I agree with most of the previous posters. I probably only used size newborn for the first week or two with my boys. Maybe you should just get a couple of onesies in size newborn and the rest of the clothes in size 0-3 and 3-6.
Also, I liked using the gowns for the first month or so because it was so easy in the middle of the night to change their diapers. And most of them are made with the piece that folds over the hands so you don't need to buy extra mittens. Those Halo sacks can be expensive unless you find some at the sale. In the winter I kept my first son in a onesie and a fleece sleeper when we put him to bed.
I didn't see any bibs on your list. You can never have too many bibs! You should look for thicker ones. I don't know why they make those tiny little thin ones. They don't hold much of anything before it leaks through onto the baby's clothes.View Thread
Once the bottles or nipples start to discolor then you are supposed to throw them out. We used the Playtex ones that take the liners with my first DS. By the time he was one most of them had started to turn a little yellow so we threw them all away. I am due with our second son in about 9 weeks and we just went out and bought a bunch more of the same kind of bottles.
I didn't know about Medela either. I am going to call them or send them an email too. That would save us at least $25 if they can send the replacement parts!View Thread
I just wanted to share with you my story about my best friend. Her and her husband have been suffering with infertility also for years. They finished the fostering program last fall and they just got their first placement- newborn triplets!!! They will most likely get to adopt them since the parents of the triplets have given up a total of 4 children for adoption already and the babies were born with cocaine in their systems!
After my friends finished their fostering classes, they had sort of like a baby shower type thing. They invited all of their friends and family over and people brought gifts or gently used clothes and things. They got a crib, bouncy seat, car seat, lots of clothes, bottles, and more! Maybe you guys could do the same kind of thing? Babies are so expensive and people love to help you out!View Thread
My son just recently started wiping his mouth on his sleeve. He is 18 months old and he must have picked it up at daycare or something, because neither I nor his father do it! I try to catch him before he does it, but somehow he always seems to get his dinner on his shirt sleeve before I can wipe him off with a napkin. It drives me crazy!View Thread
I think you should definitely take her to the doctor. The last time my 18 month old was sick, his dr recommended a half dose of Mucinex for children. It was the first time we had used it and it worked really well for us. He was cleared up pretty much within a few days!View Thread