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STM+, what do you regret buying/couldn't live without?

I know all babies are different, but with all baby items being so damn expensive, what do you regret buying the first time around, or conversely what was a life saver for your LO?

As a first time mom I feel guilty putting expensive stuff on a registry that I don't even know if a baby will like even though it's a "must-have"..
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  • Must haves were a rock n play and miracle blanket. I did not use the swaddles with velcro, DS could break out in 5 minutes, and I got way too many blankets. A lot of toys weren't worth it either. He loved the baby Einstein take along tunes and the O ball, but he was just as happy with a mostly empty water bottle as he was with all the fancy rattles.

    DS did not like the swing or bouncy seat, but most babies love those, so it's hard to predict. He also would not take a pacifier and hated bottles, and I had registered for a bunch of those too.
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  • I have a question about gliders. My mom told me to get a glider or rocker with high arm rests to make nursing easier. Does the boppy pillow take the place of that so I wouldn't necessarily need high arm rests? Also, since I will be sleeping in it a lot, does anyone recommend getting a recliner instead so it can recline back? Or does that not really matter? 
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  • I think our biggest waste was the baby carrier (we had a Baby Bjorn).  DS HATED it.  I plan to get a cheaper Infantino Mei Tai carrier this time around.  We also didn't use many of the breastfeeding supplies we bought b/c I wasn't able to BF after 6 weeks or so.  If your insurance will pay for a pump, it's still a great idea to get one!

    Things we used the most: the bouncer, swing, PNP, Boppy (for tummy time), playmat, car seat, and stroller.

    If you have a consignment store near you, check them out.  I wouldn't recommend buying some things used, but certainly some things are fine.  I know my local store buys over stocks from BRU, so we bought several things brand new in the box (swing and two convertible car seats).  

    Also, watch in the spring when patterns are discontinued.  We bought a Chicco PNP and travel system for a fraction of the original price b/c they were discontinuing that particular pattern.

    Finally, some things can wait.  If you are planning to have the baby sleep in your room for awhile, a crib isn't necessary until you're ready to move him/her to the nursery.  High chairs, umbrella strollers, and toys can wait too.  
  • I love my video monitor but we didn't start using it until 7-8 months when we moved the crib out of our room. My dd hated being swaddled and being in a carrier so all the swaddle blankets and carriers I bought were a waste for us. I am hoping this next one loves to be swaddled and carried so I can put them to good use!
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  • I agree with the glider. Still use it, DS is almost 17 months.

    We did not get a change table. Just painted up an old dresser and put a change pad on it. I like it because we can continue using the dresser. When he was 6 months I ended up moving the change pad into the bathroom on the floor and I've changed him there ever since.

    He loved Sophia the Giraffe while teething, and still plays with it occasionally. He never did get into soothers, he preferred chewing on things.

    Also loved those mesh handheld things you can stick frozen fruit/ice chips in while teething.

    We have a lot of terry cloth bibs. They are all stained and gross. I plan on tossing them all and getting plastic/rubber whatever other material you can get that is easier to wipe off by next baby, but I'm getting ready to do it sooner than later for DS who is still in the process of learning to eat with utensils and such :)
  • Regret buying a diaper genie (bags always ripped and we switched to cloth anyways), a bedding set (all you need is sheets), and I didn't use the Boppy when I nursed, but it was useful to set baby on and actually postpartum I used it to sit on. We also never used bibs until she started eating solids and the ones we got were not big enough. I recommend the bumpkins bibs with pockets.

    We didn't get a swing but bought one off a friend secondhand and used it so much that we broke the motor! But it was a must have. Also loved our Aden and Anais swaddle blankets (big, stretchy, not noisy to take on and off like the ones with velcro), also never regret switching to cloth diapers at 8 weeks. Rock n Play was also great to set baby in and very portable. She hated the pack n play until she was about 6 months and then it was useful.
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    DD loved the rock n play. No vibration or any if the bells and whistles.

    The bundle me that goes around the car seat was awesome because DD was born in February. This LO prob won't need that being due in June.

    Snap up sleep and plays make it so you only have to undress the bottom half of baby for diaper changes instead of exposing the while kid with a zipper.

    We used a bath sling for DD in the sink until she was too big then stepped up to our bathtub. Baby bathtubs are a waste.

    We used receiving blankets as burp cloths. I got a couple packs at the shower and that was all we really used them for.

    We didn't get really any use out of our pack n plays, but if you travel a lot that may change.

    I didn't like the boppy pillow, but I also didn't breast feed so that may be why.

    We has the spay baby bathtub shower thing. Terrible design. Waste of money. A simple bath sling worked great.

