Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rub a dub, baby in the tub

When we found out I was pregnant with Zoey we immediately started discussing how we would do things differently this time around. The main discussion was the STUFF. 

Babies require a ridiculous amount of stuff. Crib, bouncer, changing table, swing, travel bed, bottles, diapers, clothes, blankets, swaddling blankets, wipe warmers, mini vans.... and the list goes on. We were not spending a boat load of money on all that stuff for a second time around.

The crib was kind of pointless for Maddie, we transitioned her to a regular bed at a year in a half so we skipped the crib this time and went with a pack and play with an extra mattress for Zoey. A life saver let me say, the first 6 months she was in our room and then boom bang we moved her to her room.

Swing and or bouncer? Maddie hated the bouncer and lived in the swing. This time we went big money and bought the expensive swing that plugs into the wall. Go figure, the kiddo could take it or leave it. Luckily we were able to sell it and get almost full price.

My big no-no for buying a second time was the baby bath. We used it at most a dozen times with Maddie, so really not worth the money. Of course I caved and ended up buying another one for Zoey. I don't even think we used it 5 times. FIVE TIMES. When she was super little Zoey got all sponge baths until her stump fell off. Then you hit the optimal time for using the baby tub but really how dirty does a baby get? It was so much easier to bring her in the shower with me and then pass her off all squeaky clean to the hubs. Then Zoey was big enough to plop in Maddie's lap in the bathtub and give her a quick scrub down. And now....

Big girl is splashing and playing in the tub with big sister Maddie. This kid LOVES the tub. Bath time is a big hit every night. Now the getting out and into jammies part.... oy.

So what was your biggest waste of money with baby?

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