Previously when preg with S i didnt buy anything until our 20wk scan.. but we bought everything new and money wasnt really an issue back then.
For the next bubba i am planning to do a lot more pre-loved cloth, especially for the early days when they grow super fast... I bought a few nappies from Little Gumnut back in November when i was pregnant (still not arrived
- not like i need them tho lol) because they were 20% off... it was a good deal and saved some money on custom nappies.
I've also been keeping my eye on classifieds and anything that really jumps out as a good deal or i really like i've bought. Not a lot, but if its good, i've gone for it because when buying pre-loved it may not be around when you *do* need it iykwim.
Same goes for deals, if there is a really good deal on something and you dont think it will come about again then i see no harm.
I was really supersticious with Scarlett but now i realise it makes no difference at all and in a way, im not buying for 'this' baby, i'm buying for 'a' baby so like last time where i lost it, i dont feel odd about still having those nappies for the next one.
I'm rambling now but.. Imho its okay and will help spread the cost out more.