People – by which I mostly mean companies who would like you to buy their products – will tell you babies are expensive and need loads of stuff. The truth is they need fairly little, and what they do need can be got fairly cheaply.
How and where to get things
There are a very few things you will absolutely need, and I’ve categorised these as ‘must-have’.
Stuff categorised as handy will probably be useful if you can get it for free or cheap, but not necessarily worth spending money on, especially if it’s tight.