Saturday 18 November 2017

Pointless baby gear a waste of money

Pointless: Unless of course you see your child’s future as a circus trapeze artist
Pointless: Unless of course you see your child’s future as a circus trapeze artist
Louise McBride

Louise McBride

Expectant mums and dads can save about €330 by avoiding pointless baby products, according to a survey by UK consumer magazine Which?

The survey, which asked 2,005 parents of children under the age of five about the baby products they had bought or used, found that the most useless baby product is a "door baby bouncer" – a harness on elastic straps that hangs from a doorframe and allows a baby to jump around.

Baby washing bowls – used to wash your baby in the early weeks – were the second most useless product. Other baby gear which rated as pointless included baby hammocks, nappy stackers, nappy disposal bins and cot mobiles.

The 10 most useful baby gizmos were stair gates, baby changing bags, audio baby monitors, electric steam steriliser kits, microwave steam steriliser kits, video baby monitors, baby sleeping bags, digital ear thermometers, travel cots and baby bouncers or rocker chairs.

Negotiating your way around the plethora of baby products out there can be overwhelming. Take your time and choose wisely.

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