Recently, I published a blog post about the five most essential things for baby. Today, I’d like to give you the top 5 things that you really don’t need for a newborn baby. I didn’t realize this before I had my child, but the baby industry sells a lot of things for baby in an attempt to make money (and it works). But for parents on a budget, you can make do with the main essentials. Here are the five things that I found that I really did not need for my baby girl.
- Burp Cloth
You don’t really need a burp cloth. Sure, they are intended to be placed on your shoulder or knee to catch any of that precious spit-up. But, you can just use a wash cloth, towel, or receiving blanket.
2. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (you can purchase it here on Amazon).
Yes, as an exclusively breastfeeding mom, this book was really interesting to read. But, truth be told, it didn’t tell me the things that I hadn’t already found through Google.
Turns out that not all babies take pacifiers. Mine doesn’t.
You don’t really need to buy shoes for babies because they don’t know how to walk yet. If it’s cold, just slip on a pair of warm socks and the baby is good to go.
5. Play Gym (I have this one from Fisher-Price)
Yes, a play gym is a cute place for baby to play. But really, you can just lay baby on a soft blanket with a bunch of toys around baby.
So, these are the five things that I feel that I really did not need for baby. Tell me what you think. What items were unnecessary when you had your little one?