One thing that I found worked with both children was creating a grab pouch for leaving the house – in fact, I found it so useful that I still use it now; just with less things in! It’s such a handy size to fit in whichever bag I choose and I always have it ready to go – full of nappies, a travel changing mat, nappy bags and Bepanthen® nappy care.
We used Bepanthen® nappy care ointment at every nappy change as it protects against the causes of nappy rash. Nappy care ointment can help in reducing this difficult experience for both mum and baby, so it’s important to protect against nappy rash occurring, rather than just treating when it arises.
Other things I couldn’t have lived without in those first three months include:
- Ewan the Dream Sheep - Ewan is a miracle worker! This sleep aid has a soothing pink light, which is accompanied by white noise and music. He’s supposed to mimic the womb, and both children have loved him.
- Our Snüzpod bedside crib - which was perfect for safe co-sleeping and having H-Bear within arms reach for night feeds.
- The Papoozle sling - for those days where baby doesn’t want to be put down… which was every day with H-Bear!