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The Essential Must-Haves For Your New Baby

The Essential Must-Haves For Your New Baby

Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting and joyous time for expectant parents. To help make the process smoother, we’ve compiled The Essential Must-Haves For Your New Baby. This list ensures that you have all the essential items you need to welcome your little one into the world. From nursery must-haves to everyday essentials, let’s explore The Essential New Baby Must-Have List to get you started with parenthood.

Nursery Essentials:

  • Cots or Bassinet: Choose one that will provide a cozy and safe sleeping space for your baby.
  • Changing Table: Make nappy changes convenient with a dedicated changing station.
  • Chest of Drawers: Have ample storage for baby clothes and essentials.
  • Rocking Chair or Glider: Create a soothing space for feeding and cuddling.

Feeding and Nursing:

  • Breast Pump: For breastfeeding moms, a reliable breast pump can be a lifesaver.
  • Bottles and Nipples: Stock up on bottles and nipples for both breast milk and formula feeding.
  • Nursing Pillow: Provide support and comfort during breastfeeding sessions.
  • Bottle Sterilizer: Keep bottles clean and sanitized.
  • Dummies: Essential for most babies and helps so much throughout their early years. Don’t forget to check out the range we stock.

Nappies and Bathing:

  • Nappies: Stock up on newborn-sized diapers or consider a diaper subscription service.
  • Wipes: Choose gentle, hypoallergenic wipes for sensitive baby skin.
  • Diaper Rash Cream: Be prepared for any diaper rashes that may occur.
  • Baby Bathtub: Ensure a safe and comfortable bathing experience for your little one.
  • Hooded Towels: Keep baby cozy and warm after bath time.

Clothing and Accessories:

  • Onesies: Have a range of sizes and styles for everyday wear.
  • Sleepers: Provide comfortable and cozy sleepwear for your baby.
  • Swaddles and Blankets: Keep your baby snug and secure during sleep or naps.
  • Hats and Socks: Protect your baby’s delicate head and keep tiny feet warm.
  • Seasonal Clothing: Consider weather-appropriate outfits for different seasons.

Health and Safety:

  • Thermometer: Monitor your baby’s temperature accurately.
  • Baby Monitor: Keep an eye on your little one while they sleep.
  • First Aid Kit: Be prepared for minor emergencies with essential medical supplies.
  • Baby proofing Essentials: Secure your home to ensure a safe environment for your growing baby

On-the-Go Essentials:

  • Pram and Pram Caddy: Invest in a reliable and versatile stroller for outings and walks, as well as a pram caddy to store all the on the go essentials.
  • Car Seat: Ensure your baby’s safety during car journeys.
  • Nappy Bag: Carry all the essentials conveniently while on the go, we highly recommend the Vanchi Nappy Bags
  • Baby Carrier or Sling: Keep your baby close and your hands free.

Preparing for a new baby involves a multitude of decisions, and we hope The Essential Must-Haves For Your New Baby gets you started on the right foot and ensures you have everything you need for the arrival of new baby.

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Best Budget Highchair for 2022

We wanted to share the Best Budget Highchair for 2022, after taking our two kids from solids to toddler hood in the past few years, we absolutely loved all the benefit of a the IKEA ANTILOP Highchair and believe that it is the best budget highchair you can (still) buy today!

We can’t go past the simple fact that it will not cost you more that $30 for the base mode, the price aside we love the simplicity of a IKEA ANTILOP Highchair, here’s why:

  • Easy to assemble, generally setup in less than 10 minutes,
  • Have all the accessories you need to feed your little one safely.
  • Easy to keep clean! I mean who doesn’t like this.
  • Price: $23-28
  • Colour Options: White/Silver, Light Blue/Silver, Pink/Silver,
  • Other Options: Safety Belt, Support Cushion and Tray

Hands down our most favourite budget highchair as it is super easy to setup and clean-up is a breeze! The Ikea ANTILOP highchair is also very easy to take apart and to take along so your child sits safely and steadily whether you are at home, at your friend’s place or at even a restaurant. These are so brilliant, even restaurants loce them and youll find them in most cafes and restaurants.

We also love the colour and accessory options you get with this chair, both from IKEA directly or from our own range of IKEA accessories below.

Our favourite thing about is how well you can customize them.

How to Accessories: All our of IKEA Foot Rests, Vinyl Leg Wraps, Silicone Placemats and Cushion Covers will work with the IKEA ANTILOP Highchair.

Here are a few alternatives if you can’t get to IKEA or if they don’t deliver to your area:

Target Snacka Highchair

  • Price: $29
  • Colour Options: White
  • Other Options: None

The Target Snacka Highchair has a convenient removable tray, is height adjustable and has a 5 point safety harness. It is suitable for 6-36 months and up to 15 kg, and like all Budget Highchairs is super easy to carry and to assemble. Another great budget highchair.

How to Accessories:

No leg wrap option as they connect in the middle and you can cut the silicone mat to fit.

Kmart High Low Chair

  • Price: $29
  • Colour Options: White
  • Other Options: None

The Kmart High Low Chair comes with a 5 point safety harness, is easy to disassemble for storage and to carry. It is suitable for 6-36 months and up to 15 kg, and comes with anti-slip feet pads which we are a huge fan of!

How to Accessories:

No leg wrap option as they connect in the middle and you can cut the silicone mat to fit.