"The swing was a lifesaver for Graeme. We only used it for a short while with Natalie. How important it is depends on the baby. I highly recommend picking one up used on craigslist or a second hand shop. They are so expensive and you can pick a great used one up for cheap"
"I really like this baby gate because it does the job well without being too much of an eyesore. I didn't realize this until I started installing things but they recommend not using a tension gate at the top of stairs because it could fail (which totally makes sense)"
"This is a great compact high chair that is super portable. I picked it up at a garage sale thinking we would just use it when we go places but its a great first high chair because its smaller and the tray isn't practically up to their neck when they first start with finger foods"
"This is a great book for understanding babys sleep cycles and stages. He promotes some crying it out techniques but is open to other methods. Even if you don't want to let you little one cry he gives really useful knowledge for understanding what your baby needs in terms of sleep"