I have bought almost nothing for our baby. One, I am just going to hold out until I know the gender because I really don't understand gender-neutral baby clothes. All the ones I see still look either distinctly girl or boy to me. Two, every time I go to Target or Babies R Us to start "stocking up," I get completely overwhelmed and leave empty handed... and at this point I have one free diaper that I got from my doctor's pregnancy "goody bag."
Picking a stroller is especially stressful. As in, I feel like my kid won't get into college if I manage to screw up the stroller. There are so many options and I want to pick something that is a good balance of cost efficient (meaning it can be used in infancy and toddlerhood), attractiveness (because duh), and functionality (meaning the stroller isn't janky and our baby will be safe). So far, I seem to be most comfortable with the Chicco stroller systems. They seem to be pretty versatile, and the design is very basic and non-offensive. If any of you have any stroller insight, I would GREATLY appreciate the feedback.
The same goes with pack-n-plays, swings, bouncy seats, baby carriers, etc.. HELP ME!!! What does your baby love? What does your baby hate? What was a huge waste of money? What do you regret not buying from the beginning? I need to know, people. Or else our baby is going to end up sleeping in Eleanor's kennel.
So there is one thing I have bought for our baby. This one was super easy, a no-brainer as they say...
Because every baby needs gold driving moccasins. These are pretty gender neutral if you ask me. We're either have a girl or a flamboyant European boy. Either way, they will wear these and they will love them. And we will take pictures together of baby in the mocs and mommy in her gold glitter loafers.
So there you have it. The only thing I have purchased is shoes. For someone who can't even walk.