Whether it’s your first, your third or your sixth child, a newborn brings that feeling of needing to be in control and of course the nesting phase is all too real.
But what do you actually need for a newborn? With half the team at LEMON, pregnant, we thought it was a good time to find out. And remember, being a mum doesn’t mean you need to lose your style!
Changing bags: whether you prefer a rucksack, a more down to earth fabric style bag or a hold-all, we have you covered. From leather to vegan leather to cotton, whichever you choose we have the brands and styles for you below!
Car seats: safety is paramount, followed by comfort and ease of travelling. Here are some smart and easy to use car seats to bring home baby for the very first time. The most precious cargo in the world.
Pushchairs: THIS is your only accessory as a mother. Forget your designer handbags, they will collect dust! Here you have 3 of the most versatile, easy to use and chic pushchairs on the market:
Blankets: from simple to luxury, it’s all about the blankets with a newborn. Layers is key and a blanket helps in any given situation. From alpaca to cotton, we’ve got you all the choices you need!
Bath time: anything to make bath time relaxing and less scary with a wriggly baby. Bath seats are a god send and big towels are a necessity! And to top it off, a nice massage oil to relax baby post bath (and keep some for you post bedtime!)!
Baby monitors: whether you want a camera or not, baby monitors are essential. Here are our favourites:
Interiors: newborns need as much attention as any other aged baby…but they do sleep a little more! So here are some great, transportable ideas to have around the house for when you need to put baby down!
Footmuffs: anything cosy goes with a newborn and these footmuffs make sure baby stays warm in winter!
Nappy creams: red bottoms, dry skin, sensitive patches.. those are just a few things you may encounter. But these creams, tried and tested by LEMON mums, really are essential staples in your bathroom cabinet!
Toys: you don’t need many toys for a newborn but who can resist these beauties?!
Clothes: simple and easily washable are what you need in the early days. All in ones make life the easiest as you don’t need to think of an outfit. Here are our favourites:
Muslins: something so simple and boring becomes your most important item! You need these, we promise!
Sheepskin buggy liners: the ultimate pushchair accessory but also the nicest and cosiest snuggle haven for baby, keeping the warm in winter and cool in summer!