Some people feel like they have been planning their whole life for a baby, and others may feel like they are flying by the seat of their pants, trying to get everything together before the baby comes.  No matter which camp you are in, let me tell you right now, don’t stress out.  Yes, there are a lot of to-dos and to buys before your baby comes, but if you can get by on much less than you think.  The only things you absolutely must have are a car seat and diapers.  You could live without anything else.  Of course, there are a lot of things that make your life easier and your baby’s life more comfortable, but you do not need to get wrapped up in buying everything on a six-page list of must-have items.  This episode talks about maternity and paternity leave, health insurance for your baby, car seats, diapers, the nursery, strollers, toiletries, clothes, toys, blankets, breast pumps, and bottles.

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