With Sweetpea’s arrival less than 3 months away I thought it was about time I started looking at buying the things we need.
Although we have 2 children, there is a lot we still need, as Grayson was very slow to grow most of his baby clothes were very, very worn, so I have literally only a few outfits from when he was little, plus he was a winter baby where as technically Sweetpea is a Summer baby (well if we ever get a Summer that is).
Thankfully, I have one less thing to buy as the very kind people at Lindam sent me a door bouncer for when Sweetpea arrives, we have never had one before, so I am interested to review this item in the future.
But what else do we need, well I am still on a mission to most of the time use re-usable nappies, I am still none the wiser as to which brand, I know I want to be able to flush liners and for them to be the nappies that grow with the child, but other than that I am clueless, so if you have a suggestion or are a nappy company please do let me know, as I don’t have long.
I know my Mom and Mother In Law have bought the basic vests and some baby grows for the next few months, so that’s a great start on the clothes front, although I do have some cute outfits in mind too.
I already bought this Star Romper from The Essential One as Sweetpea’s theme for his bedroom is Stars and I just love Knitted Rompers, Grayson had a beautiful Zara one when he was a baby.
I have also seen the following few items which have gone on my wish list, there is obviously a Ava and Luc piece as we are huge fans in our house.
But what about practical things, well we are buying a lovely new Cot from Stokke, I had wanted the Sleepi when we had Addison but just never got around to getting, but this time it’s on order, in lovely Mahogany as Addison’s bed is going to be the same colour. We have the gorgeous Mama Designs BabSac that we bought at the Baby Show and they very kindly sent us matching Bunting as a gift.
I have also treated Sweetpea to a Newborn Seat for his Tripp Trapp so it will be great to have him at the table with us at feeding time.
We have a beautiful Graco swing we had from when Grayson was younger, I can’t decide whether to bother with a bouncy chair as between the swing and our trusted Doomoo (4 years strong) we seem to have that covered.
Something I can’t decide on is a Baby Play Mat, after having a child with major development issues I have learnt how important these are from birth, but which one is the question, we had a pink one with Addy which I gave to a friend when she had her little girl. So which one do people suggest ?
I have started stocking up on cotton wool, baby wash, wipes etc, but to be honest with 2 bubba’s still young and in nappies they are always in our house anyway.
So what am I missing, essential or just cause ? Please direct me to some of your best baby buys, I am really excited now we have moved to start flooding the house ready for his arrival.
Disclosure – We were sent the Lindam Bouncer FOC for an honest review.