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11 useful products that'll make life with a new baby so much easier

Section: Baby

As a new mum, you'll be overwhelmed with reams of 'must-have' baby products, but only a few will become your saviours. These products may not be essential but will make life a whole lot easier. 

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1) Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, £97.99, Amazon

This wonder invention makes a fresh bottle at correct temperature in less than two minutes and works with any powdered formula milk. One mum told us, 'Just a click of the button and the perfect temp water was ready just to add powder - a lifesaver!' 
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2) Black out blinds, £7.20, Argos 

If you know your baby sleeps better in complete darkness, a great temporary solution to big thick curtains are black out blinds. More sleep for baby, means more sleep for you! 
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3) Ewan the Dream Sheep, £29.99, Amazon 

Ewan makes ‘pink noise’ - sounds combined with a heartbeat that's meant to remind the baby of being in the womb! Perfect for bedtime and mums SWEAR BY IT. One mum told us, 'I love Ewan the Sheep, he makes my little boy fall asleep in minutes!' 
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4) Swaddle, £9.99, Mothercare

This swaddle is snug and secure and creates a cosy, womb-like feeling for baby. It's suitable from birth-3 months and has secure hook and loop closure to keep even the wriggliest babies safe!
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5) Giraffe Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat, £33.99, Amazon

Supports babies in an upright position and the foot pads activate fun squeaker sounds as baby kicks! Perfect for babies who can't quite sit up alone, a simple moulded design keeps a baby secure while feeding or if you need to leave the room for half a minute. 
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6) Caboo + Cotton Blend Baby Carrier, £60.50, John Lewis

This clever baby sling gives the ultimate support for your little one, with the optimum carrying position from newborn and beyond, giving you hours of enjoyment and 'hands free' activity, whatever your day has in store! Busy mums, rejoice! 
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7) Pack of six muslin cloths, £9.99, Amazon

From mopping up spills to keeping your little one nice a snug - Muslin cloths will be an extremely useful addition to your arsenal. We love the cute star design of these from Amazon!  
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8) Sleepyhead Deluxe Baby Pod, £130, John Lewis 

The Sleepyhead® DELUXE+ pod is the ultimate pod for your baby from ages 0-8 months old. The pod is multifunctional, multitasking and offers a safe and comfy spot for baby to sleep, rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time and to change baby’s nappy. 
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9) Ollie the Owl Grobag, £35, Grostore

Keep baby at a comfortable temperature with Ollie the Owl Grobag. There's no additional sheets or blankets and what's more, is it's Lullaby Trust approved. 
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10) Motorola Digital Video monitor, £98.99, Amazon

The motorised pan, tilt and zoom camera lets you pan around your baby's surrounding room up to 300 degrees! It also comes with an integrated temperature display, so you'll always know how comfortable your baby is. A clever device to keep your mind at rest! 
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11) Feeding Cushion with Elephant Print Cover, £29, Jojo Maman Bebe

A cushion with many uses! During pregnancy, it can be used as a back support and following birth it is perfect as a feeding cushion to help support your baby when breast or bottle feeding. Then, as your baby grows it can be used as a surround support to help them sit up, meaning you really get bang for your buck. 

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  • Author: Aimee Jakes Aimee Jakes
  • Job Title: Shopping and Community Editor

Aimee is the Shopping and Community Editor at Bauer Media where she works on fitness, fashion and beauty content across a number of titles such as heat, Closer and Grazia.

Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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