Bringing Up Baby:
The 5 Things You REALLY Need To
Bring Home That Bundle Of Joy
Hey everyone! Say hello and welcome to our newest blogger, Tonya Mosely. Tonya and I know each other from our previous professional lives (television) so when approached me about blogging all things baby, I jumped at the chance. She’s totally immersed in that world too; she gave birth to an adorable little guy and is mother to a beautiful little princess too. So please join me in welcoming Tonya to #TeamGEM where she’ll blog once a month about Bringing Up Baby.
“Wait a minute, are you serious?” my sister-in-law exclaimed, wide eyed as she opened my newborn daughter’s closet and drawers. I had every stitch of clothing color coordinated and divided by age. That wasn’t even the half of it.
We (and when I say we, I mean me) had begun “collecting” the latest and greatest for our darling daughter the moment I found out I was pregnant. Fancy crib? Check. Diaper Genie? Check. Three types of baby carriers? Of course! Wipe warmer? Yes! (No need to startle the baby with a cold wipe on her bottom, right?) Stuffed in the baby’s closet were also the latest baby lotions, potions, toys, bottles and pacifiers (yes pacifiers is plural – I had this thought that we needed more than one brand just in case she didn’t like the others).
“Are you always this organized?” my sister-in-law asked – her face desperately trying to hide the fact that she thought maybe I was just a little nuts. “Just wait until you have the second,” she chuckled. “All of this will be out of the window.”
Six years later I get it. Most of that stuff I spent nine months collecting, collected nothing more than dust. Our darling daughter didn’t even like pacifiers, what newborn needs toys, and the little bugger grew so fast she barely wore any of the clothes I’d carefully color coordinated.
This time around with the birth of our son, I got smarter. There are only a few essentials a newborn needs. Trust me, this list will save you a lot of time, space and most of all, money.