This month, we are in the process of both re-doing Baby I’s room and setting up the nursery for the new family member. I guess you could say I’m in full-fledged nesting mode, but I don’t think I can really attribute that to pregnancy, to be honest. Pregnancy just gives my ideas a deadline and an excuse to make things happen for real.
In June, I traveled about three hours to IKEA (or, Mecca) twice. Three hours both ways (and these were both day trips) is not the most pleasant thing when you’ve got to pee every hour, your hips hurt, and your feet swell, but these trips were super worth it.
I got some really practical (and practically-priced) things for both rooms. Here are some of my favorite picks:
I can’t wait to show you my purchases in action when I finally post Baby I’s room reveal (hopefully soon!) and the finished nursery (fingers crossed that gets done before baby comes).
And while I’m on the topic of buying things, I thought now might be a good time to share the things I’m buying/wanting for baby #2. When it comes to buying baby gear, I tend to sway more minimalist, but I definitely have a few things I’d really like to get that aren’t bare necessities. I also have a pretty tight budget to keep in mind. To help with Baby Gear Envy, I tend not to even look at the high-end items. With that in mind, here’s what I’m lusting after:
Really, of those things, I only need the car seat. Baby I had an infant carrier, but we traded it in at Babies R Us a couple of years ago in order to get a discount on her convertible seat she uses now. Other than the big gear, what I absolutely need to get ready for the new baby is pretty minimal – diapers, wipes and clothes will pretty much do it.
If you’ve had – or take care of – a baby, what gear could you never live without? What do you regret spending money on? And, most importantly, what are your thoughts on IKEA??