I've had three kids. I have not once used a diaper genie.
With my first and second I had travel systems- I used Graco because they have a snugride 35 which is good up to 35lbs, so it lasts a little longer than the avg 22lbs. I found the Graco Quattro Tour stroller was the comfiest ride and easiest push in the ways of travel systems as well. And I JUST got rid of the stroller portion, after having it for 5yrs, I passed it down, and it was still in great condition.
Pack n plays, I used, but generally just kept in the car to use at Grandparents or whatever. I never really used them at home.
I never used a change table, just threw a changing pad down on the couch/bed/wherever and changed them there. I kept a basket of diapers, wipes and changing pad in my bedroom, baby's room and living room to keep things easier.
What about a safe t sleep thing for a bassinet/cot?
I am tossing up whether to buy this or not?
Crib bedding sets...are they a waste of money? With my 2 older kids (9 &13) I had them but never really used the quilts except on the floor. Now they say not to use the quilt or the comforter so it seems like a waste of $150-$200. As a side note no way did I spend that much on my daughter's Care Bear set...It was like $50 at Walmart, pretty sure my son's Noah's Ark set was a gift.