Shortly after my daughter turned a year, I wrote about seven baby gear products that I found had turned out to be a waste-of-money.
Well, now that I have more parenting (and Hint Mama reporting) experience under my belt, I’ve realized that my waste-of-money first-year baby product list has become a lot longer.
So, today’s hint is my updated waste-of-money baby product list. I call this updated list of 12 skippable baby gear items, which I write about over at U.S. News Money’s The Frugal Shopper blog, the “don’t buy these baby products dozen.”
In The Frugal Shopper post, “12 Baby Products That You Should Skip,” I include a number of the same products I covered the first time around, including wipe warmers, baby shoes and special baby thermometers. In addition, I’ve extended the waste-of-money list to include a host of other baby gear items you may want to consider crossing off your must-have list (think special toddler plates and small bottles).
The truth is, you don’t actually need all the baby gear stores – and even your friends – may say you do, and you can make it just fine to your little one’s first birthday without some of the so-called necessities.
In fact, if you know which baby products to skip, you can significantly cut down the expense of baby’s first year and perhaps even stash away a little extra for the big costs you’ll be facing soon enough, like childcare and college.
So, if you’re looking to save a bit more, read my full list of 12 waste-of-money baby gear items over at The Frugal Shopper blog.
What waste-of-money baby products did I miss? What would you add to – or take off – this list?