If you’re bottle-feeding, either exclusively or alongside breastfeeding, you need a decent supply of baby bottles. We carry bottles by top maternity brands like Tommee Tippee, NUK and MAM, in multipacks so you can load up and never be short of a bottle. You’ll also need a steriliser to keep them hygienic and clean. A Tommee Tippee steriliser gives you space to sterilise bottles and all the accessories, and some can even be used in a microwave. Sterilisers often use steam to sterilise the bottles, so you don’t have to worry about harsh detergents or chemicals clinging to the bottles and teats.
For breastfeeding mums who are returning to work or want to enjoy a night out, but still make sure their baby gets all the goodness of breast milk, breast pumps are a vital bit of kit. They make expressing bottles of breast milk far easier than manually expressing, especially if you get an electric pump. Nursing pillows are also a lifesaver when feeding a baby. The extended periods of time sat on the sofa in an awkward position can play havoc with your back and shoulders. A soft, ergonomic pillow offers support and comfort for your baby while allowing you to get into a position that puts less strain on your body. When the feeding is over there is likely to be a little bit of mess, so plenty of baby bibs to catch any milk and muslin squares to clean up, are essential.
When they’re moving onto solid food get them setup in a highchair that offers them support and they can get on with exploring new tastes and textures. Just be sure it’s easy to clean, like all our highchairs, because things are going to get messy fast! And while you’re getting food ready for them highchair toys will keep them entertained so they don’t get frustrated being strapped in.