If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before the baby was born,,,,
I would tell myself that babies don’t know the difference between new and second hand toys, clothes and books. We would have saved a fortune with our first – our second has lived in second hand and nearly new clothes! Now with so many baby sales, Facebook marketplace and eBay you have such a great selection of places to get good quality second hand items – and they outgrow clothes so quickly!
Don’t read too many books about babies. Every child is different and every parent is different, and there is no text book that fits all. Find what works for you, your partner and the baby and stick with it.