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Baby Things You Don’t Need

Hi everyone. So today I will be talking about baby things you don’t need but get anyway. It costs a lot to bring up babies. Over £180000 by the time they get to the age of 18, research shows! That could get me a house. Many of us tend to buy things on impulse for our babies. But we could cut back on a lot of things which babies don’t really need.

Small baby bottles (4oz)

By the end of week 2 or 3, your baby will be drinking more than 4 oz so those bottles won’t be of use anymore. It’s best to buy a couple of the bigger bottles, it just makes sense!

Electric Bottle warmer

I have to say, I did get this for my first child but I didn’t know any better. But I learnt my lesson so I didn’t get it for my second child. It is better to just get a jug and put in some boiling water, it will warm up your baby bottle more faster and you didn’t need all that fancy equipment! Bottle warmers are the most pointless in my opinion.

Nappy Bin

Now this is another no- no for me! What is the point of a nappy bin?! Why not use a regular bin?! Or why not just throw it in the outside bin?! I don’t get the point of having a ‘nappy bin’, it is just a waste of money and space I guess.

Lots of baby toys  

Babies will play with anything BUT the toys you get them. They would much rather hold a spoon and plate and spend hours – not literally – playing with them. I’m not saying don’t get them any toys. Get them, by all means, but jut don’t go too overboard with them. Just some simple rattles or light up toys would work! This one would definitely save you tons of money! £££

Bedding set

A bedding set includes a quilt – which baby can’t use until they are at least 12 months old – a pillow – again won’t be using anytime soon, a bumper – they have been found to not be safe for the baby so that would be put away or thrown away and a fitted sheet – the only thing you will be using. So essentially, you will be paying so much just for a fitted sheet. I don’t think I have to say any more on this one!

Blankets

Yes you could buy one or two but no more than that because they will soon start to pile up and you won’t have anywhere to put them. Most people will gift blankets – for some reason, blankets are a popular choice of gifts so you don’t really need to get them!

Baby Shoes

Yes they look sooo cute but do babies really need shoes?! They will end up kicking them off anyway!

 

So there you have it. 7 baby things you don’t need! Hope you found this helpful!

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4 Comments

  1. Favorme says:

    Tina, this is a useful article for young parents. In these days of economic hardship, and high cost of baby stuff, one has to learn how to be conservative in our spending. You’re right, bringing up babies and caring cost fortune, but it is a very good investment every parent is willing to make.

    In bringing up children, from 0 -7 years, is not everything that the advertisement world presents to mothers that are necessary. A wise and prudent mother should be able to know what matters most in nursing and caring for her baby. The good news is that in most children items, there is always an option or alternative, items or substitutes. For instance, instead of using an Electric Bottle Warmer, a regular one will still serve.

    1. TK says:

      Thank you for your comments. Children are definitely worth it and we, as parents, will go above and beyond to give them what they need.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Thank you for posting this great information.  You are spot on with everything.  It’s unfortunate that new parents have no idea what to get for their new babies and every experienced parent will give a list of “must-haves” or gift them way too many presents that will be beautiful but useless!  This is why I prefer to gift diapers!

    1. TK says:

      Yes i agree, diapers (or as we call it nappies in the uk) are a great gift as that will be something that you KNOW every baby definitely needs. 

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