The Products All New Mums Need To Know About

A maternity nurse for nine years, with specific knowledge in sleep training and supporting babies with reflux and colic, there isn’t much Tina Fisher doesn’t know about what to purchase when you’re expecting. Here, she shares the top ten products she thinks new mums shouldn’t be without…

Angelcare Soft Touch Bath Support, £27.99

Take the worry out of bath time and keep your baby safe and comfortable with this bath support. Its unique design combines safe, sturdy sides and an angled area made from a special baby-soft material. Not only does it comfortably cradle your baby, it also reaches the bath water's temperature quickly, making your child feel instantly warm and safe. There’s even a water level indicator for optimal bath time safety.

Tina says: “This bath support works brilliantly because it leaves both hands free to wash the baby. And it can be used from day one until your little one is six months old.” 

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Cheeky Wipes Washable Cloth Bamboo Baby Wipes, £16.95

Made from 70% heavyweight Bamboo viscose, 30% cotton terry, Oeko-tex certified material and dyes, these washable wipes are completely safe for your baby’s skin. Also super absorbent, they’re brilliant for wiping mucky faces. The best news? They're also naturally anti-bacterial, as well as being washing machine and tumble dryer safe.

Tina says: “I find these eco-friendly, washable baby wipes just as good as traditional wet wipes but they’re much better for the planet.” 

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Summer Infant SwaddleMe Original Swaddle, £9.99

Wrap your baby securely for a safer, sounder sleep with one of these extra soft, adjustable swaddles – all of which provide the perfect fit for even the wriggliest of babies. Recreating the snug comfort of the womb, it helps prevent the startle reflex that can wake babies from the soundest sleep. Designed with the help of leading safe sleep experts, these swaddles are suitable for babies aged from zero to three months.

Tina says: “Not everyone is on board with swaddling but in my experience most babies love the security of being swaddled, and this one is particularly good as it has velcro to keep it fixed in place.” 

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Grifer Oil-limestone Stabilized Liniment, £4.60

Designed to protect your baby against diaper rash, this fragrance-free liniment comes in an ergonomic bottle, with a formula composed of entirely natural elements, including olive oil and a gentle solution of calcium hydroxide. Aiming to regenerate and protect the fragile skin of infants, the product enables both a through clean and lowers the risk of future irritation.

Tina says: “Not many people have heard of this, but it’s an amazing alternative to water and cotton wool when changing baby’s nappy.”

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Nuk Silicone Soothers, £5.49

Not only do these soothers adapt to your baby’s mouth, they also help exercise the lips, tongue and facial muscles for healthy development of teeth and jaws. The NUK Air System also helps to ensure the mouthpiece remains soft and flexible, while the soother has integrated circulation grooves for air to circulate and lessen skin irritations around the mouth.

Tina says: “Over the years, and through much trial and error, I’ve found these dummies are the most likely to stay in baby’s mouth without falling out at night.” 

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Green People Organic Babies Soothing Baby Salve, £11.50

This salve is ideal to soothe little ones’ skin – especially in cases of cradle cap. It nurtures and protects delicate skin, while softening, protecting and calming irritation. Apply a small amount sparingly to the baby's skin and gently rub in. When using on baby's scalp, simply rub or comb gently to loosen and remove dried skin, and apply as often as required.

Tina says: “This smells amazing, and is lovely for giving babies a massage.” 

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Philips Avent Microwave Steriliser, £22.69 was £34.99

The microwave steam steriliser can be used to sterilise baby bottles and other products in just two minutes, killing 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Compatible with most microwaves, as well as standard neck and wide neck baby bottles, contents remain sterile for up to 24 hours if the lid is unopened. The best news? The steriliser's lightweight and compact design makes it easy to take away with you wherever you go — whether it be holidays or to visit relatives.

Tina says: “This is just so reliable – it will last for years. Plus, to save on space, you can store it in the microwave with the bottles inside.” 

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SHO Reusable Water Bottle, From £13.99

Not only will this reusable water bottle keep your drinks completely cold all day, its construction makes it 100% leak proof. Free from BPA and tested to the highest EU safety standards, it’s also a completely safe piece of equipment to have around a new born. Even better, more than 10% of all profits from each sale are donated to charity.

Tina says: “As a new mum, particularly when breastfeeding, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water. I recommend at least one litre every morning and afternoon. Having this bottle makes it so much easier to remember to hydrate.” 

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Napisan Non-Biological Stain Remover, £4.10

While a regular detergent cleans, it doesn’t always disinfect. Napisan not only cleans your clothes, but also kills the germs you can't see, to leave your garments even more hygienic. Proven to destroy 99.9% of germs, even on a 40°C wash, Napisan releases active oxygen to remove everyday stains such as grass, mud and baby food.

Tina says: “This is a godsend for getting rid of all those baby stains from your tot’s clothes, bedding and blankets.” 

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Lamaze Toys Captain Calamari, £11.24

The soft toys from Lamaze feature plenty of vibrant colours and interesting textures. For fans of Captain Calamari, the hat rewards babies with a crinkling sound, while each tentacle has a soothing knot and clacking rings. It also comes complete with a small hoop so it can be attached to a pushchair, cot or infant carrier.

Tina says: “These are magical for little babies through to toddlers because they are colourful and noisy, and easy for little hands to hold onto.”

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To get in touch with Tina email tinajanefisher@hotmail.com

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