Simple Mom has a good post from her archive about that list of things they say you need...but you just don't! She shares what she did without and never missed...Her list includes:
• More than one stroller
• Shopping cart cover
• Wipes Warmer
• Full size High Chair
• Diaper Pail
• Baby Detergent
&bull Changing Table
• Baby Lotion
You can read her reasoning behind each of these here in the complete post.
We were giving some thought to what we didn't find useful. We agree about the changing table. A dresser works perfectly fine, but we definitely prefer it to using the floor all the time. We love our IKEA crib and highchair- so no fancy, expensive crib or bulky high chair. And we love the pretty sheets we ordered from Etsy rather than any expensive set for the crib complete with bumper and duvet and all that other stuff we wouldn't need. We didn't have a lot to begin with: a few toys, a play gym (also from IKEA), some washcloths, a bathtub, clothes, and diapers, but another thing we got too many of us as gifts was blankets. You can just only use so many, and for sleep we've only used wearable ones anyway.
This topic comes up often around here, but it's always helpful for expecting moms reading our site...so please share the things on you didn't miss!