Buy this! Not this!
When I first found out I was pregnant I got a lot of advice from people on what not to buy for the baby. As time passed, though, I forgot a lot those recommendations.
Now that I’m just weeks away from meeting my little man it is time to make sure I have everything that he needs and there’s no need to buy something that will never be used.
According to a study by TheBump.com, the average mom spent $4,294 from pregnancy through the baby's first year, 45 percent of which was spent before the baby was even born.
Here’s a list of unnecessary baby items compiled by Elena Mauer, an editor at TheBump.com.
- Baby wipe warmer
- Baby bedding: comforter & bumper pad
- Baby food makers
- Fancy baby monitors
- Diaper pails
- Designer clothes & shoes
Here’s the list of must have items
- Teething toys
- Car seat & stroller
- A swing
- Diaper bag
- Breast pump
- High chair
- Swaddle blankets
Let me know what items are on your must-have or unnecessary list! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org