Friday, November 12, 2010

Polling All Parents

Ok Moms and Dads!

I need your help. 

What were your most essential baby items that you had in your nursery arsenal? Those I-couldn't-have-made-it-through-those-first-few-months-without-X items?

Obviously I have the basics down: crib, car seat, stroller, diapers. Check. 

But what about the zillion other items out there that are marketed towards new parents as absolutely, must-have essentials? As in, 'you will be an awful, horrible, no-good mom if you don't buy this product RIGHT NOW'. 

I'm looking at lists of stuff to put on a registry and...well, it's overwhelming. 

And, what things out there did you buy and promptly decide were unnecessary, useless, pieces of junk?

Any advice in this department would be GREATLY appreciated. 

So, to recap:

-Most favorite/essential baby things
-Most useless baby bits/gadgets/items
-Any recommendations for comprehensive lists of items that should make it onto a baby registry?

and last but not least,

-Any recommendations for places to register?*

*On a somewhat related note, has anyone tried any of those sites that allows you to pick any product (from a variety of stores) and gathers it in one place? Like