SofTouch™ Bottle PPSU 160ml
These bottles come highly recommended whether you are mixed feeding or exclusively bottle feeding. Their SofTouch™ Baby Bottles and Teats are recognised by their wide neck, and come in a range of different materials so you can choose what’s best for you and your baby. The teats are made from a super soft silicone, which makes it nice and easy for your little one to latch and feed each and every time. There’s even an air ventilation system to help reduce any symptoms of colic and keep your bub nice and comfortable during feeding time.
Whether you’re exclusively bottle feeding, or doing a mixture of breast and bottle, these bottles are a great fit.
I also like the glass bottles they stock, as these are easier to clean than plastic ones and contain no harmful chemicals. They are also more environmentally friendly, so for the SofTouch™ Bottle PPSU 160ml- it’s a win, win!
Medela Solo Single Electric Breast Pump
When it comes to expressing milk, your goal is quick and pain-free. As a new mum, you already have enough on your plate without having to waste time with a complicated pump that doesn’t produce much. I found the Medela Solo Single Electric Breast Pump really easy to use and very reliable. It came highly recommended in the antenatal period and has been recommended to many families over the years.
Medela’s Solo™ is an easy-to-use single electric breast pump that has a built-in rechargeable battery, so you can take it with you on the road, or even to work when it’s time to leave your little one behind. It only has a few parts, making it nice and easy to assemble (even with a baby in one arm!), and is nice and lightweight for transporting. It’s also fairly quiet so you don’t have to stress about waking the baby when it’s time to use it.
Little Chomps Feeding Smock
You won’t make it through those early feeding days without having a couple of these Little Chomps Feeding Smock stashed away in your cupboard ready to go. Before my daughters came along, I stocked up on the bibs and was ready to tackle what came. Bibs barely made a dent in the mess that comes with solids! So I switched over to these smocks and they were a game changer. No more changing outfits straight after eating.
This waterproof fabric is so nice and gentle on your baby’s skin, and as an added bonus, also easy to wipe clean after mealtime. Pop their smock on, put them in the highchair, and let the mess begin! Mealtime is a great sensory experience for babies as they explore new textures and tastes and fall in love with a great variety of food. With these Little Chomps Feeding Smocks they still have full movement of their arms, so they can enjoy all the food in front of them. The perfect way to enjoy mealtime with a nice and easy clean up.
Bumkins Splat Mat
How can one little person make so much mess? This is the first question you will be asking yourself when you start introducing solids for the first time. And it’s a question that you will probably never find an answer to. All you can do is try your best to keep the mess contained and the clean up as pain-free as possible, so your little one can dive in and enjoy their food. I fell in love with this Bumkins Splat Mat in the early feeding days with my girls. You simply pop it under the high chair before meal time and pick it up, shake it off and pop in the wash afterwards. It’s that easy and your floor is saved!
The Bumkins Splat Mat can also be used over your arts and crafts table to help protect the surface, outside for picnics, or on the floor for messy play. If mess is involved, this mat is the solution! From playdough to paints, messy fun will become your new best friend for entertaining your little one, and this mat makes sure clean up is covered. I also love that it comes in a range of fun designs for you to choose from, ready to save you hours of cleaning time.