"A Travel System is great. Car Seats are required. You cannot leave the hospital without a car seat. It is beneficial to have an additional base that way you aren't playing car seat base roulette. Also, you don't need to get the most expensive travel system either."
"Diapers. For newborns - get newborns and size 1s. Some diaper sizes are bigger than others. Try out different kinds of diapers to find out what works the best. For a tight budget, try generic diapers."
"Changing pads should be in your diaper bag. Also, they are great for dads who lack the fast diaper changing skills. They save your floor, bed, couch, car back seats, etc. Its great to get a few additional pads for your diaper caddies."