Designed so you don’t accidentally clean baby’s top half with water that’s been used to wash their tail end, the top and tail bowl could be useful.
Or, you could just wash baby’s top first and tail last in the sink or baby bath…
3) Nappy disposal bin
Some swear by its smell-trapping abilities as it turns each used nappy into a little shrink-wrapped sausage, but beware - it’s an ongoing investment.
Nappy disposal bins
need refill cartridges and when you’re getting through 7-10 nappies a day, you’ll be forking out a fair few quid over the years.
Nappy sacks tied tightly and disposed of in a bin emptied regularly will do the job just as well.
5) Fabric baby sling
This should be so straightforward. Fold up sling
and put on as per instructions.
Pop baby in. Baby happily snoozes, while you have two hands free to actually get things done.
Only it isn’t. It’s eons of wrestling and tying, swearing and crying. If you have boundless patience and dexterity, or you’re an origami master, get one. Otherwise, get a baby carrier that’s already assembled.
6) Loads of newborn clothes
The average baby in the UK weighs 7lb 8oz at birth and after a common initial weight loss, puts on around 1oz a day.
That means they reach 9lb, the size at which they grow out of newborn clothes
, in around 3 weeks.
Try and buy a spread of sizes so you’re not left with loads of cute but useless unworn babygros.