of gear could go a long way.  I'm thinking of using mine to get a pack and play for MILs house...
    Oooo! I did not know this. I'm excited to check!
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  • MrsBigTimeMrsBigTime member
    edited August 2018
    Boo! I just dropped $600 on my registry today (and I plan to get a new pump from Amazon once we get settled too - I’m sure I’ll be at $1,000!) but it says that promotion isn’t available anymore! Bummer, dude!

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