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WIN a Lily and Me Luxury Mum-to-be hamper

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And were off…. The Bump & Me HUGE Mother’s Day giveaway has officially started! And were starting with an amaze balls Luxury Mum-to-be Hamper from Lily and Me. Lily and Me produce hampers just perfect for any new mum or mum-to-be. Created by a mum, for a mum you are sure to have all the essentials  you need for your stay in hospital and beyond.

 As a mother to a premature baby I now know how essential it is to have that maternity bag packed early!  Julie, Lily & Me

 The great thing about these hampers, is that not only are they a great gift to spoil yourself with, but also make a great baby shower gift for an expectant mum. All hampers come scrumptiously gift-wrapped in a keepsake box to treasure all those super special moments put together by a luxurious ribbon in a colour of your choice.

 Our hampers contain only the essentials you need and only include products that I would use myself. Julie, Lily & Me

 For your Chance to WIN a Lily & Me Luxury Hamper worth a whopping £67.00 please follow the link HERE

The WINNER will be announced on TWITTER on 17.03.14

Uk Entries only (sorry)

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 Included in the luxury hamper:

10 organic Natracare maternity pads
A jute drawstring bag containing 3 disposable briefs (10/12, 14/16, 18/20) and 8 organic Natracare breast pads
Weleda Nursing oil 50ml
Weleda Stretch mark massage oil 100ml
Weleda Mini Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion 10ml
Weleda Mini Almond Soothing Facial Oil 7ml
Silver Pebble Bola Necklace  from Blooming Lovely Jewellery – A gorgeous addition to any bump. With a longer length natural brown cord, each piece is individually giftwrapped and presented with a special information card all about the traditions of the jewellery.
Dove and Colgate travel pack containing toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash and shampoo
Nivea facial wipes (7)
Vaseline lip therapy
Compact folding hairbrush with mirror
6 hair bands

 For more information on the Lily & Me hamper head to www.lilyandme.co.uk

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New Mum Essentials!

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After pinning my way through Pinterest recently, I’ve come across quite a few companies that sell these New Mum, New Baby and Mum-to-be hampers, and its given me inspiration for this post…

When I had Jasper for the first few days not only did I feel like I had been hit by a bus, but I did not have a scooby doo what to do with this very tiny person. I mean this thing that had been kicking the shit out of me, sticking its feet under my ribs and sitting on my bladder for the last eight and half months was now laid in front of me, three weeks earlier than expected and he practically shot out, talk about giving me the shock factor! I hadn’t even packed my hospital bag! So, actually these new mum hampers would have come in very handy; as this is what happen’s when you don’t pack your own hospital bag:

My brother bought sanctuary towels instead of nappies to the hospital. TRUE FACT!

Ive put together a couple of hampers  (without the hamper)  For you to get some sort of idea of what you need… The Luxury and the Reality…

The Luxury New Mum Hamper

New mum essentials

New mum essentials

Eye Mask – You sleep when they sleep!

Reality – If you have other children, a Job and a house to run sleep becomes a luxury. But if you don’t then you can pick this one up this gorgeous one on notonthehighstreet.com. 

Candle – The scent is relaxing and calming.

Reality – Will cover the delightful smells your newborn will produce. Jo Malone has some gorgeous fragrances.

BB Cream – Will make your skin flawless and cover up sleepless eyes.

Reality – Not even a shovel and cement will cover the bags under your eyes. But this YSL one is worth a shot, its like magic in a tube.

Washable breast pads.

Reality – Great idea but who really has the time to wash your breast pads everyday? But if you fancy these, you can pick them up from love milk. 

Beautiful lace nude coloured underwear.

Reality – Between you’re leaking boobs and blood loss after birth, it’s properly wise to buy dark coloured underwear. Your boobs will also go MASSIVE as they fill with milk so buy a size bigger! And your knickers a size smaller! Elle Macpherson nursing Bra and Marks and Spencer pants.

Sleepwear

Reality – You will most likely be pooed, weeded and sick on so probarly best not wear your finest in the first few weeks. Get yourself to primark ! But if you like these ones head to mamamoosh

Now what you really need !!! 

On top of the above you will need the following:

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Paracetamol – You will feel aches and pains in places that you didn’t even know existed!

A blowup ring – This ring is perfect for all those new mums that have had a vaginal delivery. Trust me sitting down will hurt! Amazon

An Ice pack – To put on your bits and pieces whilst sat on the ring.

A breast pump – So someone else can do the night feed and give your boobs a rest!

Pads – You will need pads in every size for every area. Supermarket’s own brands I find the best!

Nipple Cream – Your boobs will hurt and become sore. Slather this gear on or be sorry. Mothercare

Epsom Salts – Just because they are AWSOME! Find them on amazon for the best deal.

More posts on being a new mum from Bump And Me Pregnancy blog

My survival Kit for any new mum – HERE

My make-up must haves – HERE

Your hair after birth – HERE

*** Hope you enjoyed this post, remember you can DOWLOAD the Bump & Me pregnancy APP for more Mum-to-be and new mum shopping advice with tick-able lists HERE  ***