Buying for a newborn can seem extremely daunting. Not only do you need to buy equipment for the home but to travel too. You may initially feel reluctant to travel with the baby but there are so many travel gadgets and equipment available now you’ll find travelling can be done with ease.
When you leave the hospital with your newborn baby you won’t be allowed to leave in the car unless you have purchased a suitable car seat. This is possibly one of the most important buys you will ever make. The safety standards now are very high and it’s essential to ensure your car seat meets the guidelines. These days there are plenty of travel systems available that include a pram, carrycot and car seat as a convenient package fit into most cars.
If you enjoy travelling then a travel cot can be a great buy and are safer than sleeping with the baby in the main bed. It’s useful for trips away and visits to grandparents.
Other useful gadgets are portable high chairs, portable sterilisers and bottle warmers, all of which can be kept in the car for when you are on your travels. Travel bags are essential with plenty of pockets and storage space for bottles, nappies and the rest of your baby’s essential things.
If you’re making the car seat a priority, why not suggest some of the other nice-to-have items as possible gifts for the baby from friends and family.