Sapphire - posted on 11/22/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )
What are your thoughts & opinions on expensive baby gear & over-priced baby nurseries?
I know that some pricey baby gear is an investement if you are planning on a few children. Car seats, strollers, breast pump, swing, etc. There is some merit to purchasing a high-ticket item like a Britax car seat. But I don't get the insane price of a Bugaboo $600+ stroller. Designer clothing or designer baby bags? A joke & waste of money, IMO. Upscale baby cribs and changing tables, beautifully interior decorated nurseries? All for the mother-a baby does not need or require all that sophistication. I thought I went overboard with painting & partially decorating until my son arrived early. He had a partially completed nursery, and guess what? He refused to sleep in the crib! I couldn't get him in the nursery until about 9-10 months!