I did not enter a baby store for the whole first trimester until my mom came in town at 11weeks and we went to a Buy Buy Baby. I was overwhelmed with how much stuff there was, and how expensive it is! I don't know anything about strollers, or why I should pay $500 for one, but it looks like that's pretty normal! And baby monitors have tv screens on them now and are like home security systems! I also saw an electronic bouncy chair (Mamaroo bouncy chair) that looked like something from the future! And cost over $200!

Soooo, what are the must-have items that I should justify splurging on? And what are some items that you've found that you can't live without, but would never have known about before you had your baby?