“Whoop, I’m having a baby! Now, what essentials do I need?” Congrats mama! Here are some of our fave new mum and baby must-haves from baby carriers to nursing pillows! Plus here’s how you can win one (worth up to $999)!
Being pregnant is an exciting time for parents, there’s so much to experience and learn not to mention buy! Where do you start with all the gear you need for yourself as a new mum and for your newborn? How do you sort through all the baby products and brands to narrow down the ‘best’ baby cots, carriers and other baby essentials? We’ve put together a list of maternity and newborn essentials we think will support and help mums as they navigate this exciting parenthood journey. We are also giving away one item from this list from Baby Central to two lucky mamas so make sure you enter the giveaway and choose whoever product you want to win! Plus don’t miss our 10% discount code when you buy on Baby Central!
Essentials for your new baby
1. Newborn carrier: Ergobaby Embrace Soft Air Mesh
Embrace Soft Air Mesh ($239, pictured above) is the newborn carrier new mums are coveting right now! This carrier gives you the structured support and simplicity of a baby carrier. The new fabric design has Aerated Pin-Dot Knit with Soft Air Mesh for breathability (so essential in this humid climate!). This means comfort for mum and comfort for baby – it’s the perfect way to carry bub easily and bond from all the cosy closeness.
2. Red Castle Cocoonababy Nest
The Cocoonababy Nest ($279) eases the transition for newborns from super snug womb and sees their transition with its ergonomic cocoon-like reassuring and tranquil space. The Cocoonababy is made of a high resilience form which returns to its original shape and does not retain the baby in a fixed position (unlike memory foam). It favours movement and helps the baby acquire motor skills.
3. Newborn bassinet: 4moms mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet
Once bub has adjusted well they’re ready for a bed upgrade! Every baby’s sleep is different, and with the 4moms Mamaroo Sleep Bassinet ($999), you can customise the motion, (choose from car ride, wave, kangaroo, tree swing and rock-a-bye), speed and sound (there are four white noise options) to best fit the needs of your baby as they grow and their preferences change.
4. Skip Hop Celestial Dreams Activity Gym
Once your baby is out of the newborn phase they’ll want to start ‘tummy time’ to build up their core strength so you’ll want a safe and engaging space for them. The latest Activity Gym from Skip Hop ($199) is pretty on the eye with its celestial-themed playmat structure and is designed to be highly engaging for babies thanks to the shooting star baby mirror that encourages self-recognition, plus five nocturnal friends to engage your little one’s senses with music, sounds, textures and more to explore.
5. Changing table: Childhome Evolux Changing Table
The Evolux Changing Table ($599) is a sleek changing table (great for small spaces) in bright white so it fits any nursery decor. It’s the first changing table design with four different heights so it’s super flexible. Thanks to the wheels with brake system the table is easy to move from one room to another.
6. Red Castle Changing Mat
This changing mat by Red Castle ($99.90) is a solid choice for changing diapers and clothes. The cover is made from ultra soft Fleur de coton®, there’s a removable easy-wash terry towel with a water-repellent lining making the whole thing super easy to clean.
7. Cheeky Chompers Comfortchew with Teether
This award-winning baby comforter ($22.42) is soft and snuggly, plus has an attached teether hippo teether designed to massage and soothe those tender little gums and is 100% safe to chew. Plus the elasticated strap means you can attach this to your baby’s wrist, pushchair or car seat so it’s always close to hand and won’t be dropped by mistake.
Essentials for first-time mums
8. Red Castle Big Flopsy Maternity and Nursing Pillow
A must-have for all mums, the Red Castle Big Flopsy Maternity and Nursing Pillow ($169) is a U-shaped total body pillow made from Fleur de Coton – an extremely soft and comfortable cotton fabric – ensuring its the perfect belly support (mamas love to straddle this while sleeping) plus it doubles up as a breastfeeding support. The micro-pearls make it easy to mould the pillow to whatever position or shape you prefer when sleeping or breastfeeding
9. Bravado Designs Original Pumping & Nursing Bra
Busy mamas are gonna love this one! The innovative 2-in-1 Bravado Designs Original Pumping & Nursing Bra ($69.90) allows hands-free pumping when you use traditional pumps with flanges. Made with a unique, breathable and sustainable combo of organic cotton and TENCEL™ Modal, this bra is ultra-soft and it’s great that you can pump or feed on-the-go feeling supported and comfortable.
10. Skip Hop Mainframe Wide Open Diaper Backpack
A trendy backpack that’s designed so mama or papa can take it out and about? The Skip Hop Mainframe Wide Open Diaper Backpack ($129) fits the bill with its nifty design and its wide opening gives easy and clear access to baby bottles or diapers when you need them in a hurry!
11. Childhome Gliding Chair
So many mamas have fond memories of their nursing glider! The Childhome Gliding Chair ($999) is where you’ll be spending a lot of time feeding and soothing baby, happily so – thanks to it being wonderfully comfortable. The footrest rocks along with you and the chair, the cushions are plush and the arms are padded.
So you’ve got your list of mum and baby essentials, are you ready to start shopping? Everything we’ve listed is conveniently available on Baby Central, a one-stop shop for all things mama and baby gear! Remember to use the Sassy Mama discount code when you’re buying from Baby Central:
These new mum and baby must-haves are available on baby-central.com.sg and other leading baby retailers plus LazMall and Shopee Mall for Ergobaby, Skip Hop and Childhome Official Stores.
Enter the Baby Central giveaway here!
Two lucky mamas will win their dream mama & baby must-have from Baby Central (worth up to $999)! Choose one of these products from Baby Central to win:
1. Newborn carrier: Ergobaby Embrace Soft Air Mesh ($239)
2. Red Castle Cocoonababy Nest ($279)
3. 4moms mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet ($999)
4. Skip Hop Celestial Dreams Activity Gym ($199)
5. Evolux Changing Table ($599)
6. Changing mat by Red Castle ($99.90)
7. Cheeky Chompers baby comforter ($22.42)
8. Red Castle Big Flopsy Maternity and Nursing Pillow ($169)
9. Bravado Designs Original Pumping & Nursing Bra ($69.90)
10. Skip Hop Mainframe Wide Open Diaper Backpack ($129)
11. Childhome Gliding Chair ($999)