If you are a new parent, you may not be sure what items your newborn does and does not need. With many feeling the financial crunch, it can be a challenge to attempt to figure out what you really need and what you don’t really need. If you take the time to think about it, most newborns don’t really need much. Below you will find several tips on items that you really don’t need to have the day you bring the baby home from the hospital. These items can be purchased later on as your baby grows into the toddler stage. Unless you get these items as a gifts, you really not need them for the first year. Remember that instead of adding items you don’t really need to your registry try adding items that will help to save money. For example, you can add tons of diapers to your baby registry for the first year instead of tons of non-essential items.
1. The first item on the list is a Potty Seat. Unless you plan on sitting your three month old baby on top of the potty chair, this is something you do not need until after the first year. Most parents don’t start potty training until their baby is well over the age of one. You can purchase this after the one year mark unless you get it as a gift.
2. Nursery décor is next on the list. If you are looking to save a bit of money when it comes to your newborn, there is no need to fill the nursery with fuzzy decorations. One or two brightly colored items in the room is enough. Since most newborns usually spend the majority of their time with mommy in her room, there is no need for it. When they become toddlers they will usually just end up destroying the room anyway. Save the money and cut back on the décor.
3. Bottle Sterilizer is another item that you can get, but don’t really need. Regular hot water and dish liquid is sufficient enough to clean out those baby bottles. It may take up a little extra time to wash them out, but it will save you some money in the long run, and cut back on the initial costs.
4. Wipe Warmers are yet another complete waste of money. If you take the baby wipe and just roll it around in your hand for a few second you can take the chill off before using it on the baby. Why spend money on item that is not really necessary.
5. Lots of toys. Of course as the baby grows they will need more toys. For newborns and toddlers all you need are a very few. Infants and toddlers like to put things in their mouths. Try picking up a few chew toys, and a mobile for the crib. If you get a walker with the toys attached, and a swing, this, plus a few books should be efficient for the baby.