If you're anything life me in the midst of #mumlife you'll probably find yourself rockin' the same jeans and black tops everyday. Forget about wearing your hair down or dangly earrings because that baby on your hip will just grab and hang on for dear life. AND we all know that babies put everything in their mouths, so if you want to at least look a little pretty with some jewellery on, these silicone + wooden bead necklaces from Indera Beads are what you need in your life! (Gifted - and yes that is baby dribble on my top #mumlife #keepingitreal)
Dummy Clips / Rusk Holders
Now back in my university days, one of our lecturers explained to us that when a baby drops and object on to the floor, that it's the beginning of learning about gravity! "If I drop this, it will fall". However this learning experience is extremely frustrating to us mums if we have to squat to the floor twenty times an hour to retrieve a dropped dummy. Same goes for teething rusks. Which ever clever mum invented dummy clips is a genius! We don't leave the house without one of these clipped on to his dribble bib.
Mums, if I can give you one piece of advice when you're shopping for baby stuff - make sure you buy the bibs that are absorbent and will keep bub's clothes dry underneath. I've been fooled before! When they start teething - oh my the dribble runs out like water from a tap. We love these ones from Jax in the Box (I'm one of their brand reps so our bibs were gifted). Handmade with three layers of fabric (top layer - funky print, middle layer - absorbent bamboo, bottom layer - soft ployester suede to keep the moisture away from bub's clothes). Before these were in my life I was going through 10 bibs a day and could not keep up with all the washing!!
The Baby Focus
Ok so these days we all take a bazillion photos of our babies on our phones - but how hard it is to get them actually looking?? And if you have more than one kid it's even harder. Do you find yourself grabbing the nearest toy to get their attention? Enter The Baby Focus! A little rattle that clips on to the phone to grab baby's attention and lets you snap a great pic! (Such a nifty little invention - kindly gifted)
Out of all the mummies I know, I don't think anyone uses blankets for their bubs anymore - it's all about the sleeping bags. There's no escaping their cosy warmth and they are so snuggly. Anything that helps them sleep at night is a winner in my book! (This one is from Plum, kindly gifted).
There's a few other little gems that I couldn't live without! Linkies to attach toys to the pram, car seat or high chair are handy (because of that gravity thing). Bonds zippies because nobody should have to wrestle with ten press studs at 2am when you're changing a nappy - and the prints are so on trend. Food pouches make feeding time so easy when you're on the go (my rule is homemade at home, food pouches when we're out). And if you're anything like me, baby wipes are your standard household cleaner. Make sure there is always a packet within reach - in EVERY ROOM of your house! ;)
What's your number one handy baby product??