Let me enumerate the things you don't need to include in your first baby needs list, or at least, delay buying.
While having a changing table seems nice and convenient, it is NOT PRACTICAL to buy something that will be useless as soon as your little one can already lie on their tummy.
You cannot leave your baby unattended once they can already roll from their back to their tummy. It is dangerous, and they can fall within a few seconds that you leave them on top of it.
You might just want to buy a CHEAP changing pad that you can lay flat at the center of your bed or in their crib if they have one. Most of the time, changing pads also come as a freebie with every diaper bag purchase.
Keep your baby's stuff dust-free by not putting them out in the open.
Nursery organizer is dust accumulating. Do you really want to put your baby's soft cloths, diapers, and other clothes left in the open?
The dust can do harm to your baby's sensitive skin. Secure your baby stuff somewhere safe, like a simple cabinet with a door.
Anything that will directly come in contact with your baby's skin should be dust-free!
Some parents would leave their newborns sleeping in their own crib, in their own room. One of their reasons is they are trying to make them have a sense of independence from the start.
But some parents, especially breastfeeding moms, prefer to co-sleep with their little ones. If you are planning to breastfeed, you can consider delaying buying a crib until you feel that you really need to start letting them sleep on their own (usually around 6 months plus).
If you purchase a crib on your little one's sixth month, you can probably just use them for 2 to 3 months because, depending on your child's development, some babies can already climb out of their cribs in as early as 8 months, unless you are getting the 4-in-1 cribs that can be converted to toddler beds.*
Having a bassinet is more of a luxury because it has a redundant purpose. If you already have a stroller that can completely recline flat, you can safely let your babies sleep on them when you are out of the house.
If you are at home and you have a crib, your babies can lie down in there instead. Some parents are also okay to leave their babies to sleep on top of their bed. As long as they don't know how to roll yet, they are safe in an adult bed.
We can only use bassinets for 1-4 months, depending on the size of your bassinet and how fast your little one grows.
Who doesn't want a beautiful nursery? Unless you can commit to keeping the nursery clean and DUST-FREE, avoid putting soft toys and other stuff that can invite dust. Save having soft toys for later.
My daughter slept in a play yard from two months to 8 months. She was a heavy-build for her age when she was already 8 months, and every time she leans to one side, the play yard seems like it will tip over.
Also, my daughter tried climbing out of it at 8 months. Unlike cribs, play yards are only made of a soft net on the sides and they can turn upside down if your heavy-built baby is leaning on one side.
There is an ample amount of debate going around parenting forums on whether to use a pacifier for your babies.
I avoided it because I read that it is very hard to wean them off it. Some 4-year-olds are still on pacifiers because some moms are having a hard time weaning them off it.
I also believe that pacifiers hinder breastfeeding moms to establish their milk supply, especially in the first month of breastfeeding.
I am not sure if it's just my daughter, but TOYS doesn't appeal to her in her early months. However, she plays with random non-toy stuff like plastic containers in the kitchen, ladle, adult spoon, coriander, plastic drinking straw, empty boxes, plastic cups, and the likes! LOL.
Delay buying baby toys until you learn their importance to your child's development.
Books are a must, but baby books can be expensive. Children can easily grow tired of them. Therefore, you need to keep on giving them new ones. We bought 6 books when my daughter was around 6 months, but she got bored with them.
What we did after was applied for a yearly membership in a library where we borrow books for a membership fee per year.
Now that you know the things you probably don't need, it's all up to you if you still prefer to include them on your registry list.
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