When Do I…?

I believe it’s critical to get straight to the point. On the off chance that it were me, I would begin to purchase baby products after the 1st trimester is completed. This would be close to the 13 week mark. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with stacking your carts on favorite on-line stores but do so cautiously as it can pretty expensive. Start with the essentials and circle back if need be. Check out my article for “What to Buy?” for more insight.

The reason I believe this is important is because around this time the danger for unnatural birth cycle diminishes greatly once the 1st trimester is finished. This is likewise an average time that expecting Moms and Dads begin telling friends, family, and co-workers.

Realistically, there is no set schedule about when to begin purchasing. In no way, shape or form do you need to begin purchasing infant things at the end of the 1st trimester but its a good starting to point from one parent to another.

When is too late?

Around the 13 week mark begin requesting or looking for furniture, or larger bulk items as these tend to be back-ordered or need to be shipped from great lengths. Take it from me, the recliner chair we purchased delivery time-frame was 12-16 weeks!

In any event, begin to consider your infant nursery or what you intend to purchase for your little one by 20 weeks into pregnancy, after all, the last thing you want to be doing after 30+ weeks is worrying about what-else needs to be bought. Take it from me, our little one decided to come, unexpectedly, a few days early, thankfully we were prepared!

Additionally, get some child gear by 20 weeks. It’ll allow you sufficient opportunity to design, re-design, possibly re-design again, (speaking from experience), and consider all options for organization, theme, style, and functionality. As I mentioned and cant stress enough, here and there, infants have their own course of events. Your loved one could show up sooner than anticipated, take it from me!

Go Here for This!

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on us all, but especially in-person retail as anyone can imagine. As we move to a more digital environment; on-line retail is the latest trend because of the number of perks it provides. However, there a number of drop backs that on-line holds, such as, sizing, color, and quality, such things you can only enjoy in-store. Despite all this, here are a few of the stores, our little family shops at for the best prices, styles, and quality. Drop a comment below to provide your insight to help others!


Regardless of whether you’re decorating your nursery or acknowledging your need too, buybuyBaby has you covered. You can look by brands like Graco, Chicco, Fisher-Price, Gerber and so many more! I’ll admit, the Nursing and Feeding area is loaded with exceptionally rated products we love. You may at times feel a rush to buy their cloths since there clothing department is packed with all the latest styles but do your best to avoid such buys as your credit limit will wear-thin pretty quick. Save the money for the others stores I mention below. Keep in mind though, BuybuyBaby has a style test and plan team if you need a hand setting up your nursery.


Carter’s is the place where you’ll need to load up on everything clothing for your little loved one especially if your on a budget as the clearance rack is most times the lace to go first. With “made to match” clothing you can undoubtedly fill baskets with onesies, workout pants, T-shirts, socks, and all the accessories that will go together regardless of you’re planed occasion. Sizes run from premie to 5T, and there’s a children’s segments up to measure 14. Carter’s dress is endless and there are countless examples to browse to accommodate your little one’s creating character.


Amazon is the ruler of on-line retail, without-a-doubt. For any Mommy and Daddy, Amazon holds true to be the first spot on their go-to list especially for acquiring the little things for their little one. As everybody knows, Amazon ships rapidly with little to no worry so what’s not to like about them? Drop a comment below to help others have a better insight! But anyhow, their children’s department displays all your number one brands like, Pampers, Huggies, Gerber, and so, so much more. You can likewise purchase nursery stylistic themes, toys, and fundamental hardware like thermometers, child screens, and infant food creators.


Kohl’s is an incredible spot to look for moderate dress, yet did you realize it has a strong list of child supplies, including all your required nursery supplies to fill your little ones den! Kohl’s is an incredible choice for one-stop shopping, and the site habitually runs site-wide deals, which permit you to shop more for even less.


In the event you’re searching for comfort and moderateness, Target is for you. It carries various brands of all the infant basics: onesies, diapers, bottles, vehicle seats, buggies, and so on. Perhaps the greatest asset is that it very well may be an all in one resource so you can purchase all in one request with all your requirement for your children.

