Our shopaholic selves tend to buy everything our eyes are attracted to and our minds think we need. And if we have a fat pocket, our sense of shopping goes with the wind, too. Over the years, I’ve seen many things come to and go from my house. Sadly, on analyzing a few items, I realized how much money we could have saved instead. But luckily, we comfortably managed without a number of baby items that people actually buy, so I guess we did do a little bit of saving as well.
When we became new parents, we bought, were gifted and were given so many baby things that our house looked like a play den. We kept everything thinking they would be used sooner or later but some were left to gather dust and a few were eventually donated to the orphanages nearby. Now, after being a parent for a little more than 7 years, I decided to let you, new parents, know about the baby items you will barely use and those that you could probably live without, just like we did.
The baby items we had but barely used:
Kids are funny. While some of you may have kids that love the potty, many would just behave like it didn’t exist. So as the items listed above and below may not be applicable to some of you, most of you will surely know what I mean. New parents, especially, can actually take pointers and benefit from the same. This is totally a money and space saving article.
Here are the baby items we comfortably lived without:
Having a baby does not have to be expensive. There are many more things that people manufacture to ease our troubles, which is sweet, but can be done without, with a little effort from our side. If you have planned to have a baby, the least you can do is allot some time for it.
Some people also avoid investing in diapers and wet wipes, which could be included in the above lists as well, but I didn’t have the patience to change and wash napkins 20 times a day. Plus, I needed my beauty sleep. So, till date we use diapers and enjoy nap-time instead. It all depends on your priorities and how you can manage them.
Remember, you will miss the baby phase when they grow up, so enjoy these little moments and their warmth and their baby smells to the fullest until they last.
Have you used any of the above items? Tell us how it helped you and made your life easier. Or how you got stuck with them?