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Parents-To-Be Could Save £340 By Not Buying These 10 Least Useful Baby Products

Do you agree these products aren't very useful?

19/12/2016 13:56 GMT

Parents-to-be could ease the financial strain of preparing to welcome a baby by not buying the 10 products new parents said were least useful.

Which? polled 2,000 parents of children aged five and under about the baby products they had bought and asked them to rate each in terms of usefulness. 

They drew up a list of the top 10 most useful and top 10 least useful from the results, and calculated the total cost of the bottom 10 using prices from Mothercare - a total of £340. 

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“New parents are often bombarded by retailers offering products designed to make their lives easier,” said Richard Headland, editor of Which? magazine.

“But, as other parents have told us, some are genuinely essential and others you can certainly live without – and save a small fortune along the way.” 

The results of the survey found, according to parents:

Top 10 least useful products for new babies:

  1. Cotmobile

  2. Door baby bouncer

  3. Baby washing (top and tail) bowls

  4. Disposable nappy bin

  5. Swaddling blanket

  6. Breast pump (manual)

  7. Nappy stacker

  8. Bumbo seat

  9. Fabric sling/Standard baby carrier

  10. Baby reins

Top 10 most useful products:

  1. Stair gate

  2. Baby change bag

  3. Electric steam steriliser kit

  4. Baby monitor (audio)

  5. Baby monitor (video)

  6. Digital ear thermometer

  7. Microwave steam steriliser kit

  8. Baby sleeping bag

  9. Baby bouncer/Rocker chairs

  10. Moses basket

Do you agree or disagree with where any of the products appear in these lists? Or have any others to add?  Let us know in the comments below.