Newborn essentials you NEED from Amazon 👶

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 | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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

Babymoov Cosydream | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

Babymoov Cosydream

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

Baby Shusher | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

Baby Shusher

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 | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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 | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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 | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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  | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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

VAVA LED Night Light for Kids | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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 | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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 | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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 | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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 | Newborn essentials Amazon UK

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.

You can purchase Badedas Indulgent Bath Gelee on Amazon

Are any of these on your newborn essentials wishlist? Why not check out our other pregnancy and motherhood posts.

Stephanie xox

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Explore Wonderland at John Lewis Oxford 🐇

John Lewis Oxford - White Rabbit Alice in Wonderland - The LDN Gal

John Lewis Oxford review

If you are an Oxford local, the news of a new John Lewis store opening has probably had you excited for many years now. Well, now it is here, along with the shiny new Westgate and it is time to spend galore. I was lucky enough to be invited to the new store to get a feel for what they were offering and to tour the services it provides.

The most incredible thing about the John Lewis store in Oxford is its rather subtle Alice in Wonderland theme, a nod to Oxford’s beloved literary history. All around the beautiful interior of the store are hidden secrets of Alice and her time in Wonderland. The main seating area on the ground floor presents an open book, adorned with towering roses telling the story of Alice within printed petals. Each week, this area acts as a storybook museum for children and as an event space when needed.

As you continue around the store you will find teeny tiny secret doors (great for keeping young minds busy), the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and even an Alice mannequin with a very Rapunzel-esque blonde wig – encouraging you to leave no corner untouched.

John Lewis Oxford - House by John Lewis - The LDN Gal

So, what do I think of John Lewis Oxford?

Once you get over the sheer genius of the theme you discover a store that satisfies every whim and sense. Within the store, you will discover a gargantuan beauty, homeware, clothing, famed haberdashery, technology, and leisure department.

A unique feature is the Experience Desk, which enables guests to visit and see the daily events on offer within the store and ask any questions that they may have. The John Lewis Oxford store also offers appointments on home decor, beauty, nursery advice, travel, personal style and lingerie fittings – they even have an onsite optician! 

Surprisingly, John Lewis Oxford has more services available than any other John Lewis store in the country and are paving the way when it comes to the success of the stores.

It is music to my ears to discover that the beauty and skincare events are very popular in my hometown, with near-daily events and a first-of-its-kind nail and brow bar, ensuring quick and flawless fixes. Dining is also covered with The Café Bar by Benugo, The Place to Eat restaurant and the highly-recommended KuPP.

It is no surprise that people are so excited to come and shop. Finally, if you do visit, be sure to pop up to the Experience Desk on the first floor for the latest and greatest from John Lewis Oxford!

Have you been to John Lewis in Oxford yet? Do you like the Alice in Wonderland theme? 

Stephanie xox

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Incorporating vintage clothing into your daily style

 

Incorporating Vintage Into Your Daily Style

A dedication to vintage clothing takes a considerable amount of time and effort but it’s certainly worth it.

You must prepare yourself mentally to trawl endlessly through vintage, thrift and charity shops for your prized pieces. People who snub charity shops for vintage clothing are the worst and these are often where hidden gems are to be found!

Firstly, it’s always good to have an idea of what you’re looking for before venturing out.  If new to these types of shops they can tend to be a bit overwhelming, leading to frustration and alternative purchases. Oops.

However, when you do begin rampantly purchasing be sure to not overdo it when it comes to getting dressed! It is better to incorporate these unique pieces than swamp yourself in them. Avoid copying styles, be inspired and make them ’you’. You want to compliment your own style, not try and force it upon yourself!

Always keep an eye out for classic pieces and designer brands, charity shops tend to be thwart with them so be keen and persist. If in doubt, ask the shop assistant or quickly Google the brand.

When browsing double check your items. As vintage clothing is ‘pre-loved’ there are often pieces that are slightly damaged and even those beyond your tender and loving repair, if that is the case then be strong and leave them on the hanger.

Don’t just think of clothing but also the use of accessories. If it is classic, go wild with statement pieces and if it is not, then leave your retro outfit to simply do the talking.

The best thing about vintage clothing and shopping? No one else has it and it is fun! You’ll soon collect a variety of one-of-a-kind pieces, often for a fraction of the cost of the high street!

Do you enjoy shopping for vintage items? What is your favourite piece?

Stephanie xox