Even if you’ve done it before, being a new mum is tough work. So if you have a bub on the way, it might be worth planning more than just the baby’s nursery. Stock up on some of the below essentials and life savers (suggested by our very own North Shore mums) to make those first few months for you and the new bub just a little bit more comfortable.
Consider the following items…
The one thing I didn’t even know I needed and what I found the most useful was a baby carrier. It kept me sane. I could go for a walk and get out, and my baby was so happy in there. I used it up until she was almost two and she got too heavy for it. And I loved the Love To Dream swaddles ~ Catherine
A bouncer! It’s the best place to pop bub while you do anything! I carry mine all over the house (bathroom etc) and he even sits in it on the bench while I cook etc ~ Andrea
A Baby Bjorn. My third baby had terrible colic – cried for five months! It saved my life. I carried her everywhere, strapped her to me while I cooked, and while I dealt with my other two! ~ Zoe
If possible, have a number of pre-made meals in the freezer. Plus, lots of bibs and burp cloths, some kind of carrier/wrap, baby singlets, comfortable yoga pants, integrated maternity bra/singlet top, maternity nightie/PJs ~ Brianna
Easy breakfast and lunch food that doesn’t require much prep ~ Edwina