We didn’t go too crazy, but bought a few more things. Let’s start with the cutest item:
It’s a musical plush toy from Ikea. You basically grab the ears, pull the bunny out of the hat and it winds itself back in while playing a soft lullaby lol It was too cute to resist!
Then moving on to more practical stuff: socks and bibs.
I actually really love these bibs. They’re so plain and practical. I really don’t care for all the cutesy bibs out there with loud prints and whatnot. I just want something easy that I can wipe my baby’s face clean with, toss in the washer, done. They were 2.99€ for two. I definitely should have gotten more, since I’d been looking for this exact model everywhere. But oh well, I can always go back and get more later. The socks were dirt cheap (99 cents for two pairs). But they are a weird sizing. They were all labeled 0-3 months, but the top ones (dark navy & white) are a lot smaller than the other 4 pairs. Weird.
I’m actually still quite clueless when it comes to baby clothes sizing. I’ve been sticking to the month labels, but some go by numbers instead of months, and I have no idea what they stand for. I guess I’ll look into it later when I know whether we’re having a boy or a girl. Right now I’m sticking to gender neutral stuff, which doesn’t offer much choice anyway. So no point worrying about it now.
And last but not least: a baby bath!
This is actually one of the first items we started looking for when we found out we were going to have a baby. We went to baby stores, and I couldn’t believe most cost 30€ average. Okay, that’s not a fortune, but look at it this way: it’s a plain plastic container most likely made in China for a dollar. I mean, come on. I refused to fork out 30€ for this. So we kept looking and found one at Ikea for 6€ !!! (I swear I’m not a spokesperson for them lol). I thought 6€ was a fair price, so we got it, and let me tell you: it’s exactly the same quality as the expensive ones we saw in specialized baby stores. So yeah, there’s no Winnie the Pooh or any popular character on it, but it’s not like the baby is going to care.
That’s all we got for now. We should really start making a wish list for our friends and family who want to buy something for the baby. But I guess I’ll first see what my sister-in-law Rosemary took out of her attic for me. She mentioned a bunch of baby clothes and supplies from when she had her two children, which we can go pick up in the next few weeks. So I guess we’ll see then.