The Number One Item Readers Thought They Needed But Didn't

The Number One Item Readers Thought They Needed But Didn't

Sarah Rae Smith
May 16, 2011

On Friday we asked readers what you thought you couldn't live without, but haven't used or missed. After almost 100 comments, the number one item that readers thought they needed but didn't is…

... a rocking chair!

Although you might be surprised and rely on yours heavily, many readers are giving the boot to the age-old favorite, the rocking chair. Many readers say they didn't have room for one and thus never bought one and did just fine, while others made the purchase or were gifted one but they or their child didn't end up liking it.

Runners up were the Pack 'n' Play, infant car seat, and the beloved by many Bumbo. It just goes to show that if you strive to bring into your home things that you truly love your children will adapt to whatever is available to them. Testing items out at the home of friends and family is a great way to test drive something. You can also try finding items second hand and give them away again if they don't fit your family.

Are you surprised by the results?

(Image: Flickr member trekkyandy licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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