Well where do I start?
Having a baby means you start accumulating baby stuff. Mounds and mounds of it. Whether it be basinettes, clothes, toys, bibs, blankets, bottles, breast pumps, bouncers, prams, slings, baby carriers, nappies, more toys, more clothes, more...of everything. The list is almost endless!
We have been very lucky as we have received generous gifts from friends and family, plus some lovely hand-me-downs from cousins whose babies have outgrown their clothes.
Still, that doesn't mean you don't need to go out and buy more stuff yourself - comparing brands, comparing prices of different stores. It's tiring even just thinking about it!
The little guy is now 5 months old, 1 away from starting on solids. I am nervous and excited at the same time. It has been relatively easy feeding him now, whenever he's hungry, just whip out a boobie. But with 1 month left before he starts on mush, I've been looking at all the different types of spoons, bowls, sippy cups and bibs out there.
What started out as what I thought would be an easy exercise has pretty much turned into endless hours trolling through the internet for reviews on brands of rice cereals, sippy cups and so on.
I mean, at the end of the day, all he really needs is a spoon, a cup, a bib and a couple of cloth squares to wipe up any mess. But being a first time mummy makes you do silly things, and being fastidious about brands' pros and cons is unfortunately one of them.