5 Baby Items I Could Live Without Heather Hopson August 2, 2012 Uncategorized 2 Comments Dear Diary, As a new mom, I registered for every item under the sun. The Babies R Us scanner was my magic wand. I waved over everything from bath tubs and books to car seats and clothes. I later bought the few things left on the list after my two showers. Then over the next 12 months, some of the must-have baby gear sat in the corner and collected dust. Here’s the top five items I could have lived without. Diaper Genie I absolutely HAD to have this item. But it never saw a dirty diaper. A quicker way to get rid of “packages” is to use the grocery store bags accumulating under your sink. Tie it up, and toss it out! Plus, these bags are free. Most diaper disposal system sell special bags. Cheap Diapers My family made fun of me when I registered for what they considered designer diapers. I only used Pampers Swaddlers on my daughter for the first few months of her life. One day, I switched to a cheaper brand, in order to not waste a diaper cake gifted to me at my baby shower. Although the diapers are less money, you use twice as many! And when people hold your baby–even when you just changed her–they’ll tell you she’s wet! Use the diaper cake as a decoration. Diaper Stacker My daughter’s diaper stacker became nursery decor. It hung on the door, which was too far from the bed and the bassinet. What worked? I bought a diaper caddy, which olds diapers, wipes and A&D ointment. Burp Cloths I never, ever used a burp cloth on my baby. After getting peed and pooped on, you welcome the idea of being burped on. WHen my daughter did spit up, it projected past the space the cloth would have protected. My advice–use a hand towel that’s already in your linen closet. Shoes What a waste! My daughter had about ten pair of shoes, and she only wore a couple, which didn’t stay on her feet for long. Once, I bought the cutest pink sequin boots, but they kept falling off. My advice–invest in trumpette socks instead. What item do you wish you left off your registry? 2 Responses Cori February 5, 2013 You are so right… I used the Diaper Genie for my daughter, but it didn’t keep out the horrid smell. However, we did use the burp clothes and now we use them for dusting the house! LOL One thing I thought was a huge waste of money was the huge stroller that was part of the travel system. Reply newmom0608 February 8, 2013 Cori, what an inventive idea for burp cloths! Mine totally went to waste. I stuck them in the diaper bag at time in case I needed something to wipe her face. Now, I can dig them out of the bottom of the closet to clean. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.