Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 02:06 pm
Preparing for the arrival of a baby is an exciting yet overwhelming experience, whether you’re a first-time parent or already have children. Navigating the vast array of baby products on the market can be confusing, especially with the influx of online recommendations and influencer endorsements. Victoria Percy, owner of Bump Nursery Boutique in Davenham Village, Northwich, understands the struggles of new parents all too well. As a mother herself and a luxury boutique owner, she’s compiled a list of 10 must-have items that she believes are essential for new parents. Here are her recommendations, all available at Bump Nursery Boutique:
- Doona 2 in 1 Car Seat: This practical and space-saving car seat easily transforms into a stroller, providing both safety and convenience. Accessories like the essentials bag, winter footmuff, and rain cover can enhance your experience.
- Cybex Cloud T i-size: A highly popular infant car seat known for its 180-degree rotation, making onboarding and offboarding a breeze. It even offers a fully lie-flat function outside the car, allowing your baby to rest comfortably.
- Owlet Smart Baby Duo Monitoring System: This smart sock measures your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels, providing extra reassurance while they sleep. Paired with the Cam 2, it enables remote monitoring through an app, promoting restful nights for both you and your baby.
- Ultra Compact Travel Stroller: The Cybex Coya stroller is a luxurious travel companion suitable from birth. Its lightweight design, quick folding mechanism, and compatibility with various pram chassis make it a practical and stylish choice.
- Snuzpod4 Bedside Crib: This market-leading “next-to-me” crib boasts compatibility with most beds, a gentle reflux incline, rocking functionality, and a washable mesh liner. Its closeness to your baby facilitates easier feeding and sleeping.
- SnuzPouch Baby Sleeping Bag: Ensuring your baby’s comfort during sleep can be tricky. Baby sleeping bags like the SnuzPouch come in different togs and sizes, with a nappy change zip for hassle-free nighttime changes.
- Purflo Sleep Tight Baby Bed: An alternative to baby nests, this portable bed is approved for overnight sleeping. Parents have reported better sleep for their babies since using this product.
- Dummy Clips: Prevent the loss of pacifiers with stylish dummy clips, especially useful during travel. The Neutrum Bear dummy clip is a recommended option.
- Nappy Caddy: Streamline diaper changes by keeping essentials in one portable caddy. The Neutrum Bear Nappy Caddy offers compartments for nappies, toiletries, and daily needs.
- Convertible Cotbed: Investing in a cotbed like the CuddleCo Clara or SnuzKot Skandi provides a long-term solution, as it can convert into a bed up to five years of age.
Victoria Percy is dedicated to supporting local parents-to-be through events. A free meet-up on September 3 will include welcome drinks and a goody bag. Attendees can explore a variety of products and services, including birth education classes, baby massage and music benefits, photography, and private pregnancy scans.
Victoria’s expertise and insights as both a parent and boutique owner provide a valuable guide for new parents seeking essential and reliable baby products.