8 Things First Time Moms Purchased That Were Completely Useless Once Baby Arrived

As any soon-to-be or new parent can attest, there is an overwhelming number of potential baby items to buy. With the proliferation of online stores, baby boutiques, and big-box stores, the choices are seemingly endless. Unfortunately, many of these items can be a waste of money and time, leading to parents feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. With that said, the community of Reddit’s Beyond The Bump shares the most pointless thing they bought for their baby.

Unnecessary Gear

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The most common response was in regards to the various types of baby gear. As one user put it, “It seems like there’s a million different types of seats and swings and cradles and I honestly don’t even know what half of them do.” Many parents said that they bought expensive gear like a swing, bouncy chair, and play mat, only to find that their baby had no interest in them.

Babies Don’t Care About Clothes

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Many parents also shared that they wasted a lot of money on clothing that their baby never even wore. “I bought so much cute stuff and they grew out of it so quickly I didn’t even get to show it off,” one user said. Parents admitted to buying designer baby clothes that were much too expensive, only to realize that most people will never even notice the name brand.

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Buying in Bulk

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A few parents mentioned that they had bought in bulk, only to find out that their baby was picky about their food or had an allergy or intolerance that meant they couldn’t eat what had been purchased. “I bought a huge pack of formula from Costco and found out that my baby was allergic to it,” one user said. “I had to throw the whole thing away.”

Unnecessary Diaper Supplies

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Diapers are often a necessity, but many parents found that some of their diaper-related purchases were a waste of money. “I bought a diaper caddy and a diaper genie, but I quickly realized that I didn’t need either of them,” one user said. “I just used a regular trash can and it worked just fine.

Over-the-top Essentials

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One Reddit user shared that they purchased a “$400 robotic hand-held baby swing thing”. While the swing was definitely a luxurious purchase, it was completely unnecessary. Other users shared that they had similarly over-the-top purchases, like a “$120 musical potty” and a “$250 baby water fountain”.

Useless Clothes

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Clothing is a must-have for a baby, but some items are simply unnecessary. A Reddit user admitted to buying a “$30 snowsuit” even though they “lived in Florida”.

Specialized Furniture

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Perhaps you’ve seen them in a store or online: elaborate changing tables, diaper pails, and bassinets. While these pieces of furniture are nice to have, they might not be totally necessary. One Reddit user shared that they had bought a “super expensive, super cute” changing table, only to realize that they could just as easily have changed their baby’s diaper on the bed.

Toys Galore

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It’s hard to resist the temptation of purchasing cute toys for a baby. One Reddit user shared that they had bought a “$50 seahorse that made noise and lit up”. Other users mentioned “noisy rattles”, “plastic animals”, and “overly complicated” baby gyms.

MILLENNIALS ARE ANNOYED THAT BOOMERS KEEP RECOMMENDING RICE CEREAL FOR THEIR BABIES

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A woman hows her annoyance at people’s recommendation to feed rice cereal to babies. Further along in the thread, users agree that this is a piece of advice most commonly given by Boomers. As more and more Millennials reach child-rearing age, they take to Reddit to rant about advice that many of their parents give them. Have you heard this advice before? If so, who gave you the advice? Was it a Boomer?

MILLENNIALS ARE ANNOYED THAT BOOMERS KEEP RECOMMENDING RICE CEREAL FOR THEIR BABIES

PREGNANT WOMAN ENRAGED BY WHAT HER PHOTOGRAPHER DID – WHAT IS PROPER PHOTOGRAPHER ETIQUETTE?

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A soon-to-be mother expressed her anxiety about a maternity photoshoot that had been conducted. “I wanted to do them earlier but scheduling was difficult,” she said, referring to the difficulties in finding a suitable time for the photoshoot. But her feelings of apprehension soon reached a fever pitch when she received a flurry of Facebook notifications.

PREGNANT WOMAN ENRAGED BY WHAT HER PHOTOGRAPHER DID – WHAT IS PROPER PHOTOGRAPHER ETIQUETTE?

A MAN RUBS A WOMAN’S BELLY AFTER SHE RUBBED HIS PREGNANT WIFE’S BELLY AND THE INTERNET THOUGHT IT WAS HILARIOUS

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A recent incident at a group luncheon tested the boundaries of personal space, as one woman reached out and rubbed a pregnant woman’s belly, only to have it returned in kind by her husband. As the couple entered the house, the ladies in the kitchen began to comment on the expecting mother’s belly. “Ooo look who’s showinggggg,” one of them said, before taking it upon herself to rub the woman’s belly without her consent.

A MAN RUBS A WOMAN’S BELLY AFTER SHE RUBBED HIS PREGNANT WIFE’S BELLY AND THE INTERNET THOUGHT IT WAS HILARIOUS

HER COWORKERS WITHOUT CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN ASK HER TO WEAN HER BABY

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One woman is confused as to why people feel the need to comment on her decision to continue to breastfeed her 11 month old baby. In an age where opinions on parenting can be a contentious issue, one mom has found herself under pressure from her non-parent colleagues to end breastfeeding her 11-month-old. In an attempt to explain why she feels breastfeeding for two years is beneficial for both mother and child, she faces judgement and intrusive questioning.

HER COWORKERS WITHOUT CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN ASK HER TO WEAN HER BABY

HUSBAND THINKS WIFE NEEDS TO DO MORE AROUND THE HOUSE

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One man took to Reddit to complain about the split of chores around the house after having a baby. The original poster (OP) shares his frustration online.

The OP and his wife are in their mid 30’s. Before having a baby, they used to split the tasks around the house. According to him, “We both vacuumed and cleaned the bathrooms, if one cooked then the other one does the dishes. We also have dogs and we would both walk them in the morning and at night.”

HUSBAND THINKS WIFE NEEDS TO DO MORE AROUND THE HOUSE

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