Everywhere, everywhere around me, I see pregant women. A rash of babies are going to be arriving in my social circle in the next year, and so I’ve been looking at a lot of resources on ways to minimize baby costs without sacrificing quality (i.e., no diaper rash, for instance). The biggest problem is that expectant parents actually have no idea what on earth is actually necessary and what isn’t, so I tried to find lists of the stuff you don’t need so they don’t litter their baby shower wishlists with useless junk. Here are the two best resources I found on this topic after several hours of searching – they both nail it on the head.
Baby On A Budget This is basically a fantastic guide to things not to waste your money on when you’re an expectant parent. Our changing table was useful, but only because we have absolutely no room and thus we used the the shelves underneath it for storage of the reams of unnecessary baby stuff that we bought. (@ the adventures of super mommy and spitup boy)
6 Baby Accessories You Don’t Need Along those same lines, here are six baby items you don’t need at all. We had five of these, and we only found one useful (the “boppy” was actually used a lot around here). Don’t put any of this junk on your wishlist. (openswitch)