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Shopping for baby’s stuff

I feel like a time bomb waiting to explode – in a good way. More and more time is moving so fast and soon, I will find it even more difficult to stroll around. So while I still can, I decided it was time for that big baby shopping day.

Together with my aunt, I stared blankly at rows and piles of baby clothes. Whites, colored, tie-sides, onesies, and booties. It was hard to decide what to get but my mom said just stick to the basics and get only a few pairs of everything. Mommies also told me how fast babies grow, so you really don’t need a lot of this small newborn sized clothes.

Here is a list of the baby items I got:

  • 2 receiving blankies
  • 5 pcs tie-side shirts
  • 5 pcs tie-side sleeveless shirts
  • 2 pcs long-sleeved tie side shirts
  • 3 pcs pyjamas
  • 5 pairs of booties
  • 5 pairs of mittens
  • 1 baby bonnet
  • 3 pcs baby towelettes
  • 1 dozen of cloth diapers
  • 2 packs of newborn diapers
  • 3 pairs of diaper clips
  • 1 powder container with puff
  • 1 anti-leak mat


There was only two of us so we decided to get pillows and things for the baby crib next time. Everything costs P2,550.00. The only advice I can give is for first time mommies to go with older relatives like your mom, aunt, older sister, etc. My baby’s dad did not come along because he was busy making money and I also wanted to spare him from walking endlessly, to and from, the department store.

3 more months to go and the owner of these items is arriving! :)

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.
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  • Sharlee

    Hi. I'm in my 6th month already. I'm going to do some shopping this weekend using your list, thanks for this. I know I don't have to bring all of these at the hospital during labor but can you give me another list on what to bring at the hospital, including mommy things. Thanks, it will help me a lot.

  • Hi! Sharlee,

    Here are the things YOU would need:

    1. Maternity Pads (just bring 1 pack)
    2. Loose under wears, as in XXL if possible.
    3. Sleepwear similar to hospital gown, so you don't have to wear the
    hospital gown when visiting your baby at the nursery. My hospital gown was
    bloody and I couldn't find an extra gown nor was it available at the nurse
    station. So, better bring your own change of clothes for 2 nights. I'd bring
    oversized long shirt dresses :)
    4. Digital camera (take lots of photos or ask someone because you may not be
    in the mood for it but you'll regret not having enough pictures later :)
    5. 2 Liters of bottled water for you and your companions
    6. Papaya fruit to help you move your bowels after delivery
    7. Valid IDs, birth certificate of you and your spouse (if he is around)
    8. Downpayment at least 30,000 (ready this and keep in your house)

    Your BABY:

    1. Believe it or not, all you have to bring is ONE set of clothes for going
    home. Diapers, cottons, etc, will be provided by the hospital.
    2. Baby carrier for going home

    I hope you enjoy your delivery! I enjoyed answering your question because it
    made me remember my own birth experience :)


    Mommy Lace

  • Sharlee

    Thank you so much for your reply. I'm looking forward to the experience and I'm also scared at the same time. Your blog is a good source of info for me.
    God bless you and your family.

  • TBB

    sis, try to visit the baby store in bel-air. cheaper than the ones in the store. since we're having triplets, it is more practical for us to buy there. can you just imagine buying baby stuffs for 3??? haha. they have good quality, affordable products. =)

  • eRLyN

    wow looks like you guys are having a boy! :) hope you have a safe delivery. :)

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