Really, they don’t.
All your baby wants is you — your skin, your smell, your milk, your voice.
I’ve noticed a destructive pattern growing in Western society and it is the wide-scale replacement of human connection with lifeless gadgets. And it starts at birth. This unhealthy pattern is encouraged in the detached parenting styles found here in the West. In noticing this, it’s easy to see why children grow up to become adults who continue to seek comfort in other non-human objects, such as drugs, food, money, etc.
So this is where I dare to question The Great Modern Baby Registry “Essentials”. You know, the items that we all automatically assume as necessary. When we begin to understand human development, attachment and bonding, and the importance of connection, it is clear that these “essentials” are worse than unnecessary — they’re potentially harmful.