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I love this and I wish we all spoke about it more. A few months after my daughter was born I realized that so many of my baby shower gifts sat in our spare room unused. I’d registered for all of them - the bamboo swaddles, the sage green dock-a-tot, the beautiful bassinet, the highest rated bottles. My babe just needed me. We ended up co-sleeping and the bassinet became a dumping site for laundry. The swaddles - which my girl HATED - are still probably hiding in a closet somewhere. The dock-a-tot was donated to a very sweet waitress at our local breakfast spot. The bottles sat in a cabinet for years bc my girl ended up breastfeeding for 15 months. I could go on and on. All of this stuff is nice to have. None of it is needed.

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