Newborn Daze: Essentials for Mum & Bub

Let’s be real…

The first four weeks of being a new mum, whether its your first time, your second time or your onto your 5th baby and are a veteran – Being in the newborn daze of the ‘fourth trimester’ is like navigating a minefield of hormones, nappies, learning the cries and loving on your baby.
It’s amazing, terrifying and a rollercoaster of emotions all at once โค

I’m a big believer that having another persons recommendations, tips & tricks or just knowing what other mumma’s are doing out there is always going to lend a hand and be useful in the long run ๐Ÿ™‚


So here are my must-haves to have on hand during those first few weeks with a new baby in your home… ๐Ÿ˜€

For Mumma’s

  • Compression Leggingsย 
    Whether you had a natural delivery or a c-section – Mumma needs support!
    I cannot swear by compression leggings more. They helped me feel all held together and kept in one place. The whole jiggly situation after having a baby legitimately made me feel nauseous every time I took a step. So these babies saved me!
    My Recommendations
    CottonOn Body Active Core 7/8 Leggings
    SRC Postpartum Recovery Leggings
    RunFaster High Waisted Black Beauty Leggings
  • Double Breast Pump & Bra
    Get your hands on a double pump, that’s compatible with a bra.
    Double pumping with 2 hands free is your ultimate companion when you’ve got shit to do around your house, a newborn to look after and potentially other kids to deal with.
    My Recommendations
    Mamma Baby Care Double Pump w/ Bra Combo
  • Beautiful PJs
    Definitely a must-have for late night feeding. Whether its hot or cold for you, being up during the night feeding your bub is a lot of work, so being able to slip into some beautiful PJs to help you feel a little more like yourself is always a good thing.
    (Something luxurious and pretty to put over your ugly breastfeeding bra is always a good pick-me-up ๐Ÿ˜› )
    My Recommendations
    – Anything from Peter Alexander
  • ThermoGel Breast Pads
    To soothe those sore boobs/nipples when breastfeeding.
    The cold ones came in SO handy for me as my nipples were throbbing in the early days of breastfeeding.
    And having the multi-use kind was also good, as you can use them warm to stimulate milk production ๐Ÿ™‚
    My Recommendations
    Avent ThermoPads
    BodyICE Breast Pads

For Bubba’s

  • Love to Dream Swaddles
    Swaddling is a lifesaver at keeping bub asleep for longer and to help recreate the ‘in the womb’ feeling for them.
    I cannot recommend the Love to Dream swaddles more! They are absolutely incredible, and worked so well for me and my newborn.
    I tried many other brands, but these were the only ones that I fell in love with!
    My Recommendations
    Love to Dream Swaddles
  • Bonds Zippies
    2-way zip, hand and feet covers and the cutest patterns/designs ever.
    What more could you ask for from an outfit for a newborn! ๐Ÿ˜€
    My Recommendations
    Bonds Zippies
  • Capsule with Pram Adapters
    Not for everyone. But having a capsule that clicks in/out of your car with ease, and attaches to your pram – AMAZING!
    I could not have survived the first few weeks at home with bub, without having the freedom to go somewhere and be able to easily click him in/out of the car and not need to wake him up ๐Ÿ™‚
    My Recommendations
    Nuna Pipa KLIK Isofix Capsule
    (Compatible with Bugaboo, BabyBee, SilverCross strollers)
  • Baby Carrier
    While planning to have a toddler and a newborn, definitely having a baby carrier was high on my priority list of things I NEEDED.
    Having 2 hands free to wrangle my toddler, whilst keeping bub happy and close to me – double win! ๐Ÿ™‚
    My Recommendations
    Baby Jogger Juno
    ErgoBaby 360

Obviously, there are a million different things you need/want/use when you have a newborn at home for the first 4 weeks.

But these are just my definite MUST HAVES.

Do you have anything to add to my must-haves?
Or something you think will definitely help me out in my first 4 weeks with bub?

Let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚

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