I agree with shaftmaster, kids are almost always in motion. As the father of a 16 mo. old boy, good indoor shots without a flash and wide aperature are a challenge. Get a decent flash and learn to use it. You won't be dissapointed. I haven't been in the didital age too long myself, there is ALOT of help on this forum. Get a lens with at least f/2.8 and you will be able to get some good shots with window light during the day. IMO your budget will get some real nice gear. Shop around, Canon is offering some good rebates right now. Have fun with the little one!