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The 15 most pointless things a new baby does not need - so true!

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daisy2212 Thu 09-Jul-15 14:03:44

GUILTY of buying almost all of this for my no1 son. Nappy bin was the biggest waste of money and space - and just horrible to empty. Why would you want a big bucket of poop lurking in the corner of the room?

Sleepybunny Thu 09-Jul-15 14:24:15

Haha! I agree with almost everything on the list. I found the baby bath useful though and my 2 year old still baths in it sometimes!

I'm expecting dc2 and have bought a Moses basket this time despite not buying one the first time! I'm worried now! grin

daisy2212 Thu 09-Jul-15 14:39:56

I actually found my moses basket to be really useful - ds slept in it for months and it was so handy to be able to take him to sleep in when out visiting, or around the house. Not a bad buy!

Twistedheartache Thu 09-Jul-15 14:48:25

I love my nappy bin! Lived in a flat with DD1 and no way was I taking her out to bin store to bin nappy each time I changed her! Still using it in new house with Dd2 but can't work out whether to have it upstairs or downstairs.
YY to fiddly outfits or any clothes that aren't sleepsuits for 1st 3-4 months.

PosterEh Thu 09-Jul-15 14:53:29

Ds (who I would say was larger than average) stayed in his Moses basket until he was about 6months. Just get a big one. I liked it because I could move it from room to room.

DD was bathed in the baby bath until she had to sit up in it at 9months because it was easier in my back than washing her in the proper bath. Didn't use it with ds as he just went in with dd.

ThomasRichard Thu 09-Jul-15 14:56:26

I agree with all of those except the Moses basket (good for downstairs naps), pram suit and baby bath.

BlueChampagne Thu 09-Jul-15 14:58:50

We used a moses basket with both DSs. And I used a nappy bin, but that was for cloth nappies.

NickyEds Thu 09-Jul-15 15:03:57

We used our moses basket and baby bath. Everyone on mn seems to really have it in for baby baths. Having one means you don't have to fill the whole bath everynight or dink your baby's head on taps and they cost about £7!

Baby wipe warmers??grin Now I've heard it all!

fivepies Thu 09-Jul-15 15:09:40

Ha! It all depends on the baby I suppose. Neither of my DDs used a cot, so that was a waste of money - but I couldn't have predicted that! They refused the moses basket too.
I did use a baby bath thermometer, but only to check the temperature of the birthing pool (home birth).

drspouse Thu 09-Jul-15 15:13:14

I have loved:
Changing station - saves your back - I am a martyr to my back.
Over tub baby bath - ditto (and the newborn support to go in the normal bath was OK too)
Matching knickers (but DD was a baby last summer and it was very hot and we used disposables at first and I'm normally a pretty-nappy person)

drspouse Thu 09-Jul-15 15:14:12

(PS I was given a Moses basket for DS which we used a lot but for DD we got a crib instead - I was so pleased as she stayed in it till 6 months and we then put her in DS' room. A cot wouldn't fit in our room)

WhyOWhyWouldYou Thu 09-Jul-15 18:13:24

Moses basket I have found useful especially for DD who is 5months and just moved into her cot upstairs, but still has a Moses basket (on stand) for downstairs naps - (yes we had two baskets and stands for DD (DC2) one on top floor and one on bottom floor (3storeys), as the pregnancy with her has left me crippled and it was the only way I could put her down or pick her up by myself for weeks).

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Thu 09-Jul-15 18:35:57

I used our baby bath! Used it for months till DD started kicking off the bottom and hitting her head. Much better than bending over the normal bath.
Loved the changing station as saved my back. Only just starting to change her on the floor now at 1 as she tried to nosedive off it this morning!
Moses basket was great.

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Thu 09-Jul-15 19:02:04

pockets on their clothes

also most age appropriate toys.
no point at all

list of things babies WANT & WILL play with:
your keys, tv controls & batteries, tissues and wipes, the hoover lead, corkscrew and hammer if left within reach for a split second, content of their nappies, phones, shoelaces, candles...basically everything and anything they shouldn't grin

(7 children here)

blondegirl73 Thu 09-Jul-15 19:09:02

Another vote for Moses Baskets. What would they sleep in when they're tiny otherwise? Though my oldest was so enormous we had to borrow a crib for him when he was about two days old and he grew out of his Moses basket. The cot wouldn't fit in our room.

MrsHenryCrawford Thu 09-Jul-15 20:12:15

I love my changing unit, really saves my back and has loads of storage for nappies, wipes vests and pyjamas.

Sizzlesthedog Thu 09-Jul-15 21:44:56

My changing table was essential for me. Stitches after birth. Ouch getting up off the floor with a baby in my arms. Change station was so useful, used it for every nappy change for years.

TurquoiseDress Thu 09-Jul-15 22:32:00

I agree with a lot of this list!

However, our changing table has been fabulous! Nappies, creams, clothes, some toys etc.

I couldn't imagine changing LO on the floor each time at home, not against it when out & about.
We do live in a flat though!

AlpacaMyBags Fri 10-Jul-15 00:00:07

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Flywheel Fri 10-Jul-15 00:05:06

I love my nappy bin. Still going strong 9 years later. Mind you it lives in a downstairs bathroom under the changing table. Don't think I'd like it in the bedroom.

FixItUpChappie Fri 10-Jul-15 00:13:16

I suppose it comes down to personal preference.

I used our baby bath a lot....with both of my kids. ours turned into a sit up bath seat which was helpful as well.

personally a change pad on a bureau or change table is nice and most pleasant on your back.

FixItUpChappie Fri 10-Jul-15 00:14:06

more not most

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Fri 10-Jul-15 00:27:53

I had most of those for dd1 and hardly used. grin

however dd2 I don't think I bought any of them except the baby bath. instead of a moses basket she slept in the pram carrycot which was suitable for overnight sleeping. handy as I could wheel her around rock with feet while I dozed on the sofa if she wouldn't settle at 3am!

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Fri 10-Jul-15 01:15:18


grin @ baby flip flops
what were you thinking???grin grin grin grin

AlpacaMyBags Fri 10-Jul-15 01:18:17

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