Buying For A Newborn can be quite a complex job, the baby product market really is incredibly vast and with masses of products out there to suit every budget and lifestyle it really is about choice.
However with 15 years of love for all things baby related and a somewhat growing obsession that has only increased in the last 5 years my picks 3rd time round really are about less is more on the amount of products I am buying, instead of buying cheap and buying twice I am aiming to buy quality this time round to ensure that what we buy will last from birth going into toddler.
1 Anglecare AC401 Movement & Sound Deluxe Monitors
I discovered the Anglecare brand after we had initially purchased our monitors with Joshua last time and kicked myself as I loved the idea of the movement mat for added peace of mind. This set has 2 receivers which also works well with leaving one plugged in next to the bed and then one downstairs so we don’t spend all day plugging and unplugging monitors!
2 Shnuggle Dreami Clever Baby Sleeper
This fantastic company was shared via another blogger recently when I was struggling to find a sleeping solution for us. I like the idea of a traditional Moses basket but HATED the unstable feeling and the creaking that comes with them so when I discovered the new Shnuggle Dreami I was hooked from the world go and will be purchasing ours in the grey and can’t wait to get it set up!
3 Merino Kids Coccooi Swaddle
I debated sleeping options on a blog post recently in terms of should I swaddle or sleeping bag my new born and after struggling to swaddle Joshua with a normal sheet someone on twitter suggested the Merino Kids Coccooi Swaddle as they were easy to use and worked well. I have done masses of research into them since then and I am going to be investing in a 2 pack of these lovely ingenious swaddles, tucking in those wiggly arms is super important!
4 iCandy Peach – 2016 in Royal
A few months ago I developed a slight obsession with iCandy after looking at pushchairs in our local Mothercare (although not sure I was their favourite customer, browsing and pushing everyone on display and then not buying!) And fell in love with how the iCandy Peach pushed I was hooked, they really do feel like luxury!
I was intending to visit the iCandy stand while in Cologne at the Kind + Jugend trade show in September, however after being poorly while I was there I got very little chance to visit everyone on my list so when I was home I was excited to research into what was new for them for 2016 and was thrilled to find out the new 2016 collection of the Peach is now on pre-order and comes in the most amazing colours … our favourite and the top of my list is the iCandy Peach in Royal which is such a beautiful and stylish option (even hubster approves).
5 OiOi Leather 2 Pocket HoBo Changing Bag
OiOi was a brand I discovered with Joshua and in fact fell in love with them when I purchased my Charcoal Dot HoBo with lime lining and out of all the previous bags I had been using this was by far my favourite, with masses of space and well thought out interior pockets I had no doubt that OiOi would be the brand I would be using this time round.
Since the HoBo style is right up my street I was thrilled to see lots of colour way and material options when I spotted them on the OiOi stand at cologne but my all time favourite this time is round is the super stylish Leather 2 pocket HoBo Changing bag.
6 Avent 3-in-1 Electric Steam Steriliser
Even though I am intending to breast feed with this baby I do find having bottles and sterilisers worth their weight since even breast-feeding, being able to express means needing to sterilise all the kit and after using the previous version of this Phillips Avent steriliser the newest version is far quicker and so its without a doubt on my hit list this time round!
7 Maxi-Cosi 2WayFix Base
We discovered the 2WayFix car seat base when we reviewed it a while back and since we have the base already and intend to extended rear face with this baby I am certainly going to use this base again this time round!
8 Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus
Since we are in love with the 2WayFix base we need this time to invest in a newborn seat for the base and when hearing that the lovely Maxi-Cosi brand had some new colours for 2016 we have decided to go with the beautifully unique Watercolour Blue and so can’t wait to have a little guy to pop into it!
9 Avent Comfort Single Electric Breast Pump
While breastfeeding Joshua last time I expressed often and used a manual pump which don’t get me wrong it did the job, however it did give me hand ache at times so vowed to buy an electric pump and since Phillips Avent are my loved brand we have already have the Comfort Single electric pump!
10 Nuna Leaf Curve Swaying Cradle Seat
Most cradle seats I have found tend to be fairly low to the ground but I found this beautifully designed Nuna Leaf cradle seat which I fell in love with. It’s at a lovely hight from the ground and with is lovely swaying action that is easy to function I totally can’t wait to buy it and see my little man swaying in it!
11 Shnuggle Bath
Bath time was always a nightmare with Joshua he hated his large plastic bath and so when my friend showed me her Shnuggle bath recently I fell in love with it, ideal in size so even the smallest bathroom won’t get cluttered but also it looked easy to use! My friend has got me one of these and it’s coming in the next week or so and I can’t wait!
12 Morrck All Season Baby Hoodie (Size 1)
This travel blanket is absolutely genius and I used these multi function blankets with Joshua and they were without a doubt a god send … they can be fitted into a car seat without affecting the safety of the seat and keeping baby warm …. Then when baby is warm or you go indoors you can easily unwrap the little mite without disturbing them! … Told you Morrck blankets are total genius!
13 Graco Swivi Seat
I discovered this at the Kind & Jugend trade show and fell in love with it from the start! it can be attached to a normal dining chair and can be used from birth as it reclines so baby can be at the table with you and will grow with baby from weaning to toddler so no need for lots of different eating seats one from birth is a bonus to me with a small space to store things I hated having a highchair as we always fell over it!
14 Avent Classic 9oz Bottles
These beauties have been going some time now, however why fix what isn’t broken… I love the ease of use and the high quality of the materials used means they take a battering with everyday life and yet still keep going.
I used these for the entire duration of feeding with Joshua and even sold them on (minus teats) so were a great investment and so they certainly will be in my shopping basket this time!
So there you have it our top 14 items we are buying or have bought for this baby. Although everyone is different I would love to hear what would make your list!
Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any way for this post, These picked items are on our personal list.