Swears by: Mumsnet recommends March
Mumsnetters are the best shoppers around, so we've tapped into their wisdom to source the stuff that really works: the comfiest winter boots, the skincare that delivers astounding bang for your buck, the cleaning product that actually does what it says on the tin.
From fashion to books to inflatable seagulls (don't ask), here's what everyone's buying this week and where to find it. It's updated every seven days, so come back often and sign up to our weekly Swears By email. You need never be the last to know again.
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Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser (500ml), £7.99
If none of the other lotions and potions have done the trick so far, this moisturiser is a surefire winner for both adults and kids.
“This is the cream I use for my son's eczema. It's very cheap and has worked wonders. His skin never really responds to steroids, but I only had to apply this twice and his skin cleared it up straight away.” EllapaellaBuy now from Boots
Boden Hampshire Trousers, from £32.50 (were £65)
Spring officewear never looked – or felt – so good.
“I like Boden Hampshire Trousers. They are made of stretchy fabric, and they're very slim so would suit a wider top.” SoyYoBuy now from Boden
ILO Dual Action Kitchen Sponges (four pack), £3.99
An eco-friendly solution for washing pots and pans.
“I have reusable, washable sponges from Lakeland. They're starting to look a bit sorry for themselves after a year or so. I've tried brushes and cloths but nothing works as well as a sponge in my opinion.” myfairladBuy now from Lakeland
Jigsaw Pleat Front Leather Skirt, £150
A surprisingly wearable leather skirt, perfect for the office or a rare evening out.
“I bought this Jigsaw skirt last year and have worn it absolutely loads. I tend to wear it quite casually, and always with opaque tights and flat shoes.” JudystilldreamsofhorsesBuy now from Jigsaw
H&M Jersey Joggers, £17.99
For those days when comfort has to come first.
“I practically live in these on my days off. They're super comfy and budget-friendly, and they wash well too.” PottyPottererBuy now from H&M
Hush Long Harem Trousers, £55
If you've ever wished it were acceptable to wear your pyjamas outside the house, you'll love these comfy harems – they're a firm favourite on the Style and Beauty boards.
“I have these. They're very comfy, and can be worn with pretty much everything from flip flops, to trainers, to UGG boots.” yakari
“I'm another one who lives in harem trousers. Throw them on with any top, any shoes, and off you go! It's always worth spending a bit more so they last, because you will never take them off.” ISpeakJiveBuy now from Hush
Black Wire Suction Soap Caddy, £6
Keep your shower clear of clutter with this stick-on storage.
“I have two of these so that all of the bottles and the soap can go in them. They stick really well and the soap doesn’t go gooey.” EeeSheWasThinBuy now from Dunelm
Nike Internationalist Trainers, £66.99
Add a comfy pair of trainers to your spring look.
“Try Nike Internationalists. I got a pair after I had to retire my Converse and I've never looked back. They're so comfy and have a retro look. They're also reasonably priced.” mamalovebirdBuy now from Office
ILIFE V5s Robot Vacuum Cleaner, £192 (was £276)
If you've been considering a robot vacuum cleaner for a while, this is a slightly more affordable option.
“I got an ILIFE from Amazon. It's about six months old and does a great job (though it will fall down the stairs if I don't close the doors).” TheClitteratiBuy now from Amazon
JML Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover, £19.99 (was £24.99)
A nifty and pain-free way to get rid of those pesky 'tache hairs.
“Another vote for Finishing Touch Flawless. I was really quite apprehensive about using it at first because of the potential for stubble or razor burn, but neither of those have been an issue at all. I'd highly recommend it – well worth £20.” freakydeakyBuy now from Amazon
Philips Lumea Prestige, £366.56 (was £550)
This nifty device zaps hair at the root for totally smooth skin – perfect for a more permanent solution than shaving alone.
“The Lumea has changed my life, I just wish I hadn't spent the last 10 years wanting one but thinking they were too much money.” Desmondo2016
“I just wish they had been around 25 years ago. It would've been truly life-changing for a young, pasty and hairy me.” Whatsnewpussyhat
“They are bloody brilliant – all hail the holy Lumea!” EntirelyAnonymisedBuy now from Amazon
Next Forever Comfort Heeled Ankle Boots, £55
A trusty pair of ankle boots are a simple way to smarten up any outfit.
“These ankle boots look really good and they are amazingly comfy. I'm getting them in black too.” nevernotstrugglingBuy now from Next
Miele Complete C3 Cat&Dog, £206.49 (was £290)
Make vacuuming so easy that you almost enjoy doing it.
