When you have your first baby it’s so easy to get carried away and go crazy buying baby paraphernalia. It’s a whole new world of shopping and it’s all so adorable.
But with every child you have your list of requirements gets smaller and smaller until by your third or fourth all you really need to invest in is more nappies.
It’s tricky buying baby gifts for friends too when they are having their third or fourth. What more do they really need?
That’s where Audrey and Me comes in. It’s the place to go for the mum (and baby) who already has everything. Their online store is full of handmade baby accessories that are as practical as they are exquisite. You can tell how much love has gone into their products from the moment you receive them. Such lovely wrapping!
A great buy for any mum is one of Audrey and Me’s teething necklaces (RRP $21.95-$26.95). These are such a great idea for keeping babies and toddlers entertained, whether they are teething or not. Ms R was immediately attracted to my necklace and popped it straight into her mouth as soon as I picked her up. There must be something irresistibly chewy about them as my three-year-old did the same!
Audrey and Me’s teething necklaces are made from the highest quality food-grade silicone, are washable and are safe for baby to touch and chew. I like that the beads don’t get caught in your hair and the clasp comes undone easily if your little one tugs on it too hard.
And look how pretty they are!
Another lovely idea for baby girls is a knotted headband from Audrey and Me’s latest collection. Made from high quality 100 per cent knit cotton it can be tied and re-tied as your child grows. They are super stretchy and soft and are great for when your little one won’t sit still long enough for you to do their hair properly.
Ms R has the Coral Poppy Plumage head knot (RRP $14.95) and it’s perfect for keeping her hair off her beautiful face.
Ms R has also being trying out her bespoke pram liner (RRP $49.95). Audrey and Me make every liner to order based on the specific make and model of your pram. You pick your preferred pattern and can also opt for a reversible liner, matching strap or bumper bar covers, even water-proofing.
My Mountain Buggy has taken a serious beating over time, so it has been lovely to give it a new lease on life with something so wonderfully soft, sweet and feminine. After three boys I went for a pretty pattern just a little bit girly.
Audrey and Me update their catalogue ever season and only launch new products when they’re sure they are perfect. Their current range also includes bandana/dribble bibs, teething rings, nursing covers, milestone cards, artwork and blankets.
If you can’t decide, the absolute best idea is to choose one of their gender-specific gift boxes which include a teething ring, printed onesie, bandana bibs, baby milestone cards, a teething necklace, gift wrapping and personalised note.
What do you think are the things a new mum really needs?