11. Splurge On: A White Noise Machine
My daughter has been using a sound machine since the day we brought her home from the hospital. I needed it. Do you realize how noisy babies are? And the silence of a bedroom can be quite a shock to an infant when they were used to the noises of being inside you for so long. You can find some pretty inexpensive ones, and some are even portable, so they can clip onto the car seat during road trips.