I will be the first one to admit that I was extremely confused on what I should and should not purchase as a first time mom. I looked through countless blogs and baby sites to gain some insight on the best baby items around. Even though I believe that I did enough research, I still ended up purchasing some items that I would not purchase nor recommend again. I’m sure that there are more than 5 baby items that I regret purchasing, but these are the one that I thought hurt the most because I was sure that we needed these items. And I have to share them to makes sure that you will not have the same regrets as me.
The number one reason why we purchased the Ubbi Diaper Pail is because it didn’t require any special bags. While reading through the reviews a few of them did mention that it didn’t contain the smell as well as other brands. But how bad could it be? BAD! No matter how many times you clean it out the smell is still horrible. It became a game on how fast we could open the top and put a diaper in before the smell hit us.
In-Car Baby Monitor
This is the one time where an Amazon ad got me! This monitor plugs directly into the charging port in the car. There is a camera that points to the baby and a monitor that sits on the dash. Sounds like a good idea in theory. However, if it was sunny outside, the sun would give off a glare on the camera. I was unable to see my baby at that point, defeating its purpose. And if it was dark I couldn’t see anything. I used the monitor for maybe two weeks before I exchanged it for a regular baby mirror.
We purchased this bassinet after struggling to get our daughter to sleep in the original bassinet. It was good at first, but then we noticed some issues. Unlike the Snoo, 4Moms bassinet doesn’t turn on and off based on babies movements. We found that the bassinet would put her to sleep , but it would wake her up in the middle of the night. Sometimes it would jump or skip , startling her out of her sleep. We soon noticed black soot around the base of the bassinet. That’s when we decided to take it out of commission.
I had extreme car anxiety the first few months after having our daughter. We purchased some car toys/distractions that would attach to the headrest. I figured this would keep her occupied long enough for us to get to and from our destination. Well they are still in the box. I started to read so many articles about not using after-market car toys due to the lack of testing during a crash. Better safe than sorry!
Button Pajamas /Sleepers
Out of all the baby items that I regret, this is number one because my husband warned me. People with multiple children warned me about button sleepers. Did I listen? Nope. Do I regret it? Yes. When you’re changing a hungry baby while sleep deprived the last thing that you want to do is button up a sleeper. Trust me, get the zip-up sleepers. It’s worth the extra money.
As a first time mom, we’re going to make mistakes. We’re going to buy things that we won’t use as much as we think we will. But as new moms we need to help each other out and be supportive during this new journey.
Those are the baby items I regret purchasing, what are yours? Also check out my other Mom Life posts.