for a baby
can be an expensive—and overwhelming—affair. Stores, parenting magazines, and advertisements tend to promote every little pastel-colored item as the next best baby must-have
. The trick to staying within your budget is to make sure you prepare a list of what baby really needs
—versus what would look really cute on baby—and stick to that.
Check out the slide show below for some items you really cannot do without.
Want to see more baby products
? Click on the links below to go to other baby and kiddie item galleries
from Female Network: