I just sent the following email to Leslie and decided that it would probably be prudent to get advice from as many people as possible.
Here's the email:
Man---I'm overwhelmed. I don't know about all of these baby things! Here are some of my questions-
What kind of stroller do you use for normal daily use?
Do you recommend one of those stroller/car seat combos? I think they are calling them travel systems.
Do you need a light weight stroller for other times?
Do you need a cradle for by our bed or can a play pen work? Or do you need both?
Do you think that we should buy nice furniture (like a dresser,etc) for the child to keep for a long time or no?
I had no idea that there were so many types of carseats....convertible, 3 in 1, infant, combination....which one????
Where did you learn about all of this stuff? Are there sites that you would suggest? Something like "Babies for Dummies" would probably be appropriate.
I feel like I'm planning my wedding....1,000,000 decisions that I know nothing about!--only these are way more important!