Spencer and I attended a baby and toddler event in Cardiff a little while back, I haven't written anything on here about it because, honestly, it wasn't great. One of the things that we did come away from there with was an appointment at John Lewis Cardiff for some no obligation nursery advice.
We went along to JL on Tuesday and met with the lovely Jan in their nursery department. First things first Jan handed us a goody bag (I'm not sure if everyone gets this or if this was because we booked through the baby & toddler event) and then asked us what we needed advice on. We said absolutely everything, this is our first baby and we are completely clueless.
Advise us on everything Jan did. She went through breastfeeding equipment, bathing products, towels, Moses baskets, bed linen, pushchairs, car seats, cosy toes, changing bags, changing mats, monitors, everything! As well as showing us the products and recommending certain things we were told how things worked, why we needed them and given extra advice, such as to fill a hot water bottle up with cold water and ice as I am suffering with hot feet in the nights. We weren't rushed or pressurised into buying anything at all. We were able to ask question after question without being made to feel silly or an inconvenience.
We came from the appointment with quite a big wishlist, we didn't buy anything there and then due to the fact that John Lewis will price match, we wanted to go home and do some research on the prices before parting with our cash. These are a few of the things that we are currently considering purchasing as these are the most urgent items.
City Mini 3 Wheeler £269.99 Rocking Moses Basket Stand £35 Waffle Moses Basket £35 Maxi-Cosi Family Fit Car Seat Base £149.95 Maxi-Cosi Pebble £149.99
I highly recommend booking an appointment at your local John Lewis if, like Spencer and I, you are clueless, first time parents to be.