10 Things You Don’t Need to Buy For Your New Baby
When you first become a parent, you need to buy a lot of different things and for an average modern family, sometimes it can be difficult to buy everything a new baby needs.
Based on some research, an average family spent about $22,000 for buying all necessary products, toys, and other essentials for rising a baby.
So, with so much expenses, a lot of parents may ask themselves how to lower the amount of money they spent on babies products. What are the less important products they can dismiss and not spent their money on?
You should prioritize your products and only buy the must-have products and avoid the other ones.
In this article, I am going to show you 10 things you don’t need to buy for your lovely baby by avoiding some fancy-considered products and other non necessary things.
10 Non Necessary Things for Your Baby
So let’s begin with the 10 less important products/things that you don’t necessary need to buy for your new kid.
1. Diaper Pail
The first thing you can skip buying for your new kid is a diaper pail. Your kid will grow so fast that you will not even notice when he goes out the diapering stage. After the diapering stage ends, you will not need a diaper pail anymore and it can’t be used for any other purpose, so it will be useless. That’s why it is recommended to better skip this purchase.
Instead, you can take soiled diapers outside to your trashcan regularly to avoid household odors.
2. Wipe Warmer
Another product you don’t necessary need for your baby is a wipe warmer. You can save some money by skipping this purchase AND by not warming your baby’s wipes, you make your baby to prefer cold wipes. That’s a huge advantage for you because imagine being in public and you need to change his diaper but you don’t have warm wipes with you?
If you are still worried about giving the kid a chill, you can warm the wipe between your hands for a few seconds before using it.
Also, you can use a cozy towel during the diaper changes to keep him warm overall.
3. Laundry Detergent
Many companies advertise high priced laundry detergent for babies but the truth is that you don’t need it. You can u
se the same eco-friendly, non-toxic, dye free, hypoallergenic detergent you have been using to wash your entire
household, unless your pediatrician suggests you to use any other product.
4. Changing Table
You don’t need to buy a changing table to accommodate your kid during diaper changes. You will end up spending money on a separate piece of furniture which can be easily replaced by converting any dresser into a changing station by just placing a cheap changing pad.
5. Fancy Crib
Usually, babies end up sleeping with their parents for some time, so you can skip buying a crib. If you are planning to co-sleep with your kid, then you can skip buying a crib and jump to a big kid bed directly.
So, it is recommended for you to discuss the sleeping arrangements beforehand and skip buying a crib which will stay still and take up space.
6. Toys and Stuffed Animals
A lot of parents start buying a lot of toys, stuffed animals and other cute and colorful products for their kid to play. But your baby doesn’t need these toys asap. The only toy they need for a few months, maybe one year, is your face and your voice. It will take a long time until they begin playing with the toys you bought.
Just speak to him, sing and play games with him/her. Of course, the toys are great for older babies, but for your newborn baby, they are not a must have products.
When it comes to shoes, babies don’t need them. At least until they start to stand, toddle and walk. So, just buy your
newborn some warm socks or soft soled shoes and skip buying expensive small shoes for now.
Also, a few specialists recommend to skip wearing shoes to your newborn for a few months because they may have an impact on the kid’s feet development, so just skip shoes until he grows a little bit.
8. Stacks of Fluffy Blankets
Blankets are one of the most popular gifts among relatives for babies but only a few of them are appropriate for wrapping up the baby. Actually, a few of these blankets pose a risk to your baby because of their fluffy texture and the risk of overheating. I know that you love the soft and fluffy texture that these products have but you can skip buying some of these expensive blankets to save some money.
Instead, you can use thin blankets and layer them over your kid’s pajamas or clothing to keep them toasty. They will have the same function as the expensive ones and even though they may not be very good looking, often they can be more comfortable.
9. Fancy Clothes
The fancy designer clothes can be tempting when you see them in the stores but you don’t really need them. Skip expensive shopping spree because your little kid will outgrow so quickly and these clothes will be no doubt subject to drool, spit up and diaper blowouts.
10. A Big House
At the beginning, your house may look a bit messy and small when you have a new baby and all these new products around but eventually, you will see that your little one takes so little space you will not even notice.
These are 10 things you don’t need to buy for your need baby. I have listed 10 things and products I think that are less important when compared with other ones. But, there are a lot of other small and non necessary products, such as a highchair, burp cloths, bottle warmer, hair ornaments etc. which can cost you a lot of money to buy but you can skip them and easily replace with other alternative furniture or products you have around your house.
When your baby does grow up, you should consider buying the best car seat for toddlers.