Knowing what to get for a newborn can be a daunting process. Here, Tiffany Norris aka The Mummy Concierge shares her must-haves for setting up your new nursery.
Tiffany Norris is the UK’s first Mummy Concierge and has worked with numerous high-profile mothers to be, celebrities and even members of the royal family. Which is why when it comes to baby kit, she knows her stuff! Here she talks to Blue Almonds about her ‘must have’ newborn baby products that no parent should be without
1. A Moses Basket
Although your baby will eventually move into a cot, for the first 6 months of their lives they will likely sleep in a Moses basket. “Moses baskets are a must have on my list because of the fact they can be moved around the house so easily,” explains Tiffany. “Your baby can sleep in one during the night, right by your bed, and then when they have daytime naps you can easily pick it up by the handles and move it to wherever you are in the house.”
The Mummy Concierge Recommends: This stunning Crochet Moses basket is the most sophisticated product in Blue Almonds highly curated Baby collection. I love the fact it also has different coloured tassels – so if you have more than one baby you can customise the Moses basket with a new tassel per baby!”
2. Moses Basket sheets
It’s very easy to forget the ‘boring bits’ when it comes to buying baby kit for your newborn. “But sheets are essential for both your cot and your Moses basket.” Says Tiffany. “But don’t just opt for plain white. There are so many stunning sheet options out there that can really take your Moses basket game to the next level.”
The Mummy Concierge recommends: Blue Almonds Moses basket Sheet set in bunnies: “The Moses basket bedlinen set includes an oxford style pillowcase and flat top sheet. The pillowcase has a sweet little beige bunny embroidered in the middle upper part of the pillow, while the top sheet has a row of 5 little bunnies at the top.”
3.Nursery hand painted prints
In order to turn your nursery into a little oasis then you must consider artwork,” explains Tiffany. “Artwork should be something that you child can treasure for years and pass down through the generations to come so that it becomes a family heirloom.
The Mummy Concierge Recommends: Blue Almonds “animals on parade": I love this print because not only can you Personalise this print with a child's name, date and message but it is also comes in professional white framing meaning its ready to hang.”
4. Keepsake memory case
“A unique, beautifully crafted Memory Box Case is perfect for storing keepsakes from all of life's special moments,” says Tiffany. “A little ‘time capsule’ of your baby’s first moments is something you as a parent can treasure forever. It could also be a wonderful gift for a new baby, a first birthday present or an anniversary gift to the wife.
The Mummy Concierge Recommends: This navy Memory case (which also comes in other stunning colours) is both sophisticated and timeless.
It includes pockets and a removable tray to reveal further storage underneath and is made from luxurious bonded leather lined with a gorgeous grey polka dot fabric. You can also Personalise your Memory Case with a gorgeous luggage tag which can be gold embossed.
5. A Merino Wool Blanket
A baby blanket is an obvious essential for winter, but what about summer babies? “Merino wool comes into its own in the summer’ explains Tiffany. “It keeps babies warm in the winter yet cool in the summer meaning there’s no excuse not to splash out on a gorgeous merino wool baby blanket at any time of the year.
The Mummy Concierge recommends: This stunning blanket is gorgeous in its simplicity. The cream colour means it can be used for either baby boys or girls and it works well for a winter or summer born child.
6. Layette gift set
A Layette gift set is the ultimate indulgence for parents to be. “This is the opportunity to really stock up on newborn essentials all in one place, ‘explains Tiffany “Layettes usually include a baby grow, receiving blanket, hat and bib” so that you have everything you need.
The Mummy Concierge recommends: “This Baby Stork layette is simply stunning as it contains super soft pima cotton jersey from Peruvian brand Lyda Baby all beautifully presented in thier signature gift box.