Alright ladies, as the title suggests, state things you regret doing with your LOs, whether it be a technique, a purchase, a habit, etc.
Also, what are some things that worked really well, that you are either really proud of and/or are planning to continue with future children.
I am really looking forward to reading your posts as I am sure I will learn a lot!
I'll get us started - my biggest technique regret is not continuously using a bottle. I EBF. My LO switched from bottle to breast with ease, and for the first 2 months I did just that. But then I got tired of pumping and found it easier to only nurse and drop the bottle. It never crossed my mind that he would FORGET how to use one! I mean, bottle + baby, right? Don't the two just magically always fit? Well now, I desperately wish he would take a bottle so that I could gain some freedom. BIGGEST REGRET!
Some purchase regrets are baby shoes (never used them), patterned onesies that go under clothes/hold the diaper - I prefer just plain white as it matches all his clothes for when his shirts rise (which is always), bibs as he never uses them, a baby swing as I did not want him to get used to the motion to fall asleep so I rarely used it, bumbo chair - a high chair was so much better for us, and the baby bullet as any blender does the job.
On the bright side, things I am super proud of that I would like to re-do for future children is not swaddling past 2 months (made the work easier to stop before I HAD to), sleep training as now my LO sleeps on his own in his crib, getting him used to sleeping in loud noises and in random places (as in a different bed and car seat), and having somewhat of a schedule as it makes my days more predictable and I can plan around his naps.
Purchases that were a must have for me are a breast pump, baby carrier, on the go changing mat, an easily washable feeding bib (rubber/plastic material), nursing pillow, exercise jumper, play pen, car seat canopy, and a high chair. All were very useful and so worth the money.