So I'm in my first week of maternity leave and so far my mind has turned to nesting and more specifically, being prepared. The job I do typically is quite a busy one and so far this week I have eaten a lot of cake and last night I went out to my local Chamber of Commerce AGM where I got to sample some lovely canapés at the hotel where we got married. I must say, I felt very 'grown-up' (apparently you give me a bit of duck on a twirly stick and I am giddy with excitement).
Anyways, I digress...
So in my free moments over the last couple of days I have been flitting about the Internet (Twitter specifically) and tracked down some things that I have the major wants for! I thought I'd share them here with you today.
Clockwise from top...
This is a great-value travel system that has already caused a lot of attention. Cosatto are well-known for not only their fabulous prints and 'funky', innovative designs, but also for their hard-wearing quality. As a brand, Cosatto is superb value for money (I have a few products from when Moo was a baby that will be making a re-appearance for Bear) and let's face it, £400 is an excellent price for such a diverse system, especially when you consider that other products that I personally would consider to be rivals in quality would set you back well over the £500 mark for a travel system. It's a bargain. And it's pretty. I want it. Husband not so keen (sadly bold prints are not for everyone).
I'm not a lover of cot bumpers. They worry me and although their pretty, they're certainly not recommended (yet they seem to be EVERYWHERE...why is that?). I always ended up putting mine at the foot of the crib/cot because it seemed wasteful not to use them, but at the same time I didn't really want them near my baby's head. Enter Safe Dreams and their innovative, breathe-safely cot wrap which they say provides peace of mind when baby is sleeping, should they happen to roll over and press their face against the fabric. This is a fantastic idea and ideal for fellow worry-warts like myself who stress over every little thing. They have a bit of a celebrity following AND make toys too...
£4.68 (from Amazon).
A simple idea, there's lots out there like this; a clip to attach things to your buggy. I like this one because of the sturdy, karabiner design.
£79.99 for five.
I'm really becoming quite interested in the idea of reusable nappies. They are by far the most budget-friendly way forward. I'd really, really like to try some but I'm very nervous. That said, TotsBots have a great reputation. If I was going to dip my toe in the reusable nappy waters, it would be with them! I'm in love with their designs, their colours and there's a great page on their site that explains all the differences between their nappies and who they do/do not suit. It's the initial expense I think that makes me so hesitant. I'm a give-up easily kind of girl when it comes to trying new things and I just don't have the faith in my own character to follow it through. I think these have pretty much sold me, however...
This is my absolute top want on this list (and by gum I'll be getting one)! When I had Moo I thought these types of slings to be tricky and complicated-looking. I bought a Babasling instead. BIG mistake. I used it a handful of times before giving it to a friend who got on slightly (but not amazingly) better with it. It just did not suit my large bosom. Now that Moo is older and I am a bit more 'in-the-know' about babies (before I had her I had no infant relatives or friends with babies or know any babies...), I really, really want one! I did a lot of looking around and prices seem to vary dramatically. Joy and Joe seem to be within my budget and have some beautiful designs on their patterned wraps. A friend recently left a comment on my 'Double Buggy Dilemma
' post suggesting that I try a sling so I am taking her advice and doing just that! I think it's time I went and smiled sweetly at my husband...
So there you have it, my Wishlist of practical and useful baby wants!!
Labels: Baby, essentials, want, Wishlist