Pregnancy is a wonderful experience for any woman. However, as the birth of your baby gets closer it can be a minefield of what you suddenly need for this little one: travel systems, sleeping, nursery, feeding, and bathing products - the list is endless and the market is full of items which can completely confuse any mother -to-be.

How can such a little person need so much? But they do, so get ready to make some space. I've found some lovely products I wanted to share and which form my top maternity must-haves for mums to be.


 1. Quinny Moodd and Maxi-Cosi Travel System

There are so many prams and travel systems on the market to choose from but one I've found that is affordable but stylish is The Quinny Moodd. It's a stylish pushchair that offers comfort for baby and unfolds automatically at the push of a button. This three wheel pushchair is suitable from birth and easy to use with a Maxi-Cosi baby car seat to form a Quinny Moodd Travel system, or even a stylish pram with the Quinny Carrycot. One push of a button is all it takes - it unfolds automatically, thanks to the unique gas spring. In terms of design I love the fact you can get the model in white and it's a great 3-in-1 travel system. You can add the Foldable Carrycot to make it the perfect pram from birth. Match it with a Maxi-Cosi baby Pebble car seat for a smooth transition from car to stroller or vice versa. The Maxi-Cosi Pebble car seat offers top safety performance - the headrest and harness are easy to adjust to ensure a comfortable fit and the harness stays conveniently open when the child is lifted in and out. When used with a Maxi-Cosi base unit, the car seat provides a highly convenient click-and-go system. Simply lift the Pebble out of the car and place it onto a Maxi-Cosi or Quinny stroller. The Quinny Moodd stroller also reclines to fully flat to suit your newborn baby. Maxi Cosi Pebble - £165, Moodd - £600, Foldable carrycot - £165.

2. 2wayFix Isoflix Base

When you are expecting a baby, you need to plan ahead. Future-proof your baby's travel safety with 2WayFix car seat, the best protection Maxi-Cosi has to offer. The Maxi-Cosi 2wayFix Base provides the best protection and the safest way of transporting your child, enabling rearward-facing travel from birth up to approximately 4 years old, giving you significantly enhanced protection for your child's head and neck. The 2wayFix Base is part of the 2wayFamily: a 2wayFix Base fits both Pebble Plus and 2wayPearl car seats. The 2WayFix Base is very easy to use, thanks to its Isofix click-and-go installation system, which also provides visual and audio confirmation when you have correctly installed the car seat. The 2wayFix base retails for £175.

3. Cloudzz Bouncer

A decent baby bouncer is essential; I personally love the colour, design and functions of this Cloudzz bouncer. It rocks your baby at his or her own rhythm, but remains still when he/she is. The innovative concept of the Cloudzz bouncer by red castle encourages baby to become aware of and interact serenely with his surroundings. Unpowered, the bouncer's rocking motion is natural, in response to baby's own movements. In the Cloudzz bouncer, baby is positioned comfortably and rocked gently at his own pace. Featuring 3 functions (oscillating to calm baby and help him fall asleep, locked, for mealtime or for play, rotating for changing the bouncer's direction), the Cloudzz bouncer can be used at different moments of baby's day, from birth to 9kgs. It has 3 reclining positions (lying down, reclining or sitting up). The base, raised 50cms off the ground, is kind on parent's backs and facilitates parent/child interaction. It retails for £119.90.

4. Guard Me baby gate

Guard Me by Baby Dan is a world innovation within child safety. Guard Me is near to invisible when not in use, and therefore ideal for modern homes. To open Guard Me, you simply pull out and press down the handle side button. Guard Me then folds back automatically taking up minimal space. Flexible and easy mounting - it's perfect for narrow as well as wide openings. It's super flexible as its mountable inside and outside of doorframes and at the top or bottom of stairs. Extremely easy to install but for the style conscious parent also looks stylish and sleek. The products were developed and produced in Denmark. It retails for £44.99.

