My Useful & NOT Useful Baby Items!

My Useful & NOT Useful Baby Items!

Hey guys! So here are my Most Used and NOT USED baby items and I would love to hear what yours are in the comments! This blog post & video has been highly requested and I’ve included YOUR essential and non-essential items below too; over 200 of you messaged me on Instagram so thank you!! I really hope you find this blog post & video useful (just remember that these are MY personal most used and not used items!). Nic xx

PS Please do comment down below if you agree or disagree with any of mine! I would love to know xx

LINKS MENTIONED:

Our Joie Baby Rocker *best purchase ever!!*

MY USEFUL ITEMS MENTIONED:

ITEMS USED DAILY BUT NOT SHOWN

MY NOT USED ITEMS

  • Newborn long sleeve vests – we used the short sleeved vests as a newborn & then the long sleeve ones after 4-6 weeks when he wore trousers instead of sleepsuits all day!
  • The wrong tog sleeping bag – I bought a summer (1.0 tog) sleeping bag in a newborn size.. and my baby was born in winter!
  • Traditional swaddles – Henry doesn’t like being swaddled and I could never figure out how to do it!
  • Dummies – Henry just doesn’t take to them! [edit – I just used one to soothe him to sleep at his 6pm nap….. he’s never taken to one before.. so maybe it’s worth getting just one to try if needed!]
  • Mittens – Most sleep suits have little hand covers that you can use!
  • Unsuitable pram – We need an ‘all-terrain’ pram with big wheels! We now have a Quinny pram and love it!

My Most Used Items!

Breast Milk Collector
Quinny Pram
Nappy Caddy
Bottle drying rack
Lansinoh Bottle
Breast Milk Collector
Carrier cover
Designated Washing up Bowl
Microwave Steriliser Bags
Automatic Swing/Rocker
Padded Nursing Bra
Baby on Board Sign
Pram Rain Cover
Boot Protector
Breast Milk Storage Bags
Baby Car Mirror
Cocoonababy
Nursery Tidy
Sleeping Bag
Lumie Bedbug Night Light
Hair Brush
Nursing Bras
Pretty Muslins
Nursing Pillow
Baby Carrier
Car Seat
Pram or Car Seat Blanket
Aqua Wipes
Hooded Towel
White Muslins
Angel Care Nappy Bin
Nappy Sacks
Bath Thermometer
Shnuggles Baby Bath
Shnuggles Changing Mat
GroEgg 2
Newborn GroBag/Swaddle
Shnuggles Moses Basket

I also asked on my Instagram stories (I’m @mummynutrition) for YOUR most useful items and over 200 of you responded.. below is what was said!

YOUR ‘NOT USEFUL’ ITEMS (NB these aren’t mine!)

  • Baby swing/bouncer
  • Next 2 me bed/moses basket if co-sleeping
  • Baby shoes
  • Dungaree type outfits; cold legs – I agree if it’s winter!
  • Fancy new born outfits – I agree!
  • Breathing monitor
  • Baby mobile
  • Baby/scratch mittens (sleep suits have them)
  • Pacifier/dummy 
  • Grobag – I loved mine!
  • Nappy bin – I love mine!
  • Top and tail bowl – Good in the early weeks I found
  • Baby wrap – carrier was better – I agree
  • Small baby towels – I love mine!
  • Baby bath/bath seat – I love mine!
  • White noise maker – I love mine!
  • Tiny baby clothes – I love mine!
  • Groegg thermometer – I love mine!
  • Play gym – I love mine!
  • Changing unit upstairs
  • Too many blankets
  • Pramsuit – They can be fiddly!!
  • Long sleeve vests
  • Sleepyhead
  • Nappy dispenser
  • Nappy knickers

Do you agree with these lists?! I would love to know!

My Newborn Essentials

Quinny Pram
Socks On
Sleepsuits
Baby on Board Sign
Baby D Drops
Nosefrida
Baby Nail File
Love to Dream Swaddle Up
Hana Baby Wrap
Baby Car Mirror
Lamaze Firefly
Baby Bibs
Personalised Bibs
Baby Thermometer
Teether
Personalised Bunny Comforter
Soft Book
Lots of Links
Lumie Bedbug Night Light
Hair Brush
Baby Coconut Oil
Black and White Book
Your Baby Week by Week
Nipple Balm
Manual Breast Pump
Slow Flow Bottle
Reusable Nursing Pads
Breast Pads
Pretty Muslins
Mother’s Cocoon
Nursing Pillow
Changing Bag
Pramsuit
Baby Carrier
Car Seat
Pram or Car Seat Blanket
Water Wipes
Aqua Wipes
Hooded Towel
White Muslins
Swaddle Blankets
Baby Sponge
Soft Fleecy Blanket
Baby Bouncer
Angel Care Nappy Bin
Nappy Sacks
Nappy Cream
Whale Scoop
Bath Thermometer
Shnuggles Baby Bath
Top & Tail Bowl
Shnuggles Changing Mat
GroEgg 2
Newborn GroBag/Swaddle
Shnuggles Moses Basket
Flat Sheets
Cellular Blankets
GroEgg Original

