I was just thinking about how I had all these ideas about what I would buy and use for baby, what I needed, wanted... and, duh, now that baby is here I know what is ACTUALLY useful to us!! So with almost 3 months of experience under my belt.... :)
For one, I was so sure I'd use the Cloth-eez workhorse diap with snaps but actually it's the most annoying. Also find diaper covers annoying except for the 1 "imse vimse" we have, I guess cuz it's not plastic-y feeling, I wish we had more of those
Thought I'd need fancy diaper cream... never use it and Arlo has a fine bum
Thought AIO inserts go with their specific diaper.. er... you just stuff any diap with any insert, right?
Thought it'd be warmer so we are actually trying to get our hands on warmer clothes (hence the vest making)
Thought we'd use a stroller (first thing we ever bought months before arlo was born, before learning about babywearing)... aside from the fact we babywear at every outing, where we live is all cobblestones... stroller? uh, no. We actually use it in the house now as place for Arlo to sit while we eat or cook
...and stuff I forgot to have on-hand: a baby-appropriate towel, baby socks, warmer clothes ~whoops! :)