Alexis - posted on 07/09/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have an almost 3 year old little boy and another boy due any day. I got everything under the son for my first and this time I have decided that most of the 'extras' or baby items meant to make my life easier were just a hassle. For example instead of a crib I am just going to use the playpen, we have two and my son was sleeping in his own non crib bed by the time he was one. I didn't bother with the fancy bubble proof bottles as I found the cheaper ones worked just fine and easier to clean. In fact the only thing we bought was a carseat\stroller combo. The following is a list of baby items I don't find essential this time around. What are some of the things you have found not to be useful or you feel is a must??
-Double stroller (my 3yr old walks everywhere)
-New baby clothes (hand me down\second hand are so much cheaper)
-Crib (play pen works fine without spending double on something I get rid of for a bed anyways)
-Baby powder (never used it)
-Baby towels (use regular towels I already have)
-Diaper Pail (It would stink and end up with maggots, made sense to just take the trash out)
-Pacifier (my son never took to it and it was one less habit to break)
What have you learned from your first babies that you don't really need for the next ones?