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Worth their weight or just worthless?

Are these products worth their weight in gold or just plain worthless?

1. Scented nappy bags. Oh how I scoffed when I first saw these! Oh you crazy people at Coles, do you really think I’m going to waste my money on those? And then a friend had them and while I was up to my hands in poo, she had neatly disposed of her bubs nappy and it even smelt good. I got me some of those after that and now I love them. Perfect for visits to baby-free friends homes (= no good nappy disposal system) or to any public place that also lacks them – yes there are many. Perfect size and the scent thing is actually a blessing from God.

2. Wipes clutch. A nice one. Well this falls into the category of ‘not essential’ but ‘very, very nice to have’. I found that lugging around a whole, heavy container of wipes was a pain and that this solution for on-the-go travel was much better. And nicer to look at. The ten times a day you change a nappy. Makes the perfect gift for a mum-to-be as it is not something one would usually by for oneself. Lots of patterns and colours to choose from. Available from Dash Baby, Australian of course!

3 + 4. A beautiful change bag and pram blanket. I read and researched all the advice out there about change bags and went with a sensible one, bought second-hand off the internet. It was brown, it was boring and when I saw it, I immediately didn’t like it. What the articles don’t tell you is that you will have the change bag with you, every day for the next 2 to 3 years and if you add another bub to the mix while you’re at it, you will be looking at that thing for a decade. I traded up and went for a luxury model to make up for all the  money I’d saved from my original purchase.

Hello Petunia Pickle Bottom ! I’ve had this bag for nearly 2 years now and it still looks like new. Fits everything in, looks great and doubles as a back pack. It was one of the best purchases I have ever made. Top tip: A great US store Post Tots, does international shipping and offers great service.

5. Dummy clips. When I first saw these I didn’t even know what it was for. Then I worked it out and thought to myself, well my baby is not even going to have a dummy. Then a thing called life bitch slapped me and turns out that those stupid dummy clips have save my daughters much used dummy from hitting many, many a dirty floor.

What products have you thought were ridiculous but turned out to save your life?

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  1. lisacng #

    Once again, outwitted by your baby with the dummy clip ;). Just kidding. I never heard of scented nappy bags! I could just use my scented ones for my dog!!! Great idea to have tho. Seriously. My diapers sometimes come with a travel wipes carrier. Used that for a bit. When they’re newborn, definitely need a lot of wipes on hand. With an older kid, I stick wipes in the changing pad’s attached baggie. Sometimes I skip wipes if it’s just #1. I love the dummy clip, by the way. They should attach them to all kids’ toys — balls, trucks, etc. Love your bag!!

    May 23, 2012
    • I’d never heard of scented nappy bags, actually it wouldn’t surprised me if they were originally made for dogs!

      May 23, 2012
  2. Peta #

    Ahhh…tips from the super coach! Thanks for the heads up. In looking at nappy bags my head is swimming!!!! I like yours and you say it fits lots? Next post….prams/strollers?? 😀 love it…keep em coming!

    May 24, 2012
    • I know, the whole nappy bag thing is a minefield, I am totally in love with mine!

      May 24, 2012
  3. Excellent discoveries!

    May 24, 2012
  4. worldoflaurab #

    I no longer have a use for any of these items but I wish I had the changing bag and blanket when I did need it! They are adorable.

    May 25, 2012
  5. i actually love a pretty diaper bag, however, i always ended up using the free one i got from the hopsital because it would always get dirty and i would get spills and stuff. the wipe carrier is worthless, indeed! i carried it in a ziplock bag…. 🙂

    hope you’re having a great wknd. 🙂

    May 27, 2012
    • That’s what I love about this diaper bag, you can just wipe everything off it. That is great you got a freebie from hospital! Weekend has been fantastic, the sun is shining thank goodness!

      May 27, 2012

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