muslin squares, great for mopping things up, winding
vaseline. use it instead of nappy creams. it's much cheaper and is great for a babys first poo ( it can be really black and sticky like tar)
cotbed. i changed it from a cot to a bed when my son was about 20mths and i only took it down and got him a 'proper bed' after he turned 4. well worth the money, it lasts ages.
nail clippers. they were so small and fiddley and really hard to use on a wriggly baby. i just peeled my babys nails as they were really soft.
wooden highchair that converts to a table and chair because it was square at the base and not splayed like most highchairs it was really unstable when using it to sit at the dining table. i only found this out when my son pushed his legs on the table and the highchair fell backwards! how my son didn't end up seriously injured from hitting his head on the floor i don't know. needless to say it went to the dump the next day!
i wouldnt say theres anything i have that isnt necessery i just have too much of everything. Like for instance i have five pushchairs, two moses baskets, a million blankets, draws and draws full of clothes..... He's really spoilt! I dont know what to do with half of it, the spare rooms busting! lol xx
One of the best things we got for DS was a wooden highchair that converts into a child's table and chair set. It was a present from DH's grandmother and was really useful when we weren't having a sit down meal at the table and DS could snack on it. Also it was useful for painting, play-doh etc. We gave it to my Aunt for my cousin last year and it's wrecked now but DS used that until he was 5.
We gave away most of our baby stuff as we always said we only wanted one so we are pretty much starting again this time. We have clothes in the loft and are having another little boy so I need DH to go in the loft so I can see what we've got. We found that everyone bought newborn and 0-3 month clothes so DS had loads of clothes when he was tiny (and didn't really wear them!). He was christened at 3 months so then everyone bought 3-6 month clothes and then at Christmas he got 6-9 months so for the first year we hardly bought any clothes for him.
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