Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Pinterest. It’s my go-to for pretty much any mood I’m in. Every girl has probably tried at least ONE DIY project from Pinterest. Was it good for giving me hints for my newly found parenting world?
Not so much. Here’s some background:
I was a 20 year old, first time mom. I wasn’t 100% ready to be a mom, but here I am; trying to digest all the information I can with my big ole belly plopped onto the laptop screen. Pinterest was my go-to for everything else so why not pregnancy?
Firstly, pinterest messed me up on how much crap (that I didn’t even use) I actually needed. There are lists and lists of all the baby “necessities.” Most of the lists had the most expensive items too. The only expensive thing I got my little girl was the mountains of clothes. (I do not recommend this because babies grow insanely fast and she has clothes she can’t wear STILL WITH TAGS.) Most things on these lists are for babies 4 months and up like toys, bouncer, play mat, humidifier, etc. I didn’t get a humidifier until my baby got a cold and her pediatrician said to get one at 5 months. A baby doesn’t need a bouncer or a walker until they get good head control as recommended. So you would be spending all this money for things that you wouldn’t need until months in advance. I don’t know about you, but I think I would be putting that money towards diaper. Trust me, you’ll need lots. And when you think you have enough, you don’t.
Pinterest wasn’t my friend when I got pregnant. It made me have unrealistic expectations of what I needed. The best thing is to go with your gut and if that fails you, go for the diapers.