During pregnancy I read lots of articles and lists about all the things I would need to get ready for when my new baby arrived. Gadgets and baby equipment has come on so much since we had the boys 7 years ago. As we didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to have another baby I had got rid of everything so we were starting from scratch again.
So here I am with a room full of baby stuff and now Darcey is 7 weeks old most of it still hasn’t been used. Other than the pram and car seat these are my top 5 items that were really worth buying.
I ordered these when I first found out we were having a girl as they are just so pretty. They are really versatile as well. I use one every night as Darcey likes to be swaddled beneath her arms, with a light blanket on top I know she’ll be kept at the right temperature all night. I’ve also been using them as a breast feeding cover up when I’m out and about. They’ll be great as light blankets when we get into summer as well. All in all well worth the money.
2) Breast Feeding Pillow
This has become more and more useful in recent weeks as she has got longer and heavier. During the day I can always grab a pillow off the sofa but at night it helps me get her in the right position for latching on when I’m tired and half asleep. Also I can prop her up on the pillow after a feed whilst I’m doing jobs, this keeps her more upright and hopefully less sick.
I originally bought a beautiful moses basket for Darcey that still to this day she refuses to sleep in. Luckily me sister gave me a sleepyhead which she used for my nephew, this has been a lifesaver at night. She can sleep either in her crib, or in bed with us in the Sleepyhead and I don’t have to worry about rolling on top of her. It’s also so light and portable I can take it anywhere with us and she feels like she’s sleeping in her own bed. They are expensive but it’s made the biggest difference to us.
I’ve just done a review on this product here. I’ve been using the Gro-Light on my bedside light and it has transformed it into a soft nightlight. This is perfect for night feeds and nappy changes. Also if she’s making funny gurgling noises I can quickly flick on the Gro-Light and check on her without waking her or hubby up.
You can never have enough muslins. All of my children have had reflux and we go through so many of these it’s ridiculous. I’ve found the ones from Ikea are great as they are bigger and thicker than normal, I use these under her head when she’s lying down so sheets don’t need changing multiple times a day.