Written by: Rebecca Robinson
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!
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
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!