*Baby Bjorn (since I could never work my ring sling) Awesome for grocery shopping, mopping and vacuuming with me. Lots of walks, too
*Peg Perego Pliko P3 stroller My son is now 2, and we've easily put 600-700 miles of walking on that thing. Still in great shape, great canopy, comfy for him.
*Bouncy seat. Really just a soft place to put him, semi-reclined, in the 0-9 month time. Crucial for eating dinner with DH!
*California Baby Super Sensitive lotion and shampoo/bodywash. Yes, it is expensive. But we had scary eczema, caused by Burt's bees products, and this was the only stuff that was ok for his skin.
*Lanolin or Un-Petroleum Jelly for any time his bottom started looking red
*Cloth diapers, especially while exclusively BFing. So easy, and so much cheaper than disposables (prefold and covers for us)
*Bassinette. DH was petrified of rolling over, so the munchkin was in a regular bassinette right next to my side of the bed for the first few months.
*PAck N Play-DS slept in this, in our room, once he got a bit older and we realized he was waking when he heard us shift or roll over. Also wonderful for the 6-9 month stage for using in the kitchen so he wasn't on the tile while I cooked. And great for carting outside on some days.
*Piles of other baby lotions and potions
*Never needed or wanted an exersaucer, bouncer, whatever
*Swing-hated it and took up so much space