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.

Infant Car Seat

Priority number one: the car seat. You'll need one installed in your car before you leave the hospital with your newborn, so hop to it!

We Love: Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 Elite Infant Car Seat available at gracobaby.com, $219.99.

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

–Julie Seguss & Theresa Gonzalez