First-time parents + shopping = nightmare!
April 30, 2012 7:32 PM Subscribe
So. We are going to be new parents by the end of September. Yay! Thrilled, scared, worried? Yes, yes and yes!
The problem is that I do not enjoy shopping. Shopping for myself is hard enough. But shopping for new baby? Overwhelming! And so I am turning to the collective wisdom here. Experienced parents: any time/money saving tips, hints and recommendations would be most welcome.
posted by coolnik to Shopping (34 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
Last weekend we made our first shopping trip and it did not go well. There are just so many things and I dont know which are essential and which are accessories. My man-brain says car-seat is essential, but which type? Stroller? Yes, but there are thousands of types. Baby cot is necessary perhaps, but do we really need a separate changing station?
So you probably get my problem. I have no clue what is essential, what is important, and what are the things we can live without with.
Location: Melbourne, Australia; but online shopping makes any US product accessible!