Every mom ends up with some stuff she thought she would use and just didn't. I was no exception.
Bottle Sterilizer - I barely used this. I thought I would use it a lot more since we don't even have a dishwasher, but I felt like I did a pretty good job hand washing everything. I didn't think it was necessary to sterilize everything. I did tend to use it a lot more if the Bambinos were sick but I didn't use it after every feeding like I thought I would, and I certainly didn't use it every time the Bambinos dropped their binky.
|I don't think ours was Avent, but it was very similar|
Bottle Drying Rack - We used one up until just a few months ago, but I don't love the one we had. The top rack was always falling onto the top of the bottles, there was really no way to keep all the pieces of our bottles from falling off, it was all around awkward so while I would suggest a bottle drying rack, I would not suggest ours.
Next time, I want to try one more like this.
Dr Browns Bottles - When I found out I was pregnant with twins, I was terrified one (or both) of the babies would be colicky. I thought two babies would be hard enough to manage let alone one or two colicky babies too. I did a lot of research and found that Dr. Browns bottles were supposed to be the best for preventing colic, so we stocked up.
Ending up with two easy babies, the bottles were unnecessary and had too many pieces. If they weren't lined up just right, they had to be completely upright in our travel cooler or they would leak everywhere. I can't tell you how many times I was disappointed to find that my liquid gold (breastmilk) had leaked. Next time, I think we'll try the Tommee Tippee bottles, I have friends that have used both and like the Tommee Tippee ones.
I raved before about my nursing pillow and although it was a God-send letting me nurse both at once, I let the Bambinos nurse for a long time (sometimes up to 50 minutes) which is why I think I had enough supply to exclusively breastfeed. My problem with my pillow was, I was often hunched over for up to 50 minutes at a time, causing my back to ache. Next time, I think I will try the double My Breast Friend pillow instead. Bethenny Frankel uses the single so it must be good, right?
What items did you think you absolutely needed to have and ended up not using?
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