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What do you need? FWTX 1 child; 10 angel babies; United States 140 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Is there anything you needed for your baby, that you wish you had?

Also if you had a preemie what extra things did you need?33ba600b693133e0861c20aa21b71ed5.jpg

Chibi Due August 16; 2 kids; No where, MA, United States 535 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Following, idk what I need for a premie, this LO is coming 2 weeks early.

Where's Waldo? Due December 28 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Japan 3734 posts
Aug 2nd '15

I'll be needing a double stroller that I can connect my infant carrier into, preferably the side by side kind. I'll also need some winter newborn and 0-3 month clothes. 

Sebastian Blake <3 2 kids; United Kingdom 4500 posts
Aug 2nd '15

A better thermometer. We just have one of the cheapy digital ones for underarm which is fine for a while but getting him to sit still long enough for it to read now is a nightmare. We're going to get one of the no contact ones but I should have just bought one from the start and saved the hassle.

CallMeDobby Due December 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 2505 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Quoting Chibi:
Following, idk what I need for a premie, this LO is coming 2 weeks early.


That's not premie.

FWTX 1 child; 10 angel babies; United States 140 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Quoting AxylRose:

That's not premie.


Mine was 25 weeks, now he is 35 weeks adjusted and 10 weeks actual

Chibi Due August 16; 2 kids; No where, MA, United States 535 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Quoting AxylRose:

That's not premie.


Ehh I was told differently by some. 

Live-Laugh-Love Due April 21 (boy); 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9639 posts
Aug 2nd '15

My first was born at 30 weeks and my second was born at 32 weeks.
Some things that I'm glad we had for them were a bassinet, lots of thin/stretchy blankets for swaddling, a side to side swing, an electric breast pump, playtex ventaire bottles, Graco snugride carseat. I can't think of anything else atm. 

♥Love♥ 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 10948 posts
Aug 2nd '15

My DS was born 3 weeks early. The only thing I needed was a few extra newborn outfits and extra newborn diapers. 

Honey Wagon 1 child; Here, Mn, United States 2260 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Quoting AxylRose:

That's not premie.


Agreed. My LO came at 38weeks exactly. Honestly, I consider 37weeks+ full term because the risks are so low.

Ya, I'm probably going to get bashed for saying this. 

CallMeDobby Due December 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 2505 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Quoting Takoma's Squirrel:

Agreed. My LO came at 38weeks exactly. Honestly, I consider 37weeks+ full term because the risks are so low.

Ya, I'm probably going to get bashed for saying this. 


It's not "full" term, but it is "term", anything before 37 weeks is premature.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 18486 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Quoting Chibi:

Ehh I was told differently by some. 


Sounds like an excuse for not knowing what you're talking about so here's an education, this is not a grey area so if there was a real person you were talking to who said that then they are a complete idiot.  after 37 weeks is term, 36-37 weeks is considered late preterm because there can be complications from prematurity but there are often no extra measures needed for special care. Premature is between 27-37 weeks (yes, it overlaps with the 36th week I just mentioned) and a micro preemie is born before 27 weeks (these moms just want their babies to live, long term complications aren't a surprise, they are an expectation)

.....so I'm sure you can see now how insulting it would be to defend your position that your 38 weeker is a preemie while speaking to a woman who had her baby at 25 weeks.

OP- sorry for hijacking your thread, I just can't stand it when people defend their own ignorance. I agree with one of the other posters was that I wished I had a better thermometer, it didn't take me long before I got a forehead one. My best friend had her IUGR baby at 32 weeks (2lbs) and she said that one of the things she couldn't imagine living without was her baby scale. Otherwise she would be freaking out everyday about enough food and gaining enough weight.  I've watched some of your posts, glad to see your LO is doing so well! They nearly took my fourth by c section at 25+4 but I wouldn't let them, I had a gut feeling he wouldn't make it if I did, so it especially warms my heart to see your little guy fighting to hard :)

Live-Laugh-Love Due April 21 (boy); 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Virgin Islands 9639 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Quoting A, E & W's mommy:

Sounds like an excuse for not knowing what you're talking about so here's an education, this is not a grey area so if there was a real person you were talking to who said that then they are a complete idiot.  after 37 weeks is term, 36-37 weeks is considered late preterm because there can be complications from prematurity but there are often no extra measures needed for special care. Premature is between 27-37 weeks (yes, it overlaps with the 36th week I just mentioned) and a micro preemie is born before 27 weeks (these moms just want their babies to live, long term complications aren't a surprise, they are an expectation)

.....so I'm sure you can see now how insulting it would be to defend your position that your 38 weeker is a preemie while speaking to a woman who had her baby at 25 weeks.

OP- sorry for hijacking your thread, I just can't stand it when people defend their own ignorance. I agree with one of the other posters was that I wished I had a better thermometer, it didn't take me long before I got a forehead one. My best friend had her IUGR baby at 32 weeks (2lbs) and she said that one of the things she couldn't imagine living without was her baby scale. Otherwise she would be freaking out everyday about enough food and gaining enough weight.  I've watched some of your posts, glad to see your LO is doing so well! They nearly took my fourth by c section at 25+4 but I wouldn't let them, I had a gut feeling he wouldn't make it if I did, so it especially warms my heart to see your little guy fighting to hard :)


Yes, a baby scale! I knew I forgot something important! I used it several times especially with my second because he had severe reflux and was failure to thrive.

loser mom 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 12277 posts
Aug 2nd '15

I didn't need anything really, i already two kids and knew what I'd use and what was just a waste of space. 

My twins were born at exactly 34 weeks, but multiples tend to mature faster than singletons (they're generally ready by 36/37 weeks).... so technically premature, but not really? Lol 

Preemie size diapers were about the only thing i REALLY needed. 


BunnyGirl19 Due August 18 (girl); 6 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 18550 posts
Aug 2nd '15

Quoting Chibi:

Ehh I was told differently by some. 


Then they were lying. Preemies are those born before 37 weeks geststation.