allyfally: for us, the most useful things have been a drying rack for pump and bottle parts
a container to put dirty pump and bottle parts (I have a glass vase and throw parts in throughout the day and wash everything at night. It’s not used much anymore since Dirty Delete is 10 months).
Changing pad cover protector things, seriously, when Dirty Delete was little, I would go through 3 or 4 a day! It’s so much easier to toss those into the wash than the whole pad cover.
When Dirty Delete started standing, we got an activity table that she LOVES. She pushes it all over the house now that she’s walking.
And maybe this is just me, but now, and even before Dirty Delete was born everybody told me that babies don’t need a lot of clothes. For me, that was all a lie! Newborns are messy little people and I didn’t want Dirty Delete to go all day in clothes with poop or spit up all over. For the first few months, I changed DD’s clothes at least once a day. I didn’t want to be doing laundry everyday, so she has a lot of clothes. I didn’t get any clothes at my shower, so we bought a ton of stuff ourselves. And FIY, Carter’s and Macy’s always have huge sales, so that’s when we stock up.
Oh! And Phels Naptha laundry bar soap is probably the best, most useful thing ever. It gets out everything.
The useless things have been
diaper geenie, it’s just nasty. We have a small trash can that gets empty everyday. The refills for the diaper geenie are soooo expensive just to throw dirty diapers in.
Boppy pillow. I got it for nursing, but it sucks because when you put it around yourself it leaves a hole for baby to sink in to. I used a regular pillow.
Newborn lounger. Dirty Delete never liked being on it.