What does a new mum really need?
So you are pregnant and you’re aware that you need some stuff… Lots of stuff… But which stuff?
Or maybe your friend/sister/colleague is having a baby and you want to get them something really useful, but you have NO IDEA what to get them. (Don’t worry – you’re not the first person to freak out over this and I’m here to help you out!)
If you go to baby expos and department stores, you can get so blown away by all the things on offer. I don’t blame you. I certainly remember the overwhelm when I hit the London Baby Expo at Earl’s Court a few years back – I’d never seen anything like it!
The media would have us believe that we need all manner of things that wriggle and jiggle (and at times, sing), plus a linen collection that would rival that of Harrods when we have a new baby. But do we really? What “stuff” do new mums find the most useful?
To help you out in this predicament, I did a little survey of some new (and not so new) Mums to get their thoughts on the matter.
I asked them which 3 things that couldn’t do without as a new mum.
These were the most popular responses – in no particular order. I’ve added my thoughts and experiences in here too…
(Disclosure – You may notice the links to Amazon on the page, for which I may get a small commission. They’re not the reason I wrote this article, but if you want to help my coffee budget feel free to use them!)
Of course there are many many other things which could go on this list: baby monitors, cloth nappies (the new kind), cleaner, massage, toys etc etc but you can probably tell from this list that anything that helps make life easier for the mother is the way to go!
Let us know in the comments what you would put on your list!