Practically perfect & perfectly practical changing bags. Beautiful bags inside and out! Pink Lining baby changing bags are designed to be as practical as they are stylish. The thoughtful and beautiful designs aim to make you happy to wear them and the tried and tested, practical layout will cater for your every need as a mother whilst cheering you up with it’s innate pinkness!
Yummy Mummy Bags
The Yummy Mummy bag is our most popular style of changing bag. When Pink Lining started it was a fashion bag label but when designer Charlotte Pearl was expecting her first child, Amelia-Rose, and unable to find a pretty yet functional changing bag she designed the Yummy Mummy bag. The bag was so popular that Charlotte began to focus on solely designing changing bags to fill the gap in the market. The bag is distinguished by the applique fairy cake and Yummy Mummy slogan.
If you have twins or two young children you might find you need some extra room and compartments, Pink Lining has you covered with the spacious and practical ‘Twice as Nice’ Twins changing bag. This bag is the largest of the Pink Lining changing bags with a back pocket for storing the changing mat to give you extra room within the bag and additional bottle and nappy pockets. With the twins changing bag you can take everything but the kitchen sink!
Having a baby can be a daunting time for all new parents and knowing what you need to buy is hard as they do not come with an instruction booklet! As a mum of 4 myself I thought I would put a guide to what you may need and hopefully assist in removing some pressure from you.
Shopping for your baby can be overwhelming as there is just so much baby equipment to choose from, just think about what is the most suitable for you and your lifestyle.
I have tried to group items into sections but as I said these are just a guide and what I personally would recommend.
The advice of the NHS is that baby sleeps in your room for about the first 6 months so you may want the following:
Moses basket or crib
Room thermometer for making sure you baby’s room isn’t too hot or cold, a temperature between 16 and 20 degrees ideal for babies safety and comfort. Some thermometers can also used to measure bath water temperature too, so you only need to buy one.
A good quality baby monitor to give you peace of mind when you finally get to relax downstairs!
At around six months, your baby can move into their own nursery so you may wish to buy:
Cot with a waterproof mattress cover
Room blackout blinds
Newborn babies usually just need a quick top and tail using cotton wool or a sponge, however it won’t be long before your baby is loving a good splash in your bath with their toys. A lively newborn in a bath with bubbles can be like handling a bar of soap and make for a stressful time so a bath seat or bath support can help to make the situation a little easier and a lot less nerve-racking for you as a new parent.
I found the following items very useful:
A bath support
A thermometer, as mentioned in the Bedtime section you can get one which is suitable for both the babies nursery and also the bath, these are great and also help to save you money.
Soft baby towels
A non-slip bath mat
A good quality baby grooming kit which includes nail clippers, hairbrush and comb
This is probably the most rewarding time for new parents and babies alike, it’s fun and also helps to aid with your babies development. With so many toys to choose from it can be hard to decide the right ones for you, it all boils down to personal preference but some of the most popular ones I have found are:
Play mats and gyms
Support rings for when your baby can sit unaided
Hand held rattles and teething toys
Activity toys with bright colours, new textures and sounds
Out and About
Getting out of the house can be a challenge, I had twins and it felt like I was packing up half the house just to go to the shops! When you do want to get some fresh air or nip to the shops (I type nip with a smile on my face!) then some items I found useful are as follows:
A good quality changing bag to keep everything in one place
A parasol for your pram or push chair
A mirror for the car so you can keep an eye on your precious cargo
Swaddling reproduces the same snug and calming environment of the womb which is in total contrast to the new loud, bright world that is totally alien to your new born baby. Swaddling is enjoyed by so many babies.
Some advantages of swaddling a baby are as follows:
Makes baby feel more secure
Makes baby feel safe
Keeps baby snug and warm
Keeps baby from being frightened by his/her own startle reflex
Helps to soothe your crying baby
Helps to relax an over stimulated baby
Promotes better sleep for baby
Perfect for new babies, recreating that familiar womb feeling, The Summer Infant Swaddle Pod® has been developed together with leading safe sleep experts. The Swaddle Pod® is ideal for very young babies and premature babies in that it creates a cosy womb like feeling for baby. It helps prevent baby from startling awake due to a snuggle feeling. Simple and easy to use, just zip baby into pod.
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You want what’s best for baby, and that means adding fresh fruits, vegetables and purees to the mealtime mix. The Deluxe Fresh Food Feeder allows your little one to enjoy delicious finger foods without giving you cause for concern. With its simple mesh design, this handy teething feeder allows for babies to chew and suck on foods safely. Simply place a piece of fruit, vegetable or even meat into the mesh bag and snap it shut. Baby can chew, suck and taste the whole food goodness, with only small, digestible pieces coming through – reducing the risk of choking. It’s also a smart alternative to a teething toy. The Deluxe Fresh Food Feeder includes a travel cap and features coloured mesh to reduce staining. It also has an easy-grip handle for your little one to hold – making this his first real step toward feeding independence.
Introduce fresh fruits and veggies to your baby with ease
Feeder helps reduce the risk of choking – only small pieces of digestible food get through
Simple and easy to use – place food in mesh bag and snap shut to secure
Great for travel – includes on-the-go cap with snap-tight closure
Great to use with frozen fruit on hot days, or to soothe sore gums
Easy to clean – just rinse or soak in warm water immediately after use