Stuff Babies Need

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These are the things we think you can’t live without. We’ve found these items to be incredibly useful in bringing up our baby.

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Self-hypnosis for birth – a dads perspective

When we looked at the preparations for the big day, we were most concerned with strategies for staying calm and relaxed throughout labour. Having been through an NCT course, we knew that labour could last over several days and so finding any way of minimising the stress and discomfort was key. A friend recommend “Self-hypnosis”, which to me initially sounded…

Change dirty nappies from brown to green – reusable baby wipes

Along with our change to reusable nappies, we also switched to reusable baby wipes to help minimise the environmental impact of our baby. The results were brilliant, we have cut down the amount of wipes we use, they seem better for his skin and they clean better. We chose Cheeky Wipes Bamboo Cloth baby wipes and are really happy with the…

Travel high seat review – Chicco Pocket Snack Booster Seat

As we approach the holiday season, many of us will be facing days out visiting or staying with family. Suddenly finding yourself outside of your familiar baby raising environment can seem daunting and challenging. You can make travelling and staying away from home a little easier by having a few select items with you – today we will look at…

Easy to use cloth nappies – Totsbots Easyfit

Once the mayhem of the first few months were over, we started to realise just how many nappies we were getting through in a week. I hadn’t quite prepared myself for the amount of waste and extra washing that such a small little thing could generate! We decided to try and cut down on the waste by switching to reusable…

Motorola MBP28 review – video baby monitor

A baby monitor is really helpful in the early days, and we still rely on it after almost 18 months. In this review, we’ll look at the Motorola MBP28 2.4″ Digital Video Baby Monitor. Choosing a baby monitor can seem a little bit daunting, so please read our review to see what we liked and didn’t like.

Choosing a baby buggy – Baby Jogger City Versa

When it comes to taking your baby out, a buggy is a must. Whilst carrying your baby in a sling or backpack is fun (see our review of the Little Life Discovery S2), when going out for longer trips a buggy is the answer. The Baby Jogger City Versa (Black) has proved to be a good choice offering a comfortable…

A book for bedtime – Me… by Emma Dodd

Establishing a good bedtime routine has been an important part of adapting to life with our baby. A key part of that has been a few favourite books that we read each night as part of the bedtime wind-down. “Me…” by Emma Dodd is a lovely simple book with beautiful illustrations and a nice rhythm to the words.

Have some fun with the Space Gym

Finding toys and games that your little one can actually engage with in the early days is hard. Whilst they will be bombarded with fluffy things and bright squeaky objects, there were only a few toys that really captivated our little ones attention. The Lamaze Space Symphony Motion Gym was an instant hit.

Product review: Gro Egg Room Thermometer

Many of the baby monitors we have used have built-in room thermometers, however the Gro Egg is the one we always check, the one we trust. The Gro Egg is not only a thermometer, it is also a night light, and we have used it as a learning aid to help Baby R recognise colours and numbers. The Gro Egg…

Sleeping tight – GroBag review

Baby R is a serious night time fidget – from his very first night in the hospital he has always kicked and rolled and wiggled, so we transferred to sleeping bags from blankets pretty quickly. Our GroBag review explains why we love GroBags!