Nesting: What to buy to prepare for a new baby

Nesting: What to buy to prepare for a new baby

Feeling that urge to prepare for your baby's arrival, but lacking inspiration? Here's some ideas to get you started

We all want a tidy, stylish home, but when you’re pregnant, the urge to clean and decorate your pad comes from a much more primal place. Known as nesting, it’s the overwhelming desire to prepare for and protect your unborn baby.

Oxytocin, the hormone that promotes bonding, could be the trigger for this desire to create a loving environment, while adrenalin gives you the energy for hardcore chores, even in the last stages of pregnancy.

With that in mind, here's some inspiration to get you started.

  • Cosatto Babuschka Cot Bed, £410; mothercare.com
    Cosatto Babuschka Cot Bed, £410; mothercare.com
  • Bus wooden coat hook, £8.99; beckyandlolo.co.uk
    Bus wooden coat hook, £8.99; beckyandlolo.co.uk
  • Cosmo & Confetti play blanket/quilt, £59, olliella.com
    Cosmo & Confetti play blanket/quilt, £59, olliella.com
  • Petit Pehr mobile 'counting sheep', £56, decobaby.co.uk
    Petit Pehr mobile 'counting sheep', £56, decobaby.co.uk
  • Colour My World Elephant cushion, £9.99, mothercare.com
    Colour My World Elephant cushion, £9.99, mothercare.com
  • Babymoov Muslin Swaddle - Dandy set, £19.99, houseoffraser.co.uk
    Babymoov Muslin Swaddle - Dandy set, £19.99, houseoffraser.co.uk
  • Kissing rabbits bath towels, from £17.50, anorakonline.co.uk
    Kissing rabbits bath towels, from £17.50, anorakonline.co.uk
  • BabyBjörn Soft Bouncer, from £118.99, johnlewis.com
    BabyBjörn Soft Bouncer, from £118.99, johnlewis.com
  • Apsley cot, £69, mothercare.com
    Apsley cot, £69, mothercare.com
  • Chevron knitted blanket, £19.99, mothercare.com
    Chevron knitted blanket, £19.99, mothercare.com

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