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    13 Baby Shower Buys That Mums-To-Be Actually Want To Receive

    "Oh, I just bought the cheapest thing on the registry" — Everyone but you.

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    So listen, I've had a bunch of babies, which makes me feel semi-qualified to tell you exactly what your sister/friend/cat-sitter wants now that she's about to become a mum.

    If you don't want to be beholden to the gift registry, here are 13 gifts that mums-to-be actually need (and will be thrilled that they don't have to buy for themselves!).

    1. A phone dock that's perfect for the stroller/tiny human mover.

    2. The single most attractive, functional nappy bag I've ever encountered.

    3. And some stroller hooks to go with that new nappy bag.

    4. A swaddling bag, or three.

    5. The ever-glamourous, entirely necessary adult nappies.

    6. Some disposable, scented, yes SCENTED, nappy bags.

    7. A tube of hand cream for hard-working, nappy-changing, baby-rocking hands.

    8. A sloped bath seat.

    9. A nasal aspirator, for baby's inevitable first cold.

    10. Nursing pads that are good for mother (and Mother Nature).

    11. A bottle brush, complete with stand for easy storage.

    12. A mirror for the car, so baby can always see mum and vice-versa.

    13. And finally, a baby monitor with a night vision camera.