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Top Three New Baby Essentials

038ca2157f7d8c334ebef74bcc4cb1d4One month in and the little chap is settling in nicely. His big sister is his biggest fan thus far: result. We’re still getting used to being a family of four (it’s had its moments), and I still have no idea whatsoever how to get two children bathed and in bed when one of them takes for-ev-er to feed and sometimes goes to bed at 7pm like a perfect poppet and sometimes decides he’d quite like to stay up and chat, if that’s all the same to you, thanks very much mama. (This bit gets easier, right? I keep repeating, ‘We’re only a month in’ and ‘he’s only a month old’ like a slightly malfunctioning robot.) But we’re finding our way. Here’s what I absolutely could not live without right now (aside from chocolate (specifically: Giant Chocolate Buttons) and flowers.

Aden & Anais muslins – the softest and the best. Alex and I cannot rate them highly enough (Prince George departed hospital swaddled in one of their designs but Alex had tipped me off about them waaaay before then.) Get them from Bimbily and Alex & Alexa.  This very week, Aden & Anais launch a new merino wool range – a luxe version in glorious shades of the sea, the softest sunset pinks and chic neutrals. Not the cheapest, but so very beautiful and they will last forever. Forget the baby, I want one of their dream blankets in which to snuggle up.

Lifestyle Sleeping Bag Merino Dream Blanket Stack Merino Swaddle Group

Aden & Anais sleeping bag, £175; dream blanket, £395; swaddle, £130

Hush knitted lounge trousers. Like wearing a hug. Need I say more? I actually reserve these for evenings or I would never ever take them off.KLTR-CHA-01

 Knitted Lounge Trousers, £55, Hush

Bloom & Blossom Baby Balm – I’ve raved about this before, but I honestly could not be without it. It is a wonder ointment for you and babe. Little A had a dry patch on his leg and it sorted it with just two applications. I slap it on anywhere and everywhere – it’s organic and contains just a handful of ingredients.

Baby Balm, £16, Bloom & Blossom (available at Space NK and John Lewis)


Image: Paul and Paula


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