Welcoming a new baby in these cooler months is the perfect excuse to source all the cosy sleepsuits and accessories they will need to stay warm and comfortable throughout autumn and winter.
While young babies might not need a wardrobe full of outfits and sweet pre-walker shoes, they will need a few key pieces every day.
Think sleepbags and babygrows to keep them perfectly warm at home and footmuffs or snowsuits with super soft and cosy linings to keep the cold air out while out and about in the pram.
We've put together a list of our top five must-have picks for new parents to take one more thing off your to-do list.
OUR TOP 5 PICKS
1. A SLEEPBAG
Baby sleepbags are a must-have item for a baby born at any time of year but for the cooler months of autumn and winter they are top of a parent's priority list. Lightly padded and with tog weightings for different seasons, there is a perfect sleepbag to suit every baby's needs. Offering parents peace of mind, baby sleepbags are considered to be the safest way to keep your baby warm while they rest (not to mention the enclosed sack prevents them from getting their legs tangled in the bars of the cot and stops them from waking in the night because they've kicked off their covers).
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2. A CHANGING BAG
A baby changing bag will store everything you need for your baby when you head out of the house (and most baby changing bags will keep all your little pieces organised too). If bought ahead of your baby's birth, it can be packed ready to be used as a hospital bag. Most changing bags are made with parents in mind – expect to find helpful compartments to separate items, a wipe clean surface fabric and handy stroller straps for attaching it to the handlebar of your pram. Investing in a luxury changing bag means you won't have to compromise style for practicality and ensures you have space for everything you could possibly need while on the move with your little one.
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3. A SNOW SUIT
The perfect outerwear for the cold winter months, snowsuits offer a cosy cocoon to keep little ones warm while out and about in low temperatures. Offering that key extra warm layer will prevent your baby's temperature from dropping too much and opting for sensible lighter layers underneath will also prevent overheating. The full length zip on the front makes it easy to slip your baby in and out, so when you step into the warmth of a car or shopping centre, removing it is as fuss-free as possible.
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4. MUSLIN SWADDLES
A simple muslin cloth has so many uses and it's for this reason that it's one of the most valuable must-have items for newborns through to toddlers. Keep muslin squares close to hand at feeding times and choose the extra large, super soft cloths like the ones by well-loved brand aden + anais to swaddle your newborn baby with. Wonderfully light, you can carry a few of these around in your changing bag without noticing – we think they'll become your favourite baby accessory. Perfect for feeding time, little spills or burps can be cleaned up using the cloth to prevent the need for baby wipes. For breastfeeding mothers, they can be used to tie around your neck like a sling to keep baby concealed and you can even use one as a makeshift changing mat if you get caught short.
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5. A FOOTMUFF
Being out and about with your baby in the pram during the cold winter months requires extra preparation to make sure they stay as warm and cosy as possible. Many babies will need naps while on the go so adding a nest to your pram's bassinet or a footmuff to the seat will keep them snug and allow them to nod off while enjoying some fresh air. Specially designed to keep babies at a comfortable temperature, footmuffs are lined in super soft fabric and are perfectly padded to keep the warm air in and the cold air out.
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