i'd get a swing or bouncy seat, not necessary but may save your sanity if baby wants to swing all day and you can't rock him. a play mat isn't needed right now, or ever really, just a blanket thrown on the floor and you can put toys around him. all you need, is diapers, wipes, clothes and food. everything else is really just to make life easier. and to do that: a swing or bouncy seat, a boppy (love it didn't have w/my first have w/my second, breast feeding or not its great relief when you're rocking a baby for hours to sleep and you're arm is numb), if you are formula feeding and have a dishwasher, a basket that is made to hold the nipples and rings, it'll keep nipples upright so they don't get filled w/dirty water. but again these are all luxuries that i strongly recommend to new mommies.
at 10:34 PM on Sep. 8, 2009