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  • regrets: swing, vibrating seat, and we had way too many bottles.

    couldn't live without: UppaBaby Vista stroller, Our recliner/glider (made by Best), Halo Sleep sacks, room darkening curtains, Boppy, Ergo carrier, Medela PISA.
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  • I have a question about gliders. My mom told me to get a glider or rocker with high arm rests to make nursing easier. Does the boppy pillow take the place of that so I wouldn't necessarily need high arm rests? Also, since I will be sleeping in it a lot, does anyone recommend getting a recliner instead so it can recline back? Or does that not really matter? 

    That may work for you, but I really like the rocking motion. I STILL rock DS to sleep sometimes at 2.5, it was well worth it for us to splurge on an expensive glider. If the chair doesn't rock, it won't help you get the baby to sleep, they really like the motion.

    As for high arms, try out some chairs and see what is comfortable. The boppy is where the baby lays and keeps you from having to lift him/ her up to your breast, but I needed the arm rests for my own arms.
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  • I have a question about gliders. My mom told me to get a glider or rocker with high arm rests to make nursing easier. Does the boppy pillow take the place of that so I wouldn't necessarily need high arm rests? Also, since I will be sleeping in it a lot, does anyone recommend getting a recliner instead so it can recline back? Or does that not really matter? 
    I never actually nursed (EPed and bottle fed before switching to formula), so I can't speak to that.  We were given a family heirloom rocking chair (wooden) so we had no room for a glider.  I have always used our recliner and it has been a life saver.  I think I have used the rocking chair like twice.  It's too uncomfortable.  We have moved and now have room for a glider, but I am planning on using the recliner again.  Whatever you do, make sure it's easy to clean.  Our chair has seen lots and lots of puke.  We invested in a Spot Bot.

  • FTM question: is it neccessary to have a "glider" or will a comfortable chair work just as well. I don't know what they are called, but I have a chair that goes with an old couch set (like a one seater loveseat) that I planned on buying a new cover for and putting in the nursery for nursing and whatnot. Will i regret not having something that rocks and reclines?
    I agree with @ajm11 on this one, I didn't need to recline, but the gliding really helped with "rocking" to sleep.  We also had the ottoman so I could push off that instead of the floor (important if you're a shorty!)
    I have a question about gliders. My mom told me to get a glider or rocker with high arm rests to make nursing easier. Does the boppy pillow take the place of that so I wouldn't necessarily need high arm rests? Also, since I will be sleeping in it a lot, does anyone recommend getting a recliner instead so it can recline back? Or does that not really matter? 
    The arms is probably height related.  You don't need your elbows up by your ears!  For me, just having regular arms was fine, but I definitely appreciated the arms to kind of hold us all in.

    Some people love the glider/recliners.  Since I would literally fall asleep while nursing at first, I would had been asleep before I could even recline.  Other people love nursing while reclined - which is especially helpful if you have a forceful letdown or overspray to keep the baby from choking, so it's really a personal preference.
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  • Swaddle blankets, a swing, and a bouncy seat of some sort are all required purchases, in my experience. 

    Stuff I will skip this time: a diaper genie (as others have said, you just need a trash can with a lid), and a boppy (I didn't breastfeed and won't this time around, either, so maybe that's why I don't like them?).
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    Must haves:

    Socks. Thousands and millions and trillions of socks. I know it seems obvious but honestly I don't think you ever could have enough.

    I come from a big family with lots of younger siblings, so I really found it easy to improvise without a lot of the fancy new stuff. Helping my mom growing up we never had a lot of stuff/money... As a mom I just couldn't bring myself spend a ton on a bunch of stuff that didn't seem necessary. That being said, having a good swing/bouncy seat IS very helpful and investing in a GOOD breast pump, if you choose to bf, is so important. We had a crappy one the first go round and it frustrated me endlessly.

    Also, I know a lot of people can't live without video monitors, but in our case we hardly used ours (because we "accidentally co slept"... In other words, we had a baby who wouldn't sleep alone. Lol) and then the monitor broke. There are some good apps you can use too that don't cost nearly as much as an entire system, so if you have two devices in your house (a tablet and a phone) you can just use those.
  • My baby K'tan was a lifesaver for my colic-y newborn!  We also liked the puj tub, his bouncy chair, noise machine and A&A swaddle blankets.

    If I did it all over, I would have bought the swing and jumparoo used. Both were expensive and we used them but only for a short amount of time.  I am glad i bought the bumbo seat for $5 off craigslist bc it was pretty useless.

    I also would have gotten one of those space saver high chair seats that you put on a chair instead of registering for the big free standing high chair.

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  • Must haves: diaper champ (uses regular trash bags) since there is noooooo way I was letting those smelly things sit in my trash all day, my woven wraps and ring sling, and my nursing cover (it is what gave me the confidence to begin NIP).

