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10 things every mother of a newborn needs

Hugging a toilet bowl in a fluorescent lit bathroom in a hotel in Los Angles, was where I found out I was first pregnant.

Overwhelmed with excitement and waves of nausea I composed myself enough to let the reality sink in. I was pregnant and in the US – surely this was the perfect opportunity to buy everything I needed for the baby. Sadly, I didn’t quite know what I needed, so we came home with too many plush toys from Disneyland and too many pairs of newborn jeans.

Back home and one look from my mum into my suitcase of purchases was all it took to know that I had to get organised. I had anticipated this little baby coming into our lives for so long, I wanted everything to be just right when he was born.
So here is my newborn baby essentials checklist:

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