Shopping for a lil one on-the-way can be an absolutely overwhelming (and costly!) prospect for a mom-to-be. If you're the lucky recipient of a baby shower, go ahead and register away — people want to buy you the things that you actually want and will use. But if you're looking to spread out the major investments amongst a credit card bill or two, heed our advice: you don't need it all right away. Check out our guide to decoding all of that gear, and know which products you'll put into action immediately, and which you can wait a little while before purchasing.
Baby Gear: What to Buy Now vs. What to Buy Later