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Newborn Things I Didn't Need

What's the One Newborn Item You Bought But Didn't Need?

Expectant ladies often ask their tried and tested mama friends for a list of must-have items for their newborn's nursery. Two of my mommy friends sent me extensive Excel spreadsheets with recommended items to buy in one column and the quantities in another. Like a kid getting ready for the first day of school, I took that checklist with me to Babies 'R' Us and stocked up on all the goods.

The suggested swing and miracle blankets were indispensable, but I could have done without the plain receiving blankets and of course, it was the one thing I was told to buy in mass quantity. While some moms find the flannel square useful, I have found another use for the delightful throws — burp cloths and changing table covers. What could you have done without?

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