I don’t understand why I am at a loss at purchasing things for the baby. I know logically what I need (car seat, baby tub, newborn cloth diaper stash, clothing, blankets for swaddling, etc) yet here I sit, staring at the screen and feeling confused. I suppose part of it is that it’s been almost a decade since I was pregnant with my oldest son, or that I still have about 3 months to go (I am just now starting my 7th month), yet I have the money put aside to stock up on baby goods and unsure of WHAT to buy or WHERE to buy (would prefer online as much as possible). The only thing I have no worries about is feeding the baby (breastfeeding FTW!).
The products I need help with would be:
- cloth diapers (with my son I didn’t start until he was a year old, used pre-folds and covers)
- car seat (unsure of where to buy a quality one that isn’t Babies R Us or where to find safety reviews)
- clothes (my son was a January baby, this one is late Sept/early Oct)
Aside from that it’s fairly easy as I solely breastfeed (no pacifiers, no bottles), I co-sleep, no vax, no circ, carry the baby everywhere (although this time around I want a sling or as suggested by midsummerblue a Moby wrap), etc. I just can’t see myself prancing to a Target or Walmart or god even the mall to purchase everything I need for the baby. You would think living in Des Plaines (like 30 min from Chicago) I would have more options (which I guess I do except those options are hellishly expensive!). With Danny his biological father and I bought most of his clothes from a baby resale shop, that was about it.
I am getting worked up here over nothing, logically I know this, I think it’s my form of “nesting” or something heh.