Updated: January 4th, 2018
When you find out you’re pregnant, it’s the most exciting but terrifying time in your life. What do you need? What don’t you need? You get on google and find lists that are ten pages long of what you need for a new baby. In all reality, the baby doesn’t care. Here are ten things NOT to buy when having a baby.
Things Not To Buy When Having a Baby
1. A wiper warmer. Guess what? Baby doesn’t care if the wipes are warm. It’s also going to dry them out, so just skip it.
We live in Florida so we don’t really have a winter, but moms who live places where it does get cold you might want one. I wouldn’t say it is must have though.
From our reader, Lisa: “Living up north, that wipe warmer was a blessing! A freezing cold wipe either made baby scream or woke him up completely during the middle of the night changes. If the wipes start to get dry, just pour in a little water.”
2. Newborn Shoes. They are pointless. Yes, they look adorable, but they’re a waste of money. Babies grow fast not just their clothes size but also their feet. You’re going to spend a bundle of cash for a pair of shoes that might be worn once.
3. A baby tub. Let’s be honest as a new mom you’re tired, worn out, and running on coffee from the sleepless nights. No one has time to grab the cute little bathtub to give a bath. Nope. Not happening. Just use your sink. Plus, you’re going to need all the space you can get. Have you seen those things? Some are huge, No thanks.
From Our reader Sri: “My only comment is that I wouldn’t skip on the bathtub although the usage is short lived. The kitchen sink is an incubator for bacteria and mold. Surprising but true.”
4.Diaper Genie. I’m sorry I am NOT paying 80 bucks for a can to put dirty diapers in. It’s not happening. Instead, just take the dirty diaper, put it in a grocery store bag, tie, and toss. It’s that easy. Hey, now you have a use for those pesky bags that we all have in out kitchen somewhere.
5. Designer Baby Clothing. Mom’s I know the struggle. I finally had my little princess after having two boys. Yes, I want to buy every.single.Cute dress I see, but my budget just doesn’t allow it. Don’t spend a small fortune on baby clothes that baby might not be in for a week. Plus, the baby is just going to spit up all over it anyways.
6.Changing Table. It sounds like a good idea, and they even look cute in the nursery but getting up and going across the house to change baby is going to get old and fast. Instead, I used a receiving blanket to lay baby on. That way I could change them where ever I was.
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7. Shopping Cart Cover. I bought one. I used it twice. I bought one from the store I shop at regularly, and the thing wouldn’t even fit the cart at the store I bought it from. Not to mention I would forget it every time I went shopping.
From our reader Chelsea: “Its definitely not needed until they sit up in the cart, but we use ours religiously. Plus it doubles as a high chair cover for restaurants. But that is surely something that can be purchased at a later date.”
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They are cute, but such a waste of money. I bought Little Miss one (I couldn’t help myself it was just too cute!), and the only thing she uses from it is the sheet. Just save your money and use it for a big kid set later down the road.
Yes, they are beyond cute, but they’re pointless. Babys HATE being cold, and want to be in the towel as little as possible. Use a regular ole towel and save your money.
Unless your baby has sensitive skin and your doctor recommends using a special soap. It’s pointless. Just use a regular scent free soap or your regular soap. Just because it has the word baby on it, the price is hiked up a few bucks. No thanks.
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There you go ten things not to buy when having a baby. Baby’s don’t need much. As long as they have a few clothes, food, diapers, and a place to sleep they’re good to go. Don’t struggle financially to get everything you don’t need.