A Cowboy's Life: Baby Items You Can Live Without

Baby Items You Can Live Without

9:22:00 AM

Have you registered for a baby lately? It’s a bit overwhelming when the sales associates hand you a 20 page booklet and says you MUST register for all these items or you are a horrible parent! Ok, maybe it’s not that bad, but does an 8 pound person really need all of this stuff?

Here is a list of things that your little one can live without:

Wipe warmers – Ain't nobody got time for that!

Bath Thermometer – Just use your finger to see if it’s too hot. Plus they don’t always work.

Bumbo – If your baby has thunder thighs like mine did, you will only be using it for a few weeks.

Diaper Genie – Would you want to sleep next to a trash can with poop in it?

Expensive crib bedding – Sure it looks cute, but you can’t even use it because your child will smother themselves. So essentially you are buying $250 crib sheets.

Baby Food Processor – It’s just one more thing to take up space in your kitchen. Just use the food processor or blender you already have

Did you register for something that you never used?

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  1. I agree about the food processor and expensive sheets. Our sheets needed to be washed so often that I would have worried about them if they cost me an arm and a leg!

  2. I'm with you on all of the above, if we actually think about it there are even more things that are not really essential to a baby and yet brands have made it seem as a baby can not be without them.

    1. There are so many pointless things! My house would have been a lot less cluttered if I didn't buy all that stuff.

  3. I purchased so many things I didn't need or nor used. The baby food processor was a nightmare. I must say we got great use out of out Bumbo.
    Found you via The Ultimate Linky. Maria :)


  4. Great tips. We're on our second little one and I find myself using even fewer baby products than we did the first time around. Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

  5. My husband and I were so lost when we were registering for our little guy... We walked up and down the aisles and scanned nearly everything! ha ha. Luckily, we didn't get all of it, but we did the wipe warmer and took it back. I decided we could live without it. We did get the bumbo and the bumbo play tray. While we didn't use the play tray very often, he used the heck out of the actual bumbo seat! Our little guy didn't have thunder thighs, but I can see where it would be a problem if he did! :)

  6. Great tips! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  7. Visiting from Mommy Moments. We just registered a few weeks ago and didn't register for any of this stuff. :) There is so much to sort through and think about. My philosophy was to give people plenty to choose from and we can always take it back and exchange it or put it on a gift card towards something we actually need (or want more).

  8. Agreed! Especially wipe warmers - I didn't even know they existed and there definitely isn't any time for those! My husband and I used the bumbo with our son, but the baby thighs didn't fit in there for very long. It worked as an early "highchair" when he was first introduced to solids. Now his stuffed animals sit in it :)

    Amy @ http://livinglifetruth.blogspot.com/

  9. Hahaha! I concur to all of these! My son's poop didn't really start to stink until he was like 18 months or so. Breastfed diapers just don't have a smell to them really. And he wasn't eating enough solids that would actually start to make them stink until much later in the 2nd year. I think we started using the diaper genie then but it was only because it was there. We could have just used the garbage really. :)


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