Having a kid id like a nonstop shopping spree – not only that – babies stuff are extremely expensive too. New parents tend not to care much about the prices because they want to give their little ones the best things possible.
From what I remember – we spent about $2500-$3000CAD for nursery furniture’s, decorations, and gadgets. Not including baby shower to celebrate. It gets quite expensive – so look out for special deals weekly! Check out for Babies R Us weekly sales!
I wanted to round it up to 10 MUST haves for newborns to one year old but it’s quite impossible. I choose 14 items for this blog post – hopefully it’s useful for all you new parents out there!
First off – starting off with the big furniture’s. I purchased both crib and diaper table at Babies R Us, from what I remember – they had free shipping after purchasing a certain amount. I got the nursing chair as well. I would say these are the most expensive items comparing to other stuff. Crib: $299.99+tax // Mattress $99+tax // Diaper Table $219.99+tax // Diaper table mat: around $30.
& than you’ll need to get the bedding sets, rhythm musical accessory for crib, diaper mat covers and etc…
I didn’t add the nursing chair on this blog post because it wasn’t necessary – I barely sat on it to feed my son. I just fed on the couch and bed. It wasn’t used often but it was quite expensive at $249.99+tax. It did look nice in the nursery but definitely don’t need it.
Play Pen is next on the list – we got a play pen after our son was born. Never thought about having him next to us in our room. So we got this the next day he was born. Very convenient – he slept next to us. There’s a changing pad too – so we don’t need to walk to his room to change. I think play pens nowadays is around $70-140 – depending the brand and style.
Most babies love the swing! But mine don’t at all – so it was a little waste. Hopefully my next child would love it. This gadget does the swing motion, vibration, and music rhythm. Price is around $100-$150.
Play mat was probably the only thing I never got – I couldn’t justify paying $80-$140 for a mat that he will probably look at for about a month or two. I did get him a tummy mat for cheaper.
Baby carrier is another item we didn’t use as much. Max we used it 6-7 times. These things cost around $40-$150. Wished we used it more though. It’s convenient to bring your little one out for walks and outings. Would recommend getting this but make sure you can use it number of times unlike us.
Stroller and car seat is one of the most important things on the list! Can be one of the most expensive on the list as well. Price ranges from $150-$1500. Yes! What’s the big difference? There is a big difference. The weight, the convenience, the wheels, and etc. The cheaper the stroller is – the heavier it is. That’s what I notice. When it’s heavy – you’ll be annoyed opening and closing it. Plus the wheels are better too with average to higher end strollers. You basically get what you pay for. We went mid-range for strollers and car seat. We settle with Britax. Stroller $249.99+tax and car seat $299.99+tax. It adds up to a little less than $700. Yes pricy but I would recommend parents to invest on a better quality stroller and car seat.
Will just make your life easier. So far – we love our stroller. After almost 4 years – it’s still in great condition – no tears or rips. Everything in perfect condition and we plan to use the same one with our second child. We just need to buy a new car seat since Britax car seats expire in 7 years. Make sure you buy a set of good strollers and car seat! It’s worth it!
Tub prices range from $30-$80. It’s like a must have item on the list. Cant bath the baby without a tub right?
Baby jumpers are usually used when baby are ready. When they can hold their head up and depending on the growth of their development. It helps with leg, neck, full body exercise and something to keep your baby busy. My son loved jumping in it – he loved playing the toys around it too. Price from $70-$140.
Is bumbo chair worth it? I have to say yes and no. I don’t like the short term usage of it but yet – it is very useful for 2-4 months. This is my son’s first feeding chair where we fed baby cereal to him. When we have dinner – we just sit him on top of the table with us. It’s very cute but expensive. This chair with tray is about $90.00! Yes and you don’t use it for long too! Once he knows how to move around – they don’t want to be in the chair anymore. With the price that steep – I think I will still purchase it again if I have to. Would you?
Graduating from the Bumbo chair to high chair. Another must have to keep your child seated while feeding and this chair – you can train them to pick up their own food to eat. The trays are usually removal for parents to easily wash. Price around $80-$300.
You don’t just need a high chair – you would need to purchase a booster chair for going out to restaurants or other people’s homes to eat. Price is around: $20-$80.
Here’s my last item on the list. A bouncer for your newborn to sit in and listen to music. We made use of this quite often. Whenever we needed to do something quick – we left him in there. The stuff toy hanging keeps them busy. When they are ready to reach – they’ll play with it. This is sort of like a swing but it’s just more convenient to move around than a swing. Price ranges from $30+.
There goes my list – I can go on and on but I’ll leave it at 14. Otherwise this blog post will be super long. Something’s on the list is not a must have but good to have around.
Are you a soon to be parent? Find this post helpful? Comment below to share. The prices I listed here is an approximate to give you an idea of how much things cost. It’s definitely pricey but totally worth it for the little one! Being a parent is a blessing and you’ll find all the joy raising your little one.
These are only baby stuff – the shopping will be nonstop till they turn teenagers! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated every single day at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for reading!
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