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Top 10 must have items for new parents – by YOU!

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In one of our competitions, we asked you the experts, your top 10 must have items for new parents. We weren’t talking about cots, prams, car seats or nappies, but those items that you thought you might not use much but they ended up a God send! We had a record number of tips (over 350 to be precise!) and too many to list every one – so we’ve compiled a list of the top tips and suggestions. So in no particular order, here are 10 of the best!

1) Sock On’s

Those magic little life savers that keep your baby’s socks on their feet so you don’t have to worry about them sliding off and losing them.

2) Muslin Cloth / Squares

They were recommended by so many of you and can be used for moping up spills, burb cloths, modesty when breastfeeding, bibs, sunshade – a definite favourite!

3) Infacol

If you’ve had a baby with colic, then so many of you have said this product is a God send!

4) Baby sleeping bags

They keep your baby warm and you don’t have to worry about them kicking blankets off or sliding down into sheets and covers

5) Milk formula container

Simply scoop out the required amount of formula into each compartment of the container and then you have several bottles worth of formula already measured out. Take to bed for night feeds or when you’re out and about

6) Jumparoo

So many of you said this must have item of baby equipment was well worth the money and kept your children occupied and amused!

7) Tommy Tippee Perfect Prep

Takes just 2 minutes to make up a bottle – great for middle of the night feeds

8) Ewan the dream sheep

A soft cuddly toy that you can also attach to the cot and plays soothing music, rain or womb noises

9) A thermometer

Babies can get poorly quickly and a thermometer at home is essential to check your child’s temperature as soon as possible

10) A good breast pump

If you’re breastfeeding or expressing, a good electric breast pump will be your new¬†best friend!

We honestly had so many great suggestions, there were too many to list, but as well as the top 10 above, don’t forget a few others such as:

Lots of patience, take away menu’s, strong arms, a microwave, food in the freezer, family and friends to help out and a camera to record all those precious moments!

Thank you to each and every one of you that posted your comments!




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About Rebecca Robinson

After spending the last 8 years juggling life as a mum of two, wife and working full time as a Project Manager for a global telecommunications company, Rebecca Robinson made the decision to follow her love of writing and took the plunge; turning her passion into a full time career. Since becoming a full time writer, Rebecca has worked with various media and copy-writing companies and with the ability to make any topic relevant and interesting to the reader, now contributes to The Working Parent on articles ranging from credit cards to teenage relationships. Ever the optimist, Rebecca's dreams for the future include a house in the country filled with children, dogs and horses in the field!

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