I have only been a Mom for 8 1/2 months (not including the 9 she spent inside me of course) but I have found in that time some things that I love and will use with all my babies, and some things that I found to be unnecessary.
Some sort of Jumper. We got this one as a gift from my sweet Nanny, and it's a little big. If I had to choose I'd do something smaller like a Johnny Jump Up, but this also has more things on the side for her to play with. She went through a phase where she LOVED this thing. It worked her leg muscles and she loved showing off. If you think it gave me some time to get stuff done while she was in it you're wrong... She ONLY liked it if you were right there, sitting across from her making sounds like you were impressed by her.
sister, and have been hooked ever since. I love cloth diapering. Everything about it. It's better in every single sense of the matter so why the heck not do it? This is another one of those "looks weird and intimidating" at first type of things, but once you try it for yourself you have one of those light bulb moments like "why have I not been doing this all along?!".
Now for things I thought I needed but could have done without:
***Post Edit: After writing this today I thought I'd try the Boppy again while nursing Ruby to sleep becaue I hadn't in forever. I was very wrong. I think I love it. Now that she's bigger and heavier it really takes a lot of the weight off and makes my posture so much better. So...I was wrong.
Johnson & Johnson Baby Care products. Have tons of them and never ever used them. I'm not going to put all that crap on my precious newborn! I won't even put it on Ruby now. Perfumes and dyes and chemicals to put on your baby's skin (which is soaked into their bloodstream) just so they can "smell like a baby"? Leave your babies' skin alone and THAT'S what smelling like a baby is. And it's waaay more precious than what J&J can come up with, I promise.
Anyway, that's my little two cents.
What are some of your Baby Must-Haves?