Our fun and essential tips for navigating new parenthood: from the best box sets for midnight feeds to the most sumptuous scented candles for nesting in style.
Staying at home with baby means cozy, comfortable loungewear. But slouchy pants and roomy sweaters needn’t sacrifice style for comfort. Bamford’s classic cashmere pique pants (£650) are effortlessly chic and you can lose yourself in their maroon and stone knitted slice (£995, bamford.co.uk). Haven’t got out of your pyjamas all day? Not to worry, we love Celtic Sheepskin Co’s Harris Tweed soft sole slippers (£49, celticandco.co.uk) and these Toscana Cobi Slippers (£75) for new mamas and papas.
Boxsets or Sleepless Nights and Midnight Feeds….
The award-laden mockumentary comedy comes in great bite-size 30-minute episodes.
Trashy, fun and riotously entertaining, Entourage is the perfect escapism for exhausting nighttime feeds.
This addictive musical drama is all divas and cowboy hats. Just be careful you don’t sing along and wake the baby.
Light-hearted legal drama set in New York combines sharp wit, a fine script and some dashing male leads.
Keep your new nest soft, warm and sweet-smelling with these classic home indulgences.
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle. £48 | jomalone.co.uk
Cashmere Hot Water Bottle and Eye-Mask set. £80 | celticandco.co.uk
White Company Cashmere Rib Collection natural throw. £400 | thewhitecompany.com
Busy parents might not even have time for a shower, let alone a hair wash. Philip Kingsley’s Dry Shampoo is a fab for on-the-go.
Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry shampoo. £13.50 | philipkingsley.co.uk
For new parents, sleep is the greatest indulgence. This bestselling and ingenious pillow spray contains Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Chamomile to help soothe you gently into that much-needed slumber.
This Works’ Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. £16 | thisworks.com
Full-time parenting requires mamas and papas to be alive and kicking. And when sleep is scarce, coffee is your new best friend. We love Nespresso’s Krups Inissia coffee machine – making that caffeine fix simple and efficient.
The Nespresso Krups Inissia Blue Sky Coffee Machine. £89 | nespresso.com
This is Ridiculous, This is Amazing by Jason Good. The author’s witty and knowing book of ‘parenthood in 71 lists’ is the perfect companion, from ‘Games you can play lying down’ to ‘safe places to eat cookies.’
Chronicle Books | £9.99
When there’s no time to cook…
When the new baby stops you visiting your favourite London restaurant, this home delivery service will bring the capital’s fine dining to you in under an hour.
The Detox Kitchen
A perfect delivery service for healthy and nutritious meals, Detox Kitchen is also the epitome of stress-free dining with breakfast, lunch, dinner, pressed juice and snacks delivered to your door.