Buying for baby: the best and worst products for new parents

Posted at 5:49 AM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 05:55:11-05

As a first-time parent, it can be overwhelming when you start shopping for your baby.

There are so many products, brands and stores, it can be hard to figure out what exactly you need.

To help out new parents, local blogger Katy Blevins Calabrese stopped by News 3 This Morning to share some helpful advice.  She writes for the site "Business Among Moms."

Here are some of her recommendations:

There are also a couple products she says new parents can probably do without.

  • Changing Table
  • Fancy Bedding
  • Bottle and Wipe Warmers

Blevins Calabrese says she found the table and warmers weren't always convenient when her kids where babies and the bedding will need to be changed so often that you may as well save your money.

One place you may want to consider spending your money - helping local babies who are spending the holidays in the hospital.

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters says they would love to receive some infant toys, such as rattles, cause and effect toys, and mobiles that are plastic and can be wiped down.

They do not need clothes, bottles or pacifiers.

If you'd like to make a donation, you can drop it off in the hospital's lobby.