Beyond the basics: 3 worth-every-cent buys every new mum needs to put on her baby registry 3 months ago

Beyond the basics: 3 worth-every-cent buys every new mum needs to put on her baby registry

Trust me on this one.

There is no denying that people are always quick to chime in with lists of items you’ll need once baby arrives, but they often just seem to list the basics you kind of already know about.

Well, mums – I am here to tell you that the game has moved on. Forget about old-fashioned 'make you feel like a dairy cow' breast pumps and your average baby bouncer – these days, you'll be able to get your money to work harder for you by investing (or wishing for!) these three seriously amazing new mum buys.

I give you: The inside scoop on the real new mum must-haves.

1. LaVie Lactation Massager

Forget about clogged ducts and mastitis, the LaVie Lactation Massager is a clever little device that helps you express breast milk and restore your flow. The milk expressing tool will help make emptying breasts easier, while also assisting in reduced supply, undersupply, and oversupply issues.

You can, in other words, use the lactation massager to aid in relieving pain caused by engorgement, plugged ducts, and breast redness, tenderness, and other nursing ailments.

 

 

£38, Amazon.co.uk

2. 4 Moms MamaRoo Classic Grey

Yes, it expensive, but boy oh boy is it amazing.

The 4moms MamaRoo is the infant seat that replicates parents natural motions. It bounces up and down and sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their baby. In other words, it moves just like you do.

Select from five unique motions, like car ride and tree swing, and five different speeds. Oh, and it gets better. You can also choose from four built-in sounds or connect it to any MP3 player. The seat reclines to multiple positions to allow the baby to lie back and relax or sit up and play. The MamaRoo is also Bluetooth enabled so you can control the motion, sound, speed and volume from your compatible smart device without disturbing baby!

The overhead toy mobile includes interactive, reversible toy balls. Keep baby's attention with the sound of the crinkle ball, rattler or reflective mirror ball. Suitable from birth up to 9kg, or until baby can sit up unaided.

€319, Bellababy.ie

3. Elvie Pump - Single Electric Breast Pump

Say goodbye to noisy, bulky breast pumps, and hello to the Elvie Pump - a single electric breast pump that is silent and compact, fitting seamlessly into your bra and your life!
I mean – this is a real game-changer. Wear the pump in your nursing bra and press play either on the device or in the free downloadable app. The pump will automatically switch from Stimulation to Expression mode and will stop pumping when the bottle is full for a hassle-free pumping session.

€350, JoJoMamanBebe.ie

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