Packing can be difficult at the best of times, but assembling your hospital bag ahead of your due date is perhaps even more daunting. The task of balancing essentials with must-have home comforts and your baby's first necessities is difficult, especially if it's your first. How many changes of underwear will you need? How many towels? And just how long will you be staying? All absolute unknowns.
So, for Grazia's first Motherhood Beauty Awards, we dedicated a category to the ultimate hospital bag must-have, and who better to task with selecting the winner than esteemed judge Millie Mackintosh. Millie was quick to hit on her standout victor, and it's no ordinary buy.
The Neom Wellbeing Mini Pod Diffuser, £50, works to ease stress, help with sleep and lift your mood, all at the touch of a button. The device envelopes your room with soothing aromatherapy scents, choose from essential oil blends like Neom's The Scent to Calm and Relax - a floral blend of ylang ylang, frankincense and patchouli - or The Scent to De-Stress - heady wild rose and neroli - for a moment of serenity.
'Pour some water and a few drops of your chosen oil into this diffuser and it fills the room with scent. I used this during both births to help me relax.'
It was such a hit with Millie that she used the diffuser during the births of both daughters Sienna and Aurelia. 'Pour some water and a few drops of your chosen oil into this diffuser,' says Millie, 'and it fills the room with scent. I used this during both births to help me relax'.
To see and shop the rest of the Motherhood Award winners as chosen by Grazia's panel of judges Candice Brathwaite, Sarah Tarleton, Anna Whitehouse AKA Mother Pukka, Grazia's Acting Senior Editor Maria Lally, and of course Millie herself, scroll on down:
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These Are The Winners Of Grazia's Motherhood Beauty Awards 2022
Votary Radiance Reveal Mask, £55
Category: Does-It-All Face Mask**Judge: Candice Brathwaite**'Votary comes out on top because it's thick, feels luxurious and leaves my skin looking plump and hydrated. It also washes off easily, which is a plus.'