And then there are the baby products that claim to change your life, but aren’t really necessary or they are completely superfluous.
I’m calling this list “Nice to Have” because you can definitely do without them.
I go back to my story of how this website got started, in that stores like Babies ‘R’ Us and Buy Buy Baby have more products for children that we could have ever imagined, and they are getting more and more each day.
Some products have merit, others don’t – and this can be confusing if you’re trying to add products to a baby registry.
Spend some time talking to friends, other parents and folks who share their must-have lists, and be sure that you’ll actually use the item before you register for or purchase it.
For instance, some parents swear by their bottle warmers and wipe warmers, in that they have fussy babies who don’t like colder milk or cold wipes in the middle of the night. However, other babies may not care as much.
Changing tables are also an interesting one. Some parents buy them and then end up changing the kid on the bed, the floor and really don’t end up using it. Other parents use it all the time. It’s really about what’s best for YOUR family and your space.
These products are ones that you can also revisit once you have the baby and know more about his/her quirks.
NEW PARENT LIST – NICE TO HAVE