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5 Baby Products I'm Glad We Spent Money On

By Devan McGuinness |

A few days ago I shared a post on the 8 “essential” baby products that I was sure we would need (why else would they be on every ‘essential’ list) that turned out to be a big waste of money for us. I know that not everyone will agree, but I stand by each product on there as being a waste of money for us and going into trying for our 4th child, we will not be getting any of those products again.

I realize not everyone co-sleeps and room-shares, but Babble is about sharing different lifestyles, and our life includes bed and room sharing with our children — making most of the “essentials” that are drilled into us when expecting a big waste of money for us.

There were a few of you who asked what would be on our ‘essential’ list for new parents or parents going to have more than one child since many of them were on our waste of money list, so I have compiled a list of our 5 essential products that I am glad we spent money on.  Click through to see what made our list:

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5 Must-Have Products for New Baby

Soft Baby Carrier

I don't think I would have survived more than one child if I didn't have a baby carrier that was comfortable for me & baby. I still use the same wrap today for Bean (pictured here at 7wks) and she is just over 3 years old now.
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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “5 Baby Products I'm Glad We Spent Money On

  1. Mandy says:

    Great list! I also liked to use the soft baby crier. Another thing I couldn’t do with out is the Nursing pillow. This site has more great products for babies

  2. taiya says:

    Ok good list… but what kind of stroller, car carrier, and nursing bra????? I really need a good supportive nursing bra…help!

  3. Mia says:

    I loved the vibrating chair for our son, he was quite happy in it. My problem with all the ‘essentials’ lists out there is that they never have the disclaimer that you’ve included in this one: this is what was essential (or a waste of money) for our family. So when I was pregnant with our son, it was easy to think that we needed everything on the ‘essentials’ list and should NOT buy anything on the ‘waste of money’ list. Six months into motherhood, I’m realizing that the variety exists because people make lots of different decisions when rearing and raising their kids. So thank you for including that disclaimer on this post.

  4. Casandra says:

    I was just wondering what bucket you had that went up to 40 lbs? The highest I have seen is 35 lbs.

  5. Deanna says:

    I have to say Ergo is the best! I am huge fan of aden and anais products plus little twig lotions

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