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    premama is offline Registered User
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    Best of....

    Hello,

    I'm now in my 8th month and am looking to buy all the "essentials" for the baby - I know there are many threads re a "list" of essentials but if anyone can recommend the "best of" brands for cribs, cot-beds, moses baskets, closet, bottles, sterilisers, monitors, cream etc, that would be really helpful!


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    sky123 is offline Registered User
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    I think it is all down to personal preference and sometimes baby's tolerance, but this is what we use:-

    Bottles - Bfree.
    Steriliser - Avent is big reliable enough.
    Cream - Physiogel for baby's face (tends to get dry patches).
    Baby wipes - Pigeon
    Milky bath oil/shampoo - Mustela
    Cots, etc- being practical is most important so depends if you have large/small room/flat. Mothercare is good enough.
    Mattress - Mothercare

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    mintycat is offline Registered User
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    Bottles - Dr. Brown
    Monitor - Angelcare
    Infant carseat / stroller - Peg Perago Aria travel system
    Toddler carseat - Britax
    Sterilizer - Avent
    Breast pump - Avent Isis hand pump
    Wipes - for the first few months, "homemade" ones of large cotton pads soaked in water. Now we use Johnson's
    Cream - QV
    Shampoo and bath - Seba-med
    Nursery furniture - Jacadi (including mattress)
    Rocker - Maclaren
    Carrier - Baby Bjorn Active
    Moses basket for the first few months - Mamas and Papas

    These are by no means the best, just what we use. I am pretty satisfied with all of them. I am 9 months pregnant now and for the breastpump, I have rented the Medela Symphony this time as I probably won't have time to handpump and take care of a toddler and a baby. The handpump is very good in extracting milk (better than the Medela mini electric which I also used) but it's time consuming.

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    I would recommend using cotton wool balls and water in the beginning rather than wipes as my baby developed a bad nappy rash from wet wipes. Maybe use wet wipes after a couple of months or just when you are out and about.

    We have the Avent sterilizer that is meant to take 8 minutes - it took 25!!!! So I took it back to the supplier she said they take 10 mins empty with the lid off and all take longer full up! They exchanged it and the new one takes 15 mins. I would get another brand or a microwave version if I was buying again.

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    MeowMeow is offline Registered User
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    Infant carseat - Peg Perego
    Stroller - Peg Perego Venezia & P3
    Toddler carseat - Aprica (actually this is an infant to toddler carseat)
    Crib & Dresser - Chicco
    Bottle sterilizer - Avent
    Swing - Ocean Wonders Aquarium from Fisher Price
    Breastfeeding pillow - Boppy
    Activity center - Graco

    Love all these products!

    HTH

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    Bottles - Avent
    Monitor - Didnt need one. Just kept the door open.
    Infant stroller - Bugaboo Chameleon.
    Sterilizer - Avent - We had both models. Both worked according to time specified.
    Diapers - In HK - Pampers.
    Wipes - Johnson's from the get go.
    Oil - Johnson's lavender oil
    Rash cream - Penaten
    Shampoo and bath - Johnson's Chamomile and Lavender bedtime bath
    Nursery furniture - From Oz... can't remember name. But if we had to do it again... I'd just use the one from Ikea.
    Rocker - Fisher Price
    Carrier - Baby Bjorn Active

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    tweenie is offline Registered User
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    Hi im Tweenie

    I'm 6months pregnant and looking for the bean bag pillows that i can buy it here in hongkong and also where i can buy the stroller Peg Perego and Mc Claren.

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    MeowMeow is offline Registered User
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    Peg Perego - Bumps to Babes and 0/3 Baby
    McClaren - Bumps to Babes and Mothercare

    HTH

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