5 Newborn Essentials

March 17, 2014

5 Newborn Essentials

At Gigi Brooks we know how easy it can be for expectant parents to become overwhelmed as they plan and prepare for the arrival of a new baby. From picking out a pram to making sure your hospital bag is packed, there's just so much to think about as you race towards that pivotal nine month deadline.

In an attempt to help you navigate your way to parenthood, we've pulled together five essentials for life with a newborn. Trust us; anything that might make your life simpler is a blessing, not least because it will afford you more time to gaze adoringly at the newest addition to your family. At Gigi Brooks we like to infuse even the most practical products with a little luxe appeal.

1. Baby Boxed Gift Set 11

Established in the French heritage of the Baby’s trousseau, this gift collection is brimming with luxurious layette staples that a parent cannot help but love for their timeless beauty and heirloom sentiments. The cotton voile swaddling blanket can be personalised with embroidery and the sweet baby bracelet, in either 18k white or yellow gold, can also be engraved with baby's birth sign. An elegant pure cotton white Polo Bib, uniquely modelled after a classic polo shirt, four pairs of non-slip socks, a velvety plush little bear lovey and a trio of our coveted pure cotton tank bodysuits completes this thoughtful gift set. The simplicity of style, softness of the cotton and the clean colour palette make these classics that you can’t have enough of.

5 Newborn Essentials

2. A freezer full of food

Make the most of that nesting instinct while you're pregnant by preparing a multitude of dishes in advance. You'll be grateful of a home cooked meal after a tiring, but fulfilling, day with your new baby. Besides, less time in the kitchen means more time for cuddles and kisses. If cooking isn't your thing, take a look at The Food Stork who delivers fresh food gifts to new parents.

3. Delores Layette Gown and Hat Set 

Developed in a fine milk jersey, this incredibly well designed, soft and soothing gown is not only delicate and comfortable to the touch, but the elasticated bottom makes struggling to change a sleeping baby a thing of the past. Without challenging buttons or poppers to undo, your little one remains undisturbed. Finished with exquisite embroidery, Delores effortlessly combines comfort and sophistication.

5 Newborn Essentials

4. Time out

As a new Mum, it can be hard to tear yourself away from baby, but never underestimate the importance of taking time out for yourself. Why not ask the grandparents to babysit so you can book a luxurious spa treatment or attend a weekly yoga class? With benefits for both your mind and body, you'll come back feeling refreshed and even more appreciative of the time you get to spend with your little one.

5. Honour Moses Basket

Cocoon baby in a simple, yet elegant, sleeping space that also affords a great deal of flexibility. With a Moses basket, your precious newborn need never be far from your side, giving you peace of mind every time they drift off. Honour features pristine couture linens that evoke purity, working equally well for both girls and boys while providing an ideal sleeping environment for baby's first nights spent at home.

5 Newborn Essentials

While this list represents our five newborn essentials, we couldn't sign off without considering what baby might wear home from hospital. Such a momentous day calls for elegance and finesse!

For a girl, we love the Lucia Four Piece Ensemble. The subtle grey jumper, with its built in scalloped edge Peter Pan collar and bow accent, is teamed with a charming pair of knitted ribbed bloomers in whisper pink, a sweet bonnet with ribbon ties and a lovely pair of baby booties to complete this divine outfit.

5 Newborn Essentials

Alternatively, dress your little man in Morgan, a long sleeved pure cotton blouse in light blue with a Peter Pan shirred collar and subtle embellishments at the neckline and on the wrist. A heather grey jumper perfectly complements the pale blue knitted leggings to create a timeless ensemble.

5 Newborn Essentials

You'll find plenty more inspiration in our Baby department. In the meantime, remember to enjoy those joyful early days with your little one. They're more precious than you can imagine.

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