Here are some products to make baby feeding time easier for parents – we have tried to divide them into essentials and non essentials for baby’s feeding time.
Feeding time can bring lots of joy and fun, but it can also be a stressful time for new parents. We have an in-built need to nurture our young, so if it is not going well we can feel that we are failing in some way.
Essentials for feeding time
6 Washable – $10 for a packet
Disposable breast pads $20 for box of 50
$4 – 12
Highchair or Booster Seat
$100 – 300
‘Nice to Haves’ Equipment for feeding time
$50 – 100
$90 – 300
Expressing milk gives you the freedom to leave baby with a caregiver while you are still breastfeeding and it also helps to stimulate milk flow if baby is not suckling properly in the early days. There are various pumps available, so talk to your midwife or Plunket nurse about the different options available.
Visit our Kiwi Families article Expressing Your Milk by mum and midwife, Paula Skelton, for more information on breast pumps.
2 – 6 Bottles
$6 – 15 each
$50 – 150
$10 – 20
Handy for having under the highchair, especially if there is carpet underneath. Make sure the mat sits flat around the edges (so people don’t trip over it!), and it can be easily washed. One that can be thrown in the washing machine or hosed down is perfect.
To read about the things to consider when buying Highchairs click here.
There are many different types of Sterilizers on the NZ market – click here to read about your options.