Here's a list of useful items for your upcoming parenthood, or for that baby shower you've been procrastinating on purchasing something for. First is the list itself so you can easier copy the items onto a printable page, followed by a more detailed explanation for some of the items and why I chose to put them on the list.
As always, for lists like this, some items may have alternative options that work better for you but serve a similar purpose. Parenthood is a large bucket of trial and error being spewed on you. And if you're shopping for someone else, my biggest suggestions are at the bottom of the page.