Despite having a shopping guide and having an online store catering to nursing moms, I still maintain that you don’t have to buy anything to successfully breastfeed your child. As Kellymom says – you only need 1 breast and 1 baby. But for shopaholic moms like me out there, I hope that my shopping guide compilation is useful – especially during the first few weeks when new moms are still learning the ropes.
Apart from shopping for myself, I was excited when Naima was born because there were more reasons to shop! To begin with, I was already a shopper when I was younger and single. With online shopping on the rise, I’m now hooked on baby/toddler stuff shopping for Naima and my niece Anya and nephew Julian.
However, I found out that some items on every baby shopping list and that I also purchased are really useless. For example, Naima’s high chair is parked in 1 corner, eating up my precious space. This high chair was used for about 3 months – when Naima was eating solids. The chair was supposed to “grow with my child” but Naima has stopped using it since she turned 1. Another useless purchase was the crib – which is now a glorified toy box. Naima still sleeps with us so we just stack her toys – including a humongous bear (bigger than her) in her crib. Meanwhile, my most useful purchases would be my breast pump and baby carrier.
I’m sure moms have their own list of useful/useless purchases. For the giveaway this week, moms are asked to share their own useful/useless purchases.
There will be 2 winners. Prizes for this week are:
1. Wall Candy Arts Count Border (winner chooses between pink or blue) and
2. 2 wooden toys – spinning toy and hangman
How to join this contest?
- Becoming a fan of Mama.Baby.Love on Facebook.
- Tweeting about this giveaway (please leave a link to your status update. Right click in the time stamp and copy the URL).
- Blogging about the giveaway (please leave a link to your blog entry)
CONTEST CLOSED. WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED BY TUESDAY
Congratulations to the winners – Anne and Dark (darkhalf888).
Anne, please check your email.
Darkhalf888, please email me at fabnaima[at]gmail[dot]com. Your profile is marked private and you didn’t leave your email address.
Please include your prize choice in your email. Person who emails first gets to have the prize preference/choice. Thanks for joining and check out the giveaway for week 4!