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Thursday, October 1st 2009, 11:43pm

What to buy for after birth?

I was looking at things to buy for once LO arrives.

Is it worth getting in things like calpol, colic med etc so its there if you need it or will it just go to waste?

Any input welcome and any other ideas for things thats handy to have in the house for "just in case" ?

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 9:06am

I have no idea, only to say that this is exciting :D
I did buy one of those digital baby thermometers, mainly because I do love my gadgets. I don't know how useful they are but I feel safer having it in the house.

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 10:55am

Hi

I personally would wait and see what you need except for a thermometer possibly(but saying that I have a huge mothercare/boots within a mile of my house for emergencies and never used our thermometer yet!)

You can't give calpol until 2-3 months anyway and a lot of other stuff you can't give/use till 3 months. Some may not need the infacol if baby isn't colicy.

Save your money...for now! There will be plenty of buying once baby is born

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 11:02am

I have a digital ear thermometer that I couldn't get by without. As far as calpol goes, you can't give it to a baby under 3 months except after vaccinations, so the best thing to do is ask for it on prescription when you go for the 8 week vaccines, then you don't have to pay for it! Not all babies get colic, so again I would save your money. Don't forget that most supermarkets are open 24 hours now so if you need anything in a hurry, you can usually send someone to get it.

There's a thread here you might find useful BABY ESSENTIALS!





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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 11:04am

pmsl

Sorry nothing useful to say but the title made me laugh.

What to buy for after birth? - it sounds like you want to get the placenta a present for being so good and protecting your LO.

probably just me - ignore me :D

Gave me a giggle though :snigger:

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 1:42pm

lol vezza thats kinda what i thought!

any medications can be got through your gp once hes born. my friend bought me some gripe water for colic as it has a long shelf life-ive never used it with my other boys

i understand the needing to be prepared ive got 8 packs of newboen nappies lol i may take a few back and get some size 2 nappies ?(


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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 1:58pm

:snigger: me too. A present for the placenta :D

The link MrsJ has posted is great. I wouldn't worry about too much other than nappies, white babygros, muslins and somewhere for it to sleep (oh and a carseat).

Other than that think of things to make things easier for you - pre-cooked meals in the freezer (or ready meals), easy foods such as pittas, dips etc, lanisoh (for sore nipples) and lots of chocolate (high in iron therefore very good for you :D).

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 2:32pm

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Originally posted by bubble
...and lots of chocolate (high in iron therefore very good for you :D).


I agree, its an absolute essential until your baby is at least 30 years old!





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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 3:12pm

I bought a thermometer and stuff like that but again was told about calpol on prescription so no point with that!!!

Just stock up on the cotton wool, baby bath etc which asda were doing all for £1 at the mo! that's what Ive done any how!!

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 7:26pm

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Haha, pressie for the placenta. I have one pressie for mine and thats the bin!

Pammie, you just want to spend your Bingo winnings don't you??? :snigger:

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 7:38pm

pmsl

Thanks everyone, Never thought about the after birth thing :snigger: No placenta going straight in bucket.

Chocolate, dont need much encouragement for that one :snigger:

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 7:40pm

Even if you're not going to buy it a present (!) ask to have a look at it. I found it fascinating (and yes it did go in the bin after!).

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 7:41pm

Does it look like liver? Thats how I imagine it to look

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 7:45pm

Yep, kind of like a massive liver in that it's all bloody and a very deep red/purpley colour - but it's also veiny and lumpy.

Pretty gross but amazing to think it's created out of the same cells that made your baby and was their lifeline. :D

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 7:48pm

I know its incredible when you think of it, A tiny cell turned into all that baby and placenta.

Not incredible enough to buy it a present though :snigger:

Thanks again everyone :D (will have to spend my bingo winnings elsewhere :snigger: )

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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 8:33pm

I had a look at mine too. Its incredible to think that I made an organ that sustained a human life. In fac tmy body's amazing, I'm going to reward it by eating the huge bag of malteasers thats in the fridge!





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Friday, October 2nd 2009, 9:16pm

i'm going to ignore the gross placenta comments - yuck!

i bought a nursery essentials kit from mothercare that i found really useful after the birth - it had a nasal aspirator in it which i used within a week of my daughter being born as she was a bit 'snuffly' and really helped to clear her little nose!

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