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What Baby Gear To Buy - And What's Not Worth Bothering With

09/06/2014 16:40 | Updated 20 May 2015

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New parents could save £275 by not buying unnecessary baby gear.

That's the claim from Which? following its survey of new mums and dads and their baby gear buying habits.

Researchers asked 2,005 parents with children under five which products they bought were useful, and which weren't - excluding the core products of pushchairs, car seats, high chairs and cots/cot beds.

The most useful product overall was a stair gate, closely followed by a changing bag and audio baby monitor.

A baby door bouncer was voted the least useful product, with baby washing bowls a close second. Which? estimates new parents could save £275 if they stripped back their new baby shopping lists, and didn't buy the items listed as least helpful.

Here are the full results of the research. Do you agree with the list? We would love to hear your thoughts...

Top 10 most useful:

1. Stair gate

4. Electric steam steriliser kit

5. Microwave steam steriliser kit

6. Video baby monitor

8. Digital ear thermometer

9. Baby bouncer or rocker chair

Top 10 least useful:

1. Door baby bouncer

2. Baby washing bowls

3. Manual breast pump

4. Baby hammock

5. Fabric sling

6. Nappy stacker

7. Bumbo seat

8. Cot mobile

9. Swaddling blanket

10. Nappy disposal bin

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