11 new mum essentials which I wouldn't be without

If you or know someone who is about to become a parent, we've listed out some new mum essentials which can help you prepare for your new arrival

new mum essentials: eve sleep cot bed mattress
(Image credit: eve sleep)

Looking for some new mum essentials? Perhaps you're in the midst of becoming a mum and are feeling overwhelmed about everything baby. Or you know someone who is expecting and want to get a useful gift. Either way, it is an exciting journey and one which I am still very much figuring out.

Friends and family don't seem to hold back on advice about what to get and, admititably, I have (rightly) given in. Yet I have also chosen a couple of things on my own which I feel could be really useful for you and baby. You needn't spend a lot of money and often the things you buy can be reused as you expand your brood over the next few years. Friends may even end up coming to YOU wanting to borrow certain items so you'll totally get your monies worth.

I'm still very much still in the early stages of parenthood so getting more products (things) to make this roller-coaster of a ride a little smoother will be inevitable. Below is my list of what I wouldn't, and couldn't, have been without. I've used them all so I'm sharing my experience with you to see if it's something which will help you on your journey of parenthood. 

Keep scrolling to see my top 11 new mum essentials, so far...

  • Shop Argos   – save on selected baby and nursey 
  • Shop Amazon  – find Ewan The Dream Sheep, and more
  • Shop Boots  – for all your feeding, bathing and pregnancy needs
  • Shop eve sleep  – cot bed mattresses and mattress protectors
  • Shop John Lewis & Partners  – clothing, bedding and more
  • Shop Kally Sleep  – pregnancy pillows and more
  • Shop Lovevery sensory play gyms, and more
  • Shop Rem-Fit  – for mattress protectors, mattresses and pillows

New mum essentials: the list

Jennifer Oksien
Large Appliances Editor

Jennifer (Jen) is our Large Appliances Editor on the Homes eCommerce team.  Jen is constantly on the look out for the latest tech which claims to revolutionise how we wash our clothes, rinse the dishes, keep our food chilled and our floors dust-free. When she's not doing this she can be found at home in her Victorian terrace which she has lovingly (patiently) been renovating with her husband over the past few years. Jen also likes tea and homemade cake, very much.