Once you have your baby online shopping will take over your life. Thank the Lord for home delivery (free in most cases) as you barely leave the house for the first 4 weeks.
Note: You partner will be constantly breaking down boxes for recycling and grumbling about the amount of packaging required. ‘how does a maternity bra need 6 strips of bubble cushioning?’
You go online for something practical and essential such as baby bottles, but while you are there you notice the most amazing customised baby hair brush and an adorable fluffy squeaky book for bathtime……
Your door buzzer will be on fire. Ensure it is firmly attached to your outside wall.
If you have downstairs neighbours like I do, give them a cake for they will most certainly end up signing for things.
Get your card ready. Pour that cup of tea. Let’s get shopping…..
Basics for mum and baby: (e.g. breast pads, nappies, prams, Paracetamol, preggy pillows)
Boots Mother and Baby
Electronics: (e.g. humidifier)
Harrods – this sounds extravagant, but I actually got my Bugaboo Buffalo 10% cheaper than it was at Mothercare. Also, if you want luxury gifts for your shower, this is the place to set up the registry
Mummy Groups & Forums (e.g. to organise meet ups in your area or ask questions to other mums)
Mumsnet : click here
NetMums: click here
What To Expect (American): click here
General Information :
NHS : click here (beware of breastfeeding ‘push’)
Bounty.com : click here
Baby Centre : click here
Delicious customised baby stuff : (clothes, books, toys)
Not on the high street here
Nursery Treats : (linen, blankets, toys)
John Lewis here
Maternity wear :
Jojo Maman Bebe here (I lived in my black cropped trousers with belly band, super comfy)
Isabella Oliver here (carefully read the size guide because they don’t really have physical stores. Lots of gorgeous work dresses)
(other places like Selfridges, Primark, Next, H&M all have maternity wear at their bigger branches)
Comparison Sites for expensive items like breast pumps, baby monitors etc. (£10/month)
Any sites you cannot live without?