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What Baby Items Do You Really Need?

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

It's time for another Parent Talk Today "Unnecessary-Baby-Item Alert."

What baby items do you really need? A crib, car seat, clothes, diapers… The basics, alone, add up quickly. And with the economy still in the dumper and many of us making well-considered choices about how we're spending our family's dollars, it makes sense to choose baby items carefully.

Here's one you can skip. (Just drop the $$ you'll save into you 529 plan. You'll need that money sooner than you think…)

Baby Walton sells the Infant Hair Protector for $24.99 plus shipping and handling. This satin headrest is used in cribs, car seats, strollers, etc. to help prevent infant balding. The satin minimizes breakage and shedding of an infant's hair, allowing the hair to re-grow while preventing further balding.

Let's get real here. Babies often get a temporary "bald spot" on the back of their heads. It doesn't last. My son had one for a few months. My adorable 3-month-old niece has one. What's the big deal? It goes away. Simple as that. To worry about it and try to solve it seems a bit over the top to me.

Save your money. This one doesn't make the cut.