8 things that should be on every new mum list
If you’re reading this, you’ve most probably already found out you’re expecting. You can be just in the beginning of this overwhelming 40 weeks of your life or right at the end (when you’re praying for this baby to be finally out!).
So wherever you are on this journey, congratulations! Most likely, one of the questions you ask yourself (in the list of 10000 questions) - what do you actually need in the first months with the baby?
This list is here to answer, packed with wisdom and experience of our editors and other mums we’ve asked. Because it takes a village, right?
Because once the baby is born, the first thing you’ll have to take care of is actually... yourself. You need all the strength and energy to take care of your little one, so several things on this list will come handy.
For those who had vaginal birth, this balm is a miracle thing: calling down and helping to soothe and relief everything “down there”. Believe us, it will speed up your recovery from the birth!
It’s basically the best treats pump out there - it doesn’t come cheap, but once you try it, you’ll understand it’s worth every cent. Willow is an all-in-one breast pump that fits in your bra and goes where you go.
It literally is extremely easy to use - you can work, walk, do anything with it pumping. Lifesaver with small baby, active lifestyle and all everyday tasks you have to keep up with!
It’s also perfect for working mums as you can pump at the office - no need to hide in the toilet - and it’s very quiet!
We all know baby carrying is the new black - so convenient, so calming for babies and amazing for bonding between mother and child. But most baby carriers look a bit.. Well, not cool.
So here’s the most fashionable baby carrier that will complement all your outfits, an absolute game changer for a new mum who wants to stay fashionable.
Almost everyone on our team voted for the leopard carrier. And what’s your favourite one?
The best thing for all busy parents who want to take their baby out but still maintain the routines and make sure he makes the most of his daytime nap. This portable baby soother can play up to 4 melodies. Including natural sounds like “white noise” and has an auto-off timer.
It works miracles and is very stylish, so will look totally cool attached to stroller or diaper bag.
There are 3 words any new parent is going to tell you: swaddle, swaddle, swaddle!
In the first several months you will most probably find yourself in a situation when you’ve done anything possible but the baby is still crying (this is also likely to happen in the middle of the night, which adds desperation). This is when the art of swaddling is going to save your life and nerve cells. You can find lots of YouTube videos on how exactly to swaddle (fairly easy after a bit of practice!). And that’s when you need swaddles from Aden&Anais. Why? Simply because they are the best ones – extremely soft, great design, only natural fibers, etc.
If this is not convincing enough for you, prince George from British Royal Family uses those as well – the swaddle he was seen in leaving the hospital sold out in hours! So go and get yours now.
Stroller should’ve been on the top of the list as it’s literally the thing you’re going to be using every day for years to come. That said, you’ve probably already chosen one, but we decided to include Bugaboo Ant on the list as it is a new and exciting one going on sale on the 2nd of September 2019!
Ultralight and very easy to fold, it fits on overhead compartment on over than 50 airlines, making it a great travel stroller that also would work every day. Should seriously consider that!
Teether? Really? Yes! It really is on this list and do you have to get it!
You’ll be surprised how great Sophie is comparing to all other teethers out there. It has been used by babies around the world for several decades, made out of very special rubber mix, patented for its special ergonomic shape and so on.
It is really an amazing teether that is easy to hold for babies of all ages. Plus you can be completely confident the paint is not going to rub off, and all the materials used in it are non-toxic.
Sophie is a very special giraffe you’ll get attached to, believe me!
We feel like it won’t be fair to include breastfeeding devices on this list and not mention anything for babies on formula. First of all, breastfeeding doesn’t always go as planned, secondly, supplementing with formula can be critical in some cases, thirdly, not all mums can breastfeed.
So if you find yourself in a situation where you have to give formula to your baby, i would really recommend getting a machine that prepares formula for you. In the middle of the night, first thing in the morning or in all those on-the-go situations you will be soooo thankful you’ve got it! It prepares the formula in seconds, getting it to the perfect temperature. It’s basically a Nespresso baby machine.