Baby Carrier

Baby Bjorn or Ergobaby carriers are both stylish and comfortable.

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Newborn Car Seat

Maxi-Cosi Pebble or Cybex cloud - both can unclip from their isofix base and be fixed onto a buggy frame using car seat adaptors.

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Toddler Car Seat

Maxi-Cosi AxissFix or GB Vaya 2 i-size Car seat - both are great swivle car seats and can be rear or forward facing.

Halfords

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Snoozeshade

Use this as a blackout over the buggy for your baby to nap.

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Handbag Attacher Clips

The foam enlarges the force area on fingers and effectively reduces the pressure pain caused by package gravity.

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Pram Fitted Sheet

It needs to be the fitted sheet for the Moses basket as it’s the same size for the Moses basket and the bassinet of the cot bed sheet

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Baby Bjorn Bouncer

Ergonomic baby bouncer – gives your newborn the proper support

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Toy Bar for Baby Bouncer

Stimulates child development through play.

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Sleepy Head

Time-tested by the sound specialists at Marpac, these sound options promote sleep and mask noise: bright white noise, deep white noise, or gentle surf

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Travel Pram - Yoyo

You may need the new born insert as well as the seat, depending on the age you'll use this from.

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Baby Hangers

Specialist 30cm wooden hanger designed for kids clothing, from newborn babies to toddlers, boys and girls.

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Nightlight for feeding

This bedside lamp lights up by tapping the top sensor. Switch to RGB mode by long touch. With a colorful light that creates different effects to suit your mood.

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Nursing Chair

This supremely comfy glider chair is ideal for breastfeeding or reading to little ones, especially as it has a generous wide seat.

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Wardrobe /Baby furniture

Expertly crafted from solid wood. Finished in timeless styling and exceptional build quality, it will be part of your family for years to come

Harrods

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Unisex Changing Matt

The wedge shaped changing mat with raised edges helps to provide your child with a safe and supportive environment without the risk of them falling off.

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Changing Table/Dresser

Designed with a stunning traditional sleigh curved look, this dresser comes with 3 large, drawers & a baby changing surround.

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Fitted sheet for cot bed

Give your baby the best nights sleep with this super soft jersey fitted sheet from Little Green Sheep, made to fit standard and the Boori crib mattresses.

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Cot Mattress + Protector

Dual-sided, this 100% natural mattress is designed to provide your little one with the right support as they grow from baby to toddler and beyond.

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Cot bed

This stylish Westport cotbed from Silver Cross is a beautiful addition to your nursery.

Baby and Co.

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Moses Basket

Cosy, comfy and easily portable, our Moses basket is a practical essential during your little one's first weeks. Made from durable palm.

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Breastfeeding cover

Made from quality 100% cotton to ensure that you and your baby are kept cool.

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Yoyo Foot Muff

Soft and comfortable with sherpa fleece lining, fleece hood and apron, the BABYZEN footmuff is ideal to brave the cold weather.

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Laundry Bag

Carefully crafted from recyclable cotton rope coiled and stitched together to offer a safe, soft, sturdy and skin-friendly storage solution.

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Dummies

Orthodontic shaped teat with a special, super soft zone adapts ideally to baby's palate.

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Muslin Squares

Let our extraordinarily high quality, 100% cotton muslin assure you that you're doing the best thing for your baby's comfort.

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Ready made Swaddle

Patented Arms UP design replicates your baby's natural sleeping position, allowing them to self-soothe and preventing the startle reflex.

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Swaddles

Let our extraordinarily high quality, 100% cotton muslin assure you that you're doing the best thing for your baby's comfort.

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Standard baby blankets

100% Polyester, double layer Cozy, Comfortable, Lightweight, Warm Blanket for babies/toddlers/infants alike, soft and gentle on baby's skin

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Cashmere - thick snuggly blankets

This exquisitely soft blanket comes in contemporary grey marl with white intarsia star, and is pram sized.

The White Company

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Breathable black out for cot

High-quality Material: Breathable polyester mesh, adjust the light level to suit your child.

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Baby Blackout blinds

100% BLACKOUT - The dual fabric system guarantees complete darkness to ensure a great sleep!

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Tommy Timmy Heathcare kit

Nine essential items for grooming baby alon with Organised in a handy material pouch.

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Room thermometre gro egg

Changes colour with the temperatue of the room.

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Baby Monitors x 2

With this device you will have two forms of notification: The audio coming from the speaker and the LED sound level indicator along the top of the parent unit.

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Foam Play Matt

The baby foam play mat is made of high density foam material, BPA free, non-toxic, no chemical and plastic smelly odor, which provide the biggest safety and health to babies.

