Walking into a baby superstore while pregnant is one of the most entirely overwhelming experiences I’ve ever had. Unless you’re far wealthier than we are, you register for things hoping that your friends and family will be able to purchase them so that you have enough supplies for your new baby, though you have no idea how, when or where you’re going to use all of these things. And then you go scan a million things with your little scan gun.
We were fortunate to receive a lot of great gifts from friends, and I’ve only just realized now how many superfluous items we registered for. We have several boxes in our garage of things we were just sure we would need and instead have not found use for yet. If we don’t ever use them, we’ll probably donate them to a shelter so someone can use them, but for now, they’re collecting dust.
In the interest of saving other first time parents some time wondering which things are really essential, these are my 12 must have items for birth through (at least) 2 months.
What are/were your must have items for baby’s first few months?