I’ve been wanting to write this column on products for new mums for months now and finally I’m there. I started by noting down the products that have really worked for me – including anything and everything from baby swaddles and sleeping bags to breast pumps and high chairs. It may look like a pretty daunting read but it made me realise how far the mother and baby market has come since I had my first child.  For mamas-to-be, there is now SO much choice.  If you’re a second or a third time mum like me, you made be tempted to rely on old favourites, but when I had my third baba, I made it my mission to try hundreds of new products, and some of them really amazed me. It made me curious as to the products other mothers were championing. I did some research on Instagram, calling all mamas to comment with their favourites – their real must-haves. I was overwhelmed by how many offered up their hero products, the key items they couldn’t have lived without. We’ve split this post into categories so it’s easier to navigate. I really hope you find it interesting / useful.  All the products included have worked for me, for My Baba and many of our followers. If you have anything to add, please e-mail us!

Baby Paraphernalia

Nasal Decongester, NUK Meelight, Cheeky Rascals
Mini Call, Beaba ThermoScan, Braun
Nest Cam IQ Groegg 2, The Gro Store

Noise Soother

Lena, MyHummy Baby Shusher
The Humming Bear, Whisbear Ewan Dream Sheep, Sweet Dreamers
Lully, Luv Lully Skip Hop Owl Soother, John Lewis


First Choice Bottle, NUK Burpy Bibs, aden + anais Bravado Bra, JoJo Maman Bebe Lifefactory Baby Bottle, Amazon Electric Steam Steriliser, Philips


Tripp Trapp, Stokke New Born Set, Stokke
Babycook, Beaba High Chair, BabyBjorn

Baby Bath

Baby Bath, Shnuggle Pebbly Thermometer, Shnuggle
Bath Kneeler, Munchkin HEVEA Bath Mat, Amazon
Rinse, Munchkin Skip Hop Sink Bather, Amazon

Skin Care

Baby Range, Childs Farm Baby Bundle, Neutral 0%
Bath and Massage Oil, Bamford Kokoso Coconut Oil, JoJo Maman Bebe
Top to Toe Collection, Weleda Rescue Cream, Aurelia Skincare

Baby Changing

Nappies and Wipes, Kit and Kin Water Wipes, Amazon Squishy Changing Mat, Shnuggle


Neckerchew, Cheeky Chompers Calpol
Sophie La Girafe, Childrensalon Teething Powder, Boots
Teething Toy, Matchstick Monkey Dentinox Teething Gel

Baby Carriers

Apen Ring Sling, Sakura Bloom Omni 360, Ergobaby
Aura Baby Wrap, Ergobaby MyCarrier, Stokke

Baby Clothing

Ultimate Organic Collection, Molly and Monty
Prima Cotton Footsie, Mini La Mode


Crib Mattress Protector, Snuz Bamboo Swaddle, Isla and Wilbur Cot Bed Set, Isla and Wilbur Cocoonababy Nest Swaddle Up, Love to Dream Babynomade Blanket, Red Castle
Bedding Set, Snuz Moses Basket, Moba Deluxe+ Pod, Sleepyhead Miracle Baby Swaddle, Amazon Cellular Blanket, Mama Designs Simple Savannah Bags, Little Earth Baby
SnuzPod 3, Snuz Crib Mattress, Snuz Classic Sleeping Bag, aden + anais Classic Swaddles, aden + anais Cheeky Blanket, Cheeky Chompers SnuzPouch, Mothercare

Car Seats

Dualfix-i-size, Britax
Joie Spin 360, Mothercare
CabrioFix, Maxi Cosi


City Mini GT, Baby Jogger
Babyzen Yoyo +, John Lewis
Cameleon3, Bugaboo

Books and DVD’s


Jelly Cat Comforter, JoJo Maman Bebe

Bouncers and Swings

Serina 2in1, Joie