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Pillow for flat Head

The Babymoov Cosydream Original provides an ideal position for your baby, it adapts to its size and provides very good support, the grouped position creates a reassuring effect for your baby.

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Play Mat Jungle Gym

Our musical play mats for floor jungle baby gym will plays cheerful nursery rhyme, funny sounds with piano keyboard that rewards your baby with bright and music stimulate all the senses, including hearing and sight.

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Pram Footmuff

Complete your Silver Cross Reflex Orient stroller with this stylish matching footmuff. Perfect for keeping baby warm and cosy on cooler days, it’s crafted from coordinating Reflex Orient fabrics to match your stroller beautifully.

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Pushchairs & Bundles' x 6

Suitable from birth, the carrycot is lined in soft naturally anti-bacterial bamboo fabric, while the reversible multi-recline seat includes a bamboo liner.

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ALL BABY APPROPRIATE
Calpol
Nurofen
Infacol
Gripe Water
Teething Gel
Arnica
FOR COLDS
Saline Nasal Spray (sterimar)
Baby nose sucker
Calpol vapour plug
Snuffle baby chest rub
Humidifier
Thermometer
FOR CUTS/BRUISES
Savlon Spray/cream
Plasters
Cotton Wool
Ear Buds
Ice Pack
FOR ALLERGIC REACTIONS
Waspeze
Piriton for children
Children's mosquito reppellant
FOR NAPPY RASH
Bepanthen (every day cream)
Sudocream (every day cream)
Metanium (when really bad)
FOR SKIN ISSUES
Hydrocortizone (for small patches of eczema)
Aproderm (for moisturiser)
Lamisil (for fungal infections)

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The Nursery and Baby Essentials

This is a very exciting time and there are lots of things to think about when buying things for your new born baby, particularly if this is your first. Making the nursery a calm and relaxing place for both the baby and parents is essential, but remember you’ll likely only move your baby into this room after a few months so will have time to make some changes once the baby is born.

It used to be recommended that your baby sleeps in the same room as you for the first 6 months (but not the same bed) to reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), however there have been more recent studies that show this is not necessary and by the age of 4 months it could be better for both the mother and baby to sleep in their own room, particularly if your baby is a good sleeper. We would note though that if you are still breast feeding and your baby is waking at night, then it’s much easier having your baby sleeping in the same room as you. Here are some of the key items you’ll need for the nursery:

  • Cot (best to get one that changes in the cot bed later on)
  • Cot mattress
  • Cot mattress protector and fitted sheet (x3)
  • Changing table, with changing mat
  • Wardrobe/chest of drawers for babies clothes
  • Nursing chair (comfort is key here and a foot rest also works well)
  • Black out blinds/shutters on window

We would also recommend a moses basket or next to me crib for your baby to sleep in your bedroom along with another changing mat to make those night changes all the more easier.

Items for Feeding

Some of the below will depend on whether you are exclusively breast feeding, bottle feeding or doing a mixture. We like to prepare for both and have therefore advised the essentials for mixed feeding.

  • Lots of bibs (ones with plastic on the back are the best as then the milk won’t leak through)
  • Muslins – small and large (the large can double up as swaddles)
  • Milk storage containers (can use milk storage bags)
  • Nursing pillow
  • Nursing bras – you will likely buy these before your baby is born so just remember to get one cup size bigger than your pregnant cup size as once your milk comes in, you will likely look like Pamela Anderson in Baywatch, whoop whoop!)
  • A nursing shawl or cover (or large muslin) for breast feeding in public
  • Nursing tops
  • Breast pads – these are great to catch any leaking milk in your bra
  • Cream for sore nipples – this is ESSENTIAL
  • You may also need nipple cooling shields (koala silver cups)
  • Anti-reflux Baby bottles – we like either MAM bottles or doctor browns. We can talk you through the different bottles and flow.
  • Bottle sterliser – the microwave ones are great and really easy to use
  • Bottle brush
  • Bottle warmer (to warm up breast milk) and bottle preparation machine (tommy tip-pee – makes the milk the exact right temperature)
  • Breast milk pump – either the portable Elvie pump or the hospital grade Madela pump (you rent this for £49 a month and it arrives the next day).
  • A special bra to connect to your milk expressing machine.
  • If you want to give your baby formula then we recommend Holle or HIPP organic which are the purest, most organic of the formulas and also taste the best (yes we re-ally have done a baby formula taste test just for you!).

