Comments on: 10 Things You Don’t Need For Baby http://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/ A parenting website for imperfect parents Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:20:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Pookiehttp://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/comment-page-1/#comment-1047478 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:49:43 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24033#comment-1047478 Yeah I agree, I have to say if you can buy a cheap used warmer it benefits you more than the baby… if you can do something about the banshee wailing why wouldn’t you? I wouldn’t think that I’m spoiling the baby as much as I’m making them a little more less whiney so I can get through one more freaking diaper change without wanting to pull my hair out.

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By: Opheliahttp://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/comment-page-50/#comment-1031255 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:27:29 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24033#comment-1031255 I agree when it comes to NEED there is very little needed for a newb. However, what you may find useful is highly variant based on many factors, not the least of which is your baby. Some mom would say to them a swing was essential. My first child would scream like he was on fire every time I tried it. Not useful…and big, and pricey. Thankfully the two following babes made that a much less wasteful purchase. ;) Baby 1 LOVED a baby carrier/sling/wrap…you name it. Baby 2 acted like he was in a straight jacket set on fire. Again, NOT useful for him (and sooo disappointing since I needed the extra hands now with two kiddos. I could go on all day. I LOVE our Bumbo. I never thought it was going to help my baby set. I sat on the floor and fed them in it a lot. ALL smooth, no buckles or crevices for disgusting things to get stuck in. Wonderful. I adore the baby bathtub. I put it in the tub with me. I would put appropriate water temp for baby in in the baby tub and hot water in my tub and we could bathe together at temps we both enjoyed. Now with 3 kids, I stick baby in there inside the older kids bath & it keeps her area separate while she feels part of what is going on. Also the boys are filthy, I don’t want her in their water…lol I also directly cobathed a lot with each of my kids as tiny ones.

I’ve never owned a bedding set for a baby, so I get you there. I do love baby shoes though. I know they often don’t or won’t go on or stay on, but some do. When they do, I try to get a picture in them and save those & hang them on the tree each year as a keepsake ornament. They are by no means a must & I generally had booties to keep their feet toasty instead,

I do love a wipes warmer. I cloth diaper & EVERYONE steals the warm wet cloth wipes, even Dh. They are wonderful for sticky faces and everything else. We live where there is winter though and I’ve had all winter babies so it’s nice not to have icey wiping at 2am and wake everyone right up. I would add my best investment is a small portable washing machine right next to my changing table. Diapers and wipes go straight in & when full I run it & then I wash a load of her clothing after. It is the perfect size for that and it keeps her clothes looking great as it’s more gentle than a full size. I am astounded by how her clothing has no wash wear compared to my older ones clothing, which I had found it sooner. I wash my delicates in it now too. LOL

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By: Alihttp://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/comment-page-50/#comment-1008992 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:42:11 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24033#comment-1008992 In GA it’s illegal to have the baby in the car with no car seat …. What state is that you’re in ?

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By: Mom of 5http://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/comment-page-50/#comment-973192 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:20:08 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24033#comment-973192 After baby #3 I discovered these leather moccasins for babies, Kidzuu (there’s another company out there too, but I can’t remember their name….). These lil slip on shoes, if you don’t lose one, are amazing and can be worn for 6 to 8 months before being out grown. Quality material, cheaper than the baby shoes that don’t fit, totally reveal an experienced mom behind the babe….bought mine on Amazon- never left the house because who can navigate a mall w 5 kids anyway?? Or big pregnant w#5 as the other 4 are running amok. Plus, living in podunk, our mall wouldn’t have these amazing leather moccasins, even if I did have the time to shop. I bought 3 sizes, so baby #5 now won’t out grow them until she’s walking good and ready for shoes anyway. They match everything. And if they don’t, who cares?

Second, baby wipe warmer. Had one for first born, 13 years ago. It about caught fire, burned itself…decided to chuck it along w the baby monitor (monitor was picking up alien voices and freaked us out).

Happy parenting. :-) :-)

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By: Stacyhttp://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/comment-page-50/#comment-959860 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:18:27 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24033#comment-959860 I agree with most of these except for the tub! That thing was put to good use. Wet babies are slippery babies and trying to hold on to a tiny newbie in the sink while simultaneously scrubbing them clean and not letting them slip under the water is HARD! My baby tub was a mini clawfoot type tub that sat over the sink. It had a cloth-like hammock that I removed when bad-ass (<-that's my wee-babe) could sit on her own. When it was time to move to the real deal tub, B.A. was freaked out by the new size, so we put her in the baby tub in the big tub for awhile until she grew accustomed to the new fun size. Side note: It's so awesome watching the stages of a babies opinion on something…First she was afraid of the big tub, then she was a afraid of the running water, now she FEARLESS and plays under the running water!

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By: ROB.Hhttp://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/comment-page-50/#comment-882770 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:11:02 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24033#comment-882770 Real story it is!

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By: Jennihttp://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/comment-page-1/#comment-876059 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:32:42 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24033#comment-876059 It’s a baby not a fetus. More worried about saving the environment with cloth diapers than calling your child inside of you a baby.

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By: Kellyhttp://www.scarymommy.com/10-things-you-really-dont-need-for-baby/comment-page-50/#comment-847422 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:40:12 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24033#comment-847422 Car seats are more comfortable for the babies and i dont think it will be harmful to the baby at any position and there are so many products are available which provide more safety features too.

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