As we celebrate the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the world along with all the other new babies who have recently made their appearance I thought I’d share my baby must haves. I know, I know, these sorts of things vary depending on your approach but as my brood increased I love motherhood to be fuss-free, relaxed. Also, being sleep-deprived you need life to be as simple as possible!
From top left to right:
Star Blanket by Tuppence & Crumble – when you are feeling a bit frazzled there seems to be nothing trickier than wrestling a baby into a pram suit. This ingenious blanket is quick to wrap the baby in, keeps them warm and the design means they can also be strapped into a car seat easily.
Perfect Prep Machine by Tommee Tippee – oh my goodness…this machine did not exist for my first two but with Hettie it made my life soooooo much simpler. If you bottle feed it is a life saver, no word of a lie.
Cici Crossbody Bag by Jem + Bea – sometimes you just need to pop to the shops quickly and this bag means you can grab and go without the huge changing bag. It fits nappies, a changing mat and wipes as well as having a pocket for keys and money.
Kindle Paperwhite by Amazon – I used this when feeding Hettie at night or when i was simply cuddling her in the dark. It is still an essential in my life for those random sleepless nights.
Star Projection Cube by Lifemax – Hettie points to this every time she goes to bed as she love the lights and music. A little comfort for her.
iPhone XS by Apple – this phone has an amazing camera. The portrait mode is particularly good. perfect for catching precious moments.
Almond Shower Oil by L’Occitane – this is a wash and go shower oil for when time is short. It’s reassuringly thick and feels so moisturising so there’s not need to moisturise afterwards.
Baby Sleep Pillow Spray by This Works – whether you use it on baby or yourself…I am not sure if it definitely works but I love the smell (better than a whiff of baby sick on the pillow!).
Baby Bath Support by Angelcare – this saves the faff of a separate baby bath. Such a simple yet effective idea.
Baby Monitor by Bluebell – this is pricey but I think, especially if it’s your first baby, this monitor is genius. I haven’t used it but I wish I had had it with Harry who had breaking issues as a baby. It would have given me peace of mind. I love that the monitor can be worn on your wrist rather than having to remember to carry one about and you can start lullabies remotely. An all-in-one machine for the nursery.