Now that you are pregnant you are you the perfect consumer. There is no need to buy the most expensive maternity pads for after baby is born. We suggest you buy:

3 dozen Home Brand super sanitary pads

1 box of Pidgeon Breast pads – for the first week after birth

Wizard Ointment 1 x small pottle from the Lincoln North Pharmacy, Lincoln Rd,

Henderson – This is excellent for sore cracked nipples!

Breastfeeding Pillow


Pillow for pregnancy

Feedback of many from new mothers have produced some gems on what are tried and true good things for baby, some are expensive and worth the money, some are cheaper options but work well.


What to buy for baby

You will find many suggestions from layettes for baby, here is one website to start from. A good idea is to ask your friends, sisters and mother which are the most essential. Different seasons means you often need a different layette.

Basinette – If you borrow, consider buying a new mattress
Cot – new mattress for first baby, consider a Dr Sprott mattress wrap
Hire newborn capsule from Baby Factory ;also snap a go wheels

Check out: Sleep Store you can buy from them:
*Wrap me swaddle
*White noise CD
*Sounds of Silence
These are excellent for helping first time parent settle their new baby.

Baby Bjorn – front pack
Sleeping Bag for baby
Vibrating bouncenet
Jolly Jumper
Activity Centre
Black and White books
Microwave Sterilizer


Baby Wipes are expensive and sometimes harsh on you new baby’s skin…here is a tried and true recipe for baby wipes AND they are a lot more cost effective than buying them from the supermarket.

Baby wipes

1.6 or 2.1 litre click clack container

1.5 cups boiling water

3 teaspoons of neutral oil

2 teaspoons aqueous cream

Viva handee towels

Use a straight edge (not serrated) knife to cut a Viva handee towel roll in half (so that it resembles a toilet roll) and place in the container.
Mix the water oil & aqueus cream in a small jug until combined. Pour over the roll, and leave for about 5 mins. Once fully soaked through, remove the cardboard inner. Pull the wipes from the centre of the roll.
Tips from an experienced baby wipes maker:
– Use a bread knife to cut the rolls it makes a bit of a mess but you may not manage to cut it with another knife.
– Try Almond oil (this is most like the oils of our body).
– Use a little less than 1.5 cups of water as they seem to be a little wet for my liking.
– Add a few drops of teatree oil to kill any bugs and a few drops of lavendar oil to make them smell nice.

baby bath


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