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"Most definitely a good chair to feed baby in!!! Now I know why the rocking chairs are so expensive! I did, however, end up buying a chair from Ikea that could bounce and had a foot rest which was half the price and I loved it. My other essentials are vastly similar to Samar Sum and they are:- 1. Cot with very good mattress for baby. I wish I had bought a cotbed though because they are slightly bigger and I wouldn't be looking at buying a bed for my little one now and tossing the cot! I didn't have a cot bumper as I don't like them but did purchase a waterproof terrycloth undersheet and have 2 sets of these along with the other cotton sheets that goes on top. Both are elasticated and very easy to change in an instant, especially when baby has been sick! 2. Wardrobe and chest of drawers for baby clothes. I used the wardrobe to hang her little outfits and luckily our wardrobe had a shelf section where I store nappies and wipes and other bits that she has grown out of. 3. Moses basket with a stand. Our daughter used her moses basket for about 10 weeks so honestly, spending a great deal of money on one isn't really necessary. Our one was from John Lewis and was basic but perfect for our needs. 4. A good lamp. I had a touch base one which was fab when fumbling around when you are half asleep at night and not having to search for a switch! Also gave a nice dim glow. 5. Laundry bag is key and will fill up faster than your usual laundry without fail. 6. Cot mobiles are nice but my daughter didn't fancy hers. 7. I had a nappy stacker where I stored my nappies. 8. Plastic box that Pampers baby wipes sell to keep wipes in. Can be opened with one hand and I still find it essential!! 9. Bookshelf to store the books I started to collect for Bella as well as toys. She loves reading. 10. Changing table with space to put 'things' under it. 11. Box or container to keep all your nappy creams, body creams, nasal drops, vicks vaporub, karvol etc in. I always keep it close by for easy access."
"Hiya....quite a few essentials! Our essentials were as follows (not including products we bought which we completely lived without!)....Firstly, the furniture: including the cot, changing table and wardrobe. We started with a moses basket which we put in the cot (next to us for the first few months). The wardrobe and changing unit/chester drawers we chose had many shelves and compartments which kept baby stuff tidy. Then: 1. Baby Monitor, 2. Nightlight, 3. Table Lamp (only safe until baby is mobile then you could get child safe ones), 4. Bedding - including mattress, mattress protectors, sheets, cot bumper, 5. Cot mobile, 6. Laundry Bag, 7. Wall hooks. I'm sure there are a few I've missed but that's off the top of my head :) If you want any specific recommendations let me know!"