- Family and Parenting
Baby Items That are Unnecessary
Baby Items That are Unnecessary
The baby industry is a multi-million dollar industry (probably even more that number was just a guess). The mark up on these products is quite astonishing, and parents eat it up, buying all of these unnecessary products, hoping it will make the journey of parenting easier, so they will be able to (I don't know) sleep more (?). Parents are always so concerned about their new bundle of hoy, which is by no means a bad thing, but why waste money on products that one will never use? When pregnant, a parent needs to pinch those pennies, and not spend hundreds of unnecessary products, because, seriously, kids are expensive, and as they grow that expense multiplies quickly.
The Diaper Genie
If you have never heard of a diaper genie, it is the round, white plastic tube with a large plastic bag that fits nicely inside, and a flip top that is supposed to hold the smell of rotting feces inside for a long period of time. This item is unnecessary, even though the idea seems quite awesome, because first, it fills so quickly that one usually ends up taking it out to the dumpster twice a day anyway. Second, because wherever a parent changes the diaper is where the diaper is disposed, that may be in the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room, the parents bedroom and on a rare occasion the babies room. Third, because nothing prevents the smell of old and rotting feces from smelling up a room, not even a bullet like plastic bin. The only thing that will will prevent such a smell is a canon that shoots the diaper straight to the moon.
A Changing Table
Another thing that a new parent, a second time parent, or a veteran parent does not need (or would rarely used) is a changing table. A changing table is unnecessary because a parent will change the baby wherever the diaper is soiled. If the baby poos in the dining room, the parent will change the diaper in the dining room, and yes, on the floor (gasp). Besides a small child can roll off of the changing table even if the parent is right next to them. A parent can blink and CRASH, BANG, baby on the floor, screaming bloody murder. Lets face it if one starts on the floor, baby can not end up on the floor.
A Bottle Warmer
The purchase of this product is quite astonishing, especially when most Americans have a hot water faucet attached to every sink in their house. Why buy something luxuries and waste money on a product when you can run the hot water to the right temperature and add formula? Or better yet, why not just breast feed with those luxuries boobies that a mother was born with? Yeah those boobies were put there for a reason.
A Wipes Warmer
Really? Warm wipes? Does one warm up their toilet paper? The wipes are already at room temperature, what more do these luxurious butts want?
Tummy Time Mats
Tummy time mats seem like a very stimulating a fun product to purchase for a young child, but they are completely unnecessary for many reasons. First, tummy time mats are too stimulating at times, all of the colors, words, toys, noises, ect are all too much for such a young child first beginning to learn about their surroundings. If one was bombarded with colors, birds, elephants, cats, dogs, words, and music all at once, one would also go crazy and more than likely cry. The second reason that tummy time mats are unnecessary is because if a parent places the baby on a colorful blanket, they will be more than amused and more focused on pushing up on their arms to see what truly is going on around them.
Swaddlers are on product that many people buy, but ultimately are too lazy to figure out how to use; blankets are much easier to swaddle a baby, plus, baby can kick out of a blanket if they become too hot. Believe it or not babies are humans, they have their own mind process, they think for themselves, and they desire to grow into their own person and wish to be in control of themselves and bodies (which is why they cry and have emotional breakdowns). Therefore the parents must give them this freedom at a young age, and dress and swaddle them appropriately. Some babies hate to be swaddled while others enjoy it and feel safe when they are swaddled, and a parent will never know how they baby wants to be covered or wrapped until that child is born, so it is unnecessary to purchase swaddlers when one will also purchase a billion receiving blankets and baby blankets anyway.
What baby item do you think is the most unnecessary?
- Baby Items Parents and Babies Cannot Live Without
what a new (or veteran) parent needs to have and/or purchase when expecting to add a new addition to the family. These items are necessary for infants to make life convenient, safe, and comfortable.