Getting out and about in NZ with a new baby can certainly hold some challenges. Here is some equipment to help you get out and about with a new baby; what you choose will depend upon your activities and lifestyle and what you plan to do while you’re out and about with your new baby.

Car Seats

$150 – 350

There are lots of things to consider when buying a car seat. Read our Car Seats & Capsulesarticle to find out what you need to look out for for driving out & about with your baby.

If you are buying a car seat second hand, or borrowing one from a friend, check out this article first, so you know what to look out for.

Pram / Pushchair / Buggy

 $300 – 1000

There are lots of things to consider when buying a pram/pushchair/buggy. Read our Prams & Buggies article to find out what you need to look out for and which style will best suit your needs for walking out with your baby.

If you are buying pushchairs second hand, or borrowing one from a friend, check out our article first, so you know what to look out for.

Nappy Bag

 $25 – $75

Any bag will do as a nappy bag, but some handy features include a change mat, separate sections for wet and dry, bottle pockets and a zip safe pouch for medicines. If you are an outdoorsy mum you may like one that is back pack style, so you can wear it on your back, rather than slung over your shoulder when you’re out and about.

For more information on Nappy Bags, read our article on Nappy Accessories.

Front Packs, Back Pack & Slings – for Out & About

Front Packs $50 – 90
Back Packs $170 – 300
Slings $40 – 90

Some Mums swear by their packs, whereas others get by quite nicely without one. If you are thinking about buying a baby carrier of any sort, read our Packs & Slings article to find out what you need to look out for. You can also read our reviews of baby carriers here.

 

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Paula Skelton is a qualified NZ nurse and midwife, a midwifery & childbirth educator and the mum of three lovely girls.

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