Register at a baby gear store and you may be given a list that's even longer than this one. Of course, they want you to buy everything they've got!
Try to keep in mind that all you really need for baby is diapers, a place for him to sleep, and a blanket to bundle him in.
But we know you're not living in the Stone Age. You need and deserve the accessories that will make your job as parent a whole lot easier. We've listed those as "necessities." Other things that you might appreciate (but which some parents have found to be a waste of money) are listed as "It's nice to have." Items that are merely decorative or not very useful are categorized as "strictly optional." Products that are unsafe appear under "no-nos."
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