27 Weeks Pregnant with my Third Child- Products I'll be Using
Wow, it's true, time really does fly when you're on your third pregnancy! I'm so busy rushing around after our two girls (and running Global Baby) that it came as a bit of a surprise this morning when my pregnancy tracking app told me that next week we'll be into the third trimester! Like, wow, how does that happen?
You know I love shopping, so it's time that I start making a list of things I need for this new little guy, but I've also still got lots of things from the other two children. Here's a list of what I'll be re-using, and buying, for bubs.
When my last baby was around six months old I was going through a serious Marie Kondo phase, and one of the things that didn't spark joy for me anymore was her bassinet. I don't know what I was thinking? I'll just put it down to hormones and say that I need to get a bassinet for baby number 3. I love this Babyhood Co-Sleep cradle because it's simple and clean looking, it's quite large so baby will fit in it for a while, and it has a roll downside, so I can easily access baby for night time feeds. I also love that the colour will go nicely with our predominantly grey, white, and black bedroom decor.
I bought this one when Remi was a baby and it is seriously one of my best baby purchases. It's a little clutch that holds your nappies and wipes and is also a lovely wipeable circular change mat. Because it's quite small it fits inside your handbag, or nappy bag, or in the basket of your pram. Now that Remi is two and doesn't need such frequent nappy changes, I just keep it in the car. I'll definitely be using this for baby number three.
I'm just loving the colour of this dummy, and I love that it's made from all-natural rubber, there's no plastic at all. Believe me when I say that coloured dummies are a trend right now!!
This bag is lightweight, easy-clean, and looks good too. I'm not one for carrying a lot of stuff in my nappy bag, I figure I'm never too far from home or the car so I can always go back! The Classic Tote is big enough to fit the Pretty Brave Change Mat, a change of clothes for baby, my keys, phone, wallet, and maybe a teether toy or two.
This capsule is one of my favourites, it's made by a well-respected European brand, it's light and easy to carry, it fits into almost any pram (with adapters), and of course, it's safe. Although I had initially hoped to get a new bigger car, we've now decided to put three seats across the back of my Dodge Journey.
I fell in love with this cot from the moment I saw it in the supplier's showroom. Can't wait to receive our floor model at Global Baby in December!! The Bella has two mattress levels, a drop side, and it converts to a toddler bed. It's super-sturdy, and I just adore the look.
Isn't this print amazing? We live near the coast, so I think this crab sweater is perfect for our little beach babe.
We used a baby wrap all the time with our second child, it was so lovely to have her close. I don't want to say that she was a clingy baby... but she certainly enjoyed being close to her mum or dad. This wrap packs up into its own little bag, so it's easy to store in your handbag or in the bottom of the pram.
I created a video showing how to use the wrap, seriously it isn't as difficult as you'd think! I wish I'd known how easy and lovely baby wraps are when I had my first baby. Click here to watch.
The i2 is one of my favourite strollers, and I've used a few!! Our stroller is still going strong from the last baby, so I'll be using that again. I love that it's easy to fold, has plenty of space in the basket, and lovely to push. The bassinet is really great for naps when you're out and about, and the footmuff is lovely in winter. It's super-easy to click the Maxi-Cosi Capsule into the Mutsy i2 as well.
I've only just given up breastfeeding my toddler, I wasn't quite planning to go for that long but that's how it worked out. She had her last feed on her second birthday, so even though these Lactation Station Cookies are OK to eat when you're not breastfeeding, I've been avoiding them for the last month. I don't really want any more milk right now! LOL! But when bubba arrives you can be sure the first thing I'll be reaching for is the White Chocolate Lactation Station Cookies, they're my absolute fave!!
I designed this product myself, after struggling to get my first baby to sleep in summer in her swaddle. It's lightweight, natural fabric, and the baby's legs are free from the swaddle, which is ideal for the hips. With baby number three due in the middle of February, I'm sure I'll be using the Legs Out Swaddle again!
I'm super excited about having another baby, I do love that newborn baby stage!! With Christmas and everything coming up, I'm sure the time will start to go even more quickly now. I'll start working on a nursery inspo post, so keep an eye out!
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The answer depends on a few things; your family, your child's physical capabilities, and your child's size. There's no set age, but most children will move graduate from the cot between 18 months and 3.5 years.
This is a question that we hear a lot at Global Baby 'My toddler is rear-facing, but he looks so uncomfortable, is it OK to turn him forward-facing?'.
Their legs are scrunched up, and their feet are on the back seat. I wouldn't want to sit like that, would you?