Near the hospital is a mother care so every time i have a appointment there it usually ends up with us going in and picking up some things for baby boy. I have left it until the later weeks of this pregnancy before buyingthe bigger things for him. With Lilly as soon as i found out she was a girl i bought everything straight away and probably wasted alot of money on things we didnt use/need. I think with your first baby its all new and exciting and you want to buy everything cute and pretty.
We are re using the travel system Lilly had so we don't need to buy a new pushchair or car seat however I'm expecting to probably buy a double pushchair in a few month when he is a bit older depends on how Lilly is with walking everywhere. This pregnancy i made a list of everything i saw that i wanted throughout and then things got crossed off and new ones added until i was 100% sure i wanted them so i didn't make impulse purchases. This trip to mothercare was to buy some of the bigger items for baby boy. I have been looking at swings for ages and couldn't decide which one i wanted to get, i really wanted one that swings both ways and ended up with the Graco snuggle swing. I found alot of the swing aimed at boys were really bright and i didn't want a swing that was too colourful (i will save that for his jumperoo)
I was undecided on whether to get a play mat for this baby. Lilly hated her play mat and never used it. I was trying to decided between this play mat and a baby bean bag and i went for this play mat, which looks super soft and cuddly to keep on the middle floor if I'm bathing Lilly or shes playing in her room he can lay on this whilst i do house work. It was only £34.99 and is a cute bear with 3 stages from the loved so much range at mother care.
I picked up a blue and white change mat for only £3.49! Its just to keep downstairs as his nursery is on our top floor (which he will never sleep in as we are looking to move house) so to save going all the way up there i can just change him downstairs or for after bath time. I also picked up the angel care bath seat. I knew i wanted this before i got pregnant. Friends of mine raved about it and how easy it was to bath a newborn in. I hated Lilly's baby bath it was so awkward to hold her and get everything to wash her where as this seat keeps baby in position so you can have two fully functional hands and it just sits in your bath. It also comes in pink for girls.
I forgot to take a picture of the tommee tippee perfect prep machine, again another purchase i wanted before i got pregnant. This came out after i finished formula feeding Lilly and i wished it was out when i had Lilly as it would have made things so much easier.I bought it a few weeks ago when it was on offer and its now back up to £120 but it always seems to be on offer. I plan on doing a full review on this when i have used it but in a nut shell it makes a bottle in under 2mins at the perfect temperature for baby so there isn't any time waiting for it to cool down. We also picked up this super soft cloud blanket for £12,99 and a pack of two bibs, one with boats on and just another plain blue one.