Stuff You Need/Stuff You Don't

Stuff You Need/Stuff You Don't

Julia Cho
Mar 1, 2007

So, how much "stuff" does one baby really need? We often hear expectant moms saying that baby products and gear have overtaken their homes even before the baby arrives. The latest Baby Talk Magazine has an article on the "stuff you need in your nursery...and stuff you don't". Tell us what you found indispensable and which things you could've done without. Find out what Baby Talk editors said after the jump.

Baby Talk had a few pointers worth noting.

3 Things You Need:
• Crib: Best not to use a second hand crib or mattress. If you do, be sure to check safety guidelines.
• 2-3 Sleep Sacks- to be used as an alternative to blankets
• Baby Monitor- here's a good point- if you live in an apartment- do you really need one?

3 Things You Don't Need:
• Quilts, comforters, blankets- not so safe in the crib
• Crib Skirt- besides looking nice, it doesn't do much.
• Bumpers- can be hazardous once baby is able to roll over

Besides the obvious and important safety guidelines, in most cases, what you need and don't need can be different for every family. Anyone have any insights?

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