Baby Stuff I Won’t Be Getting

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On my first pregnancy, I was clueless and I was reading from books what items I would need when the baby arrive. I had plenty of stuff I never really used or even opened, I gave them as gifts for new moms maybe they’ll have use of them. I think the main difference between first and second pregnancy, is that you already know what’s going to happen each week as you read from those cute phone apps that tells you size of the baby and what organs has developed that week. Since you already got a toddler now, you don’t have that much time as before to read those things again but at least now you know your mistakes from the first pregnancy. Here’s a list of items, I won’t be buying this time.

  • Pacifiers
    I never really used them and I didn’t find the need of using them, my son was a quiet child and it was easy to calm him down.
  • Infant Car Seat
    Do you know the amount of time you need to make a child get used to a car seat? I remember how much my son was crying when I tried to get him in the car seat because I wanted to try going out with him on my own. I realized that day that it’s nearly impossible to do that, I rather sit in the back holding him while letting someone drive me which I’m also planning to do with my second child. Also babies grow fast so having an infant car seat would be a waste of money when the baby outgrows the seat itself then you’ll have to buy the bigger one which I’m currently using with my son since he was one year old.
  • Electronic Breast Pump
    I bought an electronic breast pump because I thought it’ll make the job easier but I was wrong, manual ones were the most useful for me. They are more portable and you can pump at your own pace instead of waiting for automated pumping with the electrical one.
  • Blanket Swaddle
    The difference between blanket swaddles and muslin swaddles is that blanket ones have flaps that makes it easier for you to know how to wrap your baby and you just stick it from point A to point B easily. For me I didn’t find them useful as my son found it easier to free his arms since it’s not secured that much and by night he would move his hands from the blanket and wakes up fast startled. That’s why I prefer muslin swaddles, I can wrap my child the way I’m more used to.
  • Changing Table
    I know they look so cute having them in the nursery but they take up pretty large space while having a crib, a closet and maybe a rocking chair. Eventually you’ll find yourself changing the diapers on the floor, it’s actually more safe so you can be sure your baby won’t roll in some way and fall.

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5 thoughts on “Baby Stuff I Won’t Be Getting

  1. Funny the way everyone is so different. I used and liked all these things. Except I do always change my son on the floor and always liked that better. But my husband always wants to do it standing on the changing table. He can never find the wipes and stuff because I moved them to the floor lol.

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    • I think it’s more of how a mother adapts to her lifestyle, I know a lot of moms that consider pacifiers very helpful specially when they are going out. I could agree with the changing table, I mean it’s also easier for the back XD

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  2. Every baby, every pregnancy is different. I can agree with all your points, besides the infant car seat. It is impossible for you to hold the baby safely in the event of even a minor car incident. Please reconsider this one.

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    • I agree with you, I only mentioned an infant car seat because I consider them temporary while toddler ones that can last up to 3 maybe 4 years are more efficient in my opinion. I think it’s because of my lifestyle, I know that I won’t go out with my new baby as much this is why I skipped it.

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