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New Mum Starter Kit: All The Essentials You Need

From your pregnancy and motherhood attire to your must-have everyday equipment, get all the parenting essentials before your little one arrives...

In case you haven’t heard, right in the midst of spring and before the heat of summer, the nation is anxiously waiting a precious arrival- none other than Meghan Markle (The Duchess of Sussex) and Prince Harry’s royal baby. Watching her glamourous and elegant journey through pregnancy has us broody to say the least, and some may even be expecting one of their own.

If you fit this bill, we’re sure you busy getting prepared in your own way, but we know there’s so many different necessities to acquire before your new addition comes that it can all be a bit overwhelming. That’s where we can help. Inspired by the close observation of the royal mothers and their children, as well as our collective infant-care knowledge, we’ve got all the top gear and gadgets you’ll need for new motherhood.

Best Comfortable Maternity Clothes

Typically you can find a slew of clothes that cover up your bump, but with your body in such a delicate position, you want something that fits comfortably, and with class. Having seen Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle styling it out recently, we know that the royals are experts in catering to those requirements, so we’ve picked out some similar pieces we’ve seen them wearing. Over your 9 months, wrap dresses are your friend, as well as some clothes the royals might not be seen in- but you'll be happy to have on, like leggings and t-shirts.

Best Newborn Baby Gadgets

Along with things to wear, you’re going to need things to use to take care of your newborn. To make your life easier, we’ve added in those necessities here too. You're going to need a pram for out and about, and a soft play mat and crib to keep by the bed when you're not. For those looking to express, there are plenty of all-in-one pump kits to set you on the right path, as well as such quality and affordable bottle sterilizers. As well as the practical stuff, don't forget the toys!

Baby Clothes

For all the gear for your newest family member, we’ve decided to stick to the basics. Cute and comfy babygrows (the more the better!) along with some dress clothes for when you’re taking your baby to a dapper event or showing off to your work pals.

Post-Pregnancy Clothes

Amongst the stress of accommodating a new arrival, comes the bliss of getting to wear non-maternity clothes. Although, your body will need recovery time, so it’s best to not go for invasive clothes that make you uncomfortable. At the same time, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice feeling sexy with clothes than show off your figure. We’ve put together your staples with light and wearable fabrics that won’t disrupt your busy ‘new mum’ itinerary, but maintains the stylish mummy look. Think trending oversized shirts, vintage fit jeans, wrap fronts, empire waists and prairie babydolls dresses designed to show off your legs.