Most recommended items and items you wish you wouldn't of bought

Blythe - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )




I'm 36 weeks pregnant and just had my baby shower I'm wondering what items to take back and what items to keep. Thought it would be great to get some other moms advice on the items the LOVED and the items they thought were a waste of money or could live without.


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Jessica - posted on 05/07/2010




any bottle that swears to reduce spit up and colic...i bought just about every brand on the market and the only 2 i found that worked were DR.BROWN bottles and BORN FREE.. also a bottle heater was useless... it makes the water wayyyy too hot. usually i ended up overheating my daughters bottles and had to wait for them to cool down. i agree with Ashley... receiving blankets you can never have enough of

Tannisha - posted on 05/06/2010




I wish wish wish I would have had a rocking chair with my first daughter. I breast fed and any time we were at church and she needed a feeding they had a mother's room where there were two rocking chairs. I always wished I had one at home. If you are breastfeeding invest in one :D Oh and jumpers are a waste. The babies outgrow them so fast and how expensive they are isn't worth three months of use. In my opinion. It's the one purchase I regret.

Jessica - posted on 04/19/2010




I LOVED my wipes warmer! My son is 17 months and i still use it for him! I've never had a problem with the wipes drying out! Second baby will be here in July and I am so happy I have the wipes warmer for him too!
I HATED the diaper genie thing, it still smells, and its just much easier to throw the diaper out of the room when you are finished anyway.
Can't have enough bibs, spit up blankets, socks ...

Adrianna - posted on 04/19/2010




Wipe warmer HUGE waste we had one with our first son and it dried the wipes out in like a 24 hour period, and bottle warmer waste,

LOVED- receiving blankets, cloth diapers(for burp rags) boppy(if u breast feed)

Brandi - posted on 03/27/2010




winners; cloth diapers for burping, Bouncer after 4 months (I have the fisher price Jungle one, my son used to spend hours in it!), Boppy if you breast feed

I would take back a wipe warmer, and any kind of sterlizeing machine. Even if you are bottle feeding, a dishwasher will do the same job as one of those sterlizers. I have a friend that swears by the microwave sterlizing bags for the paci and breast pump parts though! The baby bath tub that inflates in the actual bath tub is a waste. Better to get a sling type one you can use in the sink until the baby can sit on his own, then when he out grows (or gets to grabby) the sink you can use the actual bath tub.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/27/2010




ear thermometer i loved, hated diaper genie, and jonny jump up, used my swing but not the travel one that much they get too big for those too fast. love my diaper champ bc it takes reg bags. could live w/o wipe warmer.

Marlana - posted on 03/26/2010




i breastfed, so my breast pump was one of the best things that I got because it helped us to be more mobile. also the boppy pillow and any blankets or onsies were awesome because they go through those almost as fast as diapers. I think that the wipes warmer that I got was sort of pointless, especially since it takes some upkeep to keep it in working order, also we were given Avent bottles, and I have to say I did not like them, they leak badly and after going from bottle back to breast, her sucking pattern was off and it HURT! I liked the playtex ones much better with the natural breast like nipple, but we also got avent pacifiers and they were my daughters favorite, she won't take any other brand.

Alice - posted on 03/26/2010




I loved my swing and i loved my thermos flask which had a bottle size cup Also loved my samsonite travel cot completely safe they are zipped in and bugs are locked out also use it as a play centre too.Would of took back the baby bath much easier to run an inch or two in the bath and let the baby lie in that.

Bridget - posted on 03/25/2010




Hmm...I loved, loved, loved my wipe warmer. I took back the bottle warmer (but I breast fed). I hated my diaper genie b/c it filled up way too fast. I also didn't care for the baby carrier that you strap on yourself to carry the baby around or the sling. Two of my 3 children loved the swing, all 3 loved the bouncer, my newest baby loves the glider. The exersaucer was also an excellent purchase.

Crystal - posted on 03/25/2010




Couldnt live without: Boppy, swing, the cloth diapers (they make really good burp cloths), and the carrier that you wear and put baby in (that helped me get alot of housework done).

Could have done without: the wipe warmer, and the bottle heater (mostly breast fed so didnt need it).

Liz - posted on 03/25/2010




The electric bottle warmer too is a waste of money. Water in the Microwave worked just as well to warm my twins bottles up.

Anne-Marie - posted on 03/25/2010




I loved my diaper genie. My husband hated it at first, he couldnt get it to work most of the time. He now is very thankful for it, once our child turned to solids. I found it masked the smell, way better than a garbage pail. The other gift we got was a lay and spin butterfly (toys r us). Our child loved laying on it really gave him amazing tummy time which resulted in great neck control. I agree with the wipe warmer, we didnt use it very often.

Liz - posted on 03/24/2010




For my twins I absolutley loved the swings, play yard, receiving blankets.

We didn't really use their bouncers as much as I thought we would, if I knew that then I think we would have returned ours.

Ashley - posted on 03/24/2010




if you got a wipe heater, I would take it back! lol... I never used mine and it seemed a waste of energy my son never seemed to mind room temp wipes. I also disliked the diaper genie I was given, it did NOT mask odour and I started to just put the diapers outside for my b/f to take to the garbage when he got home.

As for loved... you can't have enough receiving blankets, they come in handy for everything. I really loved my swing as well made it easy to get some things done.

Hope it helps a little

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