Keep Your Wallet Closed
These next few items are nice to have, but they’re non-essential to caring for your baby.
1) Wipes Warmer
Unless your baby’s nursery is ice cold, the wipes are not going to be so chilly that your baby will be bothered. If that’s the case, you could always just run a washcloth under warm tap water and wipe baby down.
2) Crib accessories and bedding
The only thing your baby’s crib mattress needs is a fitted sheet. Save the blankets and accessories for the toddler bed (and keep it minimal!)
Bassinets aren’t meant to be used beyond a couple of months, so borrow one or go without it and use the crib on day one.
4) Baby food maker
These fancy machines are a waste of counter space. Mash baby’s first solids by hand or use the food processor/blender you already own.
5) Special baby detergent
My kiddos are owners of the world’s most sensitive skin, but we’ve been able to make it through with “free and clear” detergents produced by several trusted brands. Your child will likely be fine with the same unless his or her doctor says otherwise.