When I became a parent for the first time, I thought I had a clear understanding of what I needed, what I wanted, and what wasn’t really necessary for the first few months after bringing home baby. I knew a pack n play, car seat, and swing were a must. A crib was a no-brainer, but a bassinet? Did I really need a bassinet for baby? I didn’t think it was necessary and kept the pack n play next to my bed instead. I should also mention we were living in a NYC apartment, which was spacious enough in the kitchen, living room, and dining room, but our bedrooms were lacking in space, so the pack n play was an eyesore for a good 6 months in our tight quarters.