A Listmania! list by CMC "CMC"(Evanston, IL United States)
The list author says: "Here are things I had or wish I had in my baby's first year. This is not an exhaustive list---there is endless gear to buy or borrow! I did not put on a swing or a newborn bathtub because I don't think there was anything special about the ones we had. Also, don't forget an awesome diaper bag!"
"Obviously you need coordinating bases for your cars. This is the Snugride, which pretty much everybody gets, and which can be $ or $$$ depending on the fabric. You may find a better selection at diapers dot com, babies r us or buy buy baby."
"This one folds a little more easily than the Snap n Go brand stroller frame. There is a maclaren stroller frame that is a little pricier and is also very nice. All will work with the snugride car seat."
"Having more than one set of pump parts lets you have one set in the dishwasher, one set in your bag, and (if you have 2), one set ready to go. The pump comes with a set of parts, so you ideally need 2 spare parts kits, but you can get by with just 1. Don't forget Medela PersonalFit breastshields to match your nip size (sold separately)"
"These bibs are the best ones for finger food/table food. You'll also need some terrycloth bibs for nursing/bottles, drool, and starting pureed solid foods. The bibs that come with outfits are great for drool and OK for nursing."
"This is the baby carrier I had (plus a Bjorn). I love it for around the house, it's quite versatile. But the Ergo is an all-in-1 carrier, great from newborn through toddler. Also, dads don't really like the moby because it can be tricky to put on."
"You need a LOT of washcloths. Thicker ones for the bath (we use 2 per bath, one to wash the baby and one to lay on the baby's tummy), and thinner ones for wiping baby's face and hands at feeding time (a dozen for this)."
"This tub is great for a baby big enough to sit unsupported. We place it in the big tub and it provides good protection and you can fill it full enough that baby has room to splash without getting cold. Also it quacks."
"You may need to try different pacifiers, but we liked the Mam Silicone paci's and we used the pacifier clip it comes with for many different purposes (also great for securing a toy to the carseat or stroller strap)"
"This is kind of a high price, you may find it cheaper elsewhere. But it folds up smaller than the fisher price kind, which is convenient for storage. The toys are really fun, and the mat is high quality and washes well. We have a different pattern in this same brand."