Despite the bagillion different items offered in any baby store or baby section, you truly do not need a lot. A newborn baby has very simple needs - eat, poop, sleep. If you can cover each of those items you're fine.
Unless you have severed contact with all of your family and friends, your first child will likely be provided for rather amply. In other words, DON'T BUY ANYTHING! Spend your time filling out gift registries and let us, your family, spoil your baby properly.
You are likely going to be the recipient of TONS of hand-me-downs. Babies shoot through clothing and toys so quickly they get very little wear and it is simply criminal to throw away anything. People don't know what to do with all of that stuff so they pile it up waiting for some sucker in their circle to pop out a baby. TaDa! Instant stuff! Fortunately you can return the favor.
If I were to ever suggest loading up on anything it would be a few empty tubs to house the clothing and other stuff your child has not yet reached age-wise or to dump what your baby has outgrown to pass on to someone else.
23 hours ago