When The nesting instinct hits during pregnancy a mother literally feels like to buy everything possible for her baby. The market is full of delightful and incredible when it comes to baby products. It’s easy to get swept up in it all but we definitely don’t want to waste our hard-earned money. It’s wise to hold the emotions and plan for the future rather than spending on unnecessary baby stuff.
Here are the five USELESS baby products I have found for a newborn baby…
1. Baby shoes
Baby shoes are always ‘Oh-damn-cute’ and while I was shopping for my baby I honestly wanted to have them all. I’m sure if you’re about to have a baby and out in the market for baby products then you simply feel the same. But the reality is a newborn is always packed up in an onesie or in the swaddle. They also sleep most of the time. They don’t need a show at all. Practically until they can stand up a shoe is useless.
2. Cloth Bibs
I found that newborn babies don’t make saliva enough so you’ll need a bib to catch them. This product becomes useful later when they start solids or start teething. In case if you want to catch spitted milk then disposable tissue papers are more handy, plus hygenic.
At the age of 4 to 6 months a silicon or a non-cloth bib is far better than a cloth bib. Trust me a stained cloth bib is so disgusting and those stains on the bib doesn’t go away with anything.
3. Too many NB size clothes
When making a list shopping list of baby products this is probably will be first thing a to-be-mother would like to grab. Because shopping for baby clothing is seriously addictive and peaceful. Totally talking from my experience!
Although I was aware of this and bough limited sets of NB size baby clothes for my one yet half of them were useless. Babies grow up so fast that I needed to size up in just two weeks for Teo’s cloths. As a matter of fact, within the first two months, I had to size up 3 times for Teo.
4. Bottle/wipe warmer
This is a conditional fact and one of the product that your baby might need and might not.
If you’re not going to store breast milk in the freezer then you won’t need a bottle warmer at all. Also, you won’t know at the beginning that you’re going to produce as much milk that you’ll be able to store. The best idea is to keep a bottle warmer in your ‘purchase-as-you-go’ list.
For a wipe warmer, I think normal temperature is good enough to give baby-butt a soothing clean. Warming up the wipes is kinda unnecessary.
5. Ready-made Swaddle wraps/bags
There are many readymade swaddle wrap options available in the market. For instance, with velcro, with a zipper, with a magnetic strap, and so on. They look so easy to use compared to wrapping baby with a traditional swaddle blanket. I bought a few ready-made swaddle wraps for Teo.
When Teo was a newborn those swaddle bags turned out so big. Later when he grew enough to fit in I tried to wrap but these ready swaddles never felt baby-fit and comforting enough for the baby. I realized the good old manual style, maslin swaddle blankets/clothes are the best and those easy looking swaddle bags were just a waste of money.
While shopping for a newborn it is always the best decision is to buy baby products as you need. You want to get things that are useful to your baby but not to get overwhelmed with useless things. Also, leave some stuff to buy later. Think this way that if we buy everything on our baby shopping list at once what we going to buy later!? This is also true that the baby shopping list never ends and there are so many cute and impossible-to-pass products out there!
Regardless of everything,
babies actually don’t need much. All they need is your love a care 🤱🏻