Baby shopping!

There are a few things more fun than expecting your first baby and shopping for the new arrival. There are endless lists of what you’ll need for your family member and I bought it all. The lists are not entirely useless but here are a few tips and tricks how to make your purchases count, what to invest in and how you can save a bit of money here and there.

Le malo stvari je bolj zabavnih kot nakupi ob pričakovanju novega družinskega člana. Obstaja mnogo seznamov stvari, ki naj bi jih novopečeni starši in dojenčki potrebovali – mislim, da sem sama kupila prav vse z vseh teh seznamov. Vendar pa sem ugotovila, da čisto vsega ne potrebujem – v nadaljevanju lahko prebereš, kaj je bilo vredno denarja, kaj ne in kje lahko prihraniš kakšen evro.


Naturally, you’ll need diapers and wet wipes – a lot of them. Make sure to follow special promotions in stores and really stock up when you find a good deal – diapers and wet wipes don’t go bad so you’ll use them up and getting them 25 or 30 % off means a lot of saved cash in the long run. We use Bambo diapers now but for size 1, I preferred Pampers which have a strip in the front which changes color once the diaper is wet, making it easier to keep track. For wet wipes, our favorite are To-to from Tosama.

Plenice in mokre robčke boš seveda potrebovala, in to veliko njih. Najbolje je počakati kakšno dobro akcijo v trgovini in takrat narediti zalogo – ker se robčki in plenice ne pokvarijo, jih boš gotovo porabila, 25 ali 30 % popust pa na dolgi rok prihrani veliko denarja. Od velikosti 2 pri nas uporabljamo Bambo plenice, najmanjšo velikost pa smo kupovali Pampers. Slednje imajo namreč na sprednji strani trakec, ki se obarva, ko je plenica mokra, kar pri res majhnih dojenčkih res olajša spremljanje števila mokrih plenic dnevno. Po mojem mnenju so najboljši mokri robčki To-To Tosame.

Also on the topic – you will need cloth diapers (tetra diapers), but you sure don’t need 30 as some of these lists suggest. We went through 3-4 per day. Since the baby doesn’t own tons of clothes, you’ll be doing laundry every three or four days as it is, meaning that about 15 cloth diapers should be more than enough. Remember to put one (just folded in half) under your baby’s head when they sleep – they tend to spit up the milk and drool, so this will prevent you from washing the sheets every day.

Ko sva ravno pri temu – potrebovala boš tudi tetra plenice, ampak gotovo ne trideset, kot te bodo morda skušale prepričati kakšne mamice. Mi smo porabili tri ali štiri dnevno. Ker otrok nima ogromno oblekic, te tako ali tako čaka veliko pranja, zato bi moralo kakšnih petnajst plenic popolnoma zadoščati. Eno tetra plenico, prepognjeno po polovici, daj otroku med spanjem pod glavo. Ker dojenčki radi polivajo in se slinijo, ti tako ne bo treba rjuhe prati prav vsak dan.

If you decide to go with pacifiers (some moms don’t) – get some before the baby is born and take them to the hospital with you. Soothing a crying baby when you’re still recovering from birth isn’t easy and a pacifier sure can help with that. There are different pacifiers for different ages, so don’t buy too many in the beginning as you’ll be getting different ones every 5-6 months.

Če se boš odločila za uporabo dude (nekatere mame jih preprosto nikoli ne uporabljajo), kupi kakšno še preden se otrok rodi in jo vzemi s seboj v porodnišnico. Tolaženje jokajočega dojenčka med tem, ko okrevaš po porodu, je težko in duda ti lahko pri tem pomaga. Ker pa obstajajo različne oblike dud za različne starosti, ti priporočam, da jih ne kupiš preveč, saj boš nove kupovala približno vsakih šest mesecev.

See this personal care set in the right of the photo? I’d say skip buying something like this since you won’t use most of the stuff anyway. What you do need are some miniature nail clippers and a good nose aspirator – we bought those extra and I haven’t used a single thing out of this set in the last year.

Vidiš ta komplet za osebno nego na desni? Predlagam ti, da nakup česa podobnega izpustiš, saj večine tako ali tako ne boš potrebovala. Kupiti moraš aspirator za nosek in majhen ščipalec za nohtke, vendar oboje lahko dobiš posebej. Sama iz tega kompleta nisem v celem letu uporabila ničesar.

