By popular demand – THE BABY LIST. Essentials and almost essentials to buy.
Ages ago I wrote a post about baby things I had bought that I had wasted money on. I made a rash promise to post my spreadsheet of things that you SHOULD buy. Four months later I am coming good with my promise. I know. I’m reliable like that. You should hear my promises to my dentist – they are nothing short of inspiring and involve trips to hygienists, dental floss and 45 degree brushing angles.
Anyway, I digress. I know that interesting dentistry anecdotes is a post in itself but baby stuff I promised and baby stuff you shall have. There are many many things to buy when you are having a baby. And many many shops and online stores from which to buy these essentials. I say essentials. In actual fact, apart from a cot, a pram and some clothes, you’d be hard pressed to say anything was truly essential. But we are what we are. Well, actually, I am what I am. You may well be a far more worthy and green type person who buys the minimum, recycles stuff, freecycles it back into the community and is generally a better, kinder and more annoying person than me. If you are, can I suggest you stop reading? I think you will not enjoy my list of essentials.
If, however, you have been battling in whatever your local massive baby hellhole with sales assistants that need a good stabbing store is and need some tips on what to avoid (apart from Jessica the over eager sales assistant at Babies R You insisting that your baby will NEVER sleep without the sheep that plays a sound like a mother’s heartbeat. Yes, true story. No, I did not buy it.), then can I present my Baby List. Capitalisation is intentional – it is big.
If you haven’t had a baby yet, don’t freak out when you open it. It has many lines, many comments and some lines have multiple lines. It also has two worksheets. I know, my geekiness is embarrassing – even to me. Certainly to my husband – he is checking this post over my shoulder making sure there is absolutely no way that the general public could identify him via this post.
And if you’ve already got lots of babies and associated stuff, feel free to tell me the essential items that are missing from my list. I can take the criticism. Just be gentle in a way my dentist never is.
photo credit: kevindooley