5. Cocoonababy Nest

I think one of the biggest concerns for new parents is sleep and the possible lack of it. This is a different approach to conventional sleep-time options like Moses baskets, cribs and cots. If you're considering co-sleeping this is a much safer option but this can alternatively be used inside a cot. The Cocoonababy® Nest is an ergonomic cocoon which repositions the child in the semi-foetal position they adopt in their mummy's tummy. The semi-foetal position of Cocoonababy helps limit concerns occurring during the first months and contributes to child's sleep, reducing involuntary jerky movements which wake baby, limit gastric reflux and the risk of flat head syndrome. The Cocoonababy nest includes the Tummy Band which reassures and soothes baby by applying a light pressure on their tummy, without hindering their freedom of movement. It retails for £129.95.

6. Harlequin Dusk Luxury bed set

The Olli Ella team has been busy creating a wonderful new luxury baby bedding print - the Harlequin collection available from Custard and Crumble.  Like the rest of the range it is made entirely in England using the softest 300-thread count cotton. This beautiful baby bedding collection mixes gentle tones of musk, dusky grey, stone and ecru, with the fitted sheet coming in a beautiful dusky grey stripe. This luxury bedding set includes a half size cot bumper, a reversible quilt which doubles as a play blanket and a beautifully soft fitted sheet. It is made in England using 100% organic cotton that is Oeko-tex certified. This is an international certification for textiles and guarantees that no harsh chemicals or allergens are present in the fabric or dye. Treat your baby to a stylish nursery, the bedding set retails for £135.

7. Luxury Leto Baby Changing Mat

Bring a touch of class and elegance to your nursery with this furniture range from Bambizi. Bambizi combines the best in traditional British craftsmanship and modern design to produce a range of luxury nursery furniture offering unrivalled quality, safety and beauty. All products in this stunning range have been made using the finest timber or organic materials and all the furniture exceeds the stringent British Standard EN71 Part 3 safety tests, as do all the finishes. This luxurious Leto baby changing mat is made from Velboa, a beautifully soft fabric.  With its fabric pillow and two removable towelling inserts it provides added comfort for your baby. Being machine washable it is easy for you too. It retails for £95.

8. Big Flopsy Maternity Cushion

In the second half of pregnancy, the expectant mother often has difficulty finding a comfortable position in which to rest. The solution is the Big Flopsy cushion, an essential companion throughout pregnancy! Thanks to its large size (170cms) the Big Flopsy cushion provides support and helps you relax in your preferred position. Ideal for lying on your side, this cushion can also be wedged between the knees or be folded to raise and take the weight off your legs. Filled with very light, anti-allergenic, odourless micro-pearls, the Big Flopsy cushion will continue to be useful after baby is born, during breast or bottle feeding. It can also become a small nest on which to lie baby down and later, when he begins to sit, it can help support his back. This product is also available in 100% organic cotton. It retails for ££59.99

9. Tommee Tippee Breast Pump & Bottles

This electric breast pump is specially designed to mimic a baby's natural feeding action, for brilliant results at the touch of a button. The unique silicone cup makes the Electric Breast Pump super-comfortable to use - there are four settings to choose from: light, low, medium and high. They recommend starting with the light mode to encourage milk let down, and then moving onto the setting that feels right for you. Then there's the award-winning range of BPA-free baby bottles that can accompany your feeds, which has been designed with breastfeeding experts to encourage your baby's natural feeding action.

10. Sheridan Sleep Suit

The Sheridan baby sleep suit offers peace of mind for mum and dad, adhering to the highest international quality standards. Made with 100% cotton for a superior soft feel, the design is finished with a soft cotton jersey bound edge. with a classic space theme, hand drawn in Sheridan's design studio, a beautiful nights sleep for baby is in store. This Sheridan sleep bag/suit is rated as a 1 tog. There are two sizes 0-6 months or 6 - 18 months.  They are 1 or 2.5 tog. Prices start from £39