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, Meemoo Baby

Mini Call, Beaba

ThermoScan, Braun

Nest Cam IQ

Groegg 2, The Gro Store

Noise Soother

Lily, MyHummy

Baby Shusher

The Humming Bear, Whisbear

Ewan Dream Sheep, Sweet Dreamers

Lully, Luv Lully

Skip Hop Owl Soother, Amazon

Nursing

First Choice Bottle, NUK

Burpy Bibs, aden + anais

Bravado Bra, JoJo Maman Bebe

Lifefactory Baby Bottle, Amazon

Electric Steam Steriliser, Philips

Weaning

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, Kidly

Rinse, Munchkin

Skip Hop Sink Bather, Amazon

Skin Care

Baby Range, Childs Farm

Baby Care, Neutral 0%

Bath and Massage Oil, Bamford

Kokoso Coconut Oil, JoJo Maman Bebe

Baby Essentials, Weleda

Rescue Cream, Aurelia Skincare

Baby Changing

Nappies and Wipes, Kit and Kin

Water Wipes, Amazon

Squishy Changing Mat, Shnuggle

Teething

Neckerchew, Cheeky Chompers

Calpol

Sophie La Girafe, Childrensalon

Teething Powder, Boots

Teething Toy, Matchstick Monkey

Dentinox Teething Gel

Baby Carriers

Baby Wrap, Izmi 

Omni 360, Ergobaby

Aura Baby Wrap, Ergobaby

MyCarrier, Stokke

Baby Clothing

Paula Babygrow, Cashmirino

Prima Cotton Footsie, Mini La Mode

Bedtime

Crib Mattress Protector, Snuz

Classic Swaddles, Blue Almonds

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, 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

SnuzPouch, Amazon

Car Seats

Dream, Silver Cross

i-Spin Safe, Joie

 

CabrioFix, Maxi Cosi

Pushchairs

Gazelle S, Cybex

 

GetGo Travel System, Micralite 

 

Books

Comforters

Jelly Cat Comforter, JoJo Maman Bebe

Baby Comforter, Best Years

Bouncers and Swings

Serina 2in1, Joie

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