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5 Things You Don’t Actually Need For A Newborn

by Tania

I recently created a newborn essentials list to help all of you expectant mummies decide on what it is you really need to get you through your first few weeks/months with baby.

Well here are some items which you may be tempted to buy …. but definitely shouldn’t. I made the mistake of buying some of these products when I was pregnant with my first little one, but I’m now here to tell you not to make the same mistakes I did!!

Here are some products to avoid:

A wipes warmer

I know many mummies to be may think a wipes warmer is an essential, however it really isn’t. There’s going to be plenty of times when you’ll need to change baby on the go with room temperature wipes, it really won’t do them any harm.

Expensive baby clothes

It’s the most natural thing in the world to stock up on thousands of cute and stylish outfits for your new arrival. But the truth is, it’s a slight waste of money.

Bottle warmer

Bottle warmers are another item you may want to cross off your list. Although you may think they are completely necessary in order to give your baby the perfect temperature milk, It’s nothing warm water can’t fix.


I know lots of mummies are torn on this one, but bassinets can be an expensive buy. Again you probably won’t get much use out of it because baby will grow so quick. The chances are, your not so little one will have grown out of their bassinet/moses basket by three months. Instead use the carry crib attachment from your pram or a travel crib. Some parents even find that using a drawer or a box works perfectly for them. Bassinets can also be difficult to clean.

Baby food processor

I find that baby food processors can clutter up the kitchen and apart from that are slightly unnecessary. A regular small food processor will do the job just as good!

I hope this guide has been helpful, make sure you read my what to buy for a newborn essentials list.


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