What baby gear can you live without?

Companies are coming out with new baby products all the time. Each new product claims it is a must have. Let's try to help new moms navigate through this maze of baby products.

What baby gear can you live without and why?

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4Katie
    4Katie
    Stroller- We found that the stroller was a huge and expensive baby item that we just didn't need. Our babies much preferred being worn in a carrier instead. We found a carrier easier to use for shopping then a stroller was. We use a wagon and push trike for walks outside.

    Baby soaps- Baby's are not dirty enough to actually need soap. Their skin is so soft and delicate and smells delicious. We just use water to wash our babies and it works great and their skin stays soft.
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      04/14/14
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      04/14/14
      4Katie
      All of mine loved the swing, they had bad reflux so siting upright was important.
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      04/14/14
      4Katie
      We had one but rarely used it so we got rid of it early on with the first baby. We put all our changing stuff in a basket and carried that around the house to whatever room we were in.
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        04/14/14
        This is really helpful,I'm starting my registry for the baby shower and I thought I would like to use Berts Bees product because it is natural and soft. But now that you all mention it. It doesn't seems important. My cousin and I have are pregnant and we have been talking back and forth about what is really important and needed and. This helps so much!
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        04/14/14
        4Katie
        I am glad it helped, hopefully more people post. We are made to think we need so many things but actually we need very little!
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          06/09/16
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          04/14/14
          4Katie
          I totally agree, we didn't need any of those things either.
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            04/14/14
            4Katie
            We also didn't use the crib, crib bumper, crib quilt, etc. I hate that we sent to much money on something we didn't need or use. We love the pack and play though, that is one of the best inventions ever!
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              I don't use baby detergent... Just any brand that's free and clear.
              For my new born I never put her in anything but pajamas... So many people gave me onsies and pants and full outfits... She hated then and honestly with so many butt changes full pajama are the easiest!
              I don't use the bounsy seat cuz my lil one loves her swing.
              I also don't use a wipe warmer or changing table.
              Same here on the soaps.... Just plain water my baby had bad rashes in the begining.
              No lotion or diaper powder either.
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                09/26/14
                Exersaucer, it wasn't worth it, we should of just went with the jumper or walker. Since my daughter learned how to walk she wants nothing to do with any of them.
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