Best purchases: any of the 2nd hand diapers I got from diaperswappers
any number of wraps from TBW (baby carrier=necessity)
Meh purchases: amber necklace (cute but didn't help w/teething)
Razzberry soother (also cute but DS could have cared less)
Bumbo chair (his thighs were too fat, didn't fit)
those mesh food things that you put a piece of watermelon or something in and baby can chew safely on it. He didn't go for that at all.
worst toddler purchase: Rody. DS could not care less about Rody.
There are so many gimicky things and parents just gobble them up. I'm trying to be more discerning this time around. Dont' get me wrong, I had fun shopping for these things and didn't spend a ton of money, but now I know that I should just buy more wraps.