Tuesday, October 20, 2009

just the necessities

This post made possible by my trusted sling:)

One of my fears about having a baby was that baby stuff would overtake our home. We have a fairly small house, and it's old, so the closets are tiny. So I started to think about what we actually needed. The stores had mile-long lists of baby care necessities, but I was determined to research and choose a handful of quality items that would get used everyday. Our friends and family helped us with so many of these purchases, and I'm so thankful that we don't have lots of extras that just create clutter. I'm planning a post on what items have been indispensable in these first few months--for others with babies on the way, but also for myself, so that I have a record of what I considered the "necessities" when I was in the thick of baby care. So stay tuned!


  1. it's funny how truly parenting shines a spotlight on those things that are a necessity. with sebastian, we had so much stuff that we ended up giving away to anyone we would meet that was pregnant or even just conceiving of the concept of parenthood. ("thinking of starting a family? here, take a crib"). now with colette, we are all about socks. you can never have too many socks, we have found with the last two. but your little tutorial there reminds me we should find some burp cloths sometime. soon, i suppose. i look forward to seeing what has worked for you. and, i really don't think cora's eyes are going to change.

  2. I am 20 weeks pregnant, and feel the same way! I am looking forward to your list. :)

  3. we felt the same way. i hated trying to sift through all the nonsense. one smart mama told me, "you only need diapers, baby and your boobs." add a baby carrier, something to keep baby warm and everything else is just a luxury. it was so nice to hear someone say it though!

  4. She's beautiful! I will keep your list for the future (fingers crossed).


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