During my pregnancy, in the anticipation and excitement of welcoming Alisha into this great big world, I bought and received loads of baby stuff 😀 mostly it was me doing major damage to my pocket since I couldn’t resist all the cute stuff available for the tiny people. Also, I wanted my little one to have a comfortable welcome.

So among the many things, some stuff which I have is.. well.. not that useful while others I am 100% thankful that I have for me to use within these first few months of being a brand new mom. For the mommy-to-bes out there, these are some few things which I found to be really useful and I’d highly recommend for you to put in your wish list if you’re making one 🙂

Baby Sleeper Cot
This is extremely EXTREMELY useful. From the very first day Alisha came home, this has been nothing but GREAT help. If you’re breast feeding, you just KNOW that you’re going to have to wake up a couple of times for the late night and wee hours of the morning feeds. So, what we do is, we put the sleeper cot in between the husband and I, so that baby is right next to me if I need to feed her or check on her. Also it eliminates the danger of any one of us rolling onto her in our sleep 🙂


Alisha in her sleeper cot, please ignore the fingers yang enter frame
An added advantage is that it can be folded up and carried around so you can take it anywhere you want! It’s your baby’s travel bed! hehhehe… We take this along whenever we’re out visiting relatives etc so we don’t have to worry where to put the baby *grin*

Can be found at :
I got my sweet pink one at IKANO Power Center. Alternatively, you can find a similar sleeper cot at Babyjaya, MyBBStore and other various baby stores

Bath Tub Stand

For those of you who already plan (or already bought) baby bath tubs, I highly recommend that you get one of these. A dear friend of mine gave me one of the best advice ever when she told me to get the tub stand. You know why? Well think about it. You’ve just given birth, you’re not exactly super fit and if you have stitches, then trust me moving around isn’t exactly something you look forward to. So imagine if you have to squat down to the height of the tub on the floor while trying to manouver holding a flimsy newborn baby. Even if your other half is going to help out, he’d appreciate this as well.

Don’t worry about storage is the stand can be folded up as pictured below.


I got mine from Mothercare, and the sales girls might advise you to buy a tub from them as well as they’re not sure if it would fit other brand of tubs. However, the tub I’m using is from Safety 1st and it seems to fit just fine. I think it’ll fit most standard sized tubs (but not the supersized ones).

Note : Forgot to take a picture of mine so had to borrow the above picture from someone else’s blog.

Can be found at : Mothercare or Mom’s Care

Diaper Bag
I received this as a gift from my dear friend Shakira. It’s absolutely awesome as it comes complete with a diaper changing mat attached. If you’re buying a bag without a changing mat, I’d say get a mat as you really don’t know when and where you need to do a diaper change! 😀

Can be found at : various baby stores online or at shopping malls

Sudocrem

Sudocrem is an antiseptic healing cream. Earlier or, Alisha had a bout of nappy rash (which kinda looked like jerawat to me) which didn’t seem to go away. So one of the husband’s cousins told us to try Sudocrem. She used it on all her four kids and is still using it. Unfortunately, Sudocrem isn’t available here in our country, so she gave us a glob of her stock to try out. It’s worked wonders! All we needed to do was apply a thin layer and voila! The redness on my baby’s tushie went away 😀 We liked it so much that we went online to buy our own tub of Sudocrem. If any of you would like to try a sample, just lemme know. I’ll pack some for you to try out (at a small cost of course ;)). Best part is, Sudocrem isn’t just for babies, hehehe.. we can use it as well. Check out more details on their website.

Can be found at : well, not here but the UK or online. Try eBay 🙂

Bottle Sterilizer

Ok, I tried the whole “rebus botol” to sterilize thing and it’s so not for me. Why deny technology right? This was given as a gift by Alisha’s Aunty Lala and THANK GOD! I don’t think I’d want to waste time standing by the stove boiling bottles and pump parts. Ugh. If your husbands become smart asses and say stuff like “alaaa.. rebus je..bukan susah sangat” then you tell them to do it for you for a week. See if they say the same at the end of that week.

Can be found at : various baby stores online or at shopping malls

Breast pump

Doesn’t matter what brand you decide on or whether it’s manual or battery operated but you HAVE to have one. Engorged boobies are not fun, trust me.

Can be found at : various baby stores online or at shopping malls

Baby Bouncer

Alisha all bouncy happy
At first I had my eyes set on those fancy shmancy baby bouncers from Fisher Price. You know, the ones with the battery operated rockers and hanging toys and all that jazz. Fortunately I didn’t have time to go out and purchase one, hehehe… I realized that those things were a bit hot for our weather, babies would prolly be sweating sitting in those for long periods of time (unless you put them in an air-conditioned room). Not to mention kinda heavy too. Thankfully, Alisha’s Tok Pa went out and got her an awesome cooling bouncer! It’s simple, light (so I have no problems lugging it around everywhere) and cooling! Also costs a whole lot less as compared to those fancy ones.

Can be found at : Mothercare

Ok, that’s all I can think of for now. Will add on to this list if I suddenly remember another useful item. Hope it’s helped some of you out there!!

5 Comments on Useful baby stuff

  1. Na loves the sleeper cot!!
    Sgt cumel + safe for bb..
    Hr tue jpa kat isetan..
    Tapi confuse sama ada bb muat ke x into dat.. 🙂 -bb tggl umah waktu nie-
    so, next wik bwk bb gi ukur..
    heheheh..
    tq 4 sharing!

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