Now that my pregnancy has been announced on social media and on my Dubai holiday vlog, I am finally ready to start a new chapter. This chapter, much like all others on my blog, will be a unique and special addition, but by no means will completely define it. I am absolutely thrilled to be having a baby, but I still want my blog to represent who I am and be appealing for all types of readers. Fashion, beauty, film, travel, gluten free living and now another piece of the puzzle- parenthood. So, time to share an exciting look into some of my baby essentials, preparing for baby.
I’ve found a really good way to start getting prepared for the arrival is by joining some baby groups. They are super quick to sign up to and I love receiving updates in my inbox every week that provide expert information and support. I am a member of the C&G baby club, My Mothercare and BabyCentre.
For the Hospital
I’ve been getting ready for the hospital and first few weeks by watching many YouTube videos. These are super handy to watch what other mothers are packing so you get a really good idea of what will be needed. I had no idea it was so much! My top favourite video was this one by Emily Norris: https://youtu.be/CCW_9a__LKk
This week I attended an expectant parent event at my local Mothercare. I picked up a swaddling blanket after learning about them, and think that it will be a great addition to my baby essentials bundle!
Skincare for Baby
It’s going to be so lovely welcoming the new arrival into our home and lives, and so I’m gathering some essential skincare items suitable for newborn skin and hair. Included in this is the top-to-toe baby bath* from Johnson’s. This baby bath is proven to be as mild as water on baby’s skin so a super duper essential for skincare!
Skincare for me
It can be really easy to forget about yourself when growing another human. There are times when the struggle is real- I’ve been through the first trimester sickness, increased hay fever, severe back pain and there’s still a good way to go! So mum’s to be, please don’t forget about you and take the time to enjoy the moments in the day when you can get them. This stretch mark defence spray from Science of Skin* has been amazing. I had tried several oils on my skin but didn’t like the residue it left afterwards. This simple spray on oil completely absorbs into my skin so I can spray, rub and go!
No stretch marks in sight!
Sneak peek into the wardrobe
Although I know the sex of the baby (and only me) I have always wanted a neutral wardrobe for the most part. This is obviously essential so that my family and husband don’t find out the sex, but I really am excited by the tones in baby’s wardrobe already! I’ll be throwing in some red, orange, green and yellow too, just no pink, purple or blue!
I hope you liked my first baby inspired post! To see my Dubai holiday blog post click here