In response to "What is the Best thing you Bought for you Baby", what are some things you acquired that were of little or no use. Or even things that were not good for the intended use?

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asked 04 Dec '09, 16:53

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A Wipe Warmer. . . just not so necessary and not worth the money!

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answered 04 Dec '09, 17:14

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I use to think this was silly too so we didn't register for one. However, our newborn always threw a fit when we changed his diaper (fine with needles hated diaper changes). Eventually we realized that he hated the cold wipe against his skin. Now that's he's older, it doesn't bother him as much.

(04 Dec '09, 19:58) Kiesa ♦

We got one from a yard sale. All it did was dry out the wipes.

(06 Dec '09, 00:53) mkcoehoorn

I went out and bought a dozen receiving blankets that turned out to be too small for anything preactical. Now I don't buy any blankets smaller than 35" x 35".

Baby powder - completely useless

A thermal snowsuit type outfit that had a skirt/bag shape bottom to it instead of legs(supposedly to make getting them in easier). The bag-like bottom had a hole/slot between the knees for the carseat buckle to go through so that you could get them into a bucket style carseat. USELESS! I could never ever get the suit/kid/carseat combo connected properly - not even once - what a waste of money.

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answered 04 Dec '09, 18:06

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We had one of those snowbags. We didn't use it either. We just tucked a couple of good blankets around the kids, then threw another blanket over the handle to keep the wind off their faces.

(06 Dec '09, 00:54) mkcoehoorn

T-shirts. Anything that doesn't have snaps is useless. T-shirts ride up constantly, expose the baby's belly & scrunch up behind their back when they are sitting or lying down. Often cute, but very impractical.

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answered 06 Dec '09, 01:48

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I always have a onesie undershirt for my babies. I can then put a tshirt and pants over it, or a sleep and play.

(14 Jan '11, 18:23) Aris

Baby powder. Never touched the stuff; a good diaper and quick changing kept us from ever needing it.

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answered 04 Dec '09, 17:16

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also, it's terrible for their lungs if the inhale it. Corn starch is much better, and multi purpose :)

(04 Dec '09, 21:32) DarwinsMom

Hands down, a baby food processor.

I can't fathom what I was thinking. Did it seem cute?

  • It's the same thing as a regular food processor (or a blender), but much smaller (holds about the size of a Gerber jar of baby food).
  • It has a major tendency to overheat; it barely lasts long enough to pulverize one load of food.

Instead, get a blender or a regular food processor...or just buy jars of baby food.

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answered 13 May '10, 23:44

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+1 - I had one of those when my oldest was a baby, I used it far more often to make pesto then I ever did for making baby food. (They are a good size for making pesto, though!)

(15 May '10, 05:17) Neen

A floating thingy for the bathtub... tried to use it once, and gave up, had to buy a smaller plastic bathtub for him

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answered 04 Dec '09, 17:11

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We used the small bathtub, but it came with a small reservoir with a battery powered hand-held shower nozzle, and we didn't find the shower part practical. However, the reservoir itself had a little thermal strip that changed color depending on the temperature of the water in it, and I still use that, even now, to check the temperature of the bath water.

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answered 04 Dec '09, 17:50

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We had a rubber duck that "told" us when the bath water was too hot. But it thought anything warmer than frigid was too hot.

The baby bathtub was cumbersome and didn't hold water very well. I tried it once then sent it to the garage. The sling that came with it was useful, so I just put it in the real tub when we gave our kids a bath.

The sunshades we got for the car had a hard time staying attached to the windows.

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answered 06 Dec '09, 00:53

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we had the same rubber ducky! I used to think that D hated bath time, but really it was just too cold. We just supervised for signs of over heating, and figured the right temperature from there.

(06 Dec '09, 18:41) DarwinsMom

A "Spa Baby" bathtub. Our son is huge (consistently 95th percentile for height and over 100 th percentile for weight) and by the time we felt he was old enough to use it, he could extend his legs and come entirely out of it.

It is now his toy bucket, and he loves putting it on his head (or mine).

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answered 13 May '10, 19:17

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