When I was pregnant with Theo, my friend at work, who was much further along than me, gave me The List. I don’t know how it got started, but I do know it had been passed around and added to by at least a dozen other mums before it made its way to me.
Since receiving it, over 3 years ago, I’ve added to it and made notes on it and passed it on to loads of friends and family members. I found it invaluable, and everyone I’ve passed it on to has told me they’ve found it incredibly useful, so now, I’m passing it on to the Internet.
Here is the definitive list of what you need for a new baby, along with my notes of what helped me, what products we used, and what things I thought were a total waste of money. If you know someone who’s expecting, please do pass it on!
What things did you find most useful when you had a new baby? Is there anything I thought was a waste of time that you thought was amazing? What is the point of a top and tail bowl?