In follow up to my blog yesterday about what I couldn't have lived without, today the focus is on those baby things that we found to be either a waste of money or that we coped just fine without. Here they are:
1. Over priced nursery furniture
Getting the nursery ready for your first baby is ridiculously exciting, but be aware that you don't need to spend a thousand pounds on one of those (albeit gorgeous) sets you see in the Mothercare showroom. That is, unless you want to of course! But if you feel a bit downheartened when you see the price then don't despair, you can still create a beautiful room without blowing your entire baby budget on it. Here are some simple tips:
2. The fancy bedding set
We fell foul of this one. £150 if I remember correctly on one of those boxed sets including the sleeping bag, bumper, quilt, fleecy blanket, sheet and pillow case. Here's why it was a waste of cash:
3. The Familyfix Isofix base
Ooooo this one really annoyed me. Isofix base? Yes. Familyfix? NO!!
4. Buying loads of clothes beforehand
5. Tubs and tubs of nappy cream and talc
6. Top and tail bath
7. Nappy disposal bin
8. Over the head babygros
9. Bath thermometer
10. Stuffed toys
Now you've saved yourself a bucketload of cash, head back over to my previous blog and stock up on my best buys!! Seriously though, once again this is just my opinion. If you're a parent already then let me know below what else you found to be a waste of money, or again the things you couldn't live without. If you're expecting a new baby, I'd love your feedback on if you found these posts useful.
January is baby month on my blog, look out for more coming soon. I'll be writing some new gift guides and will also share other useful and/or funny blog posts on my social media pages so get connected!
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