A fun, daunting, stressful, and exciting activity to do while pregnant is prepare for the arrival of your little one by picking up everything they'll need once they're evicted from your uterus (or whoever's uterus they've been camping out in). It's fun and exciting because OMG baby things are so tiny and cute. It's daunting and stressful because why are those tiny things so expensive? Such conflicting emotions (plus pregnancy hormones) can lead to some... well... poor choices. So let me tell you about some of the bad decisions I made in Buy Buy Baby when I was pregnant.
To be clear, the bad decisions have nothing to do with Buy Buy Baby as an entity. I actually like shopping there. My bad decisions had pretty much everything to do with the fact that I was pregnant with my first child and didn't know half as much as I thought I did. And, like a lot of pregnant women, I often fancied myself an expert with an unshakable confidence in my "set in stone" plans for motherhood which, you know, ha. Silly, hilarious past-pregnant me.
None of the following mistakes were egregious or keep me up at night burning in regret, though. I mean, even the worst decision you can possibly make while buying something adorable-yet-ultimately-useless for your baby-to-be isn't the worst decision you could ever make. But, if sharing them can help even one pregnant mother make better choices... well, I'm here to serve.