As a new mom, I vowed not to buy unnecessary stuff for my baby…and then of course I couldn’t resist the fancy stroller and cute baby shoes. By the time I had my second child, I was a much savvier shopper. Because here’s the thing: Raising a baby is expensive — around $245,000 on average, according a recent CNN report — and that doesn’t include all the pricey extras that you kid doesn’t need. Like those baby shoes. Click through for more stuff you shouldn’t waste your money on.
Useless Crap Your Baby Doesn't Need: 7 Items You Shouldn't Buy
Meredith Gordon is a recovered actress and stand-up comic who has always been a "glass is half annoying" kind of girl. She write movies, blogs, and ad copy and you can find her inner-most snarky thoughts at Bad Sandy. She is married to the world's most stylish straight man and they raise their children in Los Angeles.