Keeping up with your baby's growing and changing needs is a big part of your parenting experience. While sometimes it's fun and exciting – buying new cute clothes, watching them discover new toys – it can also be overwhelming to frequently update your baby gear ("they've grown out of this onesie already?").
Using hand-me-downs and recycling from friends and family is a great way to save money and embrace sustainability (although there are some items you might prefer to purchase new for safety reasons, like a car seat or cot mattress). But where you can't ‘beg and borrow’, you can try to invest in pieces that remain in the home for years beyond even the toddler stage.
Here are our suggestions for excellent investment items to support your family from that first year onwards.
Baby Brezza One Step Deluxe Baby Food Maker
You can now add healthy, homemade food to your baby's mealtimes in a few fuss-free minutes or quickly create cuisines for any other age too! The Baby Brezza One Step Deluxe Baby Food Maker steams and blends food to make as much as 3.5 cups of baby food in just 10 minutes. Complete with reusable storage pouches and fill-funnels, this is a steaming, blending and food storage solution all in one.
Plus, you can use it to steam your own pasta, boil eggs, or make plenty of other foods for any age. This food maker is easy to use and clean, with an LCD control panel, fully accessible steam tank, dishwasher safe bowl and blade and removable water tank.
Enjoy simpler food prep for baby food and beyond with the Baby Brezza One Step Deluxe Food Maker.
Love N Care Cot and Chest of Drawer Collections
These elegant designs from Love N Care adapt as your family grows to become staple pieces even beyond those early years. Available in Everly – a subtle white – and Bordeaux – a timeless ash colour – there's a matching Cot and Chest of Drawer set for any decor.
With three large drawers on smooth sliding rails, the Love N Care Drawer Chest makes for a great nursery item, entryway table, lounge room or office piece. A detachable changer lid top adds an extra surface for nappy changes, and hidden fixings leave no marks on the top when removed, allowing this chest to fit seamlessly into any stage of life.
The Love N Care Cot converts from a cot to a junior bed and then into a sofa bed, making it a versatile sleep solution from day one onwards. In cot mode, teething rails protect your baby's gums, and the 2-position mattress base means you can always easily access your sleeping tot. Switch to a toddler bed when your little one is ready and a sofa bed beyond that!
Tie together the nursery and your wider home with the Love N Care Everly Cot and Everly Drawer Chest – exclusive to us, especially for you – check out the full range here.
Bilbi Manchester & Storage
Bilbi is a beloved Baby Bunting brand – each Bilbi item is wrapped in love to help you, your baby and their nursery space stay soft at heart. Bilbi Manchester is reliable through those early years, and the storage solutions can remain a functional part of your home, especially in your little one's room up until their teen years.
Store more as your little one collects toys, books and even laundry with rope baskets from Bilbi. Soft, yet sturdy enough to keep bits and pieces tucked away safely while adding a pop of colour or character to the room, these baskets come in small or large, with cute animal designs or aesthetic stripe patterns. Alternatively, go for the woven look with Bilbi hand-woven baskets made from water hyacinth, also complete with cute animal faces and designs.
Whether it's time to add those finishing touches to the nursery or you're still looking for the basics, Bilbi has you covered. From elasticised fitted sheets that fit snug on most cots or bassinets to charming rope or wicker baskets for easy organisation and storage, the Bilbi range makes it simple to set up for safer sleeping and create a sweet and soothing space for your baby.
Want to see the quality for yourself? Check out the entire Bilbi range here.
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