Finally, while it’s lovely to have a fully loaded nursery, it’s not strictly necessary. Even things that seem utterly basic, like a crib and rocker, can be bought later on if you have a bassinet and comfy upholstered chair. And lastly, you’ll need a stroller. They are wonderful to have in advance as they mean you can take baby out for a walk as soon as your post-natal body is up to it. However, new parents are often unhappy with the very first stroller they buy. Often it comes up short in terms of maneuverability or folded-down size, or baby’s positioning, or myriad other perceived inadequacies. Consider briefly borrowing from a friend who was happy with her stroller or buying an inexpensive infant car seat stroller frame (which your carseat will snap onto, both of which you can sell online or at a consignment store later), and spending your money once by choosing the perfect stroller a little later on.