So! You know someone who is about to have a baby. Or, you’re about to have a baby and you’re overwhelmed by all the STUFF out there on the market for babies and you have no idea where to start when it comes to your registry. What is essential?
This post isn’t going to give you advice on which crib is the best or if you really need to ask for a jetted baby bathtub. But, it does offer ideas for some overlooked items that you or someone you know might appreciate down the line after having a baby.
These are things I found useful, and a bonus? They’re gender neutral.
I got one of these Shark Handheld Vacs as a wedding gift and it’s one of the most used items we own. Every day. Multiple times. Cheerios, cookie crumbs, Nerds, Play Doh, leaves and grass tracked in from outside, dried clumps of dirt that fall out of the bottoms of Hubby’s shoes. This vacuum has seen just about everything.
Melamine Cleaning Sponges
Also known as Magic Erase Sponges (you know, by Mr. Clean). I bought these on a whim when we moved into our house, which was filthy when moved in. I’ve used these suckers to clean doors, floors, counter tops. They’ve gotten pen, marker, strawberry juice, Popsicle drippings, and coffee stains out of my most-used furniture. I even used them to clean my moldy, dusty plastic patio furniture. G used them to wash my car and boy did my bumper sparkle when he was done!
I found name brands are expensive, and these don’t last a long time (the tougher the job, the faster the wear). After some research I found out what they’re made of (melamine) and that you can actually buy them in bulk for pretty cheap from Amazon.