"Must Have" Items You Don't Need

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Q: We are in the middle of adopting two boys under the age of 4 from Russia. As I prepare the roost for our little guys, I have this question for readers: What "need to have" kids' item did you find out you didn't need?

Sent by Jessica
Editor: It sounds likely that one of these little guys may be in diapers and we'd say that the number one thing Ohdeedoh readers say is unnecessary is a changing table. Use a surface you already have that's a good height for you or use a towel on a bed or the floor. There's very little you'll need to begin with so take your time buying gear and toys for them based on needs you see arise and their interests. Readers - what advice do you have for Jessica?

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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