Then there are must have’s that you’ve never even heard of. It can be a baby minefield trying to navigate it all, especially when you have never done it before.
But at someone with a baby, trust me when I say I have tried it all. So here are my top recommendations for absolute must haves that will make your life easier when you find yourself in the baby bubble:
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1. The baby monitor.
This isn’t just a baby monitor. It has a speaker so you can speak to your child through your phone.
It also has night vision, lullabies, a thermostat and you can adjust the music from wherever you are in the house. It even says when the air quality is poor (aka baby has done a poo in Fox’s case).
I check mine multiple times a day. I live for it.
2. The everyday pram.
You need a great pram so it’s definitely something worth spending money on.
I chose the iCandy because it's bloody gorgeous but also functional. It’s easy to put up and down and takes you from bassinet (newborn) up until when your baby is a big boy or girl.
The peach model, which is the one I have, also allows you to add another part if you choose to grow the family and need a double.
The basket is also deep which is great for groceries and the cup holder is a life saver….coffee anyone?
3. The thermometer.
It helps you set just the right temperature for your baby to sleep. I also use the Gro bags (sleeping bags). They vary in warmth so I have a couple of each.
4. The formula maker.
If you start doing bottles this is a no brainer. It makes it all for you, a life saver in the middle of the night.
5. The stretchy swaddles.
I followed the Wot baby app (this is another must have) to settle Fox and sleep train him and there’s a swaddle demo on there if you don’t know what you’re doing.