John Lewis // A one-stop-shop for all your nursery needs

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I’ve always been partial to a department store and it has to be said that one of my utter favourites is most definitely John Lewis. On a rainy day I can often be found roaming around their Cheadle store, wandering the toy department, browsing the latest technology, swooning over the soft furnishings or just enjoying a hot chocolate and scrumptious cake with the little lady. You see, even Phoebe loves going to John Lewis. She’s in her element riding the escalators, pressing the buttons in the lifts and playing with all the toys. So its a win-win for both of us!

From furnishing the home to the latest fashions, John Lewis is the department store that seems to have it all, but one of the areas I think they completely outdo themselves is the ‘nursery department’.

One of the biggest minefields for new parents is what to buy. It’s so easy for new parents to be seduced into believing that their baby needs a huge amount of stuff, when in reality you only need a small number of core pieces of equipment to see them safely through the first six months.

Thankfully John Lewis understand there’s a lot to take in and are on hand to try to keep things simple and practical for new parents by offering individual consultations completely free of charge. Available in all John Lewis shops with Nursery departments, these free, two-hour appointments are a brilliant starting point for new parents and during the appointment, a Nursery Partner will get to know your particular needs and likes in 5 key areas that cover all the basics:

You’ll be guided around the department and the Nursery Partner will help you compile a list of everything you’ll need for your new arrival. This list will be available for you to view and review online or in-store and a bit like a wedding gift list, you’ll be able to share your nursery list with family and friends for them to purchase items that you really want.

Obviously, an appointment with a Nursery Partner isn’t compulsory and you can have a good old browse in your own time to compile your own list. If this is the approach you’d rather take, I thought I’d give you a helping hand by offering my favourite picks from the John Lewis website…

On the move //

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1 // Joolz Geo Mono Pushchair with Carrycot, £799

2 // Britax Dualfix Group 0+/1 Car Seat, £350 – Read this post for a full review of the Dualfix.

John Lewis also sell a huge number of leading brands including Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Quinny, MaxiCosi, Nuna, Uppababy and Maclaren.

 

Sleep Tight Baby //

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1 // John Lewis Martha Sleigh Cotbed, £300

2 // Sleepyhead Deluxe Portable Baby Pod, £110

3 // Motorola Smart Nursery, £349.99 – John Lewis exclusively stock the Smart Nursery Range from Motorola which is beyond clever! Read more about it here.

4 // John Lewis Baby Zebra Print Sleep Bag, £20

 

Well-fed baby //

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1 // Medela Swing Breast Pump with Calma Teat, £99.99 – You can read about all my other ‘must haves’ for breastfeeding in this post.

2 // Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine, £70

 

Nice Clean Baby //

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1 // John Lewis Baby Bath Support, £12.95

2 // Original Sprout 2 in 1 Baby Shampoo and Body Wash, £15.50

3 // John Lewis Baby Leopard Organic GOTS Cotton Sleepsuit, Pack of 3, £16

 

Well dressed baby //

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1 // John Lewis Baby Floral Romper Playsuit, £15

2 // John Lewis Baby Dinosaur Dungaree Set, £18

3 // John Lewis Baby Ditsy Floral Print Dress, £18

These items are just a teeny tiny snippet of the lovely wares that John Lewis sell so head on over to their website now to see for yourself. But be warned, you may lose an hour or two browsing!

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  • Rebecca | AAUBlogJanuary 24, 2017 - 8:15 pm

    i used to work for John Lewis (boy do I miss that discount), as everything they sell is so lovely. Great choices here xReplyCancel

  • Moderate MumJanuary 24, 2017 - 9:06 pm

    A nursery partner is such a good idea! I was so lost when I went shopping for baby stuff and had so many questionsReplyCancel

  • JennaJanuary 24, 2017 - 9:48 pm

    JL baby clothes are gorgeous. I wish there was a store closer to me, alas our closest one is a bit far away for me to get to. I do buy a fair bit online though.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah CantwellJanuary 24, 2017 - 11:03 pm

    Oh this looks great. Such a wonderful idea for first time mum’s. I keep lusting after the bugaboo prams on the John Lewis website xReplyCancel

  • Lauren Belle du BrightonJanuary 24, 2017 - 11:15 pm

    I love the playsuits, both my babies first sleepsuits were from JL too!ReplyCancel

  • Vikki HolnessJanuary 26, 2017 - 10:28 am

    I think John Lewis is a one stop shop for EVERYTHING these days, they have such a vast product range! I shopped there for quite a few nursery bits when the boys were babies actually! xxReplyCancel

  • JanineJanuary 27, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    Great picks for new mums to be. Only recently John Lewis started to deliver to Ireland. No use to me now but I do find their toy section very handy.ReplyCancel

  • Keri-AnneJanuary 27, 2017 - 1:02 pm

    John Lewis is my fav department store. I love roaming it and i love going in their at xmas too. It always makes xmas seem more magical when you see the department stores all decorated :)ReplyCancel

  • StephanieJanuary 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    I love that pushchair! Great picks, and yes a really nice shop to get baby items from.ReplyCancel

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