This Stuff Matters…

Nursery Furniture

The necessities:

  • Crib or co-sleeper
  • Crib mattress

If it fits in the budget:

  • Changing table
  • Bassinet (though it’s only safe until 3 months or 15 pounds)
  • Rocking chair or glider
  • Humidifier or vaporizer
  • Dresser/chest
  • Hamper
  • Baby monitor (if you have a big house)

Baby Linens

The necessities:

  • 1 fitted crib sheets
  • Several thin cotton receiving blankets
  • 1 waterproof mattress protectors

If it fits in the budget:

  • Matching quilt or a crib skirt (they’re only decorative)

Babyproofing Gear

The necessities (after 4 months):

  • Gates at the top and bottom of all stairs
  • Cabinet latches
  • Drawer latches
  • Outlet covers
  • Fireplace bumper
  • Furniture anchors
  • Corner guards for low tables

If it fits in the budget:

  • Toilet lock

Formula Feeding Gear

The necessities:

  • 3+ or so bottles with newborn nipples (try Dr. Browns, most recommended)
  • Bottle-cleaning brush or a dishwasher basket
  • Several weeks’ worth of baby formula to start
  • 3+ or more cotton bibs
  • 3+ or more burp cloths (cloth diapers do the job)

If it fits in the budget:

  • Bottle sterilizer
  • cooler/warmer for on-the-go events

Breastfeeding Gear

The necessities:

  • Nursing pillow
  • 2+ nursing bras
  • 2+ boxes of nursing pads
  • 2+ or more cotton bibs
  • 3+ or more burp cloths (cloth diapers do the job)

If it fits in the budget:

  • Breast pump (electric if you’ll use it every day at work, otherwise a hand pump is fine)
  • Breast milk storage bags or containers
  • Nipple cream (for the first few weeks)

Solid-food Feeding Gear

The necessities (not an issue until 4 to 6 months):

  • High chair
  • Plastic bibs
  • Infant feeding spoons/Infant bowl

Diaper Gear

The necessities:

  • 6+ packs of newborn diapers to start
  • Wipes (sensitive skin/no scent)
  • Waterproof changing table pad
  • Ointment for rash
  • 2+ changing table pad covers (usually cotton or terry cloth)
  • Diaper pail or trash can with a lid

If it fits in the budget:

  • Baby cream (if your baby has dry skin)

Bathing and Grooming Gear

The necessities:

  • 2 hooded towels
  • 4 washcloths
  • Infant tub
  • Baby bath wash
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby comb and brush set
  • Nail scissors/nail clippers/nail file set

If it fits in the budget:

  • Bath toys (3+months)
  • Mesh bag to hold bath toys
  • Bath thermometer
  • Faucet guard

Baby Clothing

The necessities:

  • 5+ or more snap-crotch bodysuits/onesies
  • 3+ T-shirts and/or side-snap shirts
  • 5+ pairs of pajamas and/or sleeping gowns
  • Cold/hot-weather hat
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • Baby hangers for the closet (10+)

If it fits in the budget:

  • A special outfit to bring baby home in and/or show her off
  • Several diaper covers
  • 2+ Blankets

Travel Gear

The necessities:

  • Car seat
  • Stroller
  • Diaper bag

If it fits in the budget:

  • Rain cover for the stroller
  • Sunshades for the car windows
  • Front carrier, like a Snugli or Baby Bjorn

First Baby Toys

No necessities, but it’s nice to have:

  • Rattles
  • Plastic links
  • Soft blocks
  • Activity gym/play mat
  • Toys that attach to the stroller

Baby Seats

The necessities:

  • Bouncer seat or infant seat
  • Stationary activity center (once baby is 4 months old)
  • Heavy blankets and quilts to lay on the floor

If it fits in the budget:

  • Swing

Baby Care Basics

The necessities:

  • Several pacifiers
  • Thermometer
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Infant Tylenol
  • Nasal aspirator