When you are planning to have a baby, it seems as though it is impossible to ever know all the things you will need to get and to do.
There are lots of magazines and internet sites that you can look at to get ideas about what you will need. If you can of course talk to other new parents as well, to get an idea about what was useful to them. You will find out this way which items are really useful or enjoyable to have, and what advice they found most helpful.
Once you have a rough idea, start making a list of the things you want and have a look at internet sites to get an idea of what is available and prices. If you have relatives or friends who want to get a gift for baby, then they will be glad to know what you would like to have.
Having a baby is an expensive time and you will probably have to compromise on some of the things you would like, so don’t turn your nose up at hand-me-downs from friends. This will leave you with a bit more space in your budget for the necessary items, and for those not quite so necessary indulgent things that you really would like.