Where has the time gone? Can it possibly be November already? So, this post is way overdue! At the beginning of October I talked about what I consider to be the top registry must-have items. Then a few weeks ago I highlighted SmartMomma, a local baby store who specializes in custom registry design. What happens if you aren't fortunate enough to work with a baby planner or a baby gear expert who can steer you in the right direction? Well, most people will rely on recommendations from friends and family, which of course is fine. But, unfortunately what ends up happening is you registry for items you don't need, don't want, or ones that are just plain useless! This means you end up wasting your money or the poor sole's money who bought the useless item as a gift. Below I've listed what I consider to be the Top 5 Must-Not-Haves when it comes to registry items. Now, this is of course a matter of opinion and some people find these items useful, so don't get offended if you see a favorite on the list!
1. Baby Wipe Warmer
This has got to be one of the most frivolous items you can put on a registry! Yes, wipes are cold and having a warm one would be nice, but is it really necessary? Trust me, your baby is going to cry regardless of the temperature of the wipe. And think about it from a logistical standpoint. If you have a two story house are you going to run upstairs to get the warm wipes if you are downstairs changing a diaper? And what about when you travel? Do you take the warmer with you? Although, they do now have a travel warmer for the diaper bag! Okay, if you need to have tons of extra items on your registry to accomodate all the showers you will have, then go ahead and get the warmer. But for the average parent...save you money!
2. Bottle Warmer
3. Diaper Specific Trash Can
4. High Chair
5. Blankets, and hats, and booties oh my!
So, this is just a few of what I consider to be unnecessary baby items. There are many more out there though! What item did you find useless?