Nursery must haves.

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More as a fun thread. What are some of those nursery must haves? Those few items that you just couldn't help buying or were a Godsend when it came to the last one.

What about those things that were a waste of time, money, and space (or that you think would be)?

Our major must have is by far blankets. We actually went out and bought more after our daughter was born. I think she spent her first month in those blankets. Not to mention I used them to cover the furniture as I was learning to breastfeed (breast milk stains are a pain to get out of furniture). I use them as a changing table cover in public restrooms.

I never really understood wipe warmers. I get that they can be cold, but I'd think having your bare legs and butt in the open would be more chilly for a baby.

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Nykee - posted on 10/23/2011

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I loved those sleep sacks because I'm completely paranoid about the safety of putting blankets in the crib (after an unfortunate incident with a girl I worked work). This time around, I am getting a bunch. It really helped me sleep more soundly knowing the blanket could not get up around the baby's face.

I agree that the wipe warmers are kind of silly...hahaha.

The other thing that I hated was the diaper genie. Someone bought me a diaper champ and it is much easier to use, and uses regular trash bags instead of those annoying refills.

Oh, and a changing table (I.E. junk collector table)... I always just changed the kiddos on the floor.

I have to say, the water proof Carter's bibs were the best for the bottle feeding/drooling stages. They were absorbant, and didn't soak through the clothes... and they have a snap instead of that useless velcro that is unusable after 2 washes. Then, when we got to feeding age, I LOVED Bumpkins plastic bibs. You can put them in the washer and the dryer and they still look GREAT after 3 years. The other brands I had fell apart - the patterns came off (or just couldn't go in washer at all). I hated them. THe bumpkins are light weight and fabulous. It's part of my standard baby gift!

A formula dispenser - after carrying the whole thing of formula around for my oldest for MONTHS I discovered the little container that you could premeasure your formula. That made it so much easier when we were on the go - especially when traveling!

I have more, but I'm taking up waay too much time and space writing this out :)

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I use the boppy pillow now when sitting on the floor with my daughter. My hips always hurt sitting on the floor for a long time. I tried using it as a breastfeeding pillow with my daughter, but ended up using a regular pillow more. My cat LOVES the boppy so much. I have to make sure that it isn't in a place where she can sleep on it.

Alexandria - posted on 10/04/2011

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A rocking chair!! I love the one that my hubby bought me for our last son (didnt have one for the first), it is way easier to feed at night time and can also be used to rock baby back to sleep. I still use it now and my son is 17 months old.
I other thing i loved was my brest feeding pillow - not sure what its called but it is "U" shaped and curves around me and make breast feeding much easier. My sister had one and she didnt really like it but it sure works for me. It makes feeding alot easier - it creates more support for baby. I have pretty large breats and i have to make sure i hold my breast as well as the baby so that i dont smother it lol, so the pillow definately helps!!
Lots of spit clothes and my children tend to be pukers - always had a couple of clothes handy to wipe up the mess. My mum made me a bunch of cute ones out of all different kinds of material we bought (the somewhat fleesy kind so that it would absorb).
Oh and i also purchased another diaper genie so that i could have one in the nursery as well at downstairs, as i tend to change diapers in more than one room and never want to run all the way downstairs to dispose of it. Nothing takes the smell of a dirty diaper away like a diaper genie!
Those are the main things that i cant live without.

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I never thought about it for cloth. It would keep them a bit more handy. Nothing like digging through the drawers to find a wash cloth with a poopy squirmy baby on the table.
That's basically what it was for my nephew.

I do like my glider with an ottoman. It does get in the way a bit though. Can't get myself to get rid of it though, my daughter started to use it as a doll crib (upside down). I wont complain about the price though. We got it on floor clearance. It was the only way we'd be able to get one. So much more comfortable than the other chair we have or the couch for feedings.

Brittany - posted on 09/27/2011

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i think wipe warmers are essential for cloth diapering. i wouldnt know where to put our wipes if we didnt have one. i got ours at a consignment shop for $8. i dont really use the warming feature but more as something to keep the wipes in. i could have gone and got disposable wipes just for the container but they are cheap and i'd probably would have ended up spending more than $8 on having to replace the container every so often. for regualr wipes though, i dont get why someone would really need them warm unless their changing station is set up near a window in the middle of winter.

Janice - posted on 09/25/2011

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One thing I wish i knew with my daughter was to buy a chair with out a footrest and a separate nursing stool. We were at the end of our budget and so I bought a crappy rocking chair with footrest and the footrest is useless! I should just gotten a more comfy chair. I loved using the nursing stool in the hospital and missed it when i came home and was using 2 phone books!
And yes I agree wipe warmers are useless. Never had one and my daughter was fine. Personally, I got too many blankets. 2 years later I still have a few with tags on them!

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The desser set up is basically what we have. Although it does have a side area for wipes, etc. We'll most likely have to phase it out here soon. It only has 3 drawers, and with 2 children using it we'll need more.

I totally used a bedding set with my daughter. I didn't even know about the bumper thing until she was almost done with them. I do like having the skirt, it hides all my storage under the crib. Mobiles scare me though. I not only find them horribly creepy but I'm just see a choking hazard waiting to happen.

Vanessa - posted on 09/23/2011

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bedding sets are a waste as most items aren't recommended to use. I think a good change pad over a dresser is a must not necessarily a change table. Tons of blankets (receiving and some for cuddles).

Brittany - posted on 09/17/2011

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they look it but i will swear upon it. for every baby i will use this and thats a promise. of all the mommies that i have shared this with or have told to get this they too rave about it. i love that its not only portable but when babies move, it sways them back to sleep and keeps them in that squished position like being held. i cant wait to use it again. we seriously wouldnt do it any other way. every website that sells these you will see a 5 star rating. thats what sold me when we first bought it and i am so glad i listened and went ahead and got it. usually people only write bad reviews and only write good if they are that impressed. :)

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I've seen those in stores. They kind of scared me. It looked so flimsy (not that the infaint chairs look much better). It is nice to hear that it works so well.

We plan on using the pack n play for a bassinet. Although I am concerned about it fitting in our room. My two will be sharing a room, so I don't want to be waking up my daughter every 2-3 hours when I feed the baby.

Brittany - posted on 09/17/2011

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http://www.target.com/p/Fisher-Price-New... this thing was amazing for us being that my son had horrible spit up broblems and reflux. (comes in 3 different patterns. the only thing he could sleep in and that is MADE to be slept in. passed it on to a friend with a stubborn baby and she agrees with its magic powers of keeping baby to sleep.

we have it back now and are using it for #2 instead of a crib for the 1st few months. its perfect bedside height and so portable.

Chloe - posted on 09/16/2011

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Face washers. I had over 15 with my first and they came in handy for everything!!

Chloe - posted on 09/16/2011

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Ummm must haves. Wraps, singlets lots of them!! I can't think of heaps at the moment. A change table! Couldn't do without one! There are soooo many things that are a waste of money! I can't be bothered to name them all. But babies can have minimal stuff and still get by so easy!! Some people go out there and buy bub everything when it's really not necessary!

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