4 Meaningful Must-Do's During your Third Trimester

The third trimester comes with lots of challenges – fatigue, stress and emotions running high to name a few. But we’re here to make you feel excited and prepped for your little darling’s arrival. Get excited mums, these meaningful essentials need to be added to your third trimester to-do list pronto
Have a last trimester pregnancy photoshoot
Ever wondered why mums-to-be opt for a photoshoot in their third trimester? Firstly, it’s the best way to document (and remember) your beautiful growing bump. Secondly, you’ll feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you look back at it with baby in your arms. There’s nothing more perfect to make you see how powerful and inspirational you are, so we recommend booking a photoshoot in before you’re full term. What’s more, you’ll want to frame the pictures in their nursery to create a hub of hope and happiness. Looking for some stunning wall art to frame next to it? Check out the Voyages Hot Air Balloon Print, Sunflower Nursery Art Print and Hope Rainbow Print  
Buy them their first toy
One of the most heart-warming things you can do in your third trimester? Buy your baby bump their first gift – a toy. Not only will this make you excited every time you look at it, but you can also bring it with you in your hospital bag, ready for them to cuddle in their first few days. If you haven’t seen it already, at The Baby Cot Shop there are some seriously sweet options. Meet the little Jellycat Odyssey Octopus Soft Toy, which is scientifically proven to soothe newborns with its tentacles that replicate the placenta in the womb. Another top pick is the charming Cream Plush Rabbit, perfect if you don’t know the gender of your precious bundle yet. Or for the most practical, multi-purpose picks, look no further than the Royal Blue Bunny Blankie (a toy and comforter in one) and Blue Rabbit Rattle  
Choose baby’s first ever outfit
Ok, prepare for this to make you even more emotional than you’re already feeling. Whilst you’re thinking about hospital bag essentials (which we recommend doing around 36 weeks pregnant), you’ll also want to plan their first outfit. This is most likely going to be the first piece of clothing your mini fashionista will wear – and the one your partner will dress them in. So start browsing The Baby Cot Shop’s luxurious range of baby clothes now to plan their outfit like a pro – we can’t get over how exquisite the Liberty Eloise Blue Bodysuit and star onesie as part of the Star Gift Set is. We’re not crying, you are…  
Design your own personalised furniture
Whilst choosing their nursery furniture, why not add touches of personalisation? Whether it’s their name, initials or a special motif, having a customised piece of furniture is a truly bespoke addition. Take a look at our best-selling furniture picks for new mums, which include the Personalised Toy Box, Personalised Modern Changing Unit for Boys and Personalised Modern Wardrobe for Girls.  These personalised, premium and practical pieces are everything you could wish for and more – just wait for your darling to arrive to really see how adorable it looks.    Need a helping hand with planning, designing and building your nursery of dreams? Introducing The Baby Cot Shop’s Interior Design Service. We’re here to guide you to your perfect nursery room, whether it’s a traditional, ultra-modern, themed or entirely unique space, kids bedroom or playroom.  Start your journey here.  
Have a look at our last blog here: Meaningful Symbols Every Uplifting Baby Nursery Needs
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