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Expecting parents, new parents, friends of new parents, even parents of new parents all feel the need to spend excessively on babies. While it's always nice to see your child draped in name brand clothes and being pampered with luxurious accessories, it's important to ask ourselves if this is really necessary.
What's wrong with being frugal? New and expecting parents, I assure you: there's nothing wrong with it at all!
Toys are one of the more senseless luxuries on this list. Babies don't usually even have the attention span to play with a toy for more than a minute, so there's really no need to cough up the big bucks.
If only your baby could wear their clothes as long as I've had my trusty sweatpants...what a shame. Unfortunately, babies sprout up quickly and as result they need a new wardrobe every step of their development.
It's nice to dress our babies in expensive clothing (sometimes it's adorable), but is there any shame in using hand-me-downs or lesser brand clothing? Not at all! You'll have to discard their baby clothes soon anyway.
It's fair to assume that you won't be needing a changing station for very long. It's definitely a wise decision to have a changing station but understand how little you'll use it after a certain age.
Though born and raised in Louisville, KY (USA), Santiago is proud to bring his dedication and passion for writing to the Philippines. He often tries to come off as cool, but he’s secretly a huge nerd.
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