6 Things You Really Don’t Need For Baby
As soon as you share the exciting news that you are expecting, everyone will want to know if you’ve registered yet. They will be anxious to shop for your little bundle, and you, yourself, will find it hard to resist buying ALL. THE. THINGS. There are so many cute baby things..…heck, everything baby-related is cute! You will end up with so much stuff to help with your little one, that it will seriously overflow everywhere. In my experience, these are a few things that you really don’t need for baby. This will at least save you a little money and space!
We got so many of these, and I purchased several myself to prepare for baby. Once she got here, I learned quickly that they just weren’t going to do the trick. They are too small to swaddle or really cover a wiggly baby. Try these instead! A friend of mine actually ended up using them as burp cloths, which I think is genius!
I personally just don’t think this is necessary. Yes, wipes can be chilly on a baby’s bottom, but if they get used to you warming them up, it’s gonna be quite the wake up call when you are out shopping and need to change a diaper with those cold wipes that they aren’t used to!
Travel changing pad/travel wipe container
Most diapers bags now come with a built-in changing pad, so it’s really not necessary to have another. As far as the travel wipe container, it doesn’t hold very many wipes and they tend to dry out. It was much easier for me to just carry the whole wipes package with me. I’d rather have a slightly heavier diaper bag, than come up short on wipes in a messy situation!
A million bottles
Bottles are expensive. Especially when you have to try several brands to figure out which one baby likes best. In the beginning, I bought one each of a few top brands to test out. Once we figured out which one worked, I think I bought 3 extra. Granted, we didn’t use bottles much, since I breastfed and stayed home with my daughter. You will probably need a few more than that if you are using bottles more often and also if baby is going to daycare/babysitter. It is still not necessary to go broke buying a cabinet full!
While this might be a nice luxury to have, it was much easier for me to hand wash my bottles and pump parts with soap and hot water, and set them out to dry on our drying rack.
Shoes before 6 months
I’ll be honest, baby shoes are some of the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I bought and received several for my daughter, but they never fit right or would stay on AT ALL. If you have more patience than me or can find some that actually stay put, then I say go for it! They really are precious…it was just so much more manageable to stick with socks for us.
Do you agree with this list? Is there something you would add? I’d love to hear from you!