A car seat is a huge essential item for a newborn. It's normally the very first thing that baby goes in to bring them home from the hospital. They protect your newborn from day 1. You can also invest in ones that convert as your child grows or have ones that attach to prams to form travel systems which are also a big must have for me.
A bouncer was something that we never had with Paige. She had a swing that she loved but Parker would never really settle in that so we got him a bouncer. He loves it and still uses it now. They last up until baby is around 6 months so you get quite a lot of use out of them. Its also really handy to have somewhere safe to place baby while you tidy up or cook tea and they can still see you which is lovely as they love to look at mummy and daddy. They are also nice if you have older children as it keeps them safe, off the floor and out of the way of energetic toddlers running around.
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For us a baby bath is also an essential item. With Paige we never really used one but this time we have loved ours and Parker has too. Its nice to have a safe space to bathe him and not have to worry that Paige will get a little too excited in the bath an hurt him. It is also nice that Paige can help bathe Parker and when the baby bath is placed on the floor it is very easy for her to reach him and help.
What are your top baby essentials?
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