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Baby to Toddler : Baby to Toddler 2009
The Border Mail Baby to Toddler 2009 29 Come in and see our recently renovated Nursery area. With double the floor space we have some great displays and loads of new and exciting items for you to look at. 429 Wilson Street Albury, Ph: 02 6021 8822 Trading hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-5.30pm Sat: 9am-5pm Sun Closed THE BIGGEST NURSERY SUPPLIER IN ALBURY WODONGA Does it have a harness or do you need to buy one separately? Do you have a toddler who needs a seat in the pram as well? Prams can be expensive so it is important to do your research before buying. For down-to- earth opinions and tips on prams, try conduct- ing a search in the Essential Baby product reviews forum. When you have settled on a couple of prams that you think might suit your needs, ask for feedback from others in the forum before purchasing. Bath Many parents opt to use a hand basin in the early weeks as it is the right height and easy to use. If using a baby bath from the start ask family and friends which baby bath they found the most helpful. Or visit the Essential Baby forums and get feedback from other mums. Feeding • Nursing bras: at least three • Washable breast pads. • Breast pump and at least two bottles for expressing. • Don’t buy infant formula until you need it. Then buy on price (they are very similar) and be sure you know how to sterilise bottles and bottle-feeding equipment. You will also need four more bottles, teats, a bottle brush and a sterilising system. Nappies • Disposables. Three packets to start with. Look for specials and stock up. Baby can easily go through six to eight nappies a day. • Cloth nappies are a popular option. You will need three dozen of the old-fashioned style that also need fasteners, nappy liners, overpants and two nappy buckets. • Fitted cloth nappies in all colours and patterns are another option. • Nappy rash cream and baby wipes. There are also nappy services that will launder your cloth nappies. Clothing • Singlets or bodysuits: four to six depending on the time of year. Larger babies grow out of the 0000 size very quickly, so you may need to buy more soon. • Jackets and jumpers: Depending on time of year: two to five sets. • Jumpsuits: Eight to 10 of these. You may buy jumpsuits without ‘feet’ so that your baby gains a little more wear out of them. During winter, jumpsuits with feet are more practical. • Hats: Beanies and hats for cooler weather, or under hospital air-conditioning. Sun hats are a must, even for very short periods in the sun. • Socks or booties: Three to four pairs • Bibs: not essential for a newborn. Three or four are a start. • Baby wraps, muslins and bunny rugs: Two to four, including at least one warm one. Toilet ri e s Towels. wash cloths and toiletries. Baby should have his or her own towels and wash cloths - two to three of each. Baby comb and brush, baby wash, baby oil, baby lotion, cotton wool balls, cotton buds and safety nail scissors. These items are non-essentials, but they can be handy. • Sling or baby carrier; • Baby monitor; • Bouncer or baby seat; • Portable cot, and • Mobiles, toys and soothing CDs to help settle baby off to sleep.