Recent baby buys

Our Christmas tree!

I had a fabulous weekend of fun (how is it already friday?!) as it was my husband’s birthday. We went to John Lewis and bought a bunch of things for Baby Bug, which was fun and, also, made me feel better/like we were doing something. So, what did we buy?

The Rachel Cotbed from John Lewis. I liked the chunkiness of this cotbed as well as the fact that it turns into what looks like an actual bed, rather than a “this looked better as a cot” type bed, which I’ve seen around.

The mattress thing was all a bit WHAT. We went for the Premium Foam mattress () just because I didn’t actually like any of the spring ones, even though they were more expensive.

We’ve ended up with two bumpers because I’m a bit mental. We got this adorbs Noah’s Ark one because ANIMALS as well as the Airwrap Four-Sided Baby Cot Bumper because it says “SAFER THAN A BUMPER” at the top and so I bought it. It covers all four sides of the cot which, to me, makes sense if the point of the bumper is to stop hands/legs/heads getting caught. Anyway. Panic buys are fun every now and then.

We’re planning to buy a chest of drawers from IKEA (Hemnes for the win) and I’m toying between either another chest of drawers or a changing table like this one. There is a built-in wardrobe in the room also, which is handy.

Finally, we bought some Farrow & Ball Cornforth White paint – it’s a lovely light grey colour which will go on the walls. Now, all we need to do is get paintin’ and decoratin’…

4 things I bought (when I found out I was pregnant)

The title should actually read “4 things I bought when I found out I was pregnant and past the worst of the HG and thus able to function like an actual human being again” but, meh, wordy. That was at around 15 weeks. Mr Bug and I ventured out to Mothercare, which is a pretty scary place to those only newly introduced to the worlds of pregnancy and parenting. Mr Bug walked around muttering “I am overwhelmed”.

I bought quite an eclectic range of things but I quite like them so thought it was worth the quick share.

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  1. AngelSounds Fetal Heart Detector – this can take a while to learn to use but it’s quite fun once you manage to locate the baby heartbeat! £20.99 on Amazon.20151006 Blooming Marvellous - Maternity Mini Briefs
  2. Blooming Marvellous Knickers – I don’t have a massive bump yet but I thought I’d grab some of these from Mothercare as we were there. They’re soft and nice to wear – will revisit this once the bump grows!20151006 Mothercare - Newborn Bodysuit
  3. Newborn sleepsuit – this caused Mr Bug’s first moment of panic as they had different sizes! Spot the total newbies. We are planning to find out the sex but I HATE the whole gender colour pink/blue crap so, as much as possible, will be buying unisex outfits for Baby Bug. This one was particularly cute and £10.20151006 Dorling Kindersley- The Day-by-Day Pregnancy Book
  4. The Day-by-day pregnancy book, Maggie Blott – I wanted to get some sort of reference book and this one had the best Amazon reviews. It’s hefty, crammed full of information, has great graphics and photos and a useful index.

That’s all we have bought so far! I’m not sure if we are ahead or behind the curve but I was feeling quite smug with my Mothercare bag. Will update with any new purchases.