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Despite firmly saying to myself this wouldn’t turn into any kind of parenting blog I couldn’t not share these responses. I feel completely lost about what you really need to get for a new baby. I know that most of the things we bought before for the boys not only were really expensive but both boys refused to go in them – I am looking at you bouncy chair! These suggestions are not my own obviously because I am completely inexperienced and I cant seem to get passed the first hurdle of buying any baby clothes. What I have done is researched each thing that was mentioned and listed them in categories if that makes it easier for you!
Before I get into my favourite suggestions were Gin, Grandparents, Pizza, Netflix, A dog walker and a cleaner!
We used this machine with Sonny and it, not surprisingly, was the thing that came out top of all the responses. If you are formula feeding it is a lifesaver. It Makes a bottle at the correct temperature in just to minutes making those late night feeds so much easier.
It looks like I am not the only one attracted to this gorgeous Scandinavian design. A high chair that grows with your child and wouldn’t look out of place in most homes due to the variety of colour ways. I haven’t used one but it is on my list of things to buy.
This was recommended a lot but having researched it I am unsure whether it is something I would feel I would need. Maybe it is more useful at the weaning stage and I am focusing more on what is required immediately.
For those breast feeding this has been the pump that was mentioned the most. I am actually surprised as I have seen a lot of talk about the Elvie breast pump on instagram and there is a significant price difference between the two.
Every I know that has just had a baby are using MAM bottles. There weren’t something that I knew existed when my boys were little. I love that they can be sterilised without the need of a big sterilising machine on your kitchen counter!
Mixed reviews on this BUT if you are having a C-Section (which I will be) being able to bath the baby on a kitchen worktop and not bending down will be a lifesaver. I also think it might mean the boys ‘help’ if the bath was in the living room and they were sat with me. This is something I think they would really enjoy.
We had a moses basket next to the bed with my two boys and after having C-Sections I actually found it a struggle to lift the baby out while still lying in bed. Anything that will make this easier is a winner for me. Out of everything this is the thing I am most excited to buy. I am not deluded in thinking I will actually spend much time in bed next to my newborn (an 8 & 6 year old will see to that that I don’t!) but the idea that I am so close through the night makes me really happy. The Chicco was actually recommended more than the Snuzpod which surprises me as I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before. I am keen to hear everyone experiences on wha has been better out of the two.
Mixed reviews on the Sleephead but it seems to be a great solution if you aren’t buying a Moses basket or if you have older children. I really like the idea of one but as I was contemplating buying the Nuna Leaf I am not sure how much use it would get. I will need to do some more research into it I think!
This little gadget looks amazing. If you have a baby that wakes as soon as you stop moving or rocking the pram (I remember how frustrating that was) this rocks the pram for you!
I actually have been really lucky to have one of these gifted to me and it is in the post as we speak. Before accepting I asked my friends what they thought and they said it has been a hero product. It looks really versatile for sleep. Allowing yo to sleep on your front, side or back by offering a variety of support.
My favourite pram based on looks. We had the Mamas & Papas Urgo for Harbor and then the Mamas & Papas Armadillo with Sonny. I loved them both and the reason they were so great is because Mamas and Papas customer service was amazing. They replaced a wheel on the one pram when it broke and just super helpful. So I am tempted to look at what prams they do now before committing to the Bugaboo.
I have never heard or seen anything like this before. It folds straight from a car seat to a pram. Lots of you said this was a game changer for the school run and I can see why. I am nervous about the school run as I have to drive to the boys two schools and the car park is so tight I can barely get out of the car. I will really struggle with a pram. I may have to try and walk it but it is over 30 minutes each way. (Post C-Section that will be bleak!)
A baby carrier will be on the top of my list. Dog walks, football practice and generally looking after two boys just doesn’t seem plausible without one! Lots of suggestions fr the Ergo Baby Carrier and the Tula Baby Carrier. So I will look into these as well as a good sling carrier too.
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