In preparing my registry for baby number one I was pretty clueless. The stores give you lists of essentials (wipewarmer, really?) that they would like for you to buy, but I'll give you a list of potential lifesavers.
My first, most useful item is the swaddler. Of course you can swaddle them in a blanket, if you are an origami expert, but it still won't last all night . Wrapping them up may seem like baby torture at first, but it simulates the security and coziness of the womb. With this little miracle, you wrap them up like some silly little burrito and they stay secure and happy through the wee hours of the morning. Nothing will prevent dark circles under your eyes like a full night of shut eye.
Kiddopotamus & Co. Organic Cotton SwaddleMe - Ivory