5 Things NOT Worth Buying For Babies

When it comes to having a baby, we all know there's a lot of planning and prep that goes into getting the essentials for when the baby arrives, things like a good pushchair, the first clothes, a new cot and a proper child safety seat for the car. I've written about the items I couldn't live without when my own boys were newborns and now I want to share 5 items I really don't think are worth buying for babies. Obviously, this post will be around my own experience and is a personal choice, but hopefully, it will help any of you who are soon to be new parents who are wondering what you should and shouldn't be buying in preparation for your baby. 

1. Baby shoes
My boys never ever wore shoes as babies, in fact I think I put a pair on both of them a couple of times and they were just kicked off or fell off. Babies are usually covered in blankets in their prams when they go out and will be wearing socks or a babygrow and so in my opinion baby shoes, despite how cute and mini they look, are not worth spending out on. 

2. Too many newborn or 0-3 months outfits
Smart little outfits look adorable on babies, but the reality is is that babies tend to grow fast and you'll probably find that they don't get much wear out of their newborn/0-3 months stage of clothes. My personal opinion is that it is worthwhile buying outfits / pretty dresses in the older month range as they will likely last a lot longer. Babygrows are perfectly fine and most comfortable for new babies. 

3. A door bouncer
I think this is very much personal choice, but I had a door bouncer for Ethan when he was young and to be honest, we used it once and never again. It took way too much time to set up and was quite a faff. I also found that he much prefered the jumperoo and I worried about him in the jumperoo a lot less than I did in the doorway! 

4. A moses basket
We had a moses basket with Logan and whilst it was nice to be able to bring the moses basket with me around the house if he was asleep in it (especially to just outside the bathroom door when I was showering), I would say personally I don't think having a moses basket is essential. Especially so as babies grow so quickly and so typically won't spend very much time in them before you find they don't fit in them anymore. 

5. Cot blankets / covers
When I was pregnant with my first baby, my husband and I chose out a lovely cot bedding set, only to find that actually we much prefered to put our little boy to bed in a sleeping / grow bag. Duvets, quilts and pillows are not recommended for your baby until they are a year old because they pose a risk of suffocation. We found sleeping bags kept our babies snug and we didn't have to worry about anything like that. Do check the tog size and buy the tog size suitable to the season.

So those are five things that I think are not worth buying for babies. If you've got older babies or kids now, what would you add to this list? If you are currently looking at car seats for your little one then take a look for good child seats online at autodoc.co.uk.

Thank you for reading. 
  Alex xo

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