I’ve seen lots of posts whilst being pregnant and read dozens and dozens of must-have baby guides or wish lists. The fact of the matter is, having a baby isn’t cheap and the list of things you must buy and want to buy can be 2 completely unrelated lists at the end of the day. Bobby and I have tried to be really frugal with money so that I can have a full 12 months off on maternity leave, whilst still being able to pay the mortgage and bills and hopefully have a holiday before I go back to work as well.
This has meant taking hand-me-downs from a anyone that’s offered them, buying bits and bobs with vouchers we got from our wedding day back in May and even entering hundreds of baby competitions in the hope of winning some stuff. (I have been lucky enough to win a couple of things; one of which would have been expensive for us to buy if not.)
When you’re pregnant you definitely see a theme of products that everyone is buying and if truth be told, there is a part of your brain telling you that you want that product too. Since this is the case or at least what I’ve seen myself, I thought I’d put together a little “If money was no object” baby wish list to show you the products I am lusting after for Baby Moore, but won’t be buying due to wanting to stick to a budget and trying to be savvy with our money to make it stretch that bit more.
The Sleepyhead – £120 from John Lewis
Everyone is buying one of these it seems, and I hear so many great things about them. I would absolutely love to purchase one for baba but it scares me the prospect of spending all that money and then her not actually enjoying sleeping in it or not wanting to be in it. I also love that you can get different patterned covers for these making them look that bit funkier than the usual white.
The BabyBjorn Travel Cot – £214.99 in John Lewis
I won’t lie; travel cots haven’t really crossed my mind yet as I don’t plan on shipping baby to any relatives homes quite just yet for a sleepover. However if I could, I’d absolutely choose this one in space grey. Their motto is “Happy Babies, Happy Parents” but I think in this scenario I’d be the happier one because I love the design aspect so much.
The SnuzPod 2 Bedside Crib – £199.95 direct from their site
Again, this is another product I’ve seen popping up on lots of people’s Instagram stories etc and I have to admit, I can see the appeal. I absolutely love the blush colour one and again the design of this bedside crib is stunning.
The SnuzKot Cot Bed – £399 from Mothercare
As with the Snuzpod, the cot bed is absolutely beautiful and visually looks like the perfect thing for a pinterest worthy nursery. I wish I had the money to spend on something like this as it really is beautiful and lasts from birth up to 10 years with an extension kit.
The Bloom Baby Highchair – starting from £449.99 in John Lewis
This is a space age contraption that looks completely awesome but also is insanely priced. Hence why I’m featuring it in this post. As much as I would love love love to own something as cool as this, I really would need a lottery win to justify the value for money.
So there we have it, my 5 “If Money was no Object baby buys” that I’m currently lusting after but am highly unlikely to buy unless like I mentioned about the high chair; I have an unexpected lottery win. I best go buy a lottery ticket now I think about it…