We have the other thread to share the top must have item, so let's share the pointless items.
BTDT moms, did you get anything that you found to be a complete waste of money?
Anyone have any ridiculous baby items that you've seen online or in the stores that make you laugh or wonder who would buy it?
The most useless item we received (was a gift) was the bumbo. I know a lot of people love them, but for us it was used like twice and then promptly ignored. I know there are a couple of groups trying to get them to be recalled because babies have gotten hurt in them despite the bumbo being on the floor (so not a table, etc). We ended up using it as a booster seat when DS was 12-14 months because he wanted to sit at the table with us and we didn't have a booster yet that fit under the our our kitchen table.
There are quite a few items I've seen advertised that have cracked me up. I'll share later as I find them.
I didn't buy this (thankfully), but I found a breast pump to be completely useless. Most of the BTDT moms on DD's birth board considered a breast pump to be an essential baby item, but for us it never was useful. At. All.
Harmony, JM, A, & M Our preschool-at-home blog
6w5d on 6/19/07 hb of 107 bpm 10/1/07. Lost at 7w6d
diaper pail systems (we always just throw them directly outside-no matter what you do, the pail systems ALWAYS have some kind of a smell-no matter how faint.)
**Lurker from Oct**
We registered for and received the Diaper Genie and I thought it was a complete waste of money. The bag refills are outragiously expensive and so not worth it. Just get a trash can with a lid! We used the genie until we ran out of bags and then it promtly went into the closet. I just took it to Goodwill a few weeks ago. Whenever I'm in a store and see someone looking at one or registering for one I always give them my opinion.
From August '12
Baby bath tubs. I found it easier to either just bath in the sink or stick 'em right in the main tub.
I only got one thing off my registry when I had my first. It was a papazon chair that didnt bounce... it just vibrated. DS1 and 2 hated it till they were older... then they used it as a seat to sit and watch movies in. I got rid of it and got one that bounces on its own... My sister has one for her kids and they LOVE it... hoping sqwirt does too. The baby genie was definitly a waste of money, glad I had gotten mine at a garage sale, then sold it at my own later lol. Another thing that just took up space was our changing table. It just ended up collecting stuff because we just changed our kids where ever. I am getting a small one for the living room this time around. DD is way too helpful when it comes to babies, and I want to be able to change the baby where she cant reach... at least at first. I'm not spending money on it... getting one from my youngest sister, then if we dont end up using it at least I didnt waste my money