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Which Of These Things Do New Parents Actually Need?

Take the new parents "necessities" poll and find out.

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  1. 1. Do new parents need a bath thermometer?

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    Yes, because if we learned anything from Rain Man it’s that “hot water burn baby.”
    No. Just dip your finger into the water first.

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1. Do new parents need a bath thermometer?
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    Yes, because if we learned anything from Rain Man it’s that “hot water burn baby.”
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    No. Just dip your finger into the water first.
  1. 2. How about a Pee-pee Teepee?

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    Yes. It's saved me from being peed on many times.
    Puh-lease. Just drop a wipe on it.

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2. How about a Pee-pee Teepee?
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    Yes. It's saved me from being peed on many times.
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    Puh-lease. Just drop a wipe on it.
  1. 3. A bottle warmer?

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    Yes. It’s a huge time saver.
    Nope. It’s really not that hard to run the bottle under hot water.

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3. A bottle warmer?
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    Yes. It’s a huge time saver.
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    Nope. It’s really not that hard to run the bottle under hot water.
  1. 4. What about Boogie Wipes?

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    Yes, they’re indispensible when your kid is sick.
    No, they’re nothing but glorified baby wipes.

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4. What about Boogie Wipes?
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    Yes, they’re indispensible when your kid is sick.
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    No, they’re nothing but glorified baby wipes.
  1. 5. A Diaper Stacker?

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    Yes, they’re great for keeping your baby room organized.
    Not necessary. 'Nuff said.

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5. A Diaper Stacker?
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    Yes, they’re great for keeping your baby room organized.
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    Not necessary. 'Nuff said.
  1. 6. A Baby food maker?

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    Yes, it is the key to your baby eating well.
    Pass. Just use a regular blender.

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6. A Baby food maker?
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    Yes, it is the key to your baby eating well.
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    Pass. Just use a regular blender.
  1. 7. Special laundry detergent for babies?

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    For sure. Baby skin is delicate.
    Regular detergent is fine on a baby AND costs less.

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7. Special laundry detergent for babies?
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    For sure. Baby skin is delicate.
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    Regular detergent is fine on a baby AND costs less.
  1. 8. A diaper genie?

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    Yes, your nose will thank you.
    No, they’re costly and never work.

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8. A diaper genie?
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    Yes, your nose will thank you.
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    No, they’re costly and never work.
  1. 9. A wipes warmer?

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    Yes, definitely in the colder parts of the country.
    Not even in Antartica.

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9. A wipes warmer?
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    Yes, definitely in the colder parts of the country.
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    Not even in Antartica.
  1. 10. Pacifier wipes?

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    Yes, a dropped pacifier is nasty.
    You do not need a wipe for every little thing.

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10. Pacifier wipes?
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    Yes, a dropped pacifier is nasty.
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    You do not need a wipe for every little thing.
  1. 11. A nursing pillow.

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    Indispensable.
    No, they’re expensive and sometimes actually make breastfeeding harder.

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11. A nursing pillow.
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    Indispensable.
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    No, they’re expensive and sometimes actually make breastfeeding harder.
  1. 12. A formula mixer?

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    Yes, it saves time and your sanity at 3 a.m.
    Just shake the bottle, people.

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12. A formula mixer?
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    Yes, it saves time and your sanity at 3 a.m.
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    Just shake the bottle, people.
  1. 13. A baby carrier?

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    Yes! It makes taking the baby places so much easier.
    No. If you’ve got a stroller (and arms) you're fine.

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13. A baby carrier?
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    Yes! It makes taking the baby places so much easier.
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    No. If you’ve got a stroller (and arms) you're fine.
  1. 14. Baby shoes before six months of age?

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    Of course! A baby is a person, and people need shoes.
    Pfft. The baby can’t even walk yet.

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14. Baby shoes before six months of age?
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    Of course! A baby is a person, and people need shoes.
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    Pfft. The baby can’t even walk yet.
  1. 15. A baby video monitor?

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    Yes, for peace of mind especially.
    Nah, all they do is stress you out (and they're expensive).

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15. A baby video monitor?
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    Yes, for peace of mind especially.
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    Nah, all they do is stress you out (and they're expensive).
  1. 16. Sophie the Giraffe?

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    Yes, babies love these freaking things.
    Nope. They’re just trendy, that's all.

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16. Sophie the Giraffe?
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    Yes, babies love these freaking things.
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    Nope. They’re just trendy, that's all.
  1. 17. A traditional high chair?

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    Of course! It’s a high chair!
    Nah, you can get by with a hook-on high chair.

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17. A traditional high chair?
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    Of course! It’s a high chair!
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    Nah, you can get by with a hook-on high chair.
  1. 18. A Baby Care Timer?

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    Yes! It takes the craziness out of those early days with a baby.
    No, there's an app for that.

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18. A Baby Care Timer?
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    Yes! It takes the craziness out of those early days with a baby.
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    No, there's an app for that.
  1. 19. A baby swing?

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    Yes. Your baby will love it.
    No, your baby needs interaction.

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19. A baby swing?
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    Yes. Your baby will love it.
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    No, your baby needs interaction.
  1. 20. A Changing table?

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    Duh! Yes! It’s a changing table!
    No, you can just change your kid on your bed or the floor.

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20. A Changing table?
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    Duh! Yes! It’s a changing table!
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    No, you can just change your kid on your bed or the floor.
  1. 21. A baby In-sight auto mirror?

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    Get one. It will give you tremendous peace of mind behind the wheel.
    Don't. It will take your eyes off the road.

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21. A baby In-sight auto mirror?
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    Get one. It will give you tremendous peace of mind behind the wheel.
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    Don't. It will take your eyes off the road.

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