Your baby registry may be massive, but the list of things you’ll really use in the early days, weeks and even months, doesn’t have to be. Stock up on diapers and wipes and then pair down the rest of your to-buy list with this flipbook filled with essentials that will help get you through those first months. High chairs, toys and even the crib can wait.

Baby Wrap

Wraps make a sweet carrier option in the early months as the fabric is soft on Baby's skin and snaps don't get in the way. They look tricky, but we promise you'll catch on quicker than you think, especially if you pick a style (like this one) that makes putting it on as easy as dressing in a t-shirt.

We Love: Baby K'tan PRINT baby carrier available at babyktan.com, $59.95.

Did we miss anything? What did you use frequently in the newborn stage?

–Julie Seguss & Theresa Gonzalez