Until a certain age, baby has no use for toys. Little M first showed interest in toys at about three months of age, but those were the toys on his playing mat. Also, expect to get plenty of toys and stuffed animals from your friends and family once you have your baby, so I’d skip on buying them. I would however recommend Sophie the Giraffe – our little man has been munching on it since he was about four months old (he cut his first tooth at nine months, but still enjoyed rubbing his gums beforehand) and continues to do it until this day. It seems like a good investment. In the photo you can also spot his white fuzzy rabbit from Mali zakladi – this is his snuggle toy with which he loves to cuddle and will also be taking it to the kindergarten.

Do določene starosti dojenček igrač v resnici ne potrebuje. Mali M. je prvič interes za igrače pokazal pri približno treh mesecih, pa še to so bile igračke nad njegovo igralno podlogo. Verjetno boš ob rojstvu od družine in prijateljev prav tako prejela veliko igrač in plišastih igračk, zato jih ne kupuj. Vsekakor pa ti priporočam žirafo Sophie – moj mali možek jo je začel glodati, ko je bil star približno štiri mesece (čeprav je pri zobek dobil šele pri devetih mesecih) in jo še vedno vsakodnevno vlači po ustih, torej je bila dober nakup. Na fotografiji lahko vidiš tudi malega mehkega belega zajčka (Mali zakladi). To je njegova ninica, v katero je zaljubljen, tako da jo bo čez nekaj dni s seboj vzel tudi v vrtec.

Once you visit your baby’s pediatrician for the first time, you’ll receive a prescription for Vitamin D3 drops. In my personal experience, those drops are not very good and also caused a lot of stomach cramps for our little boy in the two weeks we were using them. After we switched to Waya D3 Probiotic drops (about 13€ from the pharmacy without prescription), his pain and cramps disappeared completely. We go through a bottle of these per month and I think they are totally worth every cent.

Ko boste pri kakšnem mesecu dni prvič obiskali pediatra, boste dobili recept za kapljice z vitaminom D3. Po mojih izkušnjah tista znamka kapljic, ki jo na recept dobiš brezplačno, ni ravno najboljša – našemu fantku je povzročila trebušne krče, ki so se nadaljevali vsa dva tedna, ko smo jih uporabljali. Ko smo kupili Waya D3 probiotične kapljice, so tudi krči izginili. Kapljice dobiš v lekarni brez recepta (13€), mi porabimo kakšno stekleničko mesečno in po mojem mnenju so vredne vsakega centa.

You’ll be needing these little bottles of saline fluid all the time. In the first days, you’ll need them to clean out the belly button and afterwards, they’ll come in handy for cleaning out a stuffed nose. I buy them in bulk since they are much cheaper that way. You can also get a whole bottle of saline fluid but I think that these little ones are much more sterile.

Majhne ampule fiziološke raztopine boš potrebovala ves čas – najprej za nego popka (To-To Tosama ponuja tudi super pakete za ta namen, v katerih imaš čisto vse, kar boš potrebovala, z izjemo fiziološke in malo alkohola, ki ga dobiš v lekarni), nato za čiščenje nosu in podobno. Sama kupujem kar velike škatle teh ampul, saj so tako nekoliko cenejše. Kupil lahko tudi veliko steklenico fiziološke raztopine, ki pa po mojem mnenju ni ravno sterilna, poleg tega pa je tudi nepraktična za uporabo.

As far as creams and lotions go, I could probably get a master’s degree since I’ve studied and tried them all. Baby M has really good skin but gets dry spots. Our favorite cream for the whole body is Dr. Pasha 100 % natural cream (about 5€ in DM, we go through three of these per month, so you’d probably need one for a newborn). Whatever you choose to go for, remember to look for products that are without parabens, sulfates, mineral oils and perfumes. We’ve also had good experience with products from Trudi, Weleda and Mustella.

