Product Reviews / 16 March, 2022 / Leo Bamford
I’ve been wanting to write this column on the best baby 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 when it comes to baby products. 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 best baby 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, and I hope you find it useful. This is a list of the best baby products that have worked for me and many of our followers. If you have anything to add, please e-mail us!
The Stokke Xplory X is a much-loved and sought-after pushchair, so it’s no surprise to see it back in the spotlight.
The pram’s latest transformation in the shape of the Stokke Xplory X Signature is the ultimate fashion statement for style-adoring parents, pulling out all the stops when it comes to sophistication. You can expect to see the same timeless and high-end aesthetic of the original Xplory, elevated by an all-black frame with luxe matte gold chassis, with small golden logos peppered across a striking black hood for a stylish yet subtle finish.
Pair that with the Stokke Xplory X’s innovative Scandinavian design to bring your baby closer, and you’ve got yourself one luxury ride.
Influencer Stroller, Leclerc Baby
Bugaboo’s new, side-by-side Donkey 5 is available in up to 30 new colour combinations for a truly customisable pushchair the whole family is going to love. The Donkey 5 is designed to grow with your family, offering unrivalled versatility when it comes to keeping siblings close – even from birth. Bugaboo’s clever design means this pushchair is easily convertible: it can change from mono to duo mode and back with three simple clicks. What’s more, you can even add a buggy board to transport three children on one stroller!
The Bugaboo Donkey 5 is smaller than you think. In mono mode, it measures only 60cm wide. The side luggage bag can carry up to 10kg, and the under-seat basket carries another 10kg, so you can stash changing bags and shopping with ease. In double/twin mode, the width comes to 74cm, which is incredible when you think the global regulation size for door width is 80cm.
Temp Pal is a smart and wearable thermometer that continuously measures your body temperature and wirelessly sends temperature readings to a smart phone or tablet.
It is tiny, soft and flexible, child-friendly and comfortable to the skin. A clinically certified smart thermometer that provides accurate measurements, quick pairing and auto rescan keeps you connected. Suitable for small children, couples planning pregnancy, elders, post-surgery or chemotherapy patients Temp Pal is easy to connect with your smart device simple and intuitive.
The White Noise naptime Tonie in the form of a cute white cat figurine is fabulous for lulling tricky sleepers seamlessly into the land of nod.
White noise contains many frequencies with equal intensities. It’s brilliant at masking noises outside of your child’s sleeping environment, whilst mimicking the continuous sounds your child would have heard in the womb.
It’s this comfortable, womb-like environment that soothes unsettled children to calm them for sleep. What’s more, the repetition of white noise helps kids stay asleep by drowning out noise from the outside world.
Running time 120 minutes.
Burpy Bibs, aden + anais
Bravado Bra, JoJo Maman Bebe
Lifefactory Baby Bottle, Amazon
Electric Steam Steriliser, Philips
Cotton Muslin Squares, Online4Baby
Musy Muslins, aden + anais
Medela Breast Pump, Boots
Bebe Au Lait Cover, Amazon
Multi-Mam Compresses, Amazon
Electric Breast Pump, Philips
Lansinoh HPA Cream, Amazon
Lansinoh Therapearl 3-in-1, Amazon
Medela Nipple Shields, John Lewis
Blossom Bra, Royce Lingerie
Natural Baby Bottle, Philips
The Tripp Trapp® chair’s ergonomic design and smooth lines make it ideal for family time at the dinner table and perfect for tucking under the table to save on space when it’s not being used. Thanks to its sturdy design, together with its adjustable seat and footplates and extra accessories available from newborn up, the Tripp Trapp® Stokke® Chair is a product that offers genuine longevity, making it a great investment.
Once babies start to sit up and reach between 6 to 10 months of age or 11 kg (24 lbs), the Angelcare® Baby Bath Seat in Aqua is the perfect bath time solution. Made from lightweight, durable plastic, the Baby Bath Seat allows baby to be comfortable and supported while free to explore and play.
Diaper Rash Ointment, Burt’s Bees
Nappy Rash Ointment, Metanium
FlipOut Changing Mat, JoJo Maman Bebe
Hospital Bag Essentials, Mori
Paula Babygrow, Cashmirino
Prima Cotton Footsie, Mini La Mode
Crib Mattress Protector, Snuz
Rainbow Fitted Sheet, Kabode
Swaddle Up, Love to Dream
Babynomade Blanket, Red Castle
Bedding Set, Snuz
Moses Basket, Moba
Deluxe+ Pod, DockATot
Miracle Baby Swaddle, Amazon
Cellular Blanket, Mama Designs
Simple Savannah Bags, Little Earth Baby
SnuzPod 4, Snuz
Crib Mattress, Snuz
Sleeping Bag, aden + anais
Swaddles, aden + anais
Cheeky Blanket, Cheeky Chompers
Jelly Cat Comforter, JoJo Maman Bebe
Baby Comforter, Best Years
3-in-1 Transition Seat, aden + anais
Up Down Bouncer, Beaba
Steps Bouncer, Stokke