Hey mama – to be!
Ready to indulge in some first baby wish list items you’ll definitely want, but won’t necessarily need?
I know that being practical is important and when you are just starting a family, being frugal is crucial. However, I like to give new moms some slack when it comes to making their baby registry wish list a little EXTRA.
This is your first baby and you want to give it everything you possibly can to ensure that sweetheart is comfortable at all times, clean, safe and feeling loved.
So stick around and have some fun while we look at some baby wish list items you will want to have, but may not really need.
Why New Moms Want it all for Their First Baby
As a new mom myself, I knew most of what I was putting on my wish list probably wasn’t going to earn any extra points with my baby.
Mostly, I wanted what I wanted because I felt like I needed it for me. I wanted to have that peace of mind to calm those anxious postpartum first time mom hormones down.
Postpartum anxiety is a real thing guys.
If you find yourself worried something horrible is going to happen to your baby at every moment, especially when you are not in 100% control – you may have postpartum anxiety.
Or, you are a normal first time mom who is so in love with this little person you worked so hard to create and now you have the task of keeping it alive.
Totally normal to feel a little anxious.
That was a little off topic – lets resume the baby stuff!
Don’t Feel Bad for Wanting Baby Items You May Not Need
As I was saying, if you feel like you want something even though everyone (husband) is telling you how you won’t use it or you don’t really need it – well, get it anyway!
I did this multiple times, I would talk myself out of something and not get it and then let it bother me that I didn’t have it.
Because just incase, I may have used it or needed it and now I don’t have it!
Ultimately, I ended up later on getting most of the things I really wanted and I actually did use quite a few of them!
The moral of me telling you this is to help you understand that you don’t need to feel bad or ashamed for wanting certain things for your first baby. You just don’t know what you don’t know and I always say, better safe than sorry – or in this case “better spend it than regret it!”
I believe it’s better for a new mom to feel like she is totally prepared for ANY and EVERYTHING that may occur.
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How prepared for baby can you be?A mom-to-be can never be too prepared for the arrival of her baby. Not only is it imperative to be prepared with all the baby stuff you think you might need, but what about preparing for some of the less tangible things – like breastfeeding.
Luckily, there is help for moms who want to prepare themselves thoroughly for different breastfeeding scenarios.
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Class is a wonderful resource for this type of advanced baby preparation.
Exclusively pumping is also a breastfeeding option if nursing at the breast doesn’t work out. If you believe breast milk pumping might be the right breastfeeding path for you – head here to learn more about your pumping preparation options.
Baby Wish List Items You Should Just Go Ahead and Get
So lets look at some items you may be telling yourself you don’t really need, but are thinking – wouldn’t it be nice to have anyway!
I’ll tell you, I did this with my first baby wish list; I procrastinated and talked myself out of buying some of the baby stuff I really thought I wanted.
I eventually caved and bought them anyway, and boy am I glad I did because these items ended up being the most used and loved baby stuff I had!
As a matter of fact, the baby items I thought were more practical versions of the items I had on my wish list – ended up going to waste and not being used at all!
I almost missed out on how wonderful this baby lounger is! I had my eye on the DockATot the whole time I was pregnant, but I could not justify spending the money on it.
One last shopping trip to Target before my baby was born and there it was – the last one left on the shelf and I impulsively bought it! I think I may have heard a voice on my shoulder telling me to?
The DockATot has been hands down the most used baby item I had on my wish list! It has been worth every penny and has served us well for going on 13 months now and I’m certain it will continue to.
So mama, I’m giving you the green light, this is a first baby wish list item you will not regret buying!
If you have hesitancies about the DockATot, you can read my very comprehensive review.
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Here is another pricey baby item that you may be salivating at the thought of having. This bassinet is the ultimate in safe-sleep luxury for mom and baby.
This is a first baby wish list item you may not use for the long haul, but the peace and comfort it provides may be worth the splurge.
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This high-tech baby swing is still one of the most popular baby items to have on your first time mom wish list. Sure, there are other baby swings at a fraction of the price, but the theme of this post is to give you the courage to buy the baby things you really want anyway, instead of regretting that you didn’t later!
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First Baby Wish List Wrap Up
Well mama, I know the list of baby items was a little short and that’s because every first time mom’s wish list will be a little different.
What I hope you took away from this light read is that it’s perfectly normal for a first time mom to want everything she believes will benefit her baby, and you know what – don’t feel bad about it!
Get you want for your first baby (even if it’s not the most frugal or practical item), you can always sell it or donate it.
Just don’t do what I did and talk yourself out of so many of the baby items I really thought I wanted, but bought a cheaper and more “practical” version instead, that I NEVER used – now that is a waste!
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