Practice shows that many things, which excited and enthusiastic parents-to-be buy, are lying around without being in use even once. Of course, each child and family have peculiarities of their own. One may find useful something that the other finds utterly useless.
However, the majority of parents share a thought that one does not have to rush into obtaining such things as the following. So what should you withhold from buying before the baby is born?
WHAT NOT TO BUY BEFORE BABY IS BORN:
1. Large clothing stock
It is truly a challenge to resist the temptation of buying these sweet little items of baby clothes. However, one has to consider that: first of all, some newborns grow pretty fast during their first months of life; second of all, rest assured that your friend and relatives will present a child with clothes.
Besides, you do not know yet what type of clothing will be most suitable for you (nappy, baby undershirts, sliders, button-up bodysuits, onesies). Therefore, for the first weeks after the babe is born, buy different types of clothing. It is advisable to get pieces in different size (in case the baby is quite a pumpkin, who might need a little more space in its tiny onesie) and a few of each type.
2. Worm Blanket and a Pillow
Mothers-to-be simply adore decorating a cradle or a crib, newborn bedding and many other things. It is vital to know, that a warm blanket is dangerous for a newborn, because a little one can suffocate under it while being asleep. Likewise, it is recommended not to use a pillow at all during the first months of baby’s life.
Nevertheless, a warm blanket during a stroll outside will no doubt come in handy. By the way, a beautiful blanket can be used as a warm baby sleeping bag, when it is cold outside during the discharge from a hospital (you can even embroider a blanket with a newborn’s name, so just to make it genuinely memorable).
3. Walkers and Jumpers
Firstly, you will need such devices no sooner than 6 months. Secondly, most pediatricians think that, not only are such devices useless, they have a harmful influence on a musculoskeletal system of a little human.
Rest assured the baby would find its own way of moving around without the help of these things!
4. Electronic Scales
During the first year of life, pediatrician will be constantly observing baby’s weight and tracking the dynamics monthly. There is absolutely no need for weighing your child on daily or weekly basis, because: a) it is needless, and b) it is a very paranoid thing to do!
Very likely, that you will use these scales for the first few weeks and then shove them somewhere on the top-shelf to get all dusty. Believe me, when I say that you will have plenty of things to do apart from constant weighing.
4. Electronic Scales
In the first few months various shampoos, bubble bath products, oils and shower gels are of no need. Moreover, they can be harmful (they can cause an allergic reaction). Therefore, buy baby soap and cream. Only after making sure that there is no allergic reaction can you buy other products.
Check our To Buy or Not to Buy - What Not to Get For a Newborn Baby, to make sure that your baby's needs are met and that you have everything perfect for them.