Maybe I'm looking too far into things, but picking items to use with your baby (when there are SO MANY options) is a little tricky. It's kind of a balance between convenience, safety and just plain we-don't-REALLY-need-that. It's a balance between looking at weights that the item supports, the materials that it's made out of, looking at reviews to see what people liked and didn't like and trying to somehow comprehend what kind of routine you'll use and what things you might find handy around the house. I've actually enjoyed (and learned a lot) but researching some of the big items that we were selecting!
Also, we FINALLY picked out our car seat and stroller system!
Chicco Cortina Travel System - Discovery
It was a great, fun day looking at baby stuff!!! It led to a very full cart and very full car on the way back to Illinois!!