Since becoming a Mum, and having been pregnant with all five of mine over Christmas, I think it’s a great time to receive some baby essentials or a few pampering items for Mother and bump. Having a baby can be expensive and so it’s always a good idea to ask pregnant family or friends if there is anything useful they would like alongside some lovely items especially for Mum. These are a few of our favourites.
I love this ergobaby Aura baby wrap! This ergonomically designed, light weight baby wrap gives parents the freedom to enjoy their baby hands free. Crucially the ergobaby wrap is easy to use, gives parents the security that their baby is safe and secure and provides just the right privacy for breastfeeding mothers. In three gorgeous colours – grey stripes, indigo and sage – it would absolutely be my choice of wraps and at £49.90 is competitively priced.
Also for new Mum’s is this amazing invention from Tommee Tippee, the Perfect Prep Machine. This machine will prepare a bottle in less than two minutes, does all the hard work for you and is ideal for the night feeds! Easy and accurate, the versatile design will accommodate most baby bottles.
First it filters water, then an initial hot shot of water kills any bacteria present in the formula and helps it to dissolve. Just measure out the formula and the Perfect Prep Machine adjusts the water temperature to body temperature.
It allows you to be confident that each bottle you make is the right dilution and consistency and quite frankly I am gutted that I didn’t have one of these with my four!! Priced around £59.99 it’s a gift that keeps on giving!!
For Mums on the go I love these gorgeous Ecoffee reusable mugs featuring a range of beautiful William Morris designs. Ecoffee Cups are environmentally responsible and reusable, made with naturally organic bamboo fibre. They are BPA and phthalate free and at just 160g, are light and sturdy. The cups are dishwasher safe and have fully resealable ‘no-drip’ lids, and at £11.99 they are a really affordable gift.
Shortlisted for the Mother & Baby Awards 2018, this gift set from My Expert Midwife is a must have for all Mums. My Expert Midwife has developed a unique pre-and post-natal product range created to tackle the taboos for mums to be and new mums.
The range is specially formulated and tested to soothe, calm, prevent infection and aid healing, providing women with the safest ingredients necessary to restore body confidence. Plus, each product comes complete with its own individually designed dispenser system to ensure no-fuss, no spill and easy application. Prices start at £15.50 and having personally tried this range, I love it.
As a Mum of four I know how exhausting parenting can be and anything which helps is always welcome. Benenox is a unique mind fuel is a patented formula that recharges you overnight for the day ahead. Just 15 ml taken before bedtime can help you feel refreshed and ready. Its combination of natural honey, Sustamine and Vitamin B6 helps you to restore your vitality while you sleep, making the most of your night, so you wake up ready to take on more.
I am a huge fan of Kit & Kin and the fact they do gift sets for both Mother and Baby. For Mum’s they have a range of products such as stretch mark oils and breast balms, and babies bubble bath, hair and body wash and body oils. Approved by dermatologists and certified natural by the soil association, all of their products are made without any harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances and truly are nature at it’s best. With prices starting at £7.99 they are undoubtedly one of the best ranges I have ever come across.
They also do the best range of eco nappies which I recommend too!
This Gift of Life pendant from ASTRA is a gorgeous gift for someone special. The pendant celebrates the bond between mother and child with two feet, one little, one large, to represent the parent and child. When the child becomes a parent and the parent a grandparent, the gift of life keeps on giving. Plated in both white and rose gold with chain lengths of 45 – 75cm, the pendant is a solid and quality piece which I’m sure would be well received by all Mums. RRP $119.
We are giving one lucky winner the chance to win an ASTRA Gift of Life pendant for someone special this Christmas. Simply enter via the link below. The competition closes on December 17th and the winner will be notified via email and receive the pendant in time for Christmas.