But are all those things really indispensable? Many of them are replaceable with items that people already have. The parents with some experience such as a friend of mine Jordan French were asked to take a survey and tell which things they found useful.
Baby food makers, wipe warmers, baby bath thermometers were surprisingly very low rated. Most of the parents preferred to use either their usual blender for the food, while the wipes warmer can be found useful only in very cold countries.
On the other hand, items like a changing table and a baby in-sight auto mirror were highly rated. If you have friends with babies and think you should get presents, check the list of useful and useless baby items to know how much the parents will appreciate/ hate your gift.
For those who are making the shopping list for their own new family member, the list might save you some money if you just exclude the items that are masked as ‘baby specials’ but are just ordinary.