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Simply the best nursery & baby products!
Over the past few weeks, we have been tirelessly reviewing lots and lots of products that are a necessity when it comes to having a new born. We’ve looked at everything from car seats and pushchairs to feeding sets and baby carriers, and have given you our honest opinion on our top picks!
The ones in the list below stood the test of time and were picked as SIMPLY THE BEST by our mums! Take a look at how we got on below and where you can buy today:
1. Lumie Bedbug (RRP £59.95)
Lumie Bedbug is an award-winning sleep aid for babies and children that uses a low-blue light to create calm bedtimes and good nights. A combi product, it offers a 15-minute sunset, reading and nightlight. The sunset can fade to off or to nightlight. Endorsed by baby sleep expert and author of The Gentle Sleep book, Sarah Ockwell-Smith.
What we thought: “We wish we’d had this from day 1! This is a perfect light for night feeds and is light enough to see without waking the little one up or making you squint!”
2. Ollie the Owl (RRP £34.99)
Ollie's comforting sounds and gentle warm glow help settle your baby to sleep, whilst the clever cry sensor helps your baby when they stir. Ollie helps to soothe restless babies with four soothing sounds including heartbeat, rainfall, a twinkly lullaby and traditional static white noise.
What we thought: “LOVED it! The night light will be on for 20 minutes and will turn back on if any noise is detected so it’s so much better than having the light on all night or having to wake to turn it off.”
1. Tommee Tippee Complete Feeding Sets (RRP £69.99)
Tommee Tippee has now re-launched this best-selling Complete Feeding Set with a modern new look. The new stylish electric steriliser is designed to be fast, fuss-free and easy to use, making it almost effortless to keep bottles, teats and feeding accessories safe and free from harmful germs. The system is 100% natural, free from harsh chemicals, providing a worry-free system that disinfects without the risk of detergent or dishwasher residue. All you have to do is add water! After loading the contents, a five minute steam cycle will sterilise bottles and feeding accessories.
What we thought: “Excellent value for money and features more than you need to get started! Do take note of how many bottles the steriliser will hold however – we managed about four but you do get through about 6 on average a day, only a small point as the system is fabulous and we couldn’t fault it!”
2. Dr Brown Deluxe Electric Sterilisers (RRP £59.99)
The newly re-designed Deluxe Bottle Steriliser uses steam to sterilise six bottles at once! This convenient electric steam steriliser system fits ALL Dr Brown’s bottles and most other bottle brands.
The Dr Brown's Electric Steam Steriliers safely sterilises up to 6 bottles per cycle. New electronic control indicates when the cycle is complete. Includes a larger sterilisation compartment along with a accessories tray for small items such as soothers, teethers and teats.
What we thought: ‘It is a squeeze to get in 6 bottles but once in the steriliser works well and I’ve had no problems with it. The bottles are sterilised quickly and we were delighted with the ease of use!’
1. Tommee Tippee Prep Day & Night (RRP £129.99)
The Perfect Prep Day & Night prepares a formula feed bottle to the perfect temperature in just two minutes, with new features including volume control and a glow light setting for easier, happier night feeds.
Nicknamed Your Dream Machine, Perfect Prep Day & Night provides parents with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their baby’s bottle will be perfect every time, right around the clock. Real-life mums and dads helped create the next generation of the best-selling machine, with new design features a direct result of their feedback and suggestions.
What we thought: ‘Fabulous product! And I can’t recommend it enough! Simple to use, quiet, quick and safe to use over a kettle. This is the ultimate bottle feeding machine and a must for every new parent!”
2. Yoomi Self Warming Bottles (RRP £19.99)
Hailed as one of the top 10 British inventions of the decade, the yoomi self-warming bottle warms milk to perfect breastmilk temperature in just 60 seconds at the touch of a button… the fastest warming system in the world.Traditional bottle warming can overheat the milk damaging the essential nutrients your baby needs. The yoomi system carefully controls the warming process, so the vital nutrients in breastmilk and formula never get damaged.
What we thought: ‘We saw this invention at one of the baby shows in Harrogate many years ago and loved the idea of it then! The system is fully rechargeable in the microwave or a pan of water and they are particularly useful for night feeds.’
