With the baby coming, you and your spouse are ready to get the shopping and baby registry creation out of the way so that family and friends know what to buy for your little one. Although there are many things to buy, you could save money by not buying certain nursery items, like a changing table. Here’s a list of baby furniture items you don’t need to buy.
Leave the Wipe Warmer Off the Baby Registry
Wipe warmers are great as the wipes feel nice on the skin and soothe a baby during diaper changes. However, keeping this item off the baby registry is best because it overheats at night and eats away at electricity. And what do you do with it after your baby grows out of it? Wipe warmers are one of those unnecessary items your child grows out of fast, so avoid buying one.
Skip the Changing Table (They Grow Out of It Too Fast)
A changing table is great to have, but kids grow out of it fast. It’s bulky, gets in the way, and takes up too much room when not in use. At that point, you might feel defeated and like you wasted money. Try out other alternatives, like a diaper changing pad—a completely foolproof alternative to a changing table, and it’s portable!
Don’t Bother Buying a Stand-Alone High Chair
A high chair is also fine, but they get dirty fast and are difficult to store. Ditch the stand-alone high chair for one that attaches to a standard seat. A high chair that attaches to a normal chair is easy to store and transport—especially when visiting others who may not have a high chair to lend.
Don’t Buy Another Bed After Your Child Grows Out of the Crib
Before you click “add to cart” on another bed, consider other options for your child, like a convertible crib. You no longer need to research and compare the best toddler beds to buy when you have a multi-purpose bed that converts between every stage of your child’s life. One of the great things to know about convertible cribs is they save time and money while you set up the nursery.
Ask yourself what items to avoid buying for the nursery before shopping. Looking here will help you buy the best items for the nursery and save more money. It’s hard to believe, but infants don’t need a lot. Think about this list while adding things to your registry.