Now we all know that there are some non-negotiable items like the pram, crib, and the car seat. But as far as everything else goes, what are some good items to have and what are a waste of space?
Change table or change pad on top of dresser or chest of drawers?
Carrier or sling?
Designated baby bath station, bath insert or plastic tub that you can put anywhere?
Should I have a bassinet or is it just an added item that will only be used for a short while and then gather dust while taking up space?
What about high chairs? A full size one? One that is a booster style seat, or one tat clips onto the side of a table?
|Have you ever seen a weirder looking high chair?!|
Monitors: video, or just sound?
Breast pump - manual or electric?
Bottles. how many do you buy if breastfeeding? What size nipple do you get for them? Is a steriliser necessary?
Are these walker/roller/toy unit things any good?
And this one I have been curious about for a long time. Is the Bumbo actually useful?
I haven't even started looking at all the stuff for mama. Breast pads, nipple creams, pillows for feeding and sleeping. I'm tired just thinking about it. I might go lie down.
What, if any of these things have people used and found useful? What did you find you didn't need? Is there anything not on this list that I shouldn't bother to get? What items can't you live without?
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