12 Baby Things I Can’t Wait To Get Rid Of
We have our two gorgeous girls, and are are not planning on having any more children. So instead of carefully packing up outgrown toys, clothes and equipment, to save it for another child, we are really looking forward to de-cluttering our house.
I’m not in a rush for Thea to grow up, in fact I’m finding it quite difficult to see how grown up my little baby is getting, but there are some parts of baby and toddler life we are more than ready to see the back of…
3. The changing mat. It’s falling apart at the bottom and showing the foam. (I HATE foam, I have foamaphobia, if there is such a thing.) but I refuse to buy a new one when we’ll be potty training Thea soon(ish).
5. The training toilet seat. Ugh. Wherever you put it, it falls over or rolls back, and gets in the way. No matter how much you clean it, there’s a sneaking suspicion it’s still harbouring germs. The same goes for the potty. We’re yet to get it out again for Thea, and I’m not looking forward to it!
6. The bathroom step stool. I stub my toes on it at least twice a week. Because it’s in the bathroom, it gets wet, so the varnish is starting to peel off. The only good thing about it is that it’s not plastic.
10. Bibs and muslins. The plastic pelican bibs are already with another family (they last forever, so a great one to pass on!) but we still have a few stained fabric ones left which we occasionally remember to use. Most of the muslins have been quartered and used for washcloths or face cloths for me (way cheaper than the special muslin cloths that come with expensive cleansing balms) but we still have a few in the basket to mop up spilled drinks.
11. Dummies. I don’t know when or how we will ever get Thea to stop having her dummy. She is showing no signs of giving them up, despite our best efforts. Any tips, please post them below! The health visitor says we are in the middle age where you can’t really get rid of them – up to about one you can ride it out for a few nights, and over three you can explain it to them and swap it for another toy or present. But Thea is too young to understand that, so we are stuck for now.
12. The changing bag. Now don’t get me wrong. I love this changing bag by Minene and it has served me well over the years. But it’s heavy. And bulky. And I can’t help but pine for the days when I could snatch up my keys and wallet and head out. Also we had a drink leak combined with some biscuit crumbs in the central compartment. There was mould. I did my best with anti-bacterial wipes. But it’s not pretty. So it will remain zipped up forever more.