My first eBay guide as a BzzAgent!
As a new parent i researched a wide variety of different baby products available (as well as buying on impulse) half of these were either not used, because in reality they were not needed, or because my baby simply didn't like being in them/using them.
If i could go back now i would do things a lot different and save my money.
Since this was my first child I purchased many items but as the years have passed I have since discovered that although I use many of them (not all), most of them are unnecessary.
A good example of this is when a few friends recommended a bath seat, I bought one to help my son sit in the bath when he didn't like lying down, only to discover that he hated the chair even more and i wasted money. It's always good to listen to your baby, find out what works best for them and save yourself some money.
Try not to let the people around you influence YOUR decision.
Just because something is on sale, doesn't mean you need it.
I guess what i'm saying is, what your baby really needs is you, they don't care what they do and don't have as long as they have the love of family around them :)