When did you start purchasing baby things?

My husband and I are having a debate. When is the right time to start buying baby stuff? He thinks we should wait until I am around six months but I think we should start buying stuff now, and I am 12 weeks. When did you start? I think it’s better to be prepared.


After I found out the gender of my baby I started buying baby things

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There’s no right or wrong answer… whenever you want. I waited until we knew the gender.

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I waited until I was out of the ‘danger zone’ of miscarrying I started around 12-14weeks.

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I started as soon as I found out I was pregnant (we didn’t find out gender) so I just bought lots of everything lol.
My daughter is 8yrs old now and I STILL over buy. I have totes in our spare room of clothes for every size/season lol.

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I’m 34 weeks. I should probably buy something soon.


After baby shower I started too so I new what was left that I needed and gift cards also helped to get item still needed :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Honestly for my last kid I didn’t buy anything until I brought him home. Besides the carseat and a few necessities

I started after I found out the gender!

You could get gender neutral things like diapers, wipes, burp rags, a few onsie tshirts, socks, bottles if you plan to use formula, diaper bag ideas, figure out a nursery theme, discuss crib ideas, crib mattress, changing table and pad covers, lots of nightgowns for you once baby is born they’re a life saver.

Depends. I usually bought some clothes when I found out that were gender neutral and then when we found out the gender I bought more clothes. Big stuff I waited for the baby shower then got what I needed after

I think after u find out the gender is a good time to start buying things. But there’s nothing wrong with buying pampers and wipes, formula or a stroller before then and probably some other things I can’t think of lol

I started at 5 months, felt more prepared knowing the gender and knew for sure it was viable.

I was too excited to wait but kept it simple until I knew gender. I found that I didn’t use the neutral clothing as much personally.

I started buying when We found out the gender.

I didn’t buy anything and still haven’t since the babyshower. My baby is 7 months old. Some cultures think it’s bad luck to do super early however do whatever works for you

I started with nappys ect small things when i was around 18-20 weeks and then after we found out the gender we started buying everything else , its upto you really

30;weeks ish to start make a registry etc

Whatever time limit meets your financial needs. If you’re struggling, now. If you’re well off you might be able to wait a while.

18 weeks once I knew more
I sadly lost a baby at birth i knew he wasnt going to make it at 16 weeks