The list author says: "With first time parents you are innundated with people telling you what you need. Some of it turns out to be totally obvious, ridiculous or amazing. Here's what I use on a regular basis."
"The best system by far! So easy to move in and out of the car and click into the stroller. You won't break your back trying to get the car seat in and out of the car and your baby will be super safe and comfortable."
"If you already have the infant system then the obvious next step is the toddler seat. And what better than a convertable seat? With new information showing that children should stay rear facing as long as possible, this car seat makes it possible. And with the rotation option getting your kids in and out is easy. Plus this one also fits on the stoller base too."
"These are one of the best cloth diapers out there. Cloth diapering used to be gross and a pain. Now its easy and cute. With lots of adorable colors, soft microfiber and fleece, your baby's tooshy will thank-you and so will the environment. I recommend about 24 diapers and that should be all you'll ever need."
"This carrier is the most comfortable I've tried. It works great for a small person or a bigger as the straps are quite long. It keeps little one close and snug and can be worn in three different positions. This may be the only carrier you'll need."
"A baby bouncer is a must so you have a safe place to put your little one down and get some things done. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it will make getting dinner ready or putting on make-up a whole lot easier."
"Even if you breastfeed you're going to want a few bottles around and Dr. Brown's don't disappoint. They have a nice nipple and they don't let baby get so much air in their tummy's. Plus with glass bottles you don't need to worry about nasty chemicals getting into their milk."
"As an addition to your Ergo carrier (it just velcros on) or just for on its own, this little pack is great. Lots of storage space and easy to take with you. Great for walks, camping or anywhere you don't need the whole diaper bag, but still need to change your baby."
"Some might tell you that you don't need a fancy gadget to make your baby food and they are probably right. But you can either use a couple pots and drag out your food processor or you can have this little counter top friendly gadget do the work for you. If baby decides he hates peas this week, you can quickly make something else."
"Get these in all sizes! They come in a light weight and thicker weight for the different seasons. With these you'll never worry about your baby kicking of the blankets. They are super soft and comfy and the prints are lovely too. They are also very durable and zip from top to bottom so no zipper sticking up in their chins."
"If your've never heard of this before, have a look. If you'd like to have your baby out of diapers before they're three, this is worth your time. Of all the books, this one is the most balanced in my opinion."
"This book may be a bit contreversial and I can see why, but it has totally worked for me. My little one was sleeping through the night (that's 8 and eventually 12 hours straight) by 3 months. The guidelines and principles have really helped us and our boy is so much happier on a schedule. We get told all the time how lucky we are to have such a good baby. Trust me, it isn't all luck."
"I used this book in conjunction with Babywise. If you skip babywise at least consider this book. It really shows you how important sleep is for your little ones and has a few handy charts including one that shows you how much daytime and nighttime sleep your child needs based on age."
"This may be plain looking but it's the simplicity that makes it work. It's the perfect bath to get you throught that first year, one side is on an incline to lay baby down and the other is a little deeper and designed for the baby that can sit up. There is lots of room for splashing!"