Whether you’re a parent-to-be or looking to get someone special a thoughtful baby shower gift, here are some newborn essentials needed before baby’s big arrival.
The best newborn essentials:
Nosefrida Baby Nasal Aspirator
The Nosefrida Baby Nasal Aspirator is brilliant for congested newborn’s. There’s nothing scarier than thinking little one can’t breathe properly and unfortunately, babies make a lot of weird noises!
However, when you’re convinced baby needs some help to clean their nose, grab some nasal saline spray to soften blockages and use the Nosefrida to gently suck them out! Gross, yes. Effective, totally.
The things we do for our little one’s eh!
You can buy the Nosefrida Baby Nasal Aspirator on Amazon
The Babymoov Cosydream has been an absolute lifesaver. This soft jersey cot insert offers ergonomic support. It’s a cosy and breathable sleep saver which guarantees your little one feels reassured and snug.
The headrest prevents flat head syndrome with its anatomical inverted dome cutout, allowing baby to freely move throughout the night.
The leg support roll is easily adjusted as baby grows, secured with velcro. In addition, It also raises baby’s legs to aid digestion.
You’ll get solid use out of the Babymoov Cosydream till baby starts rolling at around 4 months.
The best thing? This newborn essential is machine washable. So, no worries when it comes to night time spit up.
You can buy the Babymoov Cosydream on Amazon
Dubbed a ‘sleep miracle’ and rightly so, we could not live without the Baby Shusher. This sleep soother uses a real human voice that shhh’s your little one to sleep! It has a 15 minute and 30 minute timer setting alongside volume control at its base.
This white noise device not only keeps baby asleep, it will also help you lull into a deep sleep! Use it at bedtime, as well as when baby stirs throughout the night.
You can purchase the Baby Shusher on Amazon
Tutti Bambini CoZee Bedside Crib
The Tutti Bambini CoZee bedside crib is perfect for those looking to be as close as possible to baby at night.
This cot allows for bedside sleeping, either for side sleeping or as a standalone crib. One side features a breathable mesh panel which lowers via a drop rail. This allows you to easily see and access your little one for night feeds.
The cot comes with a foam mattress. Its height is easily adjusted and it has an incline feature if required.
It folds flat in 30 seconds to allow for easy travel. It comes with a handy travel bag, allowing you to take it wherever you go!
You can buy the Tutti Bambini CoZee bedside crib on Amazon
Bellababy Breast Pump
If you plan to breastfeed or pump, the Bellababy breast pump is fantastic.
Not only is it super affordable compared to other pumps, this double breast pump is super effective. It has four modes and nine different levels of suction. Its silicone covers on the pumps flanges also ensure pain-free pumping.
Its electric component has a built in battery that is easily charged via USB and offers a long battery life.
The Bellababy Breast Pump is easily assembled and taken apart for sterilisation.
If you’re looking for good quality affordable breast pump, look no further than the Bellababy Breast Pump.
You can purchase the Bellababy Breast Pump on Amazon
Hands Free Breast Pumping Bra
If you opt to pump, a Hands Free Breast Pumping Bra will make things a lot easier!
Made from soft cotton, this fully adjustable bra has a front zip to easily put it on and take it off. It features a thick band and secures firmly with velcro to fit most bra sizes.
It features overlapping layers of fabric to securely hold the pump flanges in place as you move about the house. Also, you can leave it on to easily switch to breastfeeding.
You can purchase the Hands Free Breast Pumping Bra on Amazon
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature® Baby Bottles
The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature® Baby Bottles are perfect for parents that plan to bottle feed or combination/mixed feed (breastfeed and pump).
These 260ml bottles can be used from birth and feature a breast-like teat, as well as an anti-colic valve with slow release.
These four bottles are newborn essentials that parents simply need on hand in their cupboard.
You can buy the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature® Baby Bottles on Amazon
LED Night Light for Kids
The LED Night Light for Kids is a newborn essential for any nursery.
This touch sensitive night light features a warm glow that will not disturb baby at night. It offers reassurance and is easily dimmable with a long touch.
Simply double tap to illuminate during the evening or night time feeds. It offers a long-lasting battery of up to 100 hours in a single charge and features a one hour timer to save energy.
The best part? Its soft glow won’t disturb you either!
You can buy the LED Night Light for Kids on Amazon
Chicco Easyfit Baby Carrier
Both affordable and practical, the Chicco Easyfit Baby Carrier can be used from birth to carry your baby safely and securely.
If you fancy a stroll without the pram, this lightweight baby carrier is easy to use and adjust when you’re out and about.
You can purchase the Chicco Easyfit Baby Carrier on Amazon
Baby on Board Car Sign
This one is so easy to forget before the big arrival.
However, if you’re planning on transporting baby in a car, a baby on board sign is a must to keep little one safe and other drivers aware.
You can purchase this baby on board sign on Amazon
Floating Bath Thermometer
Ensure baths are the perfect temperature with the floating bath thermometer.
Although an elbow in the water works for many, you’ll find peace of mind with this affordable and adorable thermometer.
You can purchase this floating bath thermometer on Amazon
Badedas Indulgent Bath Gelee
Okay, so this one’s for the postpartum mumma! The Badedas Indulgent Bath Gelee was recommended to me to aid recovery and it’s blissful.
Although it turns the bath bright green, this gel smells great and leaves skin feeling soft and rejuvenated. Horse chestnut is one of its main ingredients, known to be support and improve circulation.
Are any of these on your newborn essentials wishlist? Why not check out our other pregnancy and motherhood posts.
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