7 Items That You Don’t Need To Buy For Your Baby
When you are expecting a baby, you have so many things to organize such as making sure that the nursery is prepared and stocked, and making sure that you have the essential items in place towards the end of the pregnancy. That means you will want to stock up on diapers, blankets, sleepers, clothing, and bottles whether you choose to nurse or formula-feed. However, while you are adding items to your registry list, you will want to omit the following because they are simply not necessary and some can even be dangerous:
Socks and Booties – Baby socks are cute, but they clearly are not necessary, and the same goes for booties. That is because they get lost, and the sleepers that babies wear will provide their feet with the warmth and comfort that they need. They may look tempting to buy because they are so adorable but don’t add them to the list because it is not worth the money. They do nothing other than provide cute decorations which you also don’t need.
Crib Bumpers – Parents may think that crib bumpers are cute and add the baby extra protection but the opposite is actually true. The American Academy of Pediatrics has actually stated that crib bumpers are not safe and can increase the chances of SIDS. Babies are fine in their cribs with nothing in it and it is the safest thing for them as well.
Baby Food Maker – Why spend money on a baby food maker when you can use your own processor that you already have in your kitchen to make pureed baby food? That is completely fine to not want to buy jarred baby food from the grocery store if you prefer to make your own. But again, there is no need to use a baby food maker for that. You can use your own processor for your meals as well as the meals for your baby.
Bottle Warmer – Why spend money on a bottle warmer if you can warm up the bottle in a pot of piping hot water instead? Because it provides the same thing as the bottle warmer does. Use your existing pot and put very hot water in it to warm the bottle and it will be warmed up quickly. Additionally, if your baby is screaming for the bottle, it takes minutes for the bottle warmer to heat up. All you need to do instead is put water into a pot on the hottest setting and it will heat up quickly. Warming up the bottle in that will take less than one minute to do.
Burp Cloths – Yes, babies constantly spit up and you will need to cover your shoulder with protection when you hold the baby. However, you do not need to spend money on burp cloths since old rags and pieces of old clothing that aren’t usable otherwise will keep your clothing just as protected. Save your money and utilize those items instead.
Wipe Warmer – Why would you need a wipe warmer? Because you are afraid that the cold moist wipe could upset your baby’s bottom and cause plenty of crying? Yes, that is a valid concern however, you can warm up the wipe by using your own body heat by cupping your hands over it. That will have the same effect and it is a lot cheaper to do it that way too.
Baby Brush – Why need a baby brush since your baby has very little hair, and will have very little hair for a long time? You can always neaten up your baby’s hair with a good old comb. Chances are you have plenty of unused combs you can use for the baby, and even if they are used, just wash it with warm water and soap and it will be usable for neatening up your baby’s hair!
Now you know of these 7 items to omit when you are shopping for your new baby, or when you are creating your registry list. You will need items such as carriers, car seats, strollers, and clothing that the baby will need among other necessities. Make sure you focus on those and forget about the unnecessary baby stuff that expert marketers are trying to sell new parents who are unfamiliar with what they need to buy for their babies. These marketers take advantage of their lack of knowledge but we are telling you right here and right now not at all to fall for any of it and good luck!