Night Feed Shopping

Its a dangerous thing, waking up around midnight to go make a bottle for a baby who cannot feed themselves they all care about the bottle.. or the boob and all you want to do is go back to sleep but the one thing I end up doing is getting my phone out and opening up ebay…

Mine was always Next, Shortly after Robin was born, expecting a bigger baby I had no newborn clothes.. or that was my excuse anyway, she was born tiny and needed a LOT of newborn clothes rather than what I got which was 0-3 month sizes, so the week after we got home from the hospital, around 1 am during a nighttime bottle I sat on Next and used up all my old gift cards from Christmas getting her a lovely little selection of clothes..

But the midnight shopping didn’t stop at clothes, I got some fake flowers, countless blankets, Pink Lining bags, mug… you name it, I was on ebay at silly o’clock while feeding a newborn and ended up buying things in the haze of those first few mad weeks of new baby

And it got me wondering, is this a thing? or am I the only one who would sit up with a phone next to a feeding baby (Dont judge!) and it turns out im not..

Siobhan from The Baby Boat Diaries saysMy most recent buys have been a memory stick (because my phone is full of photos and the memory keeps getting full meaning my apps can’t update) and The Boss Baby on DVD for my 2 year old as it is her new favourite film and makes a welcome change to Despicable Me 1,2 &3 

Zoe from Lycra Widow saysI have a collection of about 20 dresses. All Reiss, Hobbs, LK Bennet, etc. Pretty much all of them were purchased on eBay when half asleep with a maximum bid limit. I would only remember them when my phone would ping to say I’d won an item! I do love and wear them all though! 

Danielle from Tiny Tripping says –  Omg. So much nonsense. I’ve basically spent a lot of money on questionable ASOS clothing in the wee hours. My face is my “Saved by the Bell” swimming costume which looks like the 80s was sick on it. I’m feeding now and tabbing between Facebook and ASOS as I type.

Lianne from Ankle Biters Adventures says – I love mugs and during the night feeds I would go on ebay and search for vintage ones I now have 3 crates of mugs in the loft ! Yes I didn’t sleep for 2 years.

Emma from Emma Reed says –  I did this week but it was actually quite sensible. I bought the pram clips because I keep seeing everyone with them and thought they would be handy but I did have to add a cup holder because these sleepless nights are killing me and I need tea with me all the time!! 

Veronica from My Parenting Journey says – I did! I used to day dream about achieving my before-having-a-baby-figure and got obsessed with workout stuff. So far, I haven’t used any of them.

Kelly-Anne from Mimi Rose and Me says – Thinking way back to the baby feeding days and I made some crazy purchases in the late night feeds. One of the most bizarre ones was a “must have” net to cover our daughter Moses basket with, something that I never actually used. A dream book (like I was going to get sleep), Charlotte Crosby DVD – did it once and it nearly killed me!

So as you can see, its not just me who sits and buys when they probably shouldn’t, but lets face it, having a package turn up at the door a few days later is always a joy when you are sleep deprived and in need of some self care.

Until next time



  1. February 23, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    I signed up to prime in the middle of the night when feeding my daughter and then used it solidly!

    • Mummy Cat
      February 26, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Prime has been a godsend since getting it.. but also such a bad thing too haha

  2. February 23, 2018 / 2:30 pm

    Night buying is so dangerous!!! I keep my phone out of reach which really helps me in this department! Lolol

    • Mummy Cat
      February 26, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      I always use mine as a torch so while i wait for robins milk to warm up I use it.. dangerous little things haha

  3. February 24, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    Midnight buying is not just a mom thing. I do it too and I don’t have any kids. What’s my excuse? Haha.

  4. becca
    February 25, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    I hat hate hateeee night time shopping, but at the same time, you always seem to find the best deals

  5. March 1, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    Haha OMG I did this when my daughter was night feeding!

    • Mummy Cat
      March 2, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      I do it to often… always on a sunday hah

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