Oh, sure, this makes total sense and I absolutely wouldn't expect large ticket items again. Completely understandable. But I also think that as pp's have said, some things wear out by the third kid (like our monitor that is dying) and other things you sell off as soon as you're done with them b/c you didn't expect to have any more kids (like the swing, which I intend to buy off CL's, which I've done twice now). And I totally agree that it depends on your families. I just personally think it's odd that we celebrate first children with parties and not subsequent ones, gifts or no gifts. And I found it odd that my parents were so generous with our first (buying our cloth diaper stash and co-sleeper) but with our second, they didn't even ask if we needed anything. I know for my own kids if/when they have kids, I would want to give them whatever we could (and they needed) each time. But that's just my thinking. I don't mean to debate.