5 Baby Items That You CAN Live Without

There is so much baby gear on the market, but let's get real, there is too much. These are 5 items that I have/had that we could have lived without:

Baby Items You Don't Need

Baby Items You Don't Need by brittney-vine 

Bottle Warmer
It's just as simple to microwave a cup of water and then place the bottle in it. And these aren't guaranteed to not overheat the bottle. So, it just as safe to feel the water in the cup before putting the bottle in it.
Complicated Baby Baths
It's so simple and easy to bath a baby.  Don't complicate it. I actually got two baths at my baby shower and opted to return this one. The other one was simple, but even it wasn't used as often I thought. Frequently a warm wash cloth with baby soap is all use need. 
Expensive Diaper Disposals
 I know some people swear by these, but the idea of buying an expensive trash can that requires expensive trash bags is kind of crazy. The less expensive ones will require taking the trash out at least twice a week, but that's just a good idea anyway. 
Baby Shoes
So cute, right? But let's get real, not necessary.  I didn't think about it with my first one, but babies don't need shoes until they walk. So don't feel like you need to get them.  Get them if you want them. I have bought so many, but both my girls only wore each pair a few times (if that).
Moses Basket
I wanted one with my first daughter and never got it. After 2 babies and a few years parenting under my belt I know these just aren't necessary. They are cute, but are you really going to carry your baby around this way?. Most people have infant carseat/carriers, swings, basinets, cribs, strollers etc. that are so much more useful. 

Let me know if you used any of these items? Got anything to add to the list? Let me know!
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  1. There are so many things that we're told are 'essential' for a baby that you really just don't need! We did have a moses basket though, which we used for the first 8 weeks with my son, so he could sleep in our room right next to the bed. I do agree that it's not an essential item though! We were quite lucky in that lots of things were lent to us, so we at least didn't waste money on things that didn't get used! x #TwinklyTuesday

  2. I definitely agree on the bottle warmer, shoes and baby bath! Completely unnecessary! And my cheap nappy bin does the job! Great post X #TwinklyTuesday