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Sponsored: From Baby #1 to Baby #2 — What I Wish I Knew

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Who needs toys when a laundry basket works just as well?

Like any mother, I’ll never forget being pregnant with my first child. I spent hours poring over the internet—researching strollers (I was obsessed), cribs, swings and—everyone’s favorite—car seats. (To this day nothing confuses me more than which car seat to purchase). Of course I had to have the best, and everything had to be brand new. From diaper bags to pack ‘n plays, my tiny house looked like a baby store.

As my son grew older, the baby items would get packed away—vibrating chairs, potty seats, bassinets—things we couldn’t live without. Or so I thought. When child #2 came into the world, I would get the items back out, dust them off, set them up, and think, “Do I really need all this stuff?” And the answer was no—I didn’t.

What I wished I had known with Baby #1 was that a newborn really doesn’t require five gowns per day or a wipe warmer. If you’re primarily breastfeeding, you don’t need six bottle of each size. And when it comes to solids—who needs a high chair when a portable seat strapped on to your dining room chair works just as well?

I had saved all these things—spinning toys, seats, receiving blankets only to realize that I was giving them up as soon as my daughter was here. Instead of nesting mode I was in purge mode. The space that I could have saved if I had realized this from the get-go. And then I realized, if I did need something, to go buy it used! Oh! The money we could have saved if we only had shopped on Craig’s List or at children’s consignment shops.

Which is one reason why the Comforts for Baby brand is so great—from diapers to bottles to pacifiers, from bibs to formula to sippy cups, they carry everything you need for the various stages of baby’s life, all at great prices. Even better, the products are grouped together in Kroger stores—because one thing that doesn’t change from baby to baby is having no sleep and the difficulty of having to concentrate.

As an experienced and savvy mom, I’ve learned to juggle multiple things at once, and do it well!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Comforts For Baby. The opinions and text are all mine.

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