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My Newborn Essentials

Quinny Pram
Quinny Pram
Love this brand!
Socks On
Socks On
Because baby socks ALWAYS fall off!
Sleepsuits
Sleepsuits
An essential for day & night!
Baby on Board Sign
Baby on Board Sign
For your car!
Baby D Drops
Baby D Drops
Just 1 tiny drop daily is all you need
Nosefrida
Nosefrida
Nasal Aspirator
Baby Nail File
Baby Nail File
You pop them on your thumb!
Love to Dream Swaddle Up
Love to Dream Swaddle Up
For when my baby is too big for his Gro Snug!
Hana Baby Wrap
Hana Baby Wrap
For baby wearing!
Baby Car Mirror
Baby Car Mirror
Essential when driving alone.
Lamaze Firefly
Lamaze Firefly
Great for development!
Baby Bibs
Baby Bibs
Love the design!
Personalised Bibs
Personalised Bibs
From My 1st Years
Baby Thermometer
Baby Thermometer
From Braun
Teether
Teether
This one is so popular!
Personalised Bunny Comforter
Personalised Bunny Comforter
Such a gorgeous gift!
Soft Book
Soft Book
For the pram!
Lots of Links
Lots of Links
To attach to the toys!
Lumie Bedbug Night Light
Lumie Bedbug Night Light
We have this in our nursery.
Hair Brush
Hair Brush
The bristles are so soft!
Baby Coconut Oil
Baby Coconut Oil
I was bought this as a gift!
Black and White Book
Black and White Book
For your newborn!
Your Baby Week by Week
Your Baby Week by Week
For once your home!
Nipple Balm
Nipple Balm
Essential if you're breast feeding.
Manual Breast Pump
Manual Breast Pump
To have on hand to catch excess milk
Slow Flow Bottle
Slow Flow Bottle
To mimic breast feeding
Reusable Nursing Pads
Reusable Nursing Pads
More environmentally Friendly
Breast Pads
Breast Pads
For leaky nipples!
Pretty Muslins
Pretty Muslins
Love these from Storksak
Mother’s Cocoon
Mother’s Cocoon
For nursing your baby.
Nursing Pillow
Nursing Pillow
For you and baby.
Changing Bag
Changing Bag
Suitable for mum and dad!
Pramsuit
Pramsuit
Essential in colder weather!
Baby Carrier
Baby Carrier
I love this mini from Baby Bjorn
Car Seat
Car Seat
We have this fixed car seat - it's 0-12 years!
Pram or Car Seat Blanket
Pram or Car Seat Blanket
Love this one!
Water Wipes
Water Wipes
For nappy changes!
Aqua Wipes
Aqua Wipes
For nappy changes!
Hooded Towel
Hooded Towel
So cute for after a bath!
White Muslins
White Muslins
I love multipacks of these!
Swaddle Blankets
Swaddle Blankets
Love the panda print!
Baby Sponge
Baby Sponge
For bath time!
Soft Fleecy Blanket
Soft Fleecy Blanket
For tummy time!
Baby Bouncer
Baby Bouncer
This one vibrates too!
Angel Care Nappy Bin
Angel Care Nappy Bin
I have this in our nursery.
Nappy Sacks
Nappy Sacks
These are Eco Disposal
Nappy Cream
Nappy Cream
For sore bums!
Whale Scoop
Whale Scoop
To help wash your baby.
Bath Thermometer
Bath Thermometer
Aim for 37 degrees C.
Shnuggles Baby Bath
Shnuggles Baby Bath
Perfect for bath time!
Top & Tail Bowl
Top & Tail Bowl
For cotton wool & water washes.
Shnuggles Changing Mat
Shnuggles Changing Mat
Perfect for nappy changes!
GroEgg 2
GroEgg 2
This is bigger than the original!
Newborn GroBag/Swaddle
Newborn GroBag/Swaddle
Perfect for those early months to sleep in.
Shnuggles Moses Basket
Shnuggles Moses Basket
For 0-6 months
Flat Sheets
Flat Sheets
To go over your baby at night.
Cellular Blankets
Cellular Blankets
To go over a flat sheet at night or to be used alone in the pram.
GroEgg Original
GroEgg Original
To track room temperature (aim for 18-20 degrees!)
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