When you are pregnant it is easy to get overwhelmed by ALL the baby products on the market. I remember scrolling the internet completely confused about what I needed. Trying to work out what I would need and what I would actually use.
We know about the big things like cots, pushchairs, and car seats. But what are those everyday essentials that a new mum needs?
This is a list of the best products and essentials for new mums that has been collated from suggestions made by over 2000 other mums in our private Facebook group The Hood for mums. There is nothing like recommendations from real mums who have been there before you!
In no particular order, these are their favourite must-have products.
A change bag & mat
A Peek-a-Baby Wrap carrier
A Miracle Blanket swaddle
Vintage cloth nappies - the white ones with the red edging. Used for everything!
Face Cloths - you need a good collection
A stack of bibs
Baby grows - you can never have too many
A good swaddle - (I recommend a good arms down swaddle)
Wheatbag - handy for pregnancy, labour, postnatal and great for warming up baby beds in the winter
Tui Baby Balm
Lanolin for nipples
A bath thermometer
A bath support - I found the mesh ones the best. Great if you have other children to bath.
A dummy - it always pays to have one tucked away somewhere!
Granny pants - KMart have these in packs
Reusable breast pads
Hydrogel breast pads
Trackpants - high waisted pants are great for c-section mamas
A good water bottle
A comfy chair and pillow
Chunky sanitary pads
Chocolate - always an essential
There are so many more things that could be added to the list but these are the main things that came up time and again. If you would like to find out more jump into our private group to chat with a wonderful group of mums, who are always happy to help!
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