Choosing Equipment

Shop around and find out what’s available before you make your final choices, and always think of the equipment in relation to your lifestyle. For example, if you feel perfectly relaxed about bathing your baby in the sink, don’t bother buying a baby bath just because most people do.

Similarly, if you really like the idea of a large baby carriage and you have a large enough hall, an easy route to stores and parks, and you can afford one, then go ahead and buy a one. Some people think it is unlucky to buy too many things before the birth. Check to see if you can choose what you need but not pick it up until you’re ready.

Second hand can be fine

It isn’t essential to buy everything new. Babies grow so quickly that some items ...

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