Hey guys, Looking for predominately parents or people that have been involved in raising younger siblings etc to give me some advice. As you might have read if you're seen an earlier thread or two of mine, I'm preparing to impregnate the woman a bit later this year. We recently got our tax returns, and thought since she is studying presently and I'm only working sporadically at the moment that we should buy a bunch of the necessary equipment when we've got some cash handy. The govt here throws about 5grand to expectant parents closer to the birth date, so I'll have that to play with as well, which will probably help out somewhat with the initial expenses and let us stock up on nappies/daipers and the like. Anyhows, I just wanted a bit of assistance with a query...I've got my mum working on this assignment as well. I haven't ever done this parent bit before, neither has the wife. We've put together a list of the items we think we need and we've been going around buying them. I was hoping to just get some insight as to any items that we might not have thought of...? Any things that might not be commonly thought about but would help. Thus far we have... *A cot/crib thing. *The thingy that goes inside the cot/crib for younger babies. *Assorted clothes, sized tiny to pretty small to small. *Those things you stuff power outlets with so they can't stick stuff in. *A portable change bench. *Bibs *Sticky feet socks *Face-cleaning sponges *Big-ass purple bear We have lined up... *My "menevit" *Her "Elevit" (Not sure on the spelling there, but the pre and "during" pregnancy vitamin things for us) *Bottles *A steam bottle steralizer *Brest pump *Baby bath with support *Home babyfood maker (too much sugar in jarred stuff IMO) *A nice 3-wheeler adjustable pram with shelter *A bouncer *Audio/Visual monitor. Obviously we'll get nappies/daipers and toys on the ongoing, and a car seat if I should obtain a ride before the time. But yeah, as I said we're both new to this...we're not even trying 'til later in the year just trying to get as much done as we can in advance. So, if there is anything you would recommend that's not yet on the list could you let me know? Thanks in advance.