Baby Hygiene and Health

  • Nappies – would just buy a couple of packs of size 0 and size 1 nappies as you won’t know your babies size until they are born and they usually have a pharmacy right by the hospital so your partner can easily buy more.
  • Baby changing mat – it’s good to have at least one upstairs and one downstairs.
  • Baby barrier cream – we love bepanthen or good old fashioned sudocream.
  • Water wipes or amazon mama bear sensitive wipes.
  • Cotton pads to dry your baby’s bottom and also can be used to give a wash in the first few days before you can actually bath your baby.
  • Baby nail clippers
  • Baby bath wash (mustela do a really great gentle bath cleansing gel or aveeno baby hair and body wash)
  • Cradle cap shampoo and brush
  • Baby thermometer (for nursery and bath)
  • First aid kit including Baby calpol and nurofen (more details in medicine cabinet)
  • Baby nasal spray and snot sucker
  • calpol plug in decongestant

Baby wardrobe

In terms of your baby wardrobe, remember you’ll likely get a lot of presents when the baby is born or at your baby shower (let us know if you would like us to organise this for you!). Most people tend to buy baby clothes or soft toys so just bear this in mind when choosing how many outfits you want to buy for your new trendy little mini-me. The other thing to consider is that there is a new term that you will learn with your baby -‘poo ex-plosion.’ Believe us, this is like nothing you have seen before and it’s amazing how much manages to squirt out and literally cover clothes (and sometimes other things). This can also happen a few times a day, especially for exclusively breast fed babies so having enough clothes to change your baby regularly is a necessity. Also vanish/Napisan will become your best friend to clean out those stains. We recommend the following for your baby wardrobe:

  • Baby onsies – short and long bodysuits (depending on the time of year) (x10)
  • sleep suits (x10)
  • new born hats (x2)
  • pairs of socks (x8)
  • scratch mittens (x2) – to be honest, these are a total pain. They always come off and babies don’t like them either. It’s better to buy the sleep suits that have the scratch mittens fitted which usually come as standard for 0-3m.
  • cardigans and jackets (x2)
  • baby sleeping bags (we recommend pure earth collection organic sleeping bags) (x4)
  • Mattress/moses basket fitted sheets (x4)
  • Towels (x3)
  • Trousers (x3)
  • Jumpers (x3)
  • A couple of ‘special’ occasion outfits
  • Baby blanket (x2)
  • Swaddles (x5)

Our other key essential baby products are:

  • Tens machine for the labour –this is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current. It is a small battery operated device that has leads connected to sticky pads called electrodes. You attach the pads directly to your skin and when the machine is turned on, small electrical impulses are delivered to the connected area of your body and you feel a tingling sensation. The electrical impulses can reduce the pain as the signals go to the spinal cord and brain and they can help to relax the mus-cles. They can also stimulate the body to produce endorphins, a neurotransmitter than can help relieve pain. They are also a great distraction for the early stages of labour. We recommend the TensCare perfect mamaTENS maternity machine.
  • Pram – we can help you choose one, depending on your budget. Need a footmuff, and rain cover and also a snoozeshade is a great thing to use if you want your baby to nap in their pram.
  • Baby bjorn bouncer chair
  • Angel care bath seat and knee pal kneeling mat for bath time
  • Play mat jungle gym
  • Baby monitor – our top tip for this is to buy a camera stand to mount the monitor. This ensures that you can actually see your baby properly and don’t need to use books to prop up the monitor.
  • Tommy tippee nappy bins and liners that seal each nappy individually and mean that you can’t smell those delightful poos! You will also need the refills for this.
  • Baby car seat
  • Car seat mirror so you can see your baby in the mirror when driving
  • Sleepy head
  • Baby sling such as baby bjorn carrier.
  • Changing bag and portable changing mat (should be included with the bag). Also nappy bags are useful when out and about.
  • Jumperoo (for when the baby is around 4m or older ) – We also call this the ‘circle of neglect’ but it is amazing to entertain your baby for 10 mins or so and gives you time to do things.
  • Night light for feeding at night
  • Non-bio laudry washing tables
  • Laundry basket
  • White noise machine/Ewen the sheep
  • Clear Blue Advanced Digital ovulation test kit
  • Mira Fertility tracker Plus Digital Ovulation
  • Digital basal body temperature by femometer
  • Viridian pro conception fertility for women
  • Wild Nutrition Food Grown Pregnancy
  • Nutri Advanced Multi Essentials for Pregnancy
  • Jason mouth wash
  • Jason shampoo and conditioner
  • Jason body wash
  • Jason fluoride free toothpaste
  • Method kitchen cleaner antibacterial all purpose spray
  • Brazil nuts