    We didn't really get many things we didn't use since dd arrived early before we had bought anything, so we just bought things as needed. However, we could have done without the bibs, burping cloths (they were too small to hold more than the tiniest amount of spit-up), and our high chair. We got rid of the high chair with baby #2 and just got a small booster seat with an attachable tray.
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  • My glider does not recline and I haven't noticed needing it, but it did come with a gliding ottoman that I always put my feet up on while BFing and cuddling. It was nice to have.

    Tried some of these out today and am totally sold on exactly what you just described. Some are so pricy though!

    I got a little overwhelmed in the baby store today, I will admit!
    I got lucky and the one I picked out ended up being on sale when I went to get it, AND on top of that my mom was with me and she told me that's what she wanted to get for me when I was at the till! So nice!
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  • Our rocker/glider and ottoman was probably our best purchase and we got a nice one that will last. I couldn't be happier. For us, halo sleep sacks were worth the cost (but you only need one or two if you want one for daycare or something). And the rock and play. We would not have survived without it. Also a travel bottle warmer if you take road trips (Munchkin makes an awesome one).

    Waste: the wipes warmer. One person told me their baby loved it but honestly I never even thought it was that warm. And the diaper genie is probably also a bit of a waste, as PP said.
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  • My biggest lifesavers was a secondhand Fischer price cradle swing that plugs into the wall and swings side to side, swaddle me's, boppy-even though we didn't breast feed, it gave me a spot to set DS after he ate that was just enough of an incline to let him digest.

    Waste...the bumbo...he maybe sat in it twice. A bunch of rattles and toys-he was much happier with household objects. :)

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  • PP covered pretty much everything but the one thing I did NOT buy that I regret not buying was the ergo carrier.

    I couldn't justify the money so I went with a cheap carrier and then hated it. I ended up buying 3 others that were relatively inexpensive and still didn't like any of them. When it was all said and done I probably ended up spending more than just buying the ergo in the first.

    I have borrowed a friends and I can tell you it is WORTH it. I can still carry my 30lb toddler and it feels like I am holding nothing. I will have to return my friends before this LO is born and so I will be purchasing one this time around.
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  • Must haves: rock n play, swing, glider, stroller, boppy, breast pump, pack n play and bouncer.

    DS loved his swing so much we actually wore the motor out! Have to get a new one this time. The rock n play was a life saver. He had acid reflux and we had to have him propped up after he ate. The rock n play had enough of an angle it worked perfect if we couldn't hold him. We still use the glider to rock ds to sleep sometimes and he's 2. Couldn't live without it. The bouncer worked great for when I had to shower. He came in the bathroom with me. The boppy and pump were needed for breast feeding. The boppy also helped prop him up when he was doing tummy time or sitting. The pack n play we used as he got older. Not necessary for a newborn in my opinion, but great for a toddler!

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  • Pumping bra!!! Wish I had bought one to have the first time I pumped...makes the whole process much more comfortable. Medela makes one and I'm sure there are other brands too
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  • Waste for us - Bumbo, Moby, pacifiers (didn't like until 6 mos), blankets, newborn cloths (all from shower). Friend suggested keeping tags on and return excess. Most babies will stay in NB size for a couple weeks but be in 0-3 mos soon after. So I kept a few onsies but not many in NB size. People will give you "outfits" which are ridiculous when you are sleep deprived and you won't put them in unless you are doing photos (in my opinion). Don't splurge on a changing table that is expensive just a place to put changing pad and you can organize wipes, diapers, cream etc because it is a short term thing. DS was off it at 1 year. Loved - fisher price rock n play, boppy for breast feeding and baby to chill, BOB revolution SE (my splurge item) did not disappoint, someone gave us this glow worm that plays soothing music that DS loved (seen at target) Adding this time: want to try Ergo this time around. I had a borrowed baby Bjorn but after DS was at the end of the weight so used a short time. Might try a better bedside solution. We used a pack and play last time but still researching options.
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  • The wipe warmer was useless. And I second the cutesie outfits...onesies with comfy pants are the way to go. I also never put DD in headbands.

    Must haves: a swing, a bassinet on the main floor for naps, and a play mat with toys overhead. Also, sleep sacks and sleep gowns. This won't really be an issue for our June babies, but DD was born in February and I used a car seat cover that zipped all the way around her and the seat to keep her warm.

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  • I only ended up using cloth diapers for burp cloths, those little burp cloths don't absorb shit!
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  • Second time around I ditched the bjorn and got an ergo. Loved it so much more!

    Also love the rock and play. My friend and I trade back and forth a swing and jumperoo. Both were must haves but for very short periods of time. If you can get one on consignment or borrow from a friend this is the way to go!
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  • For those of you who love a glider, which one is your favorite? Where so you buy a glider at?
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    The same post is on page 1 on the May 15 board. You might get more ideas there.

