I am a first-time mom of an 8-month-old girl. When I was pregnant I remember viewing lots of articles on items that were “essential” when preparing for your new arrival. I have decided to list items which I feel are baby products you do not need.
Below is a video which I posted on my YouTube channel on this topic.
I am listing these in no particular order.
- Small 5oz bottles: realistically you don’t need these, as the measurement on 9oz bottles start at 2oz. It may look funny to feed a newborn with such a big bottle but you are saving yourself money by not purchasing the small 5oz bottles.
- Baby Shoes: These always fall off little baby feet, as they grow older they tend to pull them off. Save yourself the hassle and skip the shoes.
- Crib bumpers: While I understand why you may need these, I’m not quite sure they are essential. This is another product I would skip.
- Diaper bins: As I’m from Ireland these are called nappy bins ;), I never understood the need for a bin dedicated to holding soiled nappies, surely the regular trash can will do the same job?
- Swings and bouncers: It is so nice to have both of these products, however, are both truly needed? We were gifted both and I always found myself gravitating towards the bouncer. Maybe choose one and save the money you would have spent on the other.
- Diaper Cream: Nappy cream is NOT needed at all unless prescribed by a healthcare professional. I know you’re thinking, what am I going to use?…Coconut oil. From the day my daughter was born we have used coconut oil on her. The only time she ever got a nappy rash is when her teeth come through. That same day I pile on the coconut oil and it disappears within 24 hours. I cannot recommend coconut oil enough. (yes, I’m one of those moms)
- Baby Wash: I always feel baby wash is a little harsh on the soft sensitive skin of a baby. We chose to only wash our baby in water, just water, no wash or soap needed. Don’t worry they will look and smell lovely and clean.
There we are it folks, I hope you have found this helpful.
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