There is a lot of prep welcoming a baby into the world! Here are 12 items that we can guarantee you will want in the first year!
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From dribble bibs to bub's first toothbrush, let's go shopping!
Whether it is for reflux or teething dribble you can't go wrong with lots of soft and absorbent dribble bibs. There are some lovely custom hand-sown designs around, or if you have an eye on budget, purchase the bulk packs in Best & Less.
Everything will go their mouths when teething! Have a range of handy teether toys ready. We love this wrist teether toy option from b.box. It is safe, easy for little hands and can't be accidently looped around baby's neck.
Eye safety is so important. A baby's eyes are sensitive and still developing. Invest in baby sunglasses (and sunhats) ahead of time to be sure there is no eye damage. We recommend checking out Idol Eyes for more information and to purchase your sun-safe specs.
If you are looking to create a play-zone in your home you cannot go wrong with a padded foam play mat.
They are soft, comfortable, durable, water-proof and wipe-clean! All the things you will want for baby and toodler-hood!
Your sleepy, milk-drunk newborn will very quickly turn into professional-level food muncher. In between is a transition stage where you will want lots of small, easy-to-use and re-sealable food containers for finger food and purees.
Anytime between 3 months and 6 months you will begin to notice signs of teething. This is when tooth and gum care starts.
Purchase an extra soft baby toothbrush and baby toothpaste. Even if the teeth aren't showing yet, gently rubbing swollen gums with toothbrush and toothpaste can give relief from teething pain.
With solid foods on the menu and motor skills increasing you will be glad of a set of these silicon suction bowls + spoons. They suction onto most surfaces and are shaped to make it easy for self-feeding. Time-saving, dishwasher proof and brilliant for encouraging independent eating skills
Af your monkey is going to be self-feeding you will want a couple of smock cover-all bibs to preserve their clothing and catch food overspill.
Plus, the soft laminated polyester ones that are now available in most stores can be machine-washable making wash-and-wear even easier.
Another toy to purchase is the Vtech activity cube. This is one toy you (and baby) will love. It's shape and size make it a great toy for the learning to sit-up stage. Plus with a range of cute songs, buttons and flashing lights, you can't go wrong.
Another activity worth investing in - every baby loves a range of touch & feel or flap books. We recommend this Usbourne 'Peep inside' set for looks of interest and enjoyment.
Finally, turn you baby into a little learner with a good building blocks set. Explore shapes, colours and building structures. It is another toy that every child needs and that you will be glad of in the not-to-distant future.
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