In the beginning, you hardly need to buy baby clothes as your baby won't enjoy getting changed. Stick to mostly sleepsuits and onesies.
Decorative bedding accessories may look good on social media, but for infants, it's safer and cost-effective to skip them.
You don't need to buy multiple plastic baby holders to calm your baby, according to Banks. Choose one or two from a swing, bouncer, rocker, or Pack N Play.
Buying everything in advance for your baby's arrival may result in purchasing unnecessary items. It's better to wait and see what your baby prefers and needs.
Some items may seem useful, but aren't practical, like the wipe warmer. Instead, you can warm wipes by holding one between your hands for a bit, according to Joel Stice.
There is an overwhelming amount of baby furniture available, and not all of it is necessary.
You don't need a baby bathtub as you can safely bathe your baby in the shower, bath, or kitchen sink. Bathing with your baby can also be a relaxing way to bond, but wait until their navel has healed.
Skip the mobile and limit the number of toys in your nursery, including stuffed animals that are often gifted
You can save money by reusing a roomy tote or backpack instead of buying a diaper bag that promises to keep you organized and functional, according to the author's personal experience.