Friday, 26 January 2018

My top 5 must have baby products

I've had a few people ask me about what products I use with my 1 month old son. Does he sleep in a moses basket or a cot? Does he sleep with a blanket? etc etc. So I have decided to share my top 5 must have baby products with you. These are all products that I use myself and swear by. I love them and hopefully if you're an expectant parent and give them a try, you will love them too.

Next 2 Me Cot 

Definitely the best purchase made! I cannot praise the Chicco Next 2 Me cot more. It has been absolutely perfect for our family. I had an issue with Vala wanting to sleep close to me all the time when she was born and I was afraid of having the same issue with Flynn. The Next 2 Me cot eradicates that issue though. I can have Flynn right next to me but still have my bed to myself. I can reach him, soothe him and even breastfeed him without having to move him, helping him to drift back off to sleep easily. The adjustable height means it fits perfectly with our bed and being able to have the cot on a slant helped ease Flynn's congestion when he was sick and is also perfect for babies with colic.  I would highly recommend the Chicco Next 2 Me cot to everyone I know. 

Slumbersac Baby Sleeping Bag

With my first born, I was very scared of blankets causing her to suffocate and as a result I lost a lot of sleep from worry alone. Wasn't until she was several months old that I discovered sleeping bags and they were amazing! This time around I decided to use a sleeping bag from the beginning and it is one of the best decisions I've made. I ordered the Slumbersac Baby Sleeping Bag off Amazon and I plan on ordering more. The material is so soft and well padded that Flynn must feel like he is sleeping in cloud. We've found that he sleeps a lot better and calms faster when he is in his sleeping bag compared to being in a blanket. The button poppers and zip make it super easy to get on and off and we can even change Flynn in the middle of the night without waking him. Unlike with velcro sleeping bags, the poppers make it impossible for Flynn to unfasten himself and kick the sleeping bag off in the night. It's remarkable how much better Flynn sleeps in his sleeping bag. I can't rave about this product enough. We're definitely going to be stocking up on more sizes so he can keep sleeping soundly as he grows. 

SnuggleBundl

I was very skeptical when I first saw the Snugglebundl advertised on Facebook but after learning more about it and seeing all the awards it had won, I decided to give it a try. It's amazing! To put it simply. It does exactly what it says it's going to do; assist you moving your sleeping baby without waking them! The brilliant design allows you to lift, move and put down your sleeping baby without them waking by supporting their head at all times, just the way you would. You can move your baby from the car seat to their pram and from their pram to the cot without ever waking them. Not only that but you can gently rock your baby to sleep with the handles and then place them in their cot without having to worry about them waking when you put them down. It's like a little hammock for your baby. Once they are asleep in their cot just tie the handles together, make sure the face is uncovered and you are free to get on with daily tasks or maybe enjoy a little relaxation yourself.   

Junlan Maternity Nursing Bra

I have to admit that I love these nursing bras. I ordered mine off Amazon and for the low price I was expecting something flimsy. You know, a kind of "get what you paid for" kinda deal. But I was pleasantly surprised when mine arrived and I tried it on because it is unbelievably comfortable! The material is so soft that sometimes I honestly forget I'm even wearing a bra. It is so easy to unclip to breastfeed that I can even do it one handed whilst half asleep. Even with my bigger bust size I don't feel like I'm going to pop out the bra at any point and I feel very supported. Compared to some other bras I've worn, this one feels luxuriously comfortable and for such a cheap price, I can't stop myself stocking up on them. I can put my hand on my heart and honestly say that this is the comfiest bra I have ever worn and it makes breastfeeding so easy.  

Sconfid Baby Wrap Carrier

I have always wanted a baby wrap carrier but know very little about them. I see posts from other mums about these wraps made from special cottons that cost nearly £1000 each and I think to myself "how can someone spend so much on a baby wrap?" I started to think I'd have to sell a limb to be able to afford a wrap so I could try baby wearing. But before doing that, I decide to try a more affordable option and bought this Sconfid Baby Wrap Carrier off Amazon and honestly, I don't see the need to buy any other wrap. I love it! The material is soft, breathable and stretchy. It fits perfectly around my larger body and it is super comfortable to wear with my son. It took me a few attempts to learn how to put Flynn in it properly (the photo is from my first attempt) but now it's my go to method of transporting my son. If I'm going for short walks, I'll always choose my baby wrap over the pram. It's quick and easy to put on and I really love having my son so close when we go out for walks. There's no need to spend hundreds of pounds on flashy wraps because this one is great! Comfortable, easy to use and most of all totally affordable!

I cannot praise these products enough. They've made life with a newborn so much easier and this why they are my top 5 must have products! Do you have any products you swear by and would recommend? Leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you and maybe try the products out myself. 

Until next time,
Alli xo.

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