When you are a first time expectant mum or dad it is SO exciting to go out and purchase all of the new things for your baby! Everything is all new, and it is such a big adventure!
It is so easy to get swept away with it all. You end up buying things because it’s what the baby books say, or what the shop assistant recommends! It is OK we all do it! We purchased so many things we didn’t need and I am going to list some of them below for you:
Now these are great, I am not saying they aren’t. Just for us it wasted valuable space in our nursery. We used it whilst the bin was stocked with nappies but after that we just used simple nappy sacks, and took them to the bin. I didn’t want to be faffing with this at 2am!
We had about 3 dummies ready and waiting. Why I don’t know because we had already decided we didn’t want to use dummies! Great for some, but not for us.
Cute and expensive baby grows and sleep suits
We had NO idea how many of these you we would go through in one day! They get pooped on, sicked on, you name it! My precious white company sleep suit was stained yellow within the first 1 hour! I would recommend buying the cheapest ones around!
Absolute waste of time! Yes they look cute, but they are not practical and won’t stay on for more than 2 minutes!
Another great idea in concept, but they didn’t stay on my little ladies hands for two minutes! Just make sure their nails are carefully cut regularly.
Too many pretty dresses etc.
Your baby will most likely live in their baby grows and sleep suits! I purchased WAY to many cute clothes that never got worn!
Ewan the white noise sheep
We never used this…once! She went to sleep through my gentle rocking, or singing.
Baby Head Positioner
These are supposed to help to prevent a condition known as plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome. If you make sure you baby does tummy time etc this will stop this happening.
I hope this blog is helpful. At the end of the day it is your exciting adventure, who am I to say what you may or may not need. This is just a guide from my personal experience, I wish you so much happiness Kx
When I became pregnant I wrapped myself in cotton wool! I had, had a miscarriage 6 months before this pregnancy, and I was so scared of it happening again! As a result I literally stopped myself from doing certain things with the fear of losing my baby. Looking back I was definitely a bit over cautious, but it all felt right at the time! I thought I would share with you my regrets, and be honest about them.
NOT GOING ON A BABY MOON
I am an extremely nervous flyer so I didn’t want to raise my stress levels, and for it to affect my unborn baby. I was also frightened the something would happen to the plane (completely irrational I know). Looking back it would have been so amazing to have spent some quality time with my just my husband, in the warm sunshine. It actually would have done wonders for me to have had time to completely relax.
When I look back at myself pregnant I was SO bloated. I think this has a lot to do with the fact I didn’t exercise. In fact I didn’t push myself at all. I think I would have felt a lot better had I moved a bit more!
DIDN'T EAT CERTAIN FOODS
I watched everything I ate! I checked every ingredient and cut out lots of foods. I wish I hadn't worried so much as I had a good diet anyway.
Looking back I didn't need to be as worried as I was. I actually wasn't controlling if I would have another miscarriage, or not, by not doing the things above. They only created more stress and anxiety. If there is one thing I have learnt in this life, what will be will be. I am so grateful to have a happy and healthy little lady. Kxx
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx