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New Baby Blog

April 2021

When you’re new to the parenting game it can all be a bit overwhelming, and while it may look like a new family have got every piece of baby gear going, the chances are a thoughtful gift will not only put a smile on their tired faces but could actually become a bit of a game changer! While every family is different, we believe the best gifts are practical AND cute. Gifting mums and dads useful products that will help them along their parenting journey are hugely valuable, as it’ll show you’ve considered their needs. Or, you may simply want to make mum the centre of attention and treat her to a little indulgence. Whether it’s for a family member, friend or neighbour @josiesmithmedia has sourced a variety of great baby products from some of our @forgeshopping #essentialretailers that’ll delight any new parents!

SUPERDRUG – Lifemax Lullaby Star Baby Night Light Cube @ £19.99

We know how tough it can be getting to sleep – let these shining stars soothe restlessness and insomnia or help with tinnitus as they turn your ceiling into a night sky scene. You have the freedom to choose between sound, light or both – a handy 30 minute timer ensures you are not woken once you have dropped off.

GEORGE @ ASDA – Khaki Hooded Mac @ £10.00

This is a super stylish transitional piece for small fashionistas! This mini Mac features a fully lined hood, button fastening front, 2 press stud fastening front pockets and a cut-out back hem detail. Fabric composition: 100% Polyamide (Warning: Keep away from fire and flames/it can be machine washed.)

SUPERDRUG – Burts Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Baby Oil 118ml @ £11.49

Gently moisturise baby’s delicate skin with this 100% natural Burt’s Bees baby® Nourishing Baby Oil formulated with Apricot and Grape Seed Oil.

HOLLAND & BARRETT – Natural Birthing Co Mama’s Moments Maternity Kit @ £20.00 (was £49.99!)

This is a beautiful gift set developed by midwives, perfect for any mum to be. Natural Birthing Co Midwife in Box Gift Set brings together the complete range of Natural Birthing Company’s products, all of which are developed by Midwives. This beautifuly presented gift set also has a bonus addition of two organic cotton flannels. The Natural Birthing Co range supports you from bump to baby with ‘Cool it Mama’ Cooling Body Spritz and ‘Down Below’ Perineal Massage oil, for use during pregnancy, and ‘Pure Bliss’ Soothing Postnatal Compress Solution and ‘Bosom Buddies’ Breastfeeding oils, for use after birth.

SAVERS – Elli & Raff Baby Comfort Blanket @ £2.99

These delightful soft toys are a great comfort blanket for young children and are available in two charming designs.

SUPERDRUG – Clair de Lune Marshmallow Blanket – Pink @ £15.99

This beautiful blanket is made from soft, floaty fabric and will complete any nursery perfectly or keep your little one warm and cosy when out and about. Size: 70 x 90 cms. Fabric composition: 100% polyester. Machine washable at 40 degrees. Available in white, cream, pink and blue. Made in the UK.

HOLLAND & BARRETT – Ultrasun Baby Mineral Sunscreen SPF50 100ml @ £15.00 (was £30.00!)

Ultrasun 50SPF Baby Mineral is an ultra light formula that offers heavy duty sun protection with a very high UVA filter of over 95%. The high tech formulation effortlessly glides onto skin, with 100% mineral filters. Containing the innovative ingredient Infraguard which combines organic sunflower shoots and powerful anti oxidants from the Tara tree this efficiently protects the skin against the harmful effects of Infrared A. Moreover Infraguard significantly protects essentail skin cells from high energy visible (HEV) light, also known as blue light (emitted from electronic devices). With the added benefit of Lipex, a powerful antioxidant to boost the protection of babies delicate skin.

GEORGE @ ASDA – Pink Bunny Romper and Tights Outfit @ £12.00

This exceptionally cute 2 piece pink bunny romper outfit features rabbit ear attachments to hood, spot print lining to the hood and ears, a zip fastening front, an embroidered bunny face to front, long sleeves, elasticated leg cuffs and knitted tights with printed bunny faces. Fabric composition: Romper: 100% Cotton, Tights: 71% Cotton 26% Polyamide 3% Elastane. (Warning: Keep away from fire and flames/it can be machine washed. *Sourced as responsible cotton. By buying cotton products from Asda, you’re supporting more sustainable cotton farming through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). This is better for the people who produce it and better for the environment it grows in.

HOLLAND & BARRETT  – Dr Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap 473ml @ £11.69

With no added fragrance and double the olive oil, this Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is good for sensitive skin & babies too. Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective. This product is Certified Fair Trade. Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle. 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Wash your face, body & hair with this adaptable, multi-purpose liquid soap!