Now that bub’s almost here, it’s time to get your essentials in check. We’ve compiled a list of all the must-haves new mums will need for those precious first few months...
Hey mums-to-be, we totally get it. Being preggers can give you a serious case of mum-brain. We’ve been a part of the left-our-groceries-behind crew way too many times – and don’t even us started on the-plans-that-never-pushed-through brigade! That’s why when it comes to planning for bub’s arrival, we’ve got your back. We’ve compiled all the essentials you’ll need to ace those first few months of mumhood. Start planning and thank us later.
Hydroflask water bottle – If you do decide to breastfeed, you’re going to want to stay hydrated to keep your supply up. It can also be physically taxing, especially when it’s your first time. This water bottle is made with eco-friendly stainless steel and is awesome at keeping your water the temperature you like it best.
Hydroflask water bottle, Lazada
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – Let’s be honest, you probably won’t get a lot of sleep in the first few months. The Kindle Paperwhite will be your best friend through those sleepless nights, taking you on adventures beyond the nursery or living room. And, for book ideas, check out our HoneyKids book club articles!
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Singapore
Birkenstock Arizona sandals – Here’s your official induction to the mum club – your first pair of Birkenstocks! Not only are they super comfy, they’re easy to slip on and off too, which is an asset for any harried new mum on the go. Not into normcore? Don’t worry, #mumfashion goddess Eva Chen lives in her Birkenstocks.
Birkenstock Arizona sandals, Zalora
Bob’s Red Mill, Bob’s Better Bar – Mums who’ve been down the breastfeeding route will tell you that eating oatmeal is one of the yummiest and easiest ways to help boost your supply. And when hanger strikes, these bars are a delish snack that’ll do the trick. They’re pretty handy, too!
Bob’s Red Mill Bob’s Better Bar, iHerb
Apple Watch – Thank goodness for technology! The Apple Watch 5 now has apps that help you keep track of baby’s feeding schedule and even nappy changes. It’s a great alternative to having your phone all around all the time – yup, horrible online shopping apps, we’re talking about you.
Apple Watch 5, Apple
Woombie Convertible Baby Swaddle Blanket – Newborn babes love feeling snug as bugs in a rug and these Woombie swaddles do just the trick. They’re also super easy to use – just put baby in and zip ‘em up! No excessive folding and tucking needed – yas.
Woombie Baby Convertible Swaddle Blanket, Amazon Singapore
Dodie 3-in-1 Moisturising Cream– As much as we’d like to imagine that babies have smooth, soft skin, they can actually be prone to dryness. This cream is gentle enough to use every day and it’s creamy, non-sticky texture makes for easy absorption without leaving a greasy feeling. The experts at Dodie (which has 60 years of history behind the brand, by the way) have formulated all their products using top organic and hypoallergenic ingredients that are dermatologically tested for sensitive skin, so you definitely know it’s safe for your precious bub.
Dodie 3-in-1 Moisturising Cream, Lazada
Dodie 3-in-1 Cleansing Milk and 3-in-1 Cleansing Water – Did you know that babies don’t actually need to be bathed daily? To keep bub fresh and clean in between baths, try Dodie’s Cleansing Milk and Cleansing Water. They remove impurities from the skin, no rinsing required! Wondering what’s the difference between the two? Just the texture – the Cleansing Milk is thicker and creamier while the Cleansing Water is more lightweight and aqueous. We love the fact that they’re both made with a hypoallergenic formula that comforts and hydrates the skin!
Dodie 3-in-1 Cleansing Milk and 3-in-1 Cleansing Water, Lazada
Dodie 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel– Here’s your new bathing BFF. This organic cleansing gel effectively cleans baby’s face, body and hair but keeps it soft and hydrated at the same time. Unlike other cleansing products, it’s soap-free which means that it won’t irritate baby’s delicate skin and eyes.
Dodie 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel, Lazada
Comotomo Baby Bottle – Eco-friendly mums, you’ll love this safe alternative. These bottles are made of silicone, which is so much safer than plastic, plus is so much lighter than glass. They’re also boob-shaped, making bottle-feeding so much easier.
Comotomo Baby Bottles, Amazon Singapore
Baby Tula Carrier – If there’s one thing newborn babes love most, it’s being close to Mum. With the Baby Tula Free To Grow Carrier, you can wear and snuggle your bub as much as possible when you’re together. It’s also comfy enough to wear for long periods and comes in cute designs.
Baby Tula Free To Grow Carrier, Tula
This article is in partnership with Dodie.