Must have items to make life easier on you and your baby in the first year. The Co sleeper (Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Surround XL)was a staple in our household we used it in our bed almost every night in the first few months. It also was the magic fix when our daughter woke up in middle of night letting her be close to us she would go back to sleep and we would wake up rested and refreshed the next day.It was easy to travel with and we took it everywhere with us. The MOD Baby Carseat Cover comes in handy as well. We live in sunny California, which means lots of sun in our daughters face while on stroller rides or car rides. Until we purchased the practical car seat cover. They come off wash easily and are in a wide variety of colors and patterns. The Diaper Genie Elite we still use this and it does keep the smell out its very easy to use our 10-year-old knows how to empty it and reset new bag. Baby Bloomers now we have a girl but little diaper covers are not just for girls I also had some great ones when my son was a baby. They are inexpensive can sometimes be an outfit all on their own depending on the weather. Having a swing(Fisher Price Platinum Cradle Swing My Little Lamb) has been a lifesaver with both my children. when my son was born his Ocean Wonders Swing was the only thing he would sleep in when fussy. But with my kids nine-year age difference I did not have any of his baby items anymore. I was happy to find this My Little Lamb swing for our daughter it has 3 positions has song and sounds. a light show within mobile that mesmerized her. She was a much more petite baby so we were able to use the swing for longer. If you strictly breast feed the bottles are not for you but I was unable to get much milk for my babies at all. So they were formula fed and the best bottles are the Dr. Browns brand I like that you have the different size options. They are durable and great for travel. Velcro Swaddlers Swaddling with receiving blankets or other swaddlers can work. It was all I had to do the job nine years ago when I had my son. But I was ecstatic to learn of these velcro ones when my daughter was born. She was strong and always tried to get out but with these she was locked in good for a cozy rest. Vibration Teethers(The First Years Massaging Action Teether) I did buy this exact one below and its fantastic but I stand behind any well made vibration teether my daughter has several. They are wonderful on the go easy to sterilize do not put directly in water or dishwasher . When my son was born and started teething these were not around I had to give him my electric tooth-brush for comfort. It wasn’t until he was nearly 9 months old that I found our first vibration teether. The FISHER PRICE KICK & PLAY PIANO GYM Truly one of my favorite baby items. My daughter played with this both on her back her tummy and even once she could sit up on her own she played with the piano which detached. This is very easy to clean and its easy to take with you on weekends away. The Baby Einstein Musical Activity Jumper this was a hit. My daughter started using this at four months old and used it all the way until she began to walk. There was so much to keep her interested and they can fully turn and have full range of motion. It adjust as they grow for their height and its also easy to clean. Vick’s 1.0 Gallon Starry Night Projector and Cool Mist Humidifier So happy with this purchase we use the Projector every single night. We use the Humidifier anytime she seems under the weather I love that you can add Vick’s tabs to have a vapor mist to sooth her sinus anytime. The pads are not too expensive and in a jam I’ve put Vick’s on an old tab in middle of night and it works just as well. Grace Nasal Clear This is amazing so much better than the old way of doing it. Once again this is something they never had when I had my son nine years ago would have absolutely been a lifesaver. This works so well is easy to clean and you would be amazed at how much it gets out painlessly easily and without a fight. Wubbanub Baby Pacifier Not only are these completely adorable my daughter used a cute frog her very favorite and a monkey as backup. she did not use a pacifier as long as my son did. But this went with us everywhere and was very soothing to her. Proven Forehead and Ear Thermometer This is so easy to use no matter how much your kiddo is putting up a fight it takes only seconds and you have a perfectly accurate read. I really hope that these recommendations not only work for you but make your life a whole lot easier during your babies first year.