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While I was pregnant shopping for supplies - buying a million packs of wipes and nappies - I spotted this awesome starter pack in the baby aisle for £9 and thought it was a great little find. The best thing for me was knowing that it was a changing bag with a travel changing mat inside, along with all the little goodies.
The pack itself is a handy changing bag which has everything contained inside it. The inside of the pack is lined with wipe clean material - which is good if anything spills - and has a little pouch for you to keep smaller things in. The Johnsons Baby Starter Pack contains a changing mat which you can wipe clean or even put in the washing machine which I've had to do a few times. The pack also contains a baby massage guide, which has information and diagrams on various massages that are great for your baby. Also included are coupons worth £5 off future Johnsons purchases, a pack of Johnsons baby wipes, Johnsons cotton pads which are great for when bathing your little one or applying lotion, a small bottle of Johnsons baby oil and a small bottle of Baby Top-To-Toe bath. The bottles are only small but they are good if you are away for the night or just to test the products to see what you think.
The baby massage guide gives you a brief look at some exercises you can do with your little one, baby massage is a great bonding exercise for both mum and dad and is so relaxing for baby. There are certain exercises which help babies when they are having trouble pooping and exercises to help relax and calm them down. The vouchers included in the pack are great, they are all money off vouchers for various Johnsons products like wipes, nappies, sun care products and bath products. Everybody loves vouchers!
I still use the changing bag and the mat everyday as a general nappy bag, it holds around 12 newborn nappies, a full pack of wipes plus a small tub of nappy rash cream and some nappy sacks. I have to admit after more than 3 months use, the pack is looking a bit shabby and I'm thinking of purchasing a new one pretty soon as it's been of so much use to me. The changing mat has been through the washing machine at least 4 or 5 times when we've had little accidents with poop getting on the material side of the mat or it just needing a good wash, and the mat hasn't lost its shape or torn. It folds away nice and neatly to fit inside the pouch inside the pack.
The Johnsons Baby Starter Pack is now even cheaper (only by 48p) in Asda at £8.52. It's also available from other supermarkets - Tesco sell it for the same price as Asda however Sainsburys and Boots sell it for just under and just over £10 so it's best to shop around or buy from Asda/Tesco, yes I know it's only a pound but it all adds up.
So just to recap - inside the pack;
Johnsons Baby Oil - 100ml
Johnsons Baby Top-To-Toe Bath - 300ml
Johnsons Baby Skincare Wipes Fragrance Free - 64 pack
Johnsons Baby Cotton Pads - 50 pack
Money off Coupons worth £5 off future Johnsons purchases
Baby Massage guide
And of course the changing bag
All that for under £10 can't be bad!
I'd recommend this starter pack to any new mum as it contains small sample sizes of essentials you will need for the daily changing/cleaning of your little one, and the bag itself with the changing mat is a perfect nappy bag which is lightweight and compact for you to carry around with you everyday, and for under £10 you can't go wrong.