    Every baby/mom is different but here are mine.

    Regrets: BOB stroller (selling mine and getting the citi select), carriers (dd didn't like any of them), bassinet, Moses basket, 2nd car seat base. Don't bother registering for blankets. You'll receive a ton. I regret registering for the things I didn't use right away such as a high chair and umbrella stroller. I would have picked differently now that I know more. Other things that are very baby specific that I should have waited on: pacifiers, bottles, diapers, wipes. Except for the bottles, I ended up using the brands the hospital gave us since it all seemed to work.

    Must haves for us: Motorola video monitor, swing, p&p and bouncy chair on both levels, boppie (newborn and nursing), snap and go, enough bottles and pump parts to avoid doing dishes every 5 minutes, lots of bibs and burp clothes (dd was a spitter), velcro swaddlers, sleepers with a zipper (not snaps), bottle warmer, comfy glider.

    Advice: Take any offers to give/loan you things. I did not initially bc I wanted all new of course. I ended up asking people for things later as it was so helpful to have duplicates in various rooms, at grandmas, in the car, etc. It also helps to test things they may not like or use for such a short time (like the bumbo).
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  • Pumping bra!!! Wish I had bought one to have the first time I pumped...makes the whole process much more comfortable. Medela makes one and I'm sure there are other brands too

    ^^^^THIS!!!!
    I waited a couple months to get one because I was being cheap. I wish I hadn't waited so long! I'm bringing mine to the hospital this time.

    My other recommendation would be to not be afraid to buy second hand. We bought all of DS's newborn things new and I feel like we wasted a lot of $. There were great jumperoos, swings, highchair and playmats (clean and in great condition) for 1/4 of the price.
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  • I regret buying a crib before baby was born. Waste of money. DS slept in his bassinet until 6 months. I got rid of his crib 8 yrs ago so eventually we will need a new one for this baby. But we are just going to get a bassinet for now, and wait until Black Friday next year to get the crib.

    That goes for most of the "nursery" decorations & crap too. Babies don't notice and we don't need it. I totally get that FTMs sometimes love setting up nurseries and enjoy decorating and preparing a room for baby. But it's not my thing, and for us, it's a waste of money.

    My advice would be, do it if you like it, but don't feel like you have too. A newborn certainly doesn't NEED it.
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  • cscamina said:
    For those of you who love a glider, which one is your favorite? Where so you buy a glider at?
    I got a Best Chairs glider from JCPenny - I found them to have the best price back in 2011.  It's hard to say it's my favorite, because what am I comparing it to?  But I really like it.  Personally, I wanted one that looked more like an overstuffed chair than those like the Dutalier which are really popular.  But it's personal preference.  Sit in them, see what is comfy for you.
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  • Ltpugs said:
    Pumping bra!!! Wish I had bought one to have the first time I pumped...makes the whole process much more comfortable. Medela makes one and I'm sure there are other brands too
    ^^^^THIS!!!! I waited a couple months to get one because I was being cheap. I wish I hadn't waited so long! I'm bringing mine to the hospital this time. My other recommendation would be to not be afraid to buy second hand. We bought all of DS's newborn things new and I feel like we wasted a lot of $. There were great jumperoos, swings, highchair and playmats (clean and in great condition) for 1/4 of the price.

    I'll 3rd the pumping bra. I also was too cheap so I just cut holes in a few sports bras. Totally worked.
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  • So, FTM question... For those of you who have and love video monitors, what about the video aspect do you like, specifically?

    Maybe I'm old fashioned, but they seem expensive compared to the radio style which worked just fine for my parents. What makes the video worth it?
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  • So, FTM question... For those of you who have and love video monitors, what about the video aspect do you like, specifically? Maybe I'm old fashioned, but they seem expensive compared to the radio style which worked just fine for my parents. What makes the video worth it?
    I'm interested in this too.  Video monitors didn't exist when I had DS 13 years ago. For that matter, wifi wasn't really a "thing" yet either. Heh.
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  • So, FTM question... For those of you who have and love video monitors, what about the video aspect do you like, specifically? Maybe I'm old fashioned, but they seem expensive compared to the radio style which worked just fine for my parents. What makes the video worth it?
    This is probably specific to specific kids, but mine was a very noisy sleeper.  He still talks in his sleep.  Often he would cry out in his sleep.  Having a video monitor meant that we could glance down and see he was still sleeping, and not risk waking him by going into his room to check on him. 

    As a separate note, I know there's a lot of talk later on about "self soothing" and I never had to worry my kid wasn't getting it, even if we did go to him when he was crying for us, because we could watch him wake up, sit up, and then put himself back to sleep.  So it was obvious he could go to sleep on his own, and when he couldn't there was a reason for it. 
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