As soon as I hit 13 weeks, mum and I hit the shops and bought a whole bunch of onesies and cute outfits. Some of which my son, Harvey, never wore before growing out of them because I didn't think about season — I bought a bunch of summer clothes in size 000 for a baby born in May. We were in lockdown for most of my pregnancy (Harvey was born in 2021), which actually allowed us to have so much time and space to prep for his arrival. My husband Josh and I had so much fun buying everything for the nursery and building it together. When it came to our baby shower and family and friends were asking what to get us, we asked for books. I love that we did that because now he has a bookshelf full of all different kinds of books, all bought for him from people that love him, some with handwritten notes inside. We did most of our baby gear shopping was done online due to lockdown, but also ease! For the majority of our baby shopping, I asked around for recommendations and when it came to the big purchases like prams or baby car seats for example, Josh got deep into researching. I reckon he watched about 20 Youtube videos before we made a decision for a pram. But asking people first was where we always started because there is an overwhelming range of brands to choose from when it comes to baby gear. This is where having a large following certainly came in handy… I asked people to send through their recommendations and I’d go through and find the top three recommended products and research each of them from there before purchasing. If I could go back in time, these are the things I'd advise myself to buy.