Baby Products That Saved My Life!

I know what it is like when you are expecting your first baby, like where do you even start right? Amongst the sleepless nights and the painful body these products will make your days (and nights!) just that bit easier.

Why is it amazing?

The only way to describe this if you do not already know what it is, is that is it’s like an instant milk machine for your baby. You put an empty milk bottle underneath the spout, choose your ml amount, add your powdered formula and seconds later your baby’s milk is ready and at the perfect temperature too! No need to heat up or cool down, its literally ready to go as easy as that. Trust me at 3 o’clock in the morning this thing is a Godsend!

However way you choose to feed your baby, breast or bottle (there is no right way) just if your baby is getting fed is the most important thing and this machine will certainly help!

Why is it amazing?

So, new-born nappies are nothing to be messed with. I mean between the different consistency of poos and the constant weeing, you need one of these bins to get rid of the soiled nappies quickly and hygienically. Obviously, you can get rid of your nappies anyway you want but from experience (I am talking about poo explosions) this thing is so handy to have close by and saves so much time and mess.

Why is it amazing?

So, I combination fed both of my girls for the initial few weeks after birth. With my second child I knew I wanted to buy a breast pump as I did not like the feeling of not knowing exactly how much breast milk my daughter was drinking the first time around.

In my hospital they had a Medela brand breast pump which they let you use whilst you were there and I really got along with it. It was comfortable and easy to use. So, I purchased the Medela swing. It was a smaller version and portable as it had the option to be battery operated or plugged in and was quieter compared to other pumps I had come across. I could not fault it; it was simple to use and comfortable. The set I bought came with so many accessories it was good value for money.

Why is it amazing?

So, when both of my girls were new-borns up until the age of 6 months (or until they were sitting up) they would sleep in the Moses basket. What the best thing was about this Moses basket was not actually the basket itself but the base. We bought a swinging base and it made the world of difference. It would sway so smoothly and softly side to side that even if your baby wakes up or is having difficulty settling down this thing will allow them to drift off to sleep beautifully.

The best thing about this is as the babies grow and get heavier the basket will naturally sway itself when they start wriggling and moving so they put themselves back to sleep. A big help and allows you to save some energy for yourself.

Why is it amazing?

This seat is very underrated for what it does. A fantastic design, portable and easy to clean. You cannot be without it when you start to wean your baby. The seat gives amazing support as your baby sits up ready to eat. The tray in front makes it easy for baby to eat from and it gives added support knowing they are not going to fall forward.

Its small size means you can place it anywhere (as long as its safe) so if you’re in the kitchen or at the dining table your baby can be at the same level as you instead of you kneeling or crouching down. Its so light too which means its so easy to carry around the house or take out with you.  A good buy.  

What do you think of my recommendations? I know there are so many more, I would love to hear what you cant live without!

Leave me a comment or send me an email with your must haves!


  1. Emma Briggs
    14 August 2020 / 10:17 am

    Amazing post, thank you for the tips!

    • HHM
      17 August 2020 / 8:14 am

      You’re welcome!

  2. Jessica Barker
    16 August 2020 / 10:46 pm

    My sister is expecting & she’s found there is an overwhelming choice of products for babies. These are great tips that I’ll be sure to pass on – thank you & keep them coming!

    • HHM
      17 August 2020 / 8:15 am

      Oh that’s so great to hear. I know it can get very overwhelming. Thank you so much and best of luck to your sister.

  3. Kathryn
    24 August 2020 / 10:54 pm

    These are all such good recommendations, thank you! I definitely couldn’t live without a bumper chair, for me it’s so much more convenient than a high chair and it looks more comfy too!
    Keep these posts coming, can’t wait to read more!

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