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?