10 Baby Items You Can Live Without
If you’re preparing for the birth of your first child, that baby registry checklist can be confusing.
You may look at it and think- “Am I really going to use this? Is it worth the money? Should I even register for it?”
Like most new moms, you aren’t alone in this.
As a mom myself, I can share with you 10 baby items you can live without. Now, you may choose to buy them after the fact, but you WILL be able to survive and raise your baby happily WITHOUT these baby supplies.
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First up, the Wipe Warmer! I know some people think these things are AMAZING- I am not one of them.
Are they cool, sure! But the thing is, the only time my wipes really got cold was if I left them in the car when it was cold outside. We don’t have toilet paper warmers, so why set my baby up for disappointment later in my life. (hmmm maybe someone can invent a toilet paper warmer?)
Diaper Disposal System
Following suit with the wipe warmer is the Diaper Disposal System.
I’ll be totally transparent here. One of the main reasons I felt no need for a diaper disposal system is that I was already using diapers that I knew were headed to a landfill. And, trying to be earth-friendly, since I already kind of failed on that one, I couldn’t also send extra plastic with the diapers. Not to mention, I’ve heard they start to smell really bad.
One thing many people just “think” they’ll need one because it comes with the furniture set, is the Changing Table.
I totally get that some people will carry their baby to the nursery and change their diaper, but for me, this is one of the biggest waste of money baby items.
One thing to think about before registering for one- what will you be able to use it for AFTER your baby doesn’t need their diaper changed anymore?
When you walk down the baby aisle with the baby registry scanner, you’ll be tempted to scan those super adorable Baby Towels. Truth be told- you don’t need them.
They are cute, and they do keep your baby’s head warm for the split second before you get them dressed, but chances are, you’ll get one without even registering for it. Most babies don’t like to have things on their head and it may even cause more chaos and fussing than it’s worth.
Baby Wash Cloths
While you’re there looking at the baby towels, you’ll see the SUPER small Baby Wash Cloths.
Newborn Sized Diapers
One of the hardest parts about creating a baby registry is knowing how many of each size of diapers to register for. Newborn Sized Diapers are something you can often skip. A lot of babies NEVER even wear newborn diapers. I did have one baby who wore them- for about a week.
Baby Food Maker
If you have a blender or food processor at home, an unnecessary baby registry item is the Baby Food Maker. They’re cute, but they take up space, and ultimately a waste of money. If you plan to make baby food at home, just be sure you have a food processor. And, if you don’t plan to make baby food at home, you don’t even need to give this baby item a second thought.
I thought I needed to have super adorable, matching Crib Bedding. I didn’t, and neither do you.
It’s hard to not want to have your nursery together before your baby is born, but I can tell you that I never really used any part of the bedding set I purchased. Not to mention they’re super expensive. You will want to make sure that you have SEVERAL sheets for the crib because accidents happen. They just don’t need to be all matchy-matchy.
Chances are, you’ll be given lots of Baby Blankets as baby gifts, so you need not register for them. Unless you have a certain type of baby blanket you HAVE TO HAVE, leave it up to your friends and family who already have kids to give you the baby blankets they loved and used the most.
The last of the baby items you can live without is Newborn Shoes.
Gosh, they are cute, but unless you dress your kids up every single day, which I get some people actually do, the newborn shoes are a waste of money.
I was given several sets of shoes because we didn’t know what we were having. So I ended up with boy and girl shoes, and we *MAYBE* used one pair. If you want something special for a holiday, absolutely register for that.
Skip the Baby Items You Can Live Without!
These are 10 baby items you can live without. Some people find some of them to be convenient, but I can tell you that I have made it through the baby stage more than once and I consider most of them to be overrated baby products.
If you’re a seasoned mom, what baby items did you wish you had left off your baby registry?
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