Mornings with Dave & Jen

What New Parents DON’T Need
What New Parents DON’T Need

Jen just had her first child, Dante…he’s ADORABLE!  (Aren’t ALL new babies?)

Are you expecting? 

First off, congratulations!  Here are a few items new parents DON’T need for their first child:

Baby laundry detergent  Many “extra gentle” detergents have the exact same ingredients as regular, less expensive detergent. Skip dryer sheets to avoid irritating skin. 

Wipes warmers  A warm washcloth will give you the same effect.

Diaper pail  There’s really no use for it after it’s done, so make due without one.  

Fluffy blankets  Few are actually safe for wrapping up baby. Fluffy blankets can overheat, too. Instead, use thin receiving blankets and swaddling blankets. 

Baby toiletries  ParentSquad.com says shampoo, conditioner and moisturizer are a waste of money. Just wash the baby in warm water and at the very most a little mild castile soap (mild soap made from vegetable oils).

Any to add to the list?

D&J

Dave & Jen Podcasts

homeless

Today’s Heroes

A college student returns a homeless man’s favor in kind

annie

Screen Queen

Screenie checks out this year’s Christmas movies for kids

kupton

Hollywood Dirt Report

Who’s the SEXIEST woman alive?

tank

The FREAK Files

How one family NEVER misses a day of school in the Winter!

colbert

Hollywood Dirt Report

Colbert is calling it a day

More Podcasts

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

randy-travis

A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."

in Entertainment

Cameron Diaz engaged to Good Charlotte star

camerondiaz

The "Charlie's Angels" star is reportedly planning to marry Benji Madden.

in Entertainment

MOVIES: 25 Days of Christmas Films

James Stewart, center, is reunited with his wife, Donna Reed, left, and children during the last scene of Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life".

Count down to Christmas with these 25 festive holiday movies.