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Revealed: the baby products not worth buying

New Which? research has revealed how expectant parents could save hundreds of pounds by avoiding 10 products parents told us are least useful.

Which? asked 2,000 parents to rate how useful they found various common baby products, and found that new mothers and fathers could save up to £340 by avoiding the 10 least useful products.

The results of our survey found:

Top 10 least useful

  1. Cotmobile
  2. Door baby bouncer
  3. Baby washing (top and tail) bowls
  4. Nappy disposable 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

  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

Richard Headland, Editor of Which? magazine said:

“New parents are often bombarded by retailers offering products designed to make their lives easier. 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.”

To help you prepare for the big day, Which? Birth Choice has also compiled a list of the top 10 most popular hospital bag items you should pack so you’re not missing anything.

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