“I’ve just bought the Miele Cat&Dog as I have a fluffy cat. It’s good, especially using the turbo head.” AlexaAmbidextra
“Miele, definitely. I only have the basic model but it’s great on both wood floors and carpet. It replaced a Dyson about 10 years ago, and it is still going strong.” ContinuityErrorBuy now from Amazon
Hush Beatrice Jumper, £55 (was £75)
A lightweight jumper that is perfect for springtime layering.
“I have the Beatrice jumper (two, in fact), and have been living in them over a vest top. They are soft, comfy and quite drapey. They have washed fine, but I have been quite careful – inside out in a mesh bag/woolite/hand wash cycle/dry flat.” ilovecherriesBuy now from Hush
SoulCal Two Zip Bubble Jacket, from £17 (was £65)
Keep toasty and stylish in this fleece-lined hooded jacket.
“I have this coat in black, and honestly I was warm enough to walk about during the Beast from the East when it was -10. And it's cheap.” SouthernComfortsBuy now from Sports Direct
M&S Flexifit Non-wired Bralettes, from £16
A bralette which is both supportive and comfy, goes up to a G cup, and even has a proper back fastening (that's right, you won't need to be a contortionist to get into this one).
“I pretty much live in the M&S Flexifit crop bras now. As a 30G (and occasionally a 32F at M&S), it's so hard to find non-wired bras that don't look rubbish but these ones are great.” TacoFlavouredKissesBuy now from M&S
SPANX Control Jean Ish Leggings, £89
The built-in shaping panels on these jeggings are a hidden confidence boost.
“Spanx Jean Ish Leggings – they're amazing. Very pricey but I love them. They pull up like leggings and feel like jeggings, but they look like jeans. I do recommend sizing up.” Mrs9CBuy now from Next
Shark Manual and Automatic Steam Mops, from £79
Because no one enjoys dragging a bucket of water around with them when they mop.
“I have a Shark Klik n' Flip and love it. It has three heat settings so I can use it on all my different floors. It's easy to get out, fill, and put away, because the mop head clicks off, and it's reversible too. I've never mopped our floors so much!” ChishandFips33
“I have the Shark Klik too and love it. I can definitely recommend it for large areas.” RaffleswayBuy now from Amazon
Converse All Star Oxford Trainers, £49.99
These comfortable and affordable trainers are a springtime staple.
“I practically only wear Converse. I wear the high-top ones in the winter and the normal ones in the summer. I think the white Converse look great paired with anything, and are definitely my go to when it gets a bit warmer." shedougaholeBuy now from Office
Sukin Rose Hip Oil, £13.95
Massage this wondrous oil into your face morning and night to give your skin a little pick-me-up.
“I've just bought this face oil, and it's absolutely lovely. It feels really luxurious. It's much nicer than the one I was using before.” RemusLupinsBiggestGroupieBuy now from LookFantastic
Adidas Superstar Trainers, from £74.99
A new pair of comfy, white trainers is an easy way to update your look for spring.
“I have two pairs of Adidas Superstars, one is white with black stripes and the other white with rose gold stripes. I bloody live in them – they're so comfortable and look great with dresses too.” EdWinchesterBuy now from Office
24 Pocket Over-door Shoe Organizer, £10.99
This genius MNer tip will make getting ready to leave the house so much easier.
“I use one of those hanging shoe-tidy things under the stairs. It stores gloves, hats, travel wipes, suncreams, and all the other small things you look for as you're about to leave the house and then spend 10 minutes trying to find.” WhatNow40Buy now from Amazon
Hush Long-length Stretch Tee, £35
A staple bum-covering basic to add to your collection.
“Hush have long-line T-shirts which are both sleeveless and long sleeved. They wash well, and are great for wearing with leggings and layering under jumpers.” whiskyremorse
Take a look at the sleeveless version here.Buy now from Hush
Dunelm Lucy Cane Small Sideboard, £169
Keep your front door a shoe- and clutter-free zone.
“I used a small sideboard in the hall when the children were small to store their stuff. Gloves and hats went in the drawers, and shoes on the internal shelves. Out of sight, out of mind.” MsMamaNatureShop now at Dunelm
Uniqlo Lounge Trousers, £12.90
The perfect attire for lounging round the house.
“I love these, they're very comfy. I'm only 5'2”, so watch they don't come up short." periditoBuy now from Uniqlo
If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for January or our round-ups of Mumsnetters' top buys:
Best menstrual cups | Best leggings and jeggings | Best cleaning products | Best trainers | Best dresses | Best maternity dresses | Best trousers | Best jeans | Best raincoats | Best beauty boxes | Best beauty dupes | Best bed sheets
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