Nov 20, 2023

Top 19 buys for mums and dads that look great and make life with baby easier

MUMS and dads can be swamped with supposed must-haves for their new baby and it's often hard to keep up with the latest trends out there.

So aside from the essential kit for when your tot arrives, what are the new products that are making life easier for parents and also look great in any nursery?

Read on to see our pick of the bunch which have a few celebrity fans too.

A new kid on the block, The Sleepy Friends Night Light brings calm to the bedtime chaos by emitting a warm glow while telling a story through the Toniebox speaker.

It is unique because mums and dads can record stories onto it and play preloaded lullabies, or stick on a story from the collectible characters in the Sleepy Friends range.

Parents are also loving its long life battery life - it can run throughout the night without a charge for four days and you can pick the level of brightness.

This adorable Rainforest Zip Summer Sleepsuit is crafted from super soft fabric for maximum comfort - helping little ones to sleep easy.

That softness comes from natural materials too. This sleepsuit ticks the sustainability boxes, being made of 30% organic cotton and 70% bamboo fabric.

We also love the concealed zip that makes dressing and changes much simpler.

Baby Mori's wooden little world building blocks are perfectly made for tiny hands and these will look great in your nursery.

The chunky blocks come in a variety of shapes and colours. We love the variety selection which includes houses, petting zoos and even spaceships.

As well as helping babies develop hand-eye coordination and motor skills, the character blocks can be used to introduce your baby to animals, the weather and shapes.

A baby bouncer is pretty much considered an essential item for mums and dads because it gives their tired arms a rest from holding and rocking their tot.

The bouncer bliss is the prettiest out there due to its soothing khaki colours, and parents are hailing it for being sturdy and practical, with its lightweight making it easy to carry from room to room.

The seat is made from natural cotton and mesh, which provide maximum comfort for your baby.

BabyBjörn developed their first baby carrier in 1973 and they've dominated the market since.

In their latest drop of new carriers the new Harmony is winning rave reviews thanks to its four carrying positions.

The International Hip Dysplasia Institute has also branded it 'hip safe' so babies can sit in the M position and its leg holes are adjustable for smaller newborns.

The soft jersey material around the zips and buckles protects your child's face, and it also offers some serious longevity, as it can be used from newborn up to three years, which gives mums and dads great bang for their buck.

The Halo premiere pebble is currently on sale and is the only bassinet that swivels 360° for ultimate convenience, comfort and sleep safety.

We love it because it caters to mothers straight after childbirth and especially C-sections, with the patented lowering bedside wall making it easier to tend to your tot from your bed.

One more clever feature is its mesh walls, which allows parents to see their baby at eyelevel.

This activity gym from aden + anais is friendly to the planet and on your wallet - as it's currently on sale at £63.

It's made up of a pretty birchwood arch and toys made from a muslin material,

With an adorable safari theme it inspires babies to play throughout their first year. The beautiful mat and toys are handcrafted from muslin and satin materials.

These ultra-gentle animal print bibs are made from 100% cotton but they're spill, drool, and dribble proof.

They are GOTS certified, which means they are made up of the highest quality organc fabrics.

We love that when buying these you know you are surrounding your baby in luxe fabric that is free of toxins.

Another hero product from aden + anais has to be their organic sleeping bag that has been hailed a ‘Sleep Miracle’ and it's currently on sale at £25.87.

This is used during that tricky stage when baby is transitioning out of a swaddle.

aden + anais have nailed it by designing an extra long pouch that allows plenty of wiggle room. Plus, we love the convenient inverted bottom zip that makes nighttime or naptime nappy changes a easy breezy.

A tuck sheet is suitable from birth and is designed to use over the top of a swaddle or sleeping bag, providing added security and comfort for a newborn during sleep.

This one from ergoPouch is TOG-rated - simply flip the sheet over to adjust the warmth. They've also included a Bedding Temperature guide for help layering.

The handy zips allow you to adjust to two levels of tightness to find the perfect fit for your baby's size, or strength of startle reflex.

The ergoPouch Tuck Sheet and Cocoon Swaddle is a favourite of celeb mum Shaughna Phillips.

The Love Island star said it was an ‘absolute gamer changer’ when getting her daughter Lucia off to sleep.

We love that it comes in their Newborn Hospital Bundle Pack which includes a long sleeve layer, with 0.2 TOg.

The DockATot Deluxe+ dock is an award-winning multifunctional docking station for babies aged up to eight months old.

It's pricey at £150, but what impressed us is that it has been created to mimic a womb.

It also comes in a range of stylish and bright covers that can be swapped out for any season.

The new La Manan's functional pillow is actually a smartly designed nursing pillow in disguise.

They've made it so it is the perfect size and shape to fit in the nook of your arm.

What's great is it curves around the body to support the baby and mother's arms during nursing sessions - but a bonus is you won't mind leaving it on the sofa when you have company because it's so chic.

These Cosset Body Pillows made in Greece are big, beautiful and luxurious, which is why we love them.

They feel and look great thanks to their supple and breathable material which includes boucle, jacquard and yarn-dye stripes, and they have cute decorative tassels.

Coming in a variety of uplifting colours, whether you are pregnant, post-partum, or simply needing support, they are a good looking solution around the house.

iL Tutto's Lulu Nursing Chair has a huge celeb fanbase, with the likes of Made In Chelsea stars Ollie Locke and Ashley James, and Strictly's Daisy Lowe investing in the Vanilla Boucle piece.

It features a 360 swivel base and a smooth gliding motion, allowing you and your little one to enjoy reading, learning, playing or cuddling in total comfort.

We love that the Lulu Nursing Chair doesn't look like a parenting accessory at all and will fit seamlessly into any nursery, creating a dreamy cosy corner for all to enjoy.

From newborn to toddler, the new Thule Shine stroller is perfect for parents on the move.

It has a clever design which makes it super lightweight, compact, and easy-to-handle so it's perfect if you live in a busy city or you're hopping on and off trains and buses and up and down stairs.

The Thule Shine includes a reversible reclining seat and a built-in adjustable leg rest so your baby has maximum comfort.

It's definitely not style over substance with this cool every day changing bag. Making life easier for new parents, this adapts from shoulder to stroller in a few clicks and has pockets and compartments for bottles, nappies and all the essentials.

It also boasts adjustable straps giving you the ultimate hands free changing bag without the fuss.

We just love the chic leopard print design and how it's made from 100% recycled fabric.

The Frida stroller organiser is the perfect accompaniment to the changing bag - and for busy mum's who still want to look stylish. It's ideal for keeping essentials close at all times.

It's super versatile and can be worn in two ways - either attached to the stroller or worn on the shoulder.

This trendy organiser is the perfect size if you're popping out and don't need a big changing bag - an absolute must-have!

This beautiful real leather bag is ideal if you want to splurge on a changing bag or you're heading somewhere extra special.

It's perfect for busy mums on the run who still want to look stylish.

It features a fashionable changing bag that holds everything you need and more - it has pouches for bottles and discreet pockets for nappies.

MUMS and dads can be swamped with supposed must-haves for their new baby and it's often hard to keep up with the latest trends out there. BabyBjörn's Baby Carrier Harmony ergoPouch Tuck Sheet ergoPouch Cocoon Swaddle