Now that I’m 17 weeks pregnant it’s time to start preparing for the arrival of the baby by making sure I have all the essentials covered.
As much as I’m obsessed with children and babies I have no idea where to start in terms of what I actually need and what are the best brands on the market.
I reached out to Eurobaby and asked to meet with one of the sales advisors so I could figure out what I actually need and what’s high up the list of priorities.
I met with Angelina who gave me this list which the sales advisors give to every customer who comes into the store. This list is given to everyone after they purchase their pram/travel system.
The pram / travel system is the #1 most important item to purchase as early on in the pregnancy as possible and Eurobaby recommend you have this ordered by week 20 of pregnancy. This is because some prams/ travel systems have really long lead-times, so the sooner you can make your decision and place your order the better.
I haven’t made a decision with regards what pram/ travel system I want to go with just yet so I’m going to meet with the team at Eurobaby next week to go through all the options in depth.
In the meantime, here is the Top 10 Essentials For New Baby as recommended by Eurobaby.
The most advanced crib from the award winning Next2Me family of side-sleeping cribs from Chicco, the Next2Me Magic features all the benefits of the Original with the addition of extra premium features.
The Chicco Next2Me Magic has a more luxurious design and gives parents and their new little ones the utmost comfort for the best sleep, side-by-side in safety.
The improved one-handed slide opening side panel makes it even easier to reach your little one during the night to soothe them. The Chicco Next2Me Magic also features an upgraded rocking system that can be engaged in free standing mode by the touch of a button.
With 11 height adjustments and retractable telescopic feet the Next2Me Magic adapts to suit any bed. The height adjustment also means it can be set at an incline to support with reflux and congestion.
Offering fantastic comfort to your baby with a new and enhanced mattress with a 3D mesh cover to improve air circulation. Complementing this are the two side mesh windows that further encourage air flow and ventilation.
The crib can easily be moved around the home thanks to the four swivelling wheels. The Next2Me Magic is designed with stylish zipper details on the soft outer cover to make the removal and cleaning of the cover easier than ever before. Completed with a travel/storage bad for ease of transportation and safety harness kit for attaching to any bed.
Features of the Chicco Next2Me Magic Baby Crib:
- Suitable from birth to 6 months
- Fits all types of beds
- Easily attached or removed from parents beds
- Wide height range from 35-52cm, adjustment buttons on both sides
- Can incline one side – helps with congestion and re-flux
- Easy to manoeuvre – fitted with 4 wheels!
- Fixed or rocking crib
- Full breath-ability with mesh side panels on both sides
- One-handed opening and closing panel
- Removable and washable lining
- Includes storage bag – ideal for travelling
The Chicco Next2Me Magic Baby Crib is priced at €299 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com. One of the things I love about Eurobaby is that they offer a price match on all products found at other official stockists. The also offer payment plans with humm, so you can buy now and pay later in a way thats comfortable and convenient for you.
The Chicco Baby Hug is a unique 4 in 1 indoor solution that covers all your baby’s needs from birth until 3 years old.
From 0m+ it transforms from a crib to a recliner to support your baby with congestion and reflux. The soft removable reducer allows your baby to sleep safely overnight in Baby Hug.
From 6 months the Baby Hug transforms into a convenient highchair and finally your child’s first chair from 6 months +.
Baby Hug is extremely versatile, by pressing the pedal you can adjust the hug to the perfect height for your baby, while the 4 braked wheels make easy to move around the house. The electronic toy bar will entertain your baby with sounds, lights and soft plush toys.
In a highchair configuration Baby Hug can be easily attached to any table thanks to the adjustable height so your baby can enjoy the family meals. Finally, when in first chair configuration you can easily recline the backrest to provide maximum comfort to your baby. The lining is 100% washable.
Additional Chicco baby Hug fitted sheets, Chicco baby Hug additional mattress and Meal time Kit is also available to complete the look
Features of the Chicco Baby Hug Air 4 in 1 Crib to Highchair :
- Suitable from birth
- 4 in 1 Crib & seat
- Daytime crib suitable from birth
- Recliner suitable from birth
- Highchair & First Chair suitable from 6 months
- Height adjustable
- 4 wheels with brakes
- Ideal for moving from room to room
- Reclining backrest
- Includes toy bar
- Removable & washable fabrics
The Chicco Baby Hug Air 4 in 1 Crib to Highchair is priced at €224 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
The new V-Tech 5″ Smart Wifi Video Monitor offers Full HD video and you can choose whether to view on the parent unit, or on your smartphone or tablet.
