During your pregnancy you are bombarded by products that your friends and the marketeers tell you, you simply must have, this is a quick way to empty your bank account. Now listen up, you may not believe me, it doesn't have to be that way. Newborns are tiny and helpless and yes you will need a few bit's and bob's, but you also you won't NEED alot of stuff too.
I'm sure there are a ton of items other mum's can tell you, you won't need either, but here are mine.
1. Bottle Warmer - If you're using formula to feed your little one, you really don't need this useless piece of equipment. They are actually really slow at heating up, your kettle will boil quicker. Having said that if you are following the advise on the formula tin, you really shouldn't be pre- making it anyway, so in fact you will be cooling it down, not heating it up!
2. A Bumbo - I have to admit, I did fall foul to these cleverly marketed seats and had a relative buy us one as a Christmas present. We only ended up putting S into it a few times as she kept falling over to one side and nearly out of it. if you need somewhere to park your baby while you nip out of the room, then putting them in their pram or in a bouncer is safer in my opinion.