Newborn baby haul #2

A few months have passed since my first newborn baby haul and I’ve been slowly filling up our spare room with bits and pieces that we need (still haven’t moved house, still no nursery, still trying to remain zen…)

So I thought I’d share with you all the gorgeousness of baby stuff that we, OK mainly I, have been investing in with a second newborn baby haul.

There was another Aldi baby event recently, so we picked up some newborn babygrows there. Last time I picked up 0-3, not realising that they were the next size up, as I thought 0 meant from birth. I clearly still have so much to learn. So a pack of three grey and white colourway were just £3.99 (not pictured).

As well as this, we got the gorgeous stripy fleecy sleepsuit with matching hat from Primark for £8. And despite asking for my friends to not bring gifts to my non baby shower recently, one of my mum’s friends bought us the lovely Born in 2015 long sleeved vest and the beautiful baby book (pictured later on) from Mothercare.

I’m hoping that by August, our baby will arrive to some sunshine, but as we are in England, I’m covering all bases with this pretty little grey cardigan which was from Tesco for £8.

Baby clothes

Baby grows (in the right size!) and cardigan

We have decided that we are going to try and have a cloth bum baby. There’s lots of reasons for this. I think it’s more natural for baby’s skin, it reduces waste and hopefully reduces cost too. I picked up a starter set from x at the Aldi event with two waterproof covers, 4 cotton nappies and liners for £14.99. I then got told about a great scheme being run by the Waste Aware department at my local council, which gives new parents either a starter set of reusable nappies worth £100, or £50 if you are already using them.

The council pack has come in two parcels from Close Parent and Tots Bots and have three nappies in each, with the Tots Bots one including liners as well. They look gorgeous and are a great start, although I fear we will need many more than eight, so I’ll be getting in some more colourful options before baby arrives.

If you are in Hertfordshire and would like to apply for this scheme, the details are here.

Cloth nappies

Little R-M will have a multi-coloured bottom

Staying on the subject of bottoms, we have bought a cute changing mat from Matalan for just £10. And we also got a gorgeous sleep bag there too, which was also £10 (not pictured). Our other sleep bag, pictured here, was from Asda for £10.

Newborn baby haul

Newborn baby haul – blankets, change mat, grooming kit and baby book

Finally, we got a few more blankets at the Aldi event  – two pretty yellow cellular blankets £2.49 each, and a gorgeous multi-coloured stripy one for £6.99.

Essentials wise, we have a little grooming kit for Little R-M from Mothercare (£5) and some gorgeous little socks from Matalan (£2 for 3 pairs) and some scratch mitts from Primark (£1 for two pairs.)

baby socks and scratch mitts

Tiny baby socks and mitts. Looking forward to popping that cork too

A selection of these are ready to be safely packed into our fab Baby Mule changing bag for Little R-M’s hospital bag.

I think we are nearly ready!





  1. June 26, 2015 / 5:10 am

    Lovely little haul, I wish I could say we were prepared haha. I’ve been looking for a lovely cardigan for ages, must check out tesco! Xx

    • heelsandhooves
      June 29, 2015 / 8:10 pm

      Tesco has some really nice bits and they’re not too expensive. Although, if the weather stays like this, I’m not sure we will need cardigans after all! xx

  2. June 26, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe Aldi are selling reusable nappies! I feel a bit guilty that I never used them, but I think I would definitely try them if I had another. Although I have to say I was glad of the disposables – especially at first! x

    • heelsandhooves
      June 29, 2015 / 8:08 pm

      Don’t feel guilty! I think they have only very recently become more widespread. We have a pack of disposables as back-up too 😉 x

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