Baby, pregnancy

Too many choices …

I truly didn’t ever expect to be this overwhelmed by choice for baby things. Do I choose this bouncer or that changing mat? I feel like its being made that bit harder not knowing whether we are having a boy or girl. I have decided to just stick to neutral colours like grey, white, yellow and mint green for anything to do with the baby though.

The biggest mine field I’ve encountered so far has been choosing a buggy and car seat. I have spent longer pouring over websites, visiting shops and reading reviews then I did choosing my wedding dress! After extensive searching I am 99.9% sure we are going to go for the Silver Cross Wayfarer Chelsea

$_86I love the brown leather handle, the colour and fabric of the carry cot and from the two occasions I have pushed it round mothercare it feels lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. I am hoping to get either of these changing bags, the Babymel Grace or Babymel Ally and think either of them would look nice hanging off this pram. It’s the little things right?

So once we felt we had conquered the pram battle we decided to start researching car seats. The Wayfarer does comes with a matching car seat, which was tempting but we don’t think we are going to be using the car seat on the pram. We are hoping to just leave it in the car and move baby between – although this could change once baby is here. After many headaches again trawling websites and shops, a friend recommended the Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix and raved about it so much we thought why not go on her review. We have since read great things about it as a car seat, stating that it is lightweight and practical. Sounds perfect. We are hoping to get the iso-fix base to go with it, although I believe you can secure this using your cars seat belt.


I can’t wait to actually purchase these and get them set up and ready for Baby’s arrival. I feel relieved that we have made our choices too. No more headaches! We are simply holding off buying until we have completed on our house move, which should be in the next month! Then I can really start nesting.

Have you purchased any of these products? Have we made the right choices?