|Baby Billy loved the door bouncer|
Number one on their top ten list of pointless buys is a baby door bouncer, modeled here by young Billy, which I would have said was one of our top ten most useful items. Now, the Guardian is a fine newspaper, and surely the writer is a rigorous journalist, and anyway she's simply writing about a survey conducted by Which? magazine, but according to me, they have the lists mixed up. At our house, the baby door bouncer was definitely in the top ten, followed by the Baby Bjorn carrier, the manual breast pump (which allowed me to go back to work), analog baby monitor, baby sleeping bag, little purse pack for diapers (not a big diaper bag), nappy bin with a lid, floor gym, travel cot, and the womb sounds heartbeat bear. When Billy came to live with us, we also added a swing to the list of must-haves so that he could join us at the dinner table, as well as the terrific "Moon in my Room", which Isabelle used as a night light to help her go back to sleep when he'd wake her up with his screaming. We never owned a bottle sterilizer (wha?) or a baby stair gate, a digital ear thermometer or a baby bath, and we all survived.
So, I guess it just goes to show that one mom's trash is another mom's treasure... or door bouncer. What were your favorite/silliest buys for your little one? I'd love to know. xo