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Mother’s helps – beautiful things for babies

The other evening I was sitting on the sofa surveying the post play date carnage which used to be our minimalist living room.  I looked around at all the baby things we have amassed and it got me thinking about the things I am very glad we have (apart from the Baby herself of course!)

We got this gorgeous Bloom Coco baby chair for our beautiful first born.  She used it every day and it was still in pristine condition for Baby who loves surveying the world from it.  We were bought a BabyBjorn Baby Sitter Balance Chair too which is fabulous but the Bloom Coco, well, it is a work of art.

Coco Bloom chair with newborn insert

My number 1 best baby buy is this Bright Sparks Coorie pouch sling.  It is probably the least stylish recommendation I have ever made but boy, it does it’s job well.  For long days out the sturdier Baby Ergo Carrier is better but for around the house and short walks the Coorie pouch is brilliant. It isn’t at all bulky and is literally just a one piece fleece pouch that you slip on over your head, pop baby in and that’s it.  It means you have both hands free to cook, read, play, carry things to another room, dance.  As my baby has got bigger she likes to stick her head out and have a look around.  I am never without mine.

Coorie pouch

Like most people, I love the Jelly Cat range of soft toys and my kids have their fair share of them.  Baby likes to sleep with her favourite balanced on her head.  For a different take on the cuddly toy you can’t beat this from Elodie Details.  The pattern is so pretty and my Baby loves looking and grasping at it.

Elodie Detail “cuddly” toy

I love this beautiful Farg & Form cloud print and these hanging storage containers are very useful too.

Farg & Form cloud print

While I can still decide what goes into my baby’s room I am filling it with beautiful things.  I used this Noodoll cloud cushion as a breast feeding pillow when she was a newborn.  It’s super soft and would make a lovely, different baby gift.

Noodoll Cloud cushion

Sticking with the cloud theme, this cloud and moon mobile is simply stunning.

Cloud & Moon littlenestbox mobile

My eldest had a play gym she really liked but it was not pleasant to look at.  This Lamaze Play Gym on the other hand looks lovely and Baby adores it.  It folds up easily too and doesn’t take up much space.

Lamaze Pyramid Play House

I like kids’ things that are beautifully designed and have my eye on this bed for my eldest. If she doesn’t like it, I might get it for my room!

IO Kids Design Bunk Pod

My best friend is having her baby early in the New Year and I am on the look out for beautiful and useful presents.  Any must have baby buys?  Great recommendations for baby gifts?