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Every new mom, including myself, is always eager to buy every single item at the baby shops, believing that it’s super useful and that she’d actually use them on a daily basis. Well, at least that’s what they tell you in the shop, but the reality is a whole different story.
You see a changing station in the store and you imagine it standing in the corner of your room, with all the wipes and diapers, and everything neatly organized on it. Reality check: Changing station is standing in the corner of your room, but it’s not used for diaper changing, but a clutter station for all the newborn dirty clothes and other stuff. You just change the diaper on your lovely bed.
How comfortable a breastfeeding pillow is! It’s so soft and comfy for the baby and the mother and it looks super nice. But when duty calls -along with a screaming baby- you just take your breast out and do it anywhere.
My Egyptian baby is not swaddle-friendly. End of story.
They look adorable but I showered my baby in the sink.
They look super cute. They are never used. Your 14-month-old child will most probably walk barefoot in the mall.
Baby bottle dishwasher case
If your baby is bottle-fed or if you occasionally give them formula, you’ll wash the bottles in a sterilizer or manually, because you won’t have the luxury or time to fill your dishwasher.
Baby food blender
It’s expensive, a hassle to clean, and won’t be used once your baby starts eating non-blended food. You can save money and use your hand blender instead.
Newborn bedding set
If only Egyptian newborns sleep in their cribs. Even if you are one of those lucky parents, the baby will eventually outgrow the bed and you’ll store the beddings.
Only buy nursing pads after giving birth and realizing that you will actually use them. What if you don’t breastfeed? What if you breastfeed but don’t leak and wet your shirts?
Thousands of pacifiers
If your child refuses the pacifier, like my newborn, it’s over. You don’t need to buy a zillion pacifiers to try and see if they might actually like them.
Now tell us, mommies, what did you buy but barely used?