Shopping for your baby who is soon to be born is one of the most exciting moments of pregnancy. You can’t wait to welcome your prince or princess at home. You simply dive into an ocean of sweet tiny items that you are advertised will make your baby happier or your life as a new mom and dad easier. Especially if that’s your first child, you have no idea you won’t need at least half the stuff you buy. You just want them to have all the best furniture, toys, bathing items…Remember, all your baby needs is a safe place to sleep, good food, preferably breastmilk, and your unconditional love and attention. And a few basic items to serve her needs. All the rest is clutter.

This article provides a list of the items you don’t really need to keep in stock at your house (because you just won’t need them). Let’s get a glimpse.


You can easily drop on these:

  • Changing Table
  • Bassinette
  • Bedding
  • Receiving blankets
  • Video baby monitor
  • Toys (for now)


  • Bottle sanitizer
  • Bottle warmer
  • Burp cloths
  • Highchair
  • Privacy drape


  • Fancy Diaper bag
  • Wipe warmer
  • Baby powder and diaper cream
  • Diaper Genie


  • Baby tub
  • Baby towels, washcloths, and bathrobes.


  • Mittens
  • Shoes
  • Hair ornaments
  • Baby laundry detergents

This is one of the best can-do-without newborn items lists I’ve ever come across. Read the article below to find out more about the author’s considerations and tips on how to wisely shop for your baby.

20 Things You Really Don’t Need To Buy For A New Baby

If you are expecting a new addition to your family, it can be easy to get sucked in by the glossy advertising designed to sell you thousands of dollars’ worth of cute stuff for your baby, or find yourself buying every bit of gear a marketer promises will make your life easier or keep your baby safer.