My Worst Buys for Baby

And onto my least favourite purchases for baby!

worst buys

  1. Newborn Outfits – Those outfits may look adorable, but when it comes down to it, all you need is some all-in-one sleepsuits for baby to live in day in day out… Far too many fiddly bits, buttons and what not = alot of hassle during all those nappy changes in the early days!
  2. Newborn Socks – I bought loads of socks for some unknown reason… I mean LOADS, I think I bought about 20 pairs as everyone told me they go missing etc. only thing being, my baby lived mostly in sleepsuits for the first 3m, so approximately 90% of those pairs were never worn!
  3. Teddy’s – I bought and was given combined, about 10 teddy’s… Where are they now? Sitting in a heap under the crib… I had them in the crib “on show” for the first month-ish, but as soon as he started growing, they had to come out for safety reasons, and so atm their just collecting dust…
  4. Cot Mobiles – I bought one, was given another, and also bought a monitor with musical lullabies and a built-in lightshow… Haven’t used any of them! Well, that’s a lie, I used them, but they neither soothed nor entertained my little one at any point! Maybe when he’s a little older he’ll appreciate the lightshow, but right now, not so much!
  5. Wash Mitt & Towel Set – I bought 2 and was given another one of these sets so that I would never be without a baby towel and mitt for the bath… Admittedly, I do like the towels, I know some people don’t and think their a waste of money, but I like them – Their a great size, and the hood prevents little man from completely pulling it off… The mitt on the other hand… useless! Pain in the backside to put on one-handed, slide around everywhere when on, and don’t lather up or hold water very well…
  6. Baby Shoes – Seriously, they will grow out of them within a few weeks, and their purely cosmetic… Enough said.
  7. Baby Products – I bought two of those Johnson’s baby boxes with all the products, plus got given a load more in gift bags… Have hardly used anything! It’s only in the past maybe 6wks that we switched from using just water in the bath to using one of those top-to-toe products, which you only need the tiniest amount of, so it lasts forever! Everything else is still unused in the nursery…
  8. Mittens – My little man refused to wear mittens… Whenever you put them on, they’d be off again within about 15mins… I must have bought about 20 pairs of the damn things…
  9. Baby Books – Luckily I only purchased a Hypnobirthing book as part of a course I went on (which I didn’t read), I did however get given a couple of baby books, and never read any of them! Didn’t have the time nor patience for it, and to be honest, found out more from trial and error, or a quick Google than I would have done by reading a load of expensive books!
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