“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” These were words spoken by Benjamin Franklin many years ago and how true they are. Thinking ahead as you wait for the arrival of your unborn baby will make your life and that of the entire family far much easier. The good thing is that you have plenty of time to plan and budget for your bundle of joy. So make good use of this time.
Now, the big question that must be embedded in your mind is when is the right time to start shopping for your baby. Well, there is no specific time for this and it depends with personal preferences and circumstances at hand. All in all there are a few guidelines that can assist you in deciding when is the right time to get a few items for your unborn baby.
After You Find Out The Gender Of The Unborn Baby
With the advancement in technology, it is currently possible and easy to find out the gender of your unborn baby. You can find out the gender of your unborn baby from as early as the 12th week of your pregnancy. However it is good to wait until you are 18 to 21 weeks to get more accurate results. Once you know the gender of your baby, you can start shopping appropriately.
Wait Till After The Baby Shower
If baby showers are your thing, then you can wait till after your baby shower. This is because family and friends tend to bring baby items as gifts. After the event, you will take note of the items you already have and plan to buy and stock on what you do not have.
Consider Your Budget
Of course you have to consider your budget before you start shopping for your unborn baby. At this point, it is good to also bear in mind that you do not need the fanciest and the most costly items for your baby. After all, they will outgrow them in a few months and leave them as good as new. Instead, focus more on baby consumables like diapers, lotions and baby soap just to name a few.
How Far You Are Into Your Pregnancy
We looked at the numerous challenges that might be present in your pregnancy journey here. Having said that, there are times when you might not be in a good position to go shopping. During the first trimester, you might be dealing with nausea, vomiting and fatigue. While as during the third trimester, you will probably be too tired to go out and already prepping for childbirth. Most likely or not, you will be at your best and energetic in your second trimester. If that is the case, you can do your baby’s shopping at this time.
Sale Offers And Discounts
Another ideal time that you can shop for your baby is during seasonal sale offers like during Black Friday, Christmas, Easter Holiday, or any other time when discounts on items are high. Also take advantage of discounts and offers on consumables like diapers and buy in bulk.
There you have it. Now you know when to start shopping for your anticipated bundle of joy. You can check out what Zuri’s Baby Corner has for you and enjoy shopping with us.