Hey this is my first post in relation to baby stuff, I'm a young male expectant father, baby is due on 28th of August... I have no job, i'm actually returning to college to study medicine as a graduate in september so i'm gonna be a few tens of thousand in the hole for that, which means i dont have a massive amount of cash to splash on stuff for a newborn.
Anyway yesterday i came up with a list of things i forsee i will need and so far i have;
Cot, Pram, Car seat, Clothes, Toys, Steriliser, Creamy things for nappy rash etc, Blankets, Big Bag and a monitor.
My questions are;
Is there anything i'm missing?
Any reccommendations for a particularly good resonably priced item off the list?
Also as my partner and i do want to live together and all that jazz there is still a good chance we'll be going on a few weekend trips to our respective families homes around the country so does anyone know of a travel cot that rocks?? I mean physically rocks back and fourth, cos i already have images of me or my lady trying to fall asleep while rocking a cot with my foot... I dunno if one even exists but if anyone has come accross one i'd love to know where to get it. And come to think of it if no one has heard of one let me know too as i may try and invent it and sell the design for a few bob to pay for all this baby gear!
Thanks very much for any responses, i've been reading a few of the posts here, ye all seem very helpful and considerate.
I dont really want to be asking my family about the gear cos i'm afraid they're going to think i'm looking for them to buy it for me or something, although i'm sure i'll get over that independent streak when it comes to help babysitting!