The parent unit has a 5″ colour HD screen, and has a built-in intercom so you can talk to your baby – perfect for settling them back to sleep.
Night vision means that you can view your child even when the light’s off. Play soothing sounds and lullabies using the vtech 5″ video baby monitor – there are 5 melodies or 5 ambient sounds.
Features of the V-Tech 5″ Smart Wifi Video Monitor :
- High-definition 5” colour LCD screen
- 1080p full HD video quality
- Free live viewing via smartphone & tablet
- Motion detection & activated recording
- Wide-angle viewing up to 110 degrees
- 10x remote digital zoom
- Local or remote two-way talk
- Soothing sounds and lullabies
- Temperature sensor
The V-Tech 5″ Smart Wifi Video Monitor is priced at €149.95 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
This versatile bathtub grows with baby through three stages and is the only baby bath tub you’ll ever need. The sling locks into two ergonomic positions: higher for full-body support and lower for seated support.
Dual layered mesh and comfort-edge construction securely cradles baby from head-to-toe. The slings adjusts to a cushioned seat that comfortably supports babies learning to sit. Remove the sling when baby has mastered sitting and easily bathe baby in the spacious tub—no uncomfortable plastic bumps.
Features of the Skip*Hop Moby 3 Stage Bath Tub:
- Suitable From: 0 m+
- Tub grows with baby through three stages: Stage 1: Newborn (0-3 months; up to 15 lbs); Stage 2: Infant (3-6 months; up to 20 lbs); Stage 3: Sitters (6+ months; up to 25 lbs)
- Mesh Smart Sling™ provides Comfort-Edge support and locks into two ergonomic positions: Upper position: Offers head-to-toe newborn cradling; Lower position: Supports infants learning to sit
- Remove sling completely when baby sits upright
- Swivel hook for hanging on showerhead, shower bar or towel bar
- Non-slip interior texture
- Drain plug
- PVC-free, Phthalate-free
The Skip*Hop Moby 3 Stage Bath Tub is priced at €50 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
This beautiful Silver Cloud Counting Sheep Bouncer features luxurious soft-touch fabrics with beautiful print and embroidery details with a cute grey head support cushion for newborns. The bouncer provides a cosy place for baby to play or relax. The toy bar has two sleepy sheep toys and baby will enjoy the soothing vibration and music features.
The Silver Cloud Baby Bouncer – Counting Sheep features:
- Suitable From: Birth – 9 kgs approx
- Cosy bouncer for baby to relax or play
- Soothing adjustable vibration function
- Plays 8 different tunes at 3 volume levels
- Head support cushion for newborns
- Adjustable 2 position seat
- Removable bar with two sleepy sheep toys
- Toys rattle and squeek
- Adjustable waist strap
The Silver Cloud Baby Bouncer – Counting Sheep is priced at €79 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
The Baby Elegance Bath unit is the perfect multi-use station for you and your baby. Whether it’s changing nappies, taking a bath or changing clothes, this unit has plenty of storage space to keep all your essentials close at hand! The raises edges help keep baby safe during nappy changes and beneath the sturdy padded table is a bath with a drainage tube to help make bath time easier on you.
The Baby Elegance Changing Unit with Bath features:
- Includes removable, padded changing mattress
- Concealed bath unit with a drainage tube to help make bath time easier
- Sturdy frame with lockable wheels for maneuverability
- Convenient storage compartments
- Front storage tray with towel rails
- PVC shelving
- 3 x storage trays
The Baby Elegance Changing Unit with Bath is priced at €125 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
The Babymoov Personal Care Kit Vanity Set is a Compact, Comprehensive Kit Of Essential Baby Care Accessories For Home And Travel.
The complete kit contains 9 everyday accessories to keep baby healthy and happy – the storage bag has inner and outer pockets, available in two colour designs.
The Babymoov Personal Care Kit Vanity Set includes:
- Digital thermometer
- Baby nose-cleaner
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1 pair of baby nail clippers
- 1 nail file
- A bath thermometer
- A soft hairbrush
- 1 teething ring
- 1 gum massager
The Babymoov Personal Care Kit Vanity Set features:
- Compact storage bag with inner and outer pockets
- 9 accessories for baby’s daily health and hygiene
- Available in 2 colours – aqua and peach
The Babymoov Personal Care Kit Vanity Set is priced at €37.90 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
Easy to wear, easy to fit, easy to use! With the new Chicco Easyfit baby carrier it is like wearing a t-shirt that perfectly adapts to your body . The ergonomically designed seat is aimed to assure the right position of baby’s hip. It is easily convertible from parent-facing to forward facing in one easy movement. It provides extra support for head and neck for the first few months of he baby. It follows the growing stages of the baby from newborn to 9 kg.
