My favourite baby products.

As a first time mum, I had no idea what things would be the most useful for me and Edith. There were so many reviews, and opinions on products, that it's hard to work out what would be the best for us. So, I thought I'd put together a post on some of the things that I have found to be useful, in the first few months of Edith's life.




Sleepyhead Deluxe+

Every new parent dreads the horror stories that seem to follow newborn and sleep. I know, I was one of them. It seems that it's been drummed into us that all babies will just not sleep at nighttime, and how 'you'll never sleep again' once a baby is thrown into the mix. I don't deny that some babies don't like sleeping at night, but thankfully Edith hasn't been one of them. Don't get me wrong, to begin with, in the first weeks, Edith did not sleep unless she was cuddling me. I would go to bed dreading trying to sleep, because I hated her in the bed with us. I didn't feel safe. So, I knew that I had to do something.

We had tried a Moses basket, which seems to be the most normal thing to do. What baby doesn't have/like a Moses basket? My baby, what's who. We tried everything to try and get her to sleep in there, but we just saw failed attempts each night. 

We tried our Chicco Next2Me, which Edith will still not sleep in. I love the idea of the Next2Me, but Edith, apparently, does not. 

In the end, we resulted, in buying a Sleepyhead Deluxe+. Oh my. What a magical pillow. From the moment we used it, Edith has slept beautifully. So, if there is one product that I owe my sanity to, it's definitely the Sleepyhead.



Cosatto Giggle 2 Travel System

I love, love, love my travel system. When I first found out I was pregnant, if not before, I knew that I wanted to walk my baby around in a Cosatto Giggle 2. It has not disappointed. I love the vibrant colours that the company have on all of their products. It's so lightweight, and compacts down nicely so even fits in our relatively small boot of the car. 

Edith is also a big fan, as I frequently see her looking up at the print inside the hood.


Angelcare Bath Seats

If, like me, you have a bit of a worry with giving baby their first bath, then a bath seat is a must. I was convinced that I would co-bathe with Edith, but having a c-section put that on hold whilst I healed. Max, did co-bathe with Edith a few times in the beginning, but I'm not sure he enjoyed getting baby poo in the bath!

So, we got an Angelcare bath seat. It's great and Edith was comfortable in there. It also comes with a handy hoop at the back that means it can be hung up with a suction hook when not in use.

I would definitely recommend this as a starter bath seat until baby is bigger.


Now that Edith is older, she is in the next size up bath seat. We purchased an Angelcare sitting up bath seat, and Edith loves it. She loves having a bath anyway, but now that she's sitting up independently, she loves to be able to splash and play with her bath toys.

Edith loves her baths now that she can sit up and splash!

Joie 360 Spin Car Seat

Our initial car seat that came with our travel system, wasn't my favourite. Edith hated being in it, and would cry so much that she would be red and blotchy. As a mum, it was horrible watching my baby get so upset. So, we decided that we needed to invest in something new. Something that she would, hopefully, like. After doing lots of research, I was keen to try out the Joie 360 Spin. It does not disappoint!

I'd heard great reviews about this car seat, so we popped to our local Mothercare and tested it out with Edith.

It's such an easy car seat to be able to get Edith in and out of, as it is able to spin around, you guessed it, 360. Edith no longer cries when she goes into the car, and even enjoys a little snooze!

I wish we had bought this before Edith was born, as it's made our car journeys much more enjoyable.

Tula Baby Carrier

I absolutely love our Tula! Originally, we had bought a baby wrap and I just could not get on with it. For me, it was such a pain to try and get on and then getting Edith in securely, on my own, was a nightmare. I was so keen to baby wear though, and that's when I came across the Tula.

After going on a long walk with the pushchair, over a field, I realised that the pushchair was not the most suitable way to transport Edith around on all terrains. I did lots of research about the kind of carrier that I wanted, but my heart was set on a Tula. I love that the material is breathable and that the positioning is ergonomic to adapt to baby's development. It's super easy for me to be able to put on myself, without any help and it also has a small pocket to put phones, keys, etc in!



Baby Einstein Rhythm of the Reef Activity Saucer

I wasn't sure I'd be keen to buy something like this for Edith, but it's been a godsend. Sometimes, I need 5 minutes to just sit down, so having one of these for her to play in is great. The seat inside swivels 360, and there are three height positions that can be used to grow with her.

There are lots of colours and interactive toys on there, and she loves being able to show us that she can use them properly!



BT Video Baby Monitor 6000

There are so many different monitors currently on the market, so I have no idea what is good and what isn't. What I do know, is that I love this monitor. I have Edith napping upstairs during the day, and I like to be able to still keep an eye on her. I'm not keen on the ones that you can just hear baby, so I bought one that we can see her in too.

I'm able to talk through the monitor to Edith if I need to, and it also plays lullabies, but we aren't so keen on those as they can be a bit loud and they just wake Edith up even more. However, overall, I love that the screen is pretty big, the volume controls and the zoom in features are all great.



Medela Swing Electric Breast Pump

One for the breastfeeding mamas. Again, I had no idea which breast pump would be worth investing in, or even, if it would be worth investing in at all. I do love this pump though. It's comfortable when using, and isn't too loud either. Being able to change the suction power is great too depending on what your let down is like. So, if you're looking for an electric pump, this is definitely one that I recommend!

Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump

This is a nifty little thing, and very effective! I don't use this as a pump, but of course it can be. I use this to collect my let down which can be quite strong, so it saves me from leaking out of my other boob whilst feeding on the other. It's crazy how much milk goes to waste during a feed! I just suction it on to my breast and then it does the rest for me - simple!



What are some of your favourite products?

Thanks, lovelies.

A.x


*This post is purely my own opinion and is not sponsored by any of the above companies.

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  1. We bought a Mothercare version of the sleepyhead and Emily just was not remotely fussed by it! She enjoys it folded in half so she can sit resting on it but in terms of sleeping the cot just was not for her. She has enjoyed the cushion more as she's grown and it folds well to make a really good feeding pillow! It's a maternity pillow too but I didn't love it.

    I've been looking at bath seats and the one you have seems to be the most popular choice!!
    xx

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    1. Its funny how baby will decide what they like at such a young age!
      I love the bath seat. It’s really handy as her back can still get nice and wet with all of the holes! Xx

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