1. Baby Bjorn Silver Mesh One Air Carrier (RRP £159.00)
This baby carrier in 3D mesh gives you the important closeness with your baby. Our unique mesh has been specially developed to be extra soft for young babies yet strong enough for daily use. It’s easy and safe for you to switch between several front and back baby wearing options. The size, seat area and head support are fully adjustable, which means the baby carrier can be adapted as your new-born grows and their needs change, as well as to fit different baby wearers.
What we thought: ‘A great carrier and one that I would happily recommend to other parents. The material is really soft and the adjustment mechanism works really well. The mesh fabric is really breathable and night and lightweight.’
1. Diono Quantum Classic Pushchair (RRP £675.00)
Be adventure ready with the innovative and luxurious Diono Quantum Classic multi-mode travel stroller, inspired by parents to provide everyday magic and simplicity which feels like common sense. This version of the Quantum Multi Mode Stroller is tailored to encapsulate the timeless quality of our travel system compatible stroller. Finished with hand selected premium tailored fabrics and detailing. The Quantum Classic features a chestnut leatherette handle, bumper bar and hood edge. A soft bassinet liner and mattress cover suitable for the most sensitive of skin. The seat liner is heat welded meaning the joints are super strong to prevent tearing. Finished with premium branding on the hood and apron you really will feel a touch of class.
What we thought: ‘The Quantum is a beautifully sleek, sophisticated pram. It feels robust and strong and doesn't flinch under weight. It's an incredibly smooth ride and little Bradley has been making himself quite at home in his new wheels ever since!’
2. My Babiie MB200+ (RRP £349.00)
Designed with Billie Faiers, the My Babiie MB200+ Rose Gold and Navy travel system comes with pushchair, carry cot and car seat. The perfect solution for new parents at great value and with great design. Be safe in the knowledge that your little one will not only be safe and secure but in complete comfort.With a rose gold frame, this pushchair is lightweight, has a large shopping basket, is easy to fold and has a height adjustable handle, making it a delight to push. Included is a bassinet and Group 0+ car seat, both of which attach to the pushchair frame.
What we thought: ‘I’ve never felt more stylish than when out and about with baby! The MB200+ felt cool and sleek in Navy and Rose Gold and was lightweight yet sturdy to manage. It is a gorgeous colour, light to push and a fantastic price for a travel system too! 5 out of 5 from me!’
3. Joie Chrome DLX (RRP £299.00)
The Joie dlx is a deluxe, multi-tasking pushchair that is suitable from birth. The dlx can be used in the parent or front facing position, and is compatible with a carrycot or car seat. Joie have included large, all-terrain tyres to ensure a smooth ride for all the family.
What we thought: ‘We loved the look of the dlx and the travel system has all you need. It was easy to assemble and we loved the chunky wheels – you could certainly do some off roading in them!’
Baby Car Seats
1. Ickle Bubba Solar Group 1-2-3- Car Seat (RRP £169.00)
The Solar Group 1-2-3 isofix and recline car seat is suitable from 9 months to 12 years. Like all products from Ickle Bubba, the Solar not only offers parents advanced safety performance features and the ultimate functionality, it is seamlessly stylish and luxurious too. The impressive car seat comes with a luxury two-tone suede fabric, reversible headrest cushion, seat cushion and buckle pad to alternate the colour combination as you choose – so Blythe can always travel in style and comfort! The colours available include black, dark grey and light grey.
What we thought: “We loved using this car seat. The levels of recline are really good and certainly help get little one off to sleep. The quality of the fabrics were fantastic and we love the longevity of the seat – right up until 12 years!”
2. Joie Spin 360 (RRP £229.00)
The Joie Spin™ 360 makes leaning over your child and awkwardly trying to fasten them in a thing of the past. Suitable from birth to 18kg, this car seat rotates 360 degrees to any position imaginable; forward, rear, and everywhere in between to make every trip and transition a breeze. You can move the car seat to a side or front-on loading position and easily place a little one into the car seat, or unstrap them without a fuss. This helps ensure correct fitting for maximum safety and offers complete comfort for you.
What we thought: “We loved that this Car Seat was from birth meaning that we could pop the little one straight in without the fuss of attaching the carrier from the pram to the car. Plus you can change the position from rear to forward facing as well as spin the seat to help you get them in and out of the car – we LOVED this feature!! Top marks from us!”