The Chicco Easyfit Carrier features:
- Suitable from Birth – 9kgs
- Easy to wear: intuitive and simple to wear just like a t shirt and easy to fit for the maximum comfort
- Easy to convert from parent-facing to forward facing
- Easy to adjust: it follows the baby’s growth from birth to 6 months
- It provides extra support for head and neck for the first few months
- Strong support to prevent baby from moving too much to either side
- Ergonomic seat assures the right position of baby’s hips
- Baby’s back is supported in its natural position
- Airways are open to ensure breathing
- Hug strap on head can provide addition support
- Hug strap converts into a soother holder
The Chicco Easyfit Carrier is priced at €40 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
The Sleep Tight Baby Bed is a safe place for your baby to rest and sleep, day and night. Tested to the very latest and most relevant safety standards for a baby’s overnight bed, The Sleep Tight Baby Bed is the first of its kind to be certified for unsupervised, overnight sleep from birth.
Using a sustainably sourced, firm filling ‘Sorona’ by Dupont and innovative breathable base and panels, The Sleep Tight Baby Bed provides a comfortable, healthy and safe sleeping environment for your little one.
The Purflo Sleep Tight Baby Bed features:
- Thoroughly tested to relevant standards and certified safe for overnight sleeping
- Firm sides made from breathable, sustainably sourced fibre which is strong enough to keep your baby safe inside whilst still being soft to touch
- The Sorona fibre, designed and patented by Dupont retains its natural shape and structure so doesn’t flatten with age
- Includes a firm flat base essential for overnight, unsupervised sleep
- Breathable mesh base and sides allow air to safely circulate and help keep your baby at a safe temperature all night
- Portable design provides a safe and familiar environment away from home
- Suitable from birth up to 8 months
The Purflo Sleep Tight Baby Bed is priced at €148 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
The Boppy Feeding Pillow from Chicco is a great help for mother and baby during nursing. Using it during feeding keeps your body in a correct position and ensures baby is able to suck peacefully and easily. It is essential for babies to be positioned correctly when they attach onto the breasts, otherwise they may tug at the nipples and cause soreness or irritation.
The Chicco Boppy Pillow features:
- The internal padding is made exclusively from fibres which do not lose their shape or compactness over time; this guarantees baby soft, stable and safe support
- No more tired arms and neck
- Boppy is a great way for parents to feed their baby in an ergonomically correct position, reducing tiring and sometime painful stress on the shoulders caused by poor posture
- It has a special exclusive shape and the materials used guarantee a snug and secure fit that adapts to the shape of every parent. Both the Boppy slipcovers and pillow can be machine-washed at 30° and machine-dried to guarantee perfect hygiene in minutes
- Its exclusive padding maintains the original shape of the pillow even after endless washes and drying
- A range of accessory slipcovers are available separately allowing parents to choose the patterns they prefer from day to day, and also ensures they have a spare cover when it needs changing
- Boppy is not only a feeding pillow, it is also an exceptionally versatile product which can be used for propping, tummy time and sitting as your baby grows and develops
- The Boppy Pillow has been tested by Osservatorio Chicco – the Baby Research Centre which recommends it as the most simple and ideal aid for mothers and babies during breastfeeding and beyond
- The Osservatorio Chicco, Baby Research Centre, is a research facility dedicated to the knowledge of the development of children from 0 to 3 years of age and their psycho-physical, emotional and social needs, in constant collaboration with the medical-scientific world, baby experts and parents.
The Chicco Boppy Pillow is priced at €35 and is available in store at Eurobaby and online at www.eurobaby.com.
So that completes our Top 10 Essentials For New Baby. As much as I feel well informed with regards what I need for the bay I can’t help but feel slightly overwhelmed as well.
Angelina and the staff at Eurobaby couldn’t have been any more helpful and I’m so happy I decided to partner with them during my pregnancy because I know they will make this journey and process run very smoothly for me.
The main thing I want to focus on now is choosing my pram/ travel system and then once I’ve made that decision I will focus on all of the above. Next week I will meet with Angelina again to go through the order which is very exciting. I will document my journey on YouTube as part of my Baby On The Way Series but in the meantime, if you’d like to catch up on this weeks episode you can watch it here.