I will definitely second the Diaper Genie it will make your life so much easier and less smelly!
The stroller/carseat combos are great because when they fall asleep in either one, you can transfer them without waking them up. This cannot be understated enough…when they sleep you will do anything to keep them that way!
a bouncy chair. this is a little cantilevered sorta hammocky thing that sits on the floor or wherever…it will bounce up and down and it usually has a play thing that snaps on to amuse them.
MOST IMPORTANT ITEM I EVER PURCHASED:
One of those glider rocking chairs. Get the ottoman that comes with it. trust me it is so worht the price you will be thanking me for years to come. When my first was born, my wife bought a traditional white wood rocker…I laughed when I saw it (as I did for all her furniture purchases that didn’t involve me…she never learned)
Well, the day after I brought Claire home, I was at The Baby’s Room buying one. I still have it in my apt. today and it is just as comfy as it was the day I bought it.
Yes they are expensive, but if you factor in the countless hours spent in in and the untold amount of sleep you will gain from being able to get the baby to bed easier, it is a no brainer!