The Baby Daze: Week 1 Essentials

Our first week with Edie Mae

Has passed in a haze of cuddles

Feeding and adapting

To a new member of our family

We have had visitors everyday

Which we all found overwhelming

But it had to be this way really

My parents were over from Spain for just a few days

And we were also trying very much to keep

Esther, William and Bea in their routine

Though in our baby daze we have totally forgotten

To go to their classes a couple of times

I have definite ‘baby brain’ with baby number 5

She is totally worth it though

A tiny dinky dot of a girl

Has stolen our hearts and made our lives even more chaotic than usual

But we would not have it any other way

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I thought that I would share with you

Some of the products we have been using this week

With Edie Mae

Our second rainbow baby

Water Wipes
I know that the advice with a newborn is to use cotton wool and warm water

But to be honest since Tilda arrived in our lives

With the twins just 22 months old

We have not had time for that

Instead from birth

We use Water Wipes

So much quicker and easier

And less soaking of the changing mat and baby clothes!

WaterWipes have been carefully designed to be gentle on babies’ sensitive skin. They are the only wipes that contain absolutely no chemicals, just 99.9% water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract – a natural skin conditioner.
They don’t irritate the skin; instead, they may help avoid nappy rash and other skin conditions. WaterWipes are the only baby wipe to ever be approved by Allergy UK.
Because of this, 97% of midwives believe that WaterWipes are suitable to be used on the skin of newborn babies.*
*Source: Spark research study on 102 Midwives, October – November 2014.

Water Wipes are more expensive than other baby wipes

But they are totally worth it for protecting baby

And giving parents peace of mind

We love them!

Pampers Newborn Nappies
With a newborn baby you want a brand that you trust

A brand you have used before

Or that has been recommended to you

We have used Pampers with all our babies

We have tried other brands but for new babies

Tiny babies

We always come back to Pampers

We do not have leaks

Our babies do not have nappy rash

If we miss a change then baby is still comfortable

I do wish that we were more confident with cloth

But for us a family

Pampers works

You can read more about Pampers Premium Protection features here

Pink Lining Change Mat
Before Edie was born I was sent some beautiful changing bags from Pink Lining

I am going to be telling your more about them in the coming weeks

Inside the change bags there is a small Pink Lining changing mat

Which is perfect for changing a newborn baby anywhere out and about

Or around the house

It is a small mat

Easy to keep clean

And has a pretty cloud print on one side

We have used it for every change so far

And will continue to do so all the while Edie comfortably fits on it

Purflo Breathable Nest

Edie much like all of our babies

Is not a fan of being put down

She spends most of her time asleep

At the moment

And likes to sleep on a person

Preferably Mummy or Daddy

When awake she is happier to be put down

As long as someone stays close

We have a few places to put her down

One of her favourites is the Purflo Breathable Nest

This is a safe place to lay Edie while I get washed and dressed

As I know that if she does fall asleep she will be safe there

The plan is to put the nest inside the Snuzpod

When Daddy builds it at some point this week

At the moment Edie sleeps in bed with me

And Daddy sleeps in bed with Bea

But I hope that we will soon transition to Bea in her own bed all night

Edie in the Snuzpod

And Mummy and Daddy reunited in their bed

That is our aim

But at the moment when Edie is with me

I sometimes put her in the nest

Especially early in the morning

When she is awake but happy to lie gazing around

And I am still drifting in and out of sleep!

purflo nest

Shnuggle Dreami
Downstairs Edie’s place for sleep

Is the Shnuggle Dreami

She has had a few short naps in here already

And she also likes to lie in here awake

Carefully watched over by Esther

dreami sisters

The Dreami can be used as a low to the ground rocking bassinet

Or a higher bedside moses basket

We use the rocking way most of all

When we are eating lunch she can be near us

And rocked by an older sibling

Or by a foot

If we want her closer to us

We can raise the moses basket by changing the stand

This is quick and easy to do

And I will be making a video soon to show you how the Dreami can be used in different ways

This sleep station is super safe in that is is breathable, well ventilated

And incredibly easy to keep clean

It also looks good and would find a place in any style of home

We have ours in the lounge most of the time

But is is very light

And so easy to move to wherever we are in the house

Or even out into a shady spot of the garden

nod pod dreami

Little Green Sheep Bedding
We have chosen to use a beautiful bedding set

From The Little Green Sheep

With our Shnuggle Dreami

The bedding comes in a bear or bunny design

Grey or green

We have chosen the green rabbit set

It comes with two moses basket sized organic sheets

One with a bunny print and one with acorns

It also comes with an organic cotton blanket

I love the forest green colour

Called mint melange by The Little Green Sheep

It complements our grey Shnuggle Dreami perfectly

The sheets and blanket are 100% organic brushed cotton

This breathable fabric helps to control baby’s body temperature

And so aiding safer sleep

lgs rabbit blanket

The Little Green Sheep are supporting the Woodland Trust

With 25p of every item sold from the Wild Cotton range

Going towards protecting, restoring and creating woodland in the UK

The bedding is super comfortable for baby too

The pretty sets would make a perfect newborn baby gift

Jane Matrix Light 2 and Jane Trider
We have not been out very much in this first week

Edie Mae has only been out once

Using her Jane Matrix Light 2 car seat

And her Jane Trider chassis

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We had a lovely morning with Esther and William

At Leeds Castle

The Matrix car seat is wonderful

We put Edie into the seat in the house

Carry her to the car where the seat easily clicks on to the isofix base

She is able to travel in a safer lie flat position

With her head at the centre of the car

Protecting her from potential side impact in a crash

lie flat car seat

The base needs one isofix point

And the seat lies over two seats

This works for us in our seven seater

As Esther and William now sit in the rear seats

With Edie and Bea in the middle

We have a set routine for getting in and out of the car

And as long as we remember to do that

Getting everyone in and out of the car is super simple

And when we went to Leeds Castle

Edie did the whole adventure and home again

Without waking up

jane trider

True napping on the move

And in a safer lie flat position

On the buggy and in the car

We are very impressed with the Jane Matrix

And the Jane Trider so far

matrix and trider

Watch out for some videos on my You Tube channel soon

Showing more features of the Jane Matrix and Trider

And how we are using them both to get out and about

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Aden + Anais Classic Swaddles
These large muslin swaddles from Aden + Anais are just wonderful

We have the ‘Lovely’ design

Soft pinks and golden stars

They truly are lovely

And so versatile!

In just one week

We have used ours

As a blanket

A sheet

Photography backgrounds

Mopping up milky spills

Nursing cover

Burp cloth

And much more

Wherever we go

The swaddle comes too

Pretty and practical

A perfect gift for mummy and baby

That comes in so many stunning designs

An essential product with a new baby

muslin swaddle

These are the products that have helped us through our first week with Edie Mae

What helped you when you first brought your baby home?

If you would like to see What Edie Wore through her first week with us

You can read our The Essential One review here

And soon I will be posting about what I wore

And what got me

As a mummy

Through my first week with five

Besides cans of coke and chocolate bars!

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I hope that you will find the posts useful

And do please say in the comments

What helped you when you first brought your baby home?

This post includes some items sent for review

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