7. Need: Pack And Play
The versatile pack-and-play, sometimes referred to as a playard, should definitely be on your most wanted list. If your family travels, it provides a portable and safe sleeping place for your little one. You can also use it for independent play time or to corral a curious crawler when you need a minute. 

These days, playpens come with all kinds of extra features. If you get one with a bassinet and diaper changing station attachments, you have a lot less gear you need (or you can use it to double up and have access to those items in another place in the house).

Graco Pack 'n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Removable Seat & Changer. $180.99. Buy it here