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Baby Registry Items That You Don’t Need
You want the very best for your baby. If it’s your first baby, you may even want more than you actually need. The truth is there are a number of companies that prey on first-time moms and make them believe they need a bunch of junk that will only collect dust. Let’s take a closer look at baby registry items that you don’t need.
Cute Shoes and Accessories
Every mother wants to see their precious newborn decked out in cute shoes and adorable accessories. However, let’s be real. Infants never wear shoes. One, they’re uncomfortable. Two, how often is your infant going to be walking around? Um, never, right? And, do you really believe your infant is going to be happy wearing headbands or fake earrings all the time? No. Mark these items off your list and focus on the things you really need.
Yes, your baby needs diapers. Babies poop….a lot. With that said, people are going to buy you diapers whether you put them on your registry or not. You’ll also probably get a big diaper cake at your baby shower. If you have a preference for cloth or disposable diapers, you may make note of that on your registry by adding one pack. By the way, if you’re a couponer, you can usually get diapers for free or very inexpensively.
Walk through any baby store or baby section of a department store and you’ll see so many cute bedding sets made for cribs. These are always stunningly beautiful and feature the latest color trends. However, these come with a number of pieces that you won’t use and can be dangerous to newborns. All you need is a fitted sheet and wearable blankets.
Chances are you’re going to buy your unborn child every cute piece of clothing you find, especially if it’s your first baby. Your friends and family are going to do the same thing. This means you don’t need to add clothing to your baby registry. This is something you’re going to get whether you ask for it or not.
Last, but not least, a bottle sterilizer is a waste of money. When you get your bottles, you want to boil them in a pot of water to sterilize them for the first time. After that, all you have to do is wash them in hot, soapy water or run them through the dishwasher on the top rack. This item is not only a waste of money, but will just take up space collecting dust.
Your baby registry should be filled with things your baby is actually going to need and people might not think to buy. Don’t waste space asking for items that are just going to collect dust or items that you’ll get more of than you know what to do with.