9 Items All New Mums Absolutely Need!
Hey hey and welcome to the New Year. Are you all motivated and raring to go? Nope, me neither. I’m tired, I’m 35 weeks pregnant and I want summer already. The reality of having another baby is really setting in now. I can’t really ignore it as I feel bloody huge.
Anyways, enough bump talk. Today I’m sharing a few products, which, in my experience, you absolutely need. As a new mum, these products were essential when it came to postpartum, newborns and adjusting to mum-life. I also shared a post on baby products I’d buy again here. And products I could live without here.
A Bottle of Champagne
First things first. You’ve been pregnant for 9 months and maybe even alcohol-free for longer. It’s time for a little celebration, even if it’s just the one glass between feeds.
Trust me, the bigger the better. Post-birth it was all about the comfort. I had a section with B and I’ll be having another with this bubba. Big knickers are a must. And I’m talking super-sized, not just a size or two up. I’m typically 12-14 and I’ll be sizing up to a 20.
And go for full-brief style. Full on Bridget Jones.
And plain cotton.
If you’ve had a section, you really don’t want anything sitting on, or irritating the scar.
Whether you’re breastfeeding or not, there’s a good chance your nipples will leak. Be prepared and have some breast pads ready. The branded ones feel a bit softer but if you’re on a budget then the shop brands are just fine I’ve found.
Maternity Pads and Sanitary Towels
You’ll need these. End of.
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream
After days struggling with breastfeeding, I found this cream amazing. My poor nipples were red raw, half hanging off and I felt completely miserable. This cream helped ease the pain. I’ll definitely be packing it in the hospital bag this time around.
You can never have too many muslin cloths. They are handy for everything, from moping up milk to using as a light blanket over baby.
Ditch all other clothes items. If you get given fancy 0-3 month outfits as gifts, keep the label on, go and exchange for something more practical. Baby clothes look gorgeous but there’s nothing more comfortable and practical than the good old baby-gro. That’s all you really need for a few months to be honest.
Also look out for the ones with the built in hand-mits. You simply turn the ends over to stop your little one scratching their face off.
A must for all new parents. Make sure you have some in and don’t be afraid to use it if you need to. I think B was six months when he first needed Calpol. He had a nasty fever over Christmas. That was fun. Not. You can read all about baby’s first Christmas here.
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
This cream is a miracle cream and great for nappy rash and any other ailments. Keep a pot at home and one in the change bag.
Would you add anything to this list? As a mum, these were items I genuinely found super useful. Add any others in the comments and be sure to connect with us on social for baby updates and more things we like and dislike – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!