If you’re preparing to welcome your little one, here’s our pick of 14 newborn essentials and new mum must-haves to see you and your new bundle of joy through those first few weeks.
Top 14 Newborn Must Haves & Essentials
From sleeping aids to weaning tools, we’ve compiled a handy list of essentials to see you and baby through those first few overwhelming, tiring and magical weeks.
1. The Gallery by Eyas
[sponsored content] This paediatrician-endorsed sensory development toy for newborns clips onto the roof of a pram to help with the right level of visual and sensory stimulation for little ones.
The Gallery is the first of its kind that can clip onto the roof of the pram and therefore be directly in the baby’s visual field.
The Gallery provides the optimal visual and sensory stimulation for newborns owing to its simple, bold and thick black and white imagery.
The Gallery by Eyas, £20
2. iL Tutto Nursing Chair
[Sponsored content] Never compromising style for function, iL Tutto offer a selection of stylish nursing chairs that support your feeding journey and blend seamlessly into the home.
Designed for keeps, the beautiful aesthetic offers longevity whilst the ergonomically designed chairs support long feeding sessions for optimal comfort and bonding.
With back, neck and arm support, iL Tutto nursing chairs aid posture for feeding sessions and beyond, as well as helping you adopt a natural position that is both relaxing and easy on joins. Options include electric or easy recline for core support, essential for new mums, and electronic charging point within some chairs make them even more user friendly.
iL Tutto offer rockers, gliders, swivel bases and electric recliners in premium fabrics across multiple stylish colours that are all Oeko certified and exclusive to iL Tutto. As babies will be babies, all fabrics are easy-care that can be cleaned.
With classic, traditional, modern, and mid-century design considered, there is an iL Tutto nursing chair to suit your own individual aesthetic. When it comes to style, iL Tutto are seriously disrupting the nursery industry, with beautifully functional and supportive nursing chairs, that blend into your home seamlessly. Never destined for landfill, the ultra-stylish chairs enhance any room in the home, unlike so much designed for the nursery, iL Tutto create premium furniture with style and quality that is designed to stand the test of time.
Paige Glider Recliner Nursing Chair by iL Tutto, £499
3. ErgoPouch TuckSheet
[Sponsored content] The Baby Tuck Sheet is a TOG-rated, safe blanket alternative for baby that is suitable from birth. Designed to use over the top of a swaddle or sleeping bag, the Baby Tuck Sheet is a firm-fitting mattress sleeve that provides added security and comfort for a newborn during sleep.
Each side of the Baby Tuck Sheet is TOG-rated; simply flip the sheet over to adjust the warmth and follow our Bedding Temperature guide (included) for help layering. The zips allow you to adjust to two levels of firmness (tightness), to find the perfect fit for your baby’s size, or strength of startle reflex. Fits most standard crib and cot mattress sizes.
ErgoPouch Baby Tuck Sheet, £29.95
4. Each Peach Newborn Baby Shoes
[sponsored content] Handcrafted from super soft leather, Each Peach Baby’s shoes protect tiny toes and look adorable, too. From pram to the playground, their first shoes have soft soles which which are recommended by podiatrists when learning to walk.
The flexible design imitates bare footing allowing your child to feel the natural ground below them, and feed their brain the correct sensory information. Handmade from full-grain leather, they are strong and scuff-free for little crawlers, with many models crafted from 100% organic leather.
Gift wrapped in luxury ribbon boxes, they make perfect new baby gifts along with matching leather dummy clips – little future heirlooms. From £28, in many unisex shades and designs, sizes 15-22, eachpeachbaby.com.
Bunny Bow Baby Shoes in Ivory, £28
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5. BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini
The award-winning BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini is now available in a gentle sandy neutral beige shade and a soft light pink. This beautiful carrier keeps your little one where they are happiest, close to your heart.
The simple design of Baby Carrier Mini makes it easy to put on, even in the middle of the night, and the luxurious, tactile fabrics are gentle on your newborn’s delicate skin. There is no fabric between the baby and your chest, so ideal for skin-to-skin contact.
BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini in Light Pink, £105
6. Etta Loves Playmat
Etta Loves create a full range of essential baby products in stunning prints which have been designed alongside an in-house Orthoptist, to help babies’ visual development. All Etta Love products are ultra-soft, made from organic cotton, and leave all babies mesmerised by the sensory magic.
Most well known for their stunning muslins, playmats and sensory strips, Etta Loves products make the most magical gifts, like this playmat, suitable from newborn to five months.
Etta Loves Animal Print Playmat (Reversible), £75
7. Organic Babies Newborn Collection
We all know how important looking after babies’ soft and delicate skin is, and Green People’s award-winning Organic Babies range makes it easier than ever.
Their Newborn Collection provides new parents with a ready-made natural skin care routine which can be used during pregnancy right through to baby’s first bath and beyond.
Organic Babies Newborn Collection, £42
8. Love Leggings
If you’re a busy new mum who’s stuck inside and looking for comfortable clothes that aren’t your old pyjamas, leggings are the perfect outfit option.
These premium quality leggings from Love Leggings are soft, stretchy and comfortable, and they come with a non-see-through layer. They’re available in a range of colours and styles, including everyday, maternity and sports leggings.
Love Leggings Maternity Everyday Leggings in Khaki Green, £22
9. moKee Midi Cot
The combination of simplicity, style and functionality – that’s how you can describe Midi Cot by moKee.
Whether you’re looking for a cot for your newborn or a new bed for your toddler, this Midi Cot covers all needs as it can be used up to five years old. At moKee there’s no place for short-term products, the brand offers long-lasting and timeless solutions meeting parents’ expectations.
moKee Midi Cot, £299.99
10. Medela Double Electric Breast Pump
Ideal for breastfeeding mums, Medela’s compact and super-efficient double electric breast pump is compact and quieter than the previous generation making it perfect for on the go.
With a rechargeable built-in battery it’s intuitive and hassle-free, containing only a few parts, making it easy to clean and assemble. The battery charges faster compared to a USB port and lasts for up to six pumping sessions when fully charged.
The two-Phase Expression technology also mimics a baby’s natural sucking rhythms – faster to stimulate milk flow, then slower to provide optimal milk flow.
Medela Double Electric Breast Pump, £139.99
11. Cheeky Rascals Izmi Essential Wrap, £34.99
Providing soft, flexible and natural support, this baby wrap provides natural closeness, keeping little ones near for kisses and cuddles.
The fully supportive, super soft bamboo wrap distributes your baby’s weight evenly to reduce pressure on your back, perfect for breastfeeding.
Recognised by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, the hip healthy design keeps babies in the best possible position, with an adjustable seat to provide the best support from birth.
Cheeky Rascals Izmi Essential Wrap, £39.99
12. Rockit’s Wooshh
Wooshh surrounds your baby with soothing sounds wherever you go. The comforting sounds in this pocket-sized sleep aid will help to soothe baby and mask disruptive noises to help them drift off into a sound sleep, anywhere!
There are eight high quality sounds and four volume levels to choose from, so you can find the perfect soothing environment for your baby.
So small, it fits in any bag or even your pocket – so you can take it everywhere you go.
Rechargeable, so no need for batteries – simply use the USB cable included to charge it.
1-hour auto shutdown mode is great for daytime naps, or switch to the 10-hour all-night mode – useful for those extra tricky nights.
Rockit’s Wooshh, £24.95
13. bbhugme Nursing Pillow
Offering optimum support and comfort to the neck and shoulders whilst breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, the bbhugme Nursing Pillow ties simply around the waist providing relief from aches and pains and making what can be a challenging time for some, an altogether improved experience.
The nursing pillow offers maximum flexibility meaning it can be used for bottle-feeding by mothers, partners or grandparents and offers enhanced support for feeding as well as additional comfort to the baby, making that natural bonding time between parent and child even more special.
bbhugme Nursing Pillow in Dots/Black, £82
14. aden + anais Muslin
If there’s one thing you’ll use constantly when you have a newborn, it’s a muslin. So, why not make them extra pretty?!
Ever since a newborn Prince George was introduced to the world wrapped in a bird-print aden + anais swaddle, the brand has shot to fame, with gorgeous star prints, jungle animals and pretty patterns across their muslin range.
aden + anais animal kingdom Organic Cotton uslin Squares, £25