Sarah, Best things we had were: -white noise machine -video monitor- we used the infant optics DXR-8 -haakaa (watch a video on how to put on properly- makes a big difference!) -gas drops -boudreaux butt paste -nose Frida -love to dream swaddle up (around 2 months our little guy liked to be swaddled with arms up so this worked a lot better than any other swaddle and its zippered so really easy!) Stroller/travel system- we got a baby trend as a gift but I'm not sure if there ar better options out there- signifcantly helped my mental health to get out for short walks when I was feeling up to it! For breastfeeding- -coconut oil was the most helpful for sore nipples, I just applied after every feeding. -breast pads- I didn't have much leaking but it's a good idea to have some on hand just in case -breastmilk storage bags for when you start pumping I didn't use a snuza or owlet but I spent many sleepless nights just watching him sleep because I was so anxious, so in hindsight i think it would have been a good purchase! Tb- congratulations on the new job! Cutting down on commute time will be so nice!!