Daily: Mother’s Must Have

This is basically a log of stuff I want. Or have bought. Each day I bring you the one thing that’s top of my shopping list. Or pinned on my Pinterest lust-list. Or screen-shotted every two minutes on Instagram. From the cutest new kids clothes to cute fashion buys and all the accessories and kids kit in between… 

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& Other Stories faux leather tie-detail rain hat in burgundy

& Other Stories faux leather tie-detail rain hat in burgundy, £35

I have so many winter coats I love with no hood – enter the rain hat. I LOVE this & Other Stories rain hat, but just debating how well it will go with my array of colourful coats. It’s in my ASOS basket…

NARS Eyeliner Stylo

NARS Eyeliner Stylo, £22

I am not an ‘eyes’ person, I am a ‘lips’ person. But seeing as lips are tucked away behind face masks for the foreseeable and avoiding smudges is impossible, I’ve reverted to a classic feline flick if and when I ever venture outside.

Joules Heritage Fieldcoat Tweed Coat

Joules Heritage Fieldcoat Tweed Coat, £249

For when I need to look ‘pulled together’ on the school run the day after Jack has been sent to the headmistress for flooding the school toilets.

Hush Pearl Ring Earrings

Hush Pearl Ring Earrings, £60

Since lockdown started I’ve completely shifted all focus from my clothes to my earrings. Is this because it’s the only thing visible on the endless Facetimes and Zoom meetings? Possibly. These Hush pearl hoops are currently top of my lust list.

Scavi & Ray Non-Alcoholic Prosecco

Scavi & Ray Non-Alcoholic Prosecco, £8.99

One of the more miserable things about being pregnant and breastfeeding for months or years on end is that you can’t drink anything. This is particularly stressful if you have another small child around driving you to the bottle. Given that I’m neither pregnant nor breastfeeding, my medicinal glass of red is very much still on the agenda, but when I have expectant mum-friends over, it’s nice to have something to offer them to drink that isn’t Robinson’s. Scavi & Ray’s non-alcoholic Prosecco is so good it passes for the real thing. And NO hangovers (or drunk un-borns) in sight. Hoorah.

Benefit Hoola Lite

Benefit Hoola Lite, £24.50

If you’re missing the summer sun (I’m cold, are you cold?) and the golden glow that goes with it, a little bronzer is the quickest complexion pick-me-up. I love pretty much all of Benefit’s box blushers and bronzers, but Hoola Lite has become a favourite this year, as it’s the perfect tone for my skin.

Kit & Kin Nappies

Kit & Kin Nappies, £9.99

Feel good about the nappies you put your baby in; I love Kit & Kin’s biodegradable nappies – they’re leak-free and much kinder to the environment than many other brands.

Vichy Mineral 89 Serum, £22

Vichy Mineral 89 Serum, £22

This plumping serum from Vichy is nicely affordable as a skincare treat at £22, and the cooling gel-like formula is instantly absorbed, making the perfect pre-makeup complexion pick-me-up. Love this product.

H&M Kidswear S/S 17

Printed T-shirt, £2.99

Skeletons, dinosaurs, monochrome. Again, can we please scale up this kidswear piece for the ladies’ department?

Hatley Blue Dinosaur Print Fleece Lined Raincoat

Hatley Blue Dinosaur Print Fleece Lined Raincoat, £28

Jack has a slightly older version of this raincoat. And I’m jealous of it every single time he wears it.

Gap Kids Intarsia graphic socks

Gap Kids Intarsia graphic socks, £2 

TBH, I need these socks for myself. But as is so often the case, all the cool clothes come in Jack sizes only.

Garnier Micellar Water

Garnier Micellar Water, £4.99

The best quick-fix cleanser for days when you just want to roll straight into bed. So, every day then. Gets rid of all makeup, dirt (and second-hand snot).

Peppa Pig Marvellous Magnet Book

Peppa Pig Marvellous Magnet Book, £3.99

If they love Peppa Pig, they’ll adore this little magnet book that lets them place Peppa & co anywhere on the page.

Bamboo toddler bowl

Baby Suction Bowl and Matching Spoon Set, £14.99

The absolute best feeding bowl for minimising spillages and food throwing. It looks pretty, too. Just remember not to microwave it, OK?

H&M Jeans with Braces

H&M Jeans with Braces, £14.99

Fact #1: Toddlers’ jeans fall down a lot.
Fact #2: Toddlers look cute in braces.

These little jeans with attached braces were a no-brainer, really. Jack looks delicious in them.

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