5. Travel Items
An ‘newborn essentials’ list is not complete without travel items. Being able to take your baby out safe and securely is a must. So, you will need to invest in a good quality pram and car seat.
Australia has very strict laws around the use of baby car seats, and rightly so. Your newborn will be the most precious item you will transport around, so it’s important to get a good quality pram and car seat that meets the Australian Standards. All reputable baby stores will know these standards and only stock items that comply.
Tips to buying travel accessories:
Depending on your lifestyle, budget and preference, you can try different types of car seats such as ababy capsule or a convertible restraint.
Always make sure your car seat or capsule is fitted in your car correctly and is facing the right way for your babies age. (reverse for newborns).
Take your time to test out both the car seat and prams available before selecting the best one for you. There is a wide variety of options and, next to your baby furniture, they will be your most used items.
Look for prams that are easy to use, easy to fold and will fit in the boot of your car.
Get advice from the shop attendants as they are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things prams and car seats. (all things baby for that matter!)
Where to Buy:
Baby Bunting stocks are large range of both prams and car seats. You might want to schedule at least half a day (multiple times) to review and try out the different brands and styles.
A complete list of newborn essentials. Everything you will need to welcome your baby into the world. Of course, there will be other little items that will be helpful for when bubs comes. But in the early days, if you are breastfeeding, newborns really don’t need that much.
If you decide not to breastfeed for whatever reason, adding bottles and formula will also need to go on the newborn essentials list, otherwise, with the items listed above, you are good to go!
When shopping for items for your newborn essentials, remember to go easy on yourself and consider these final tips:
And finally, don’t forget to consider booking in for a maternity or newborn photography session. This time in your life is so precious and capturing these moments may just be the greatest gift you buy yourself and your newborn.
Get in touch today and let’s talk about your options.
Until next time,