Quoting Tay L:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LolaMcKitten:</b>" If people told you that you NEED all that ... [snip!] ... need a crib or pack n play. But you need everything else! Diapers, wipes, nukkies, clothes, carseat/stroller, bottles, bibs"
Yeah, but that's not thousands of dollars worth of stuff all at once. You don't NEED pacis, for example, I did not give my son a nukki (pacifier) at all, I don't think they are good for babies oral health, you should really only be buying a pack of newborns and a pack of ones BEFORE the baby comes because there is no guarantee how big your baby will be, my son wore newborns for like a week? wekk and a half? You don't NEED a crib, there are other options. When I was at my moms, my son slept in a Moses basket.
The only things you really really need to come home from the hospital are a carseat, a place for baby to sleep (whether it's a crib or something else), clothes, diapers, wipes and some blankets. A lot of women breastfeed, you don't need bottles or even a pump to breastfeed.