Now that we are going on baby number 3, there weren't many items that we needed to purchase before his arrival. We had saved everything from our first 2, so I actually think we ended up getting rid of more than we bought. But with every new little one, there are a few things you can purchase/need to purchase to make life easier, and here are the things I have gotten over the past 9 months.
1. A new diaper bag, or 2 or 3! I was to the point with a 5 year old and 3 year old that an actual diaper bag was no longer needed on a daily basis. So the search began. Here is what I have chosen.
The first is a Bella Tunno bag. I found this gem through a playgroup friend. She has it and I fell in love. It is a larger bag, so I am using it as my hospital diaper bag.
The second is a Petunia Pickle Bottom. After debating back and forth between so many bags, I decided on the Sashay Satchel. I ordered mine through Nordstrom and am still waiting on delivery. I have seen it in the store so I know it is what I want, I just wanted a color they did not have in stock.
Anyway, I obviously haven't used either bag yet, and hope to do reviews/ what's in my diaper bag posts once I know what I love/dislike about them.
2. A Carrier. I didn't wear Matthew or Lilly, but it is something that I really want to do this time around, mostly for convenience. We are much more on the go now, and I know it will be useful on play dates, school functions, sports practices/games. After researching I decided to go with the Boba 3G. I like the Boba because you don't need an insert to use for infants. This was actually a Christmas present from my husband. I put my 3 year old in it, just for fun one evening, and it was surprisingly comfortable even with my 35lb big girl on my back.
3. Aden and Anais everything. I love this product, and I don't even remember them being around the last time I had a newborn, so I stocked up with the swaddlers and the burpy bibs. Once again I got mine at Nordstrom, but they are available at a number of retailers and online.
4. I also start out every new baby with fresh bottles. I bottle feed from day 1, so they get a lot of use. Every baby is different, but my first 2 both used Avent without any issues, so that is what we will start with this time. I have also received a few of the new Similac bottles in the mail, so I have those as a backup.
We will also need to purchase a highchair at some point. After 2 kids our old one was in no condition to use again. And eventually we will need a new convertible car seat as ours expired and can no longer be used. These are items we can wait on though, and not buy until we need them.