Za vse študije in testiranja kremic, losjonov in olj, bi mi lahko podelili vsaj kakšen znanstveni magisterij. Mali M. ima dobro kožo, vendar občasno na posameznih delih telesa nekoliko suho. Najboljša kremica, ki sva jo odkrila, je Dr. Pasha 100 % naravna krema (približno 5€ v DM, porabimo tri na mesec, za majhnega dojenčka bi bila verjetno ena dovolj). Ne glede na to, za katero kremo se boš odločila, poišči takšno brez parabenov, sulfatov, mineralnih olj in parfumov. Dobre izkušnje imam tudi z izdelki Trudi, Weleda in Mustella.

Last but not least, let’s talk technology. Since the day I found out I was pregnant, I was determined to get the Angel Care system. Little M sleeps in his bed in his room since day one – I am not in favor of co-sleeping (for different reasons) so I wanted to make sure that I had some control over what’s happening in his room during sleep. This system also has the sensory pads which sound an alarm if the baby is not breathing. It does not prevent SIDS (if you’re pregnant, don’t read too much about that as it will only make you nervous) but really young babies sometimes sleep so deeply that they forget to breathe and need to be gently reminded (by tickling or gently breathing into their face) to do so. We only had it happen twice and M. would probably start breathing on his own again, but as far as I’m concerned, Angel care gives me a peace of mind.

Na koncu še besedo ali dve o tehnoloških gizmotih, ki so ti lahko v pomoč. Od prvega dne, ko sem ugotovila, da sem noseča, sem vedela, da bom kupila Angel Care sistem. Mali M. od prvega dne doma spi v svoji postelji v svoji sobi (nisem pristaš spanja z dojenčkom, iz različnih razlogov). Sistem ima tudi senzorne plošče, ki te opozorijo, če dojenček neha dihati. Seveda ne morejo preprečiti SIDS sindroma (če pričakuješ otroka, ti priporočam, da o tem ne bereš preveč, ker gre za temo, o kateri moraš vedeti res le najnujneje, kako lahko SIDS preprečiš). Toda mali dojenčki včasih spijo tako trdno, da pozabijo dihati in jih je na to treba nežno opomniti (dojenčka požgečkaš ali mu nežno pihneš sapo v obraz). Nam se je to zgodilo dvakrat in verjetno bi mali M. začel ponovno dihati tudi sam od sebe, ampak jaz mirneje spim, če ob meni nežno utripa Angel Care in mi da vedeti, da je vse OK.

Last up is a good thermometer. These digital thermometers can be an investment, but in my opinion, they are worth it. You can use them for measuring body temperature, bath water, food temperature and such. I whip it out at least twice a day! If you invest in a good one, you’ll probably be able to use it for a decade or so making it an investment worthwhile.

Vsekakor ti priporočam, da investiraš v dober digitalni termometer. Jaz našega gotovo uporabim vsaj dvakrat dnevno – z njim merimo temperaturo malega in naju, temperaturo vode v banji, flaške, hrane, skratka uporabljamo ga ves čas. Če kupiš dobrega, ga boš najbrž lahko uporabljala tudi do deset let, kar je vsekakor dobra investicija.

I hope this is helpful and you’ll be able to make some good decisions if you’re expecting a new family member. Let me know if there’s anything else you’re considering buying and would like an opinion on it – chances are, I bought it as well 😉 Also, would you like another post about what to take to the hospital, or one about how to handle the first days at home? Until next time, stay beautiful.

Upam, da ti je objava v pomoč in boš lahko pri pripravi na novega družinskega člana sprejela kakšno dobro odločitev. Če je še kaj drugega, kar nameravaš kupiti, pa nisi čisto prepričana, če je to dober nakup, sem ti seveda na voljo. Poleg tega mi zaupaj tudi, če bi te zanimala še ena objava o tem, kaj vzeti s seboj v porodnišnico, pa morda tudi o tem, kako najlažje preživeti prve dni doma? Do naslednjič, ostani čudovita!

1 Comment

  1. Taya 26. 2. 2017 / 14:36

    Super objava. Ceprav imam jaz cisto drugacno izkusnjo s tetra plenicami. Na zacetku sem jih imela tudi 15. Nasa je ful polivala in sem jih prala na 2 dni, pa so bile vcasih v tem casu vse umazane, tako da sem jih se 15 dokupila in jih kljub vsemu prala 2x na teden. Glede tetra plenic bi rekla, da se pac prilagodis svojemu dojencku. 😉

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