Three big-ticket items that merit a little extra expenditure.
Every family has a budget, but sometimes scrimping can cost more in the long run. Save your sanity and skip the hassle by investing in quality products where it counts.
Babywearing can be a serious godsend when it comes to keeping baby close while going about your daily routine at home (like folding laundry and washing dishes) as well as getting out and about (think family walks and grocery shopping). Opt for a quality carrier that adjusts to fit both you and your partner well, and use it from infancy into toddlerhood.
It’s hard to overestimate the amount of time you’ll spend in your glider (or rocker) feeding your baby, reading bedtime stories and lulling her to sleep. You won’t regret choosing a chair that’s comfortable, supportive and made to last until junior outgrows your lap.
3. Diaper bag
Unless your child potty trains at a miraculously young age, you’re looking at several years of throwing this bag over your shoulder. It may be hosting your kiddo’s stuff, but you’ll be the one hauling it, so spring for a style you really love. A good one will make you feel pulled-together and stylish—even when you’re outfitted in athleisure.