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    Change table was absolutely useless. I used it twice and then I just put a towel on the floor and used the floor for changing bub instead. I ended up selling my change table to my neighbour's pregnant cousin.


    ⭐️DS #1 born 15.03.2010⭐️
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    We've used most of what we bought. Some of it was only useful for short periods, but I was still glad we had it.

    We loved:
    * fold-away baby bath (first couple of.months - much easier than trying to hold a newborn in a full-sized bath, and in winter we'd use it in a warm room)
    * change table with wheels we could move between rooms when it was cold (still using it at 9 months)
    * car capsule (first 5 or 6 months)
    * stroller that could take capsule attachment (great when DS was still little)
    * Tasman Eco bassinet with wheels- loved being able to roll it around (first 5 or so months)
    * cot (from around 5 months)
    * battery-operated swing (great until about 4 months)
    * video monitor (even more useful now to see if he's asleep or doing bog laps in his cot)
    * Baby Bjorn carrier (still using it at 9 months)
    * play gym (good until 4 or 5 months)
    * bouncer (plopped him in it while I hung out washing, etc).

    As he got older, we also loved:
    * Jolly Jumper
    * umbrella stroller (great for shopping trips)
    * play pen (so I can shower knowing he's safe and not wrecking the joint).

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    Useless for us:
    Bumbo - DS hates it
    baby bath - we just showered with him and now he's happy in the big bath.
    Cot set - cot bumpers and quilts are not recommended for little bubs anyway.
    blankets - I agree with a pp who said you only really need a pram blanket. We have a pile of tiny blankets we never used.
    Breast pump - I just didn't get the use out of it I thought I would, should have just bought a basic model.
    shoes - why bother?

    Very useful for us
    bassinet on wheels
    bouncer
    playmat
    capsule
    pram you can clip capsule into
    love to dream swaddles
    onesies, wondersuits, singlet suits - we also bought a couple of baby clothes bundles off eBay which set us up really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luminary View Post
    Change table was absolutely useless. I used it twice and then I just put a towel on the floor and used the floor for changing bub instead. I ended up selling my change table to my neighbour's pregnant cousin.


    ⭐️DS #1 born 15.03.2010⭐️
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    ⭐️Me=29 💗 DP=34⭐️
    change table is a godsend if you have back pain, as it puts baby up at eye level, and i still use mine now to help DD get dressed and she's 2 1/2. But i do agree, it's not necessary unless you have back problems

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    jolly jumper was great until around 6 months as it helped me get the dishes done I didn't have a dishwasher...

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    Waste of money:
    baby carrier, it was cheap, uncomfortable and too hot to carry him. He was happy in the pram


    manual breast pump, used it for about 3 days then switched to formula


    baby shoes, just no need for them.


    all bangs and whistles high chair, soooo hard to clean, should have got a cheap ikea one.


    Best buys:


    strider DLX travel system, great pram, used it for nearly 4 years


    bassinette


    bouncer seat


    safe t sleep wrap


    cheap change table

    large play mat

    baby gates

    plug covers

    baby proof door knob covers

    steam steriliser

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    So many things one person finds useless another couldn't live with out. It really depends on your babies temperament and what you find the most useful every parent is different as is every baby.

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    I'm amazed so many of you preferred changing bubs on for floor! That would have been a pain in the neck for me and DH in the first few months when we had to do 10+ nap out changes a day. Much nicer having bub at waist height, no leaving over.

    I can't really think of anything that was a waste of money but I did stop BFing after 6 weeks so I probably didn't need an expensive BF pillow. And DD moved to a cot after about 8 weeks so we probably should have just borrowed a bassinet.

    And I'm glad we rented a capsule rather than buying one. Definitely found it useful though.

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    me too @lemonpancakes!
    actually my friend who just had a baby planned on doing without a change table and quickly change her mind once she realized how often she changes her newborn.

    I remember I was keen to not buy one but mum insisted I bought one and for once she was right


 

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