Baby Items You Can Live Without

If you're pregnant, you're probably excited about filling out your baby registry. In my opinion, these baby products are overrated, and you are best to put your money elsewhere.

Baby shower - Products for baby register

1

Baby laundry detergent

You're about to be doing three times the amount of laundry you once were, so don't complicate things by separating Baby's clothes from your own, just to use a specialty soap. Unless your baby has super-sensitive skin, he'll be just fine with Tide.

2

Bottle warmer

Rumor has it these things take forever to warm formula or milk. And when you have a screaming, starving newborn, you need to feed him stat. Dipping the bottle into a mug of hot water does the job in no time flat.

3

Baby food processor

A normal food processor will mush the food just as well as any fancy-pants product out there. Heck, a fork and bowl will too. It's all going to the same place anyway.

4

Wipe warmer

If your baby was born in the cold winter months, this might seem like a must-have item. But, the novelty will wear off and you'll forget you even have one when you're half asleep doing diaper duty in the middle of the night. And in a bind, we hear sticking them in your cleavage warms them up just fine.

5

Baby robe

Let's imagine a baby soaking in a luxurious bubble bath, followed by lounging in a plush, hooded robe. Adorable, but not realistic. You'll rush him from the tub to his towel and quickly into his diaper and PJ's. There will be no in-between robe time between bath time and bed time.

6

Burp cloths

If your baby has reflux, one of those skinny, rectangular cloths isn't going to clean up spit. What you need is a thin, extra-large swaddle blanket — perfect for cleaning up baby, yourself, your floor and everything else that gets puked on.

7

Infant shoes

Infants can't walk, why do they need shoes?

8

Walker

We've heard too many stories about babies coasting down stairways in walkers. Sure you can be careful, but accidents happen. Plus, walkers have been known to delay motor development, acting as a crutch rather than promoting mobility.

9

Baby powder

My pediatrician told me that baby powder shouldn't be used on babies because if it's inhaled, it can be harmful to the lungs. Say what? Baby powder can't be used on babies... huh.

10

Bath toy caddy

In theory, scooping those rubber duckies up from the bottom of the tub into one convenient, breathable container that sticks to the shower wall sounds genius. That is, until the cheap suction cups let go and the whole thing comes crashing down in the middle of the night — waking the baby and scaring you half to death.

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Priscila September 26, 2013
Some women have lower HCG levels in the start of their penangrcy and it can take longer to get a positive HPT. However I found this test to be VERY accurate. I took the Clear Blue Digital test at 4 pm the day my period was due and got a positive. I then took another test at 7pm that night also the Clear Blue digitial, again another positive. Then I took a third Clear Blue the next morning and once again a positive.I went to the doctors that afternoon my period was technically one day late at that point and they gave me an in office urine test that came back NEGATIVE. I told them about my three positives so they sent me for blood work anyways and sure enough we WERE pregnant afterall.So as it turned out the Clear Blue tests were even more accurate than the doctors office urine tests! If you are 8 days late if you are STILL getting negative tests, I would guess its from something else like a change in diet, stress, weight gain or weight loss etc. You could try testing again in a few days, OR go to the doctor and ask to have a blood test done they are MUCH more accurate and can pick up on penangrcy as early as a week after conception ! Good luck! Was this answer helpful?