by Molly Balint
The first time I walked into the big box baby store, scanning gun in hand to begin my first ever baby registry, I was so overwhelmed I had to walk out. The task is a daunting one. So many things you’ll need. So many things you won’t. And without any experience yet, it’s hard to know what products and gear you’ll really use.
I have two friends, newly pregnant, who are going through similar experiences. Both have stumbled upon baby registry lists that have left them feeling overwhelmed. One even wondered how she’d ever be able to afford some of the baby “must-haves” that people were telling her she needed.
So while there are many things I could include on this list, I thought I’d share some of the top baby items I never used. We’re always talking about what we need, I thought it might be fun to talk about some of things we might not. Now, before you look at that little slideshow down there, I want you to know that I completely understand that every person is different. My list of things I don’t need, is someone else’s “can’t live without”. I totally get that.
Take a look at six baby items I never used and share what some of yours are in the comments. What items would you tell a new mom aren’t necessities? Do tell!
*When I’m not geeking out over baby gear, you can find me on my personal blog, MommyCoddle, talking about life with four girls in our fixer-upper farmhouse in rural Maryland. On twitter @MommyCoddle and on Pinterest.