Mommy, (no worries, she comes with the boobs)
Daddy, Might be optional
Pack and Play (yeah I love mine for nooky time and for older babes, or beach trips)
A big do-it-all purse for on the go parenting
There may be add ons or things taken away from there though depending on the baby. For instance, my LO needs a soft fuzzy something in her pack and play to sleep with, white noise, and DARK. These are things she will not sleep without. But the bedding sets? The nursery sets? Seperate bedrooms? Pacis, Millions of stupid uncomfy outfits? Bottles for breastfed babies? NAH, clutter.
We really used a few cotton pants, onsies, cloth dipes, boobs, mommy and daddy for the first 6 months of A's life.
I think people want to make it a big deal. Its less of an issue to have a baby, in terms of stuff, than people make it.
Torre , Momma to Abrielle (4/07) and Annalise (7/09), Birthdoula, CNA, Aspiring Nurse, and wanna-be baby catcher. I ATE MY !