My Newborn Essentials

Being a second time parent I found that I didn’t waste money on things I will probably never use but I also found that we didn’t factor in that Baby would like completely different things to what Little did!

1. Snuzpod

Obviously somewhere for baby to sleep is the biggest essential. With Little we used a crib that was made by my Grandad for my eldest sister over 20 years ago, but Little had outgrown it by about 13 weeks, so this time we wanted something that would last us until Baby was in her own room. This was a saviour in those few early days where I still hadn’t caught up on sleep from labour but I also wanted to be close by.


2. Water Wipes*

Something else we have used everyday since baby was born is Water Wipes. These are so much easier than cotton wool and water and are still so gentle on their delicate bottoms! We have a pack in every room just for good measure 🙂

3. Muslin Squares

A must as I’m sure every parent will tell you! They can be used to protect bedding, clear up any sicky, cover when breastfeeding etc etc. They are just so handy and you can get so many pretty designs too 🙂

4. Nursing Pillow

This isn’t just for breastfeeding Mumma’s. I combination feed Baby and I just find it helps hold her weight because although she doesn’t weigh much (over 9lb now!!) when she’s laying on my arm for long periods of time she begins to feel pretty heavy! We also use this to prop her up during the day as she does’t like to lay flat.

5. Dr Browns Options Bottles*

As I said above I combination feed Baby so when she is not on the breast she can be found guzzling from a Dr Browns Options Bottle! We had a few problems with her projectile vomiting in the first few weeks and we found these really helped with her wind.

6. Perfect Prep Machine

Lazy I know but what a lifesaver. When I’m stumbling into the kitchen at 4am all I have to do is press a few buttons and voila! Baby is not the most patient of babies when she’s starving so this saves all the faffing about cooling down a boiling hot bottle.

7. Bugaboo Buffalo Classic+

Not an essential as such but a girl has to have a nice set of wheels! I am in love with our Bugaboo Buffalo and it gets us from A to B whilst looking super stylish.

8. Baby Bjorn Miracle Carrier

Baby loves being in the carrier so when using the pushchair is not practical or we are just popping out I will use it. It is super easy to get on by myself and when she’s a bit older she can face outwards.


We are still on the hunt for a bouncer/rocker type thing so if you have any recommendations please do let us know 🙂

*Contains some PR samples but as always all views are 100% our own

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  1. October 24, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Great list! I borrowed a moses basket from my sister but so wished I had a snuz pod! #marvmondays

    • Amy
      October 24, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Moses baskets are so cute though aren’t they? Cx

  2. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    October 24, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Great list, I think we all have our fave things second time round that we wouldn’t do it without! We need anything we can get to make it even a bit easier I think! Xx

    • Amy
      October 24, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      You’re not wrong! Anything for an easy life haha xx

  3. ohmummymia
    October 25, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    that snuz pod looks awesome but I didn’t have it as well moses basket. Anyway your list is very good:) and about wipes I have them in every room as well:D

    • Amy
      October 26, 2016 / 12:10 am

      It is a very cool thing! Wipes are a must – I still use them for my toddler too 🙂 xx

  4. October 25, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    Muslins were our essential as our son had reflux, we have so many!! I would have loved a snuzpod, we borrowed a moses basket each time our little ones were tiny then used the travel cot in our room until they were ready to move rooms as the cot was too big. Thank you for linking to #MaternityMondays

    • Amy
      October 26, 2016 / 12:11 am

      A cot is going to be too big this time too so hoping the snuz lasts her until she moves into her sisters room 🙂 I couldn’t be without muslins! Xx

  5. October 26, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    We have the snuzepod and absolutely love it! Your suggestions are great. I just had boy number three so didn’t need too much new stuff but its always good to see what is out there.

    • Amy
      October 26, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      Yeah I need lists to feel assured I have everything I need 🙂 xx

  6. October 29, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    I found exactly the same, second time round you arent sucked into anything and everything and just buy the things that you know you’ll actually need! We got lots of the same things on your list. We’ve got the mamaroo bouncer which I’d recommend 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Amy
      October 30, 2016 / 5:14 am

      I’ve been looking at that one and the mamaroo but the reviews aren’t that great! I’ll take another look 🙂 thank you xo

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