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These Are The Items Parents Say You Do And Don't Need For A Baby

BuzzFeed Life polled more than 100,000 parents on whether you really need a Diaper Genie, baby food maker, and more.

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Last week, BuzzFeed Life polled around 130,000 parents about the worthiness of 21 popular baby items. Here's what they had to say:

1. Do new parents need a bath thermometer?

Most parents are fine with the finger test.
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Most parents are fine with the finger test.

2. How about a Pee-Pee Teepee?

Eighty-seven percent of parents said this product has little more to offer than a cute name.
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Eighty-seven percent of parents said this product has little more to offer than a cute name.

3. A bottle warmer?

It was a surprise to see that almost half of all parents swear by the bottle warmer.
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It was a surprise to see that almost half of all parents swear by the bottle warmer.

4. What about Boogie Wipes?

Most parents don't feel the need to buy another type of wipe.
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Most parents don't feel the need to buy another type of wipe.

5. A diaper stacker?

Apparently finding a place to store diapers isn't an issue for most parents.
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Apparently finding a place to store diapers isn't an issue for most parents.

6. A baby food maker?

Seventy-nine percent of parents think a regular blender can do the job just as well.
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Seventy-nine percent of parents think a regular blender can do the job just as well.

7. Special laundry detergent for babies?

Parents are nearly evenly split on how to wash their baby's clothes.
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Parents are nearly evenly split on how to wash their baby's clothes.

8. A diaper genie?

The Diaper Genie has as many fans as it does naysayers.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

The Diaper Genie has as many fans as it does naysayers.

9. A wipes warmer?

This item left most parents cold.
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This item left most parents cold.

10. Pacifier wipes?

Nineteen percent of babies have never known the taste of a fuzzy pacifier.
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Nineteen percent of babies have never known the taste of a fuzzy pacifier.

11. A nursing pillow?

Surprisingly, nearly 40% of moms think a "boppy" does more harm than good.
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Surprisingly, nearly 40% of moms think a "boppy" does more harm than good.

12. A formula mixer?

By an overwhelming margin, parents think this is an unnecessary extravagance.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

By an overwhelming margin, parents think this is an unnecessary extravagance.

13. A baby carrier?

New parents better hope their local store "carries" these.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

New parents better hope their local store "carries" these.

14. Baby shoes before six months of age?

Eighty-one percent of parents can resist the temptation of the adorable but functionless baby shoe.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

Eighty-one percent of parents can resist the temptation of the adorable but functionless baby shoe.

15. A baby video monitor?

Slightly more than half of parents want the security of a monitor.
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Slightly more than half of parents want the security of a monitor.

16. Sophie the Giraffe?

Sophie is trendy, but 39% are believers.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

Sophie is trendy, but 39% are believers.

17. A traditional high chair?

Seventy-two percent of parents want to do things the old-fashioned way.
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Seventy-two percent of parents want to do things the old-fashioned way.

18. A baby care timer?

Nine out of 10 parents say that if you've got a cell phone, you're good.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

Nine out of 10 parents say that if you've got a cell phone, you're good.

19. A baby swing?

It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing.

20. A changing table?

Two-thirds of parents prefer the traditional changing table.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

Two-thirds of parents prefer the traditional changing table.

21. A baby in-sight auto mirror?

This was close, but most parents elect for the mirror's peace of mind.
Jenny Chang/BuzzFeed

This was close, but most parents elect for the mirror's peace of mind.

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