Living / 30 January, 2023 / Ellie Thompson
As you prepare to welcome your new arrival into the world, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, and the list is unavoidably a long one. Shopping for a new baby can be lots of fun if you know exactly what you need. Let’s take a moment to check out Ergobaby’s five newborn essentials before we deep dive into the nitty gritty – it’s a great place for expectant parents to start.
You might know Ergobaby for their best-in-show baby carriers, but there’s a lot more to this brand than meets the eye. Here are five hero products you’ll want for your little one, as well as a comprehensive newborn essentials checklist that you can download and print, so you’re ready for when your precious bundle arrives.
Baby carriers are brilliant for so many reasons. They give you the opportunity to keep your baby close, which is great for bonding, while leaving you hands-free, so you have the freedom to get things done at home. They’re great for getting out of the house without the hassle of a buggy, and are ideal for reflux babies who prefer to be kept upright.
Specially designed to keep newborns close, the Ergobaby Embrace combines the softness of a baby wrap with the ergonomic comfort of Ergobaby’s award-winning carriers.
The spreadable shoulder strap option keeps the soft and stretchy fabric taught around baby’s neck for a snug fit, while the padded head and neck support cradles the newborn’s head.
Renegotiating the question of ‘wrap or carrier?’ with its distinctive design, the Embrace carries babies from 3.2kg to 11.3kg (7lbs – 25lbs), and the carrier itself is super lightweight, so it folds into a compact shape for easy storage.
Ergobaby’s Curve Nursing Pillow has been developed in collaboration with lactation experts to maximise comfort for both parent and baby and reduce the risk of rolling. Not only does the natural curve offer the perfect ergonomic position for easy feeding, this nursing pillow can also be used beyond the newborn stage to support tummy time, which is crucial for your little one’s development.
The two-sided nursing pillow is supple but firm with an improved buckled strap to secure it in place. Designed with premium, machine-washable materials, the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow now uses even more sustainable, compressed packaging to support the brand’s sustainability efforts and CO2 reduction initiatives.
Ditch the loose blankets and invest in Ergobaby’s hip-healthy sleeping bags. According to safer sleep advisors The Lullaby Trust, baby sleeping bags prevent your baby’s head from being covered by wriggling under bedding, as well as helping you child stay at a constant temperature.
The Ergobaby Classic Sleeping Bag is suitable from birth, keeping growing babies warm and cosy, so you assured your baby is safe while they snooze.
Each bag is made from soft, breathable, machine-washable cotton, with two-way zips for easy nappy changes. There’s even a harness slot for use in strollers and car seats, making them convenient essentials for all parents at home or on the go.
Shopping for a pushchair is one of the biggest purchase decisions you’ll have to make for your new baby. The Ergobaby Metro+ stroller has all the comfort of a full-size stroller in an ultra-compact design, so it’s brilliant for everyday use, at a fraction of the cost of other pushchairs on the market.
The Metro+’s ergonomic bucket seat and 175-degree near-flat recline make it perfect for newborn to toddler with no extra accessories needed. Arriving ready-built to save time and energy, parents can simply unpack, unfold and get going. The Metro+ is also the only stroller on the market certified ‘back-healthy’ by the AGR.
The Metro+ is ideal for travel, navigating busy streets, tubes and buses, and storing neatly in your boot or hallway when not in use.
A baby bouncer, also known as a rocker, gives you a safe space to keep your baby close, while you enjoy a moment or two hands-free.
The lightweight Evolve baby bouncer is designed to be there for your baby from day one, providing your little one with a safe space to relax. Its simple but sturdy buckle closure with padded harness is comfy and secure, giving you the chance to prepare a meal, unload the dishwasher, or play with your child.
From cosy newborn lounger, to calming infant bouncer, and then fun toddler seat, Evolve is designed with ergonomics at the forefront.
Suitable from birth to toddlerhood the Evolve comes with a removable, ergonomic newborn insert that supports baby from head to hips.
Each bouncer seat is made with two soft and supportive fabrics to maximise baby’s comfort while being machine washable. It’s lightweight (3.8kg) and folds flat and there’s a fun, ocean-themed toy bar and handy carry bag available separately.
Head to Ergobaby’s website for more information and to shop the best products for your newborn.
We’ve put together this handy checklist so you can drag, drop and print, or download the newborn essentials checklist pdf direct to your phone, tablet or desktop.