As new parents we have likely all been victim to the “new, shiny, expensive” syndrome and wanting to have all the BEST things for our new little ones. I was pretty good, or at least I feel that I was pretty good, at avoiding buying all kinds of gadgets and things I knew I wouldn’t’ need.
But, I’m not perfect and there were a few items that I purchased and that I still see advertised all the time that I honestly feel are not worth the money.
In an effort to save you a few dollars, here are three “fancy” baby items I purchased and the reason I didn’t get the value out of them:
1) Boon Spoon– I know what you’re thinking… you’ve seen me talk about this spoon positively and even included it in my Road Trip with Baby post some time ago. Well, that was before I realized (and admitted) Little Dude wasn’t a fan of ANY homemade purees and actually LOVED store bought packets. Thankfully I included these little spoons that fit on the top of a store bought package (food pouch spoons) in he post as well. You can find them for a fraction of the price, they are less mess/clean up and give the exact same on-the-go convenience for feeding babies.
2) Bath Spout Cover– Before I tell you why I think this is a waste of money I have to give a shout out to the brand… I have almost the entire Moby Bath Set by Skip Hop and LOVE all of the items I own (bath kneeler, elbow rest and the waterfall bath rinser) except for the bath spout cover. Here is why I don’t like it… it gets dirty, serves no essential purpose and really just kind of gets in the way for anyone other than baby using the bath/shower. Call me old school, but I would say ditch this gadget or any version of it all-together and just use the regular bath spout as it is.
3) The Happy Plate– It looks like the next best thing… it sticks to your child’s high chair or table supposedly and makes i more challenging for babies to throw their plate on the ground. Well, Little Dude was up for the challenge! The Happy Plate had nothing on him and ended up being a waste of money since it ended up being just a fancy plate. The children’s plates from IKEA ($1.99/6) on the other hand have been a great success offering the same type of ridge for easier eating as The Happy Plate offers at a fraction of the price. And, there are 6 of them which means you don’t have to wash it after each and every meal to use them.
I hope after reading this I have possibly saved you all a few dollars! Don’t forget to save this post and share it with other parents to help them save a few dollars too 🙂
My shoes for that: Baby Sneakers… and for $6 how can you go wrong?!