As all Mums to be will know, there are only so many pairs of cute baby socks you can buy before you have to start thinking about those practical purchases which will make your approaching motherhood as stress free as possible.


Knowing where to start can be a little overwhelming, particularly when faced with retailers offering more choice than ever before. Add to that the inevitable well meaning (but often conflicting) advice from friends and family and you’re left wondering where to start!

At Mums To Be we are huge fans of checklists! And we believe that creating your “pre birth checklist” is one of most essential steps you can take to ensure you feel organised and in control during your exciting rollercoaster ride to motherhood.


In addition to checklists we’re also big fans of John Lewis, particularly their Nursery & Baby range which is looking better than ever for 2017. We love the reviews on each product, helping you to save time and ensuring you are well informed when making these essential purchases. And don’t forget the John Lewis “never knowingly undersold” pledge, ensuring all your purchases are competitively priced and backed with excellent customer support.

To provide some inspiration when creating your pre birth checklist we’ve composed our own “Top Ten” essentials from the current John Lewis Nursery and Baby range. All of these products have been tried and tested by new mums and have received excellent reviews.
A comfortable and supportive nursing bra is essential, this pack of 2 has fantastic customer reviews.
A nursing nightdress is a must have for your hospital bag.
A good supply of cotton sleepsuits, you can never have too many.
The leg support will gently elevate your legs while you sleep so pressure is taken off your back and tummy. Once baby has arrived, the DreamGenii can be used as a feeding support pillow, so you know you’ll get plenty of use from it.
A new constant companion, muslin squares.
Bodyclock Elle TENS Machine, a huge comfort during labour and highly recommended. 

Cold therapy: relieves engorgement.

Hot therapy: relieves mastitis and plugged ducts.

Warm therapy: use as a breast pump aid to reduce the time spent pumping.

Maxi-Cosi CabrioFix Group 0+ Baby Car Seat, great value for money and excellent customer reviews.
This innovative crib from Chicco promotes side-sleeping and allows you to sleep close to your child without being in the same bed.
iCandy Peach Pushchair, easy light handling and excellent customer reviews.

Love the Mums to be team xx