UK Parenting, Lifestyle & Beauty Blog. Mum to Darcy

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Baby Products Not Worth Buying

When I was pregnant I was forever searching what I actually needed. I ended up making sure I had pretty much everything because without having a baby before how was I supposed to know what I needed? I had people telling me what I didn't need but I feel as though now the things they were telling me not to purchase eg. a nappy bin actually turned out to be pretty useful. However here is what I've found in my experience I didn't find useful.

Steriliser & Bottle Warmer 
This is probably the strangest one that I wasn't expecting. I bought this as thought it was essential, however It turns out I found it a bit irritating and I find using a big bowl filled with kettle water & a plate on top far easier. As for the bottle warmer I didn't even use this once, again I used a jug filled with kettle water and popped the bottle in that, far quicker. 

Baby Mobile
 I just couldn't find one I really liked, so my mum found in a craft magazine a diy mobile with elephants tutorial so you can make your own. Darcy stares at it with awe making it so worth it. I bought the kit off Amazon so it plays the tune 'you are my sunshine' I am so pleased with it, I will do a tutorial soon. It was definitely worth making.

Dummy
 They are not essential items! Especially in the early days anyway. The amount of places I've found Dummy's being on the essential lists for having a baby, this is just something I haven't needed.

Baby Bathing Products
 These are essential you're right but not something you need straight away. I bought pretty much the whole Johnson's range for baby's and haven't used it yet! In at least the first month all they need is water to wash in & some products can be slightly harsh on newborn skin. I've now purchased the Johnson newborn kind to skin all in one wash & I have just began washing Darcy with that. 

Baby Toys 
I always remember saying before I had Darcy 'oooh I've got everything but the only the thing I haven't got is toys' people just laughed. I was so worried I wouldn't be able to entertain her. At five weeks I've only just got her a baby play mat gym & to be honest I don't even know if she likes it, especially as when ever I put her down she cries anyway. I am finding more ways to entertain her but at the moment she just seems to like me talking to her.

Scratch Mits
I deemed these as essential however I've just kept making sure Darcy's nails are kept short so she doesn't scratch herself and this seems to be enough. She doesn't have any scratches on her face. I will keep them though because even though I haven't used them with Darcy this might not be the case if I were to have another baby.

Clothes Not Suitable For The Weather 
This is a funny one, before Darcy was born I bought a coat in the size 'up to 1 month'. I don't have a clue what I was thinking! In July! This has been the same with quite a few clothes I had bought. I think I'd think better in the future, silly mummy.

So there we have it, a few things I haven't found useful (in the first month at least). Please tell me below what you have and haven't find useful. I have a list ready to write up soon about what  I have found essential.

Thank you for reading

Amelia
xxx

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