Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Shopping for Baby

What is the one item I'm excited to buy for the baby? Hmm I want to buy a Bella Band - it sounds so comfortable but I'm not necessarily excited about it. Baby clothes? Not yet, besides that's more than one thing. Carseat, crib, basinette? Nope. I'm excited to pick out a Diaper Bag! I love purses! And organizing and compartments. For a loooong time, even when I wasn't even close to considering babies, I knew what I wanted (if by chance I ever had a baby) - One that looked like a purse I would carry because darn it I am carrying it! No freakin' quilted teddy bear print balloons and hearts. Not my thing. Okay for others and honestly it's fine for the babies room and clothes and what not. But pleeeease I love purses and want to love carrying it around.

What do you mothers think of this: My sister recommended a particular brand of nursing pads with the best absorption. However... I've heard of ones you can knit. Effective? or *gasp* itchy?

6 comments:

Justshajam said...

Too funny! So you won't be the barely pregnant one in maternity clothes? When you come back out my way stop at the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women Lactation Boutique. All of your nursing needs and pretty bras and durable pumps are there. I survived all 3 of my kids in an Eagle Creek Diaper bag and my Bob stroller. Which also went to my long relationship with strollerstrides.com. Have fun! My daughter's turning 16 this weekend.

km said...

Goodness. My favorite ones were made with several layers of flannel. But I didn't have time to make my own. I never heard of knit ones, but I'm sure they wouldn't be to scratchy. I mean, I just knit a hat that I want to rub against my cheek. So really, it would depend on the yarn.

emily baker said...

That's the Urs I know and love ... always on the lookout for a good purse ... and the time to organize it!

Dorothy said...

I've never heard of knitting your own - but now I'm going to look!

I bought washable ones. They were soft, absorbent, and worked quite well!

Of course, in a pinch, you can always cut a maxi pad in half....

mames said...

chiming in with the coolest non-knit ones called lily pads. they are some type of silicone and are comfortable, easy to use and wash and prevent leaks, this i know from my days of milk for twins (which equals milk for days). and for diaper bags check out kalen.com. they have super cute striped bags that i bought and felt great about because the company is in new orleans, great to support their local economy. we love the bag too, easy to wash and so pretty. wish you well on the shopping and the baby, found you via ravelry with your swiffer cover, getting on that project right now.

km said...

Ursula, I don't know what I did with your email address. Could you email me.