Before anyone gets too excited, there are no plans for any more babies here. However, I must admit that now we’re starting to sell off and give away all of our baby stuff it does make me look back with a rose-tinted nostalgia at those days of new baby buys. When you’re an expectant mum, there’s something kind of exciting about looking at prams (even if you end up barely using them) and swanky high chairs, isn’t there? Or is that just me?
I’m a big believer in every parent finding their own essential piece of kit – what one babywearing mum and sling advocate may love, another buggy-using pram pusher may hate, for example. That’s not to say I can’t appreciate a pretty product though, and if you’re currently in the market for some new baby gear you could do far worse than head over to John Lewis where there’s a huge range of nursery products – from furniture to clothes to gadgetry to travel essentials – on offer.
Here are the five new baby buys that I’d choose if I were to do my pregnancy time all over again…
CREDITS: Bugaboo Buffalo, £999 | Nuna Zaaz highchair, £180 | Nuna Leaf curv, £170 | Maxi-Cosi car seat, £135 | Nuna Sena travel cot, £150
If I had to pick one single thing from that list, it would be the Nuna Leaf Curve chair. Although I was a big fan of babywearing when Baby Girl was tiny (right up until fairly recently, actually), there were times when I simply needed to put her down. Sometimes she’s happily settle and others she needed the movement and slight elevation that a bouncy or rocking chair could provide. I really like the way the Nuna Leaf curve looks, as well as the gentle rocking motion it makes from side to side. It’s the kind of baby item you wouldn’t mind taking up precious space in your living room.
How about you? Are there any baby buys you’d definitely invest in if you were to do it all again? What couldn’t you live without? Or perhaps you’re an expectant parent and can’t decide between two particular products – let me know and we might be able to offer some advice!
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Nelly Ritchie says
I often find myself thinking what I’d do differently, or what I’d buy the second time around. I bought so much unused useless crap the first time!
Maxi Cosi would definitely be on my list, my infant seat was awful.
It’s so hard to know what to buy the first time around isn’t it? My biggest piece of advice for new parents is always to wait – that way you’ll find out what things your baby really needs and what you won’t end up using. For example, I used a sling LOADS with Effie but hardly at all with Freya. And I always wished we’d bought a co-sleeper earlier with Effie, whereas Freya was happier in her moses basket. All babies are so different aren’t they?