Baby gear buyer's guides

From car seats to cots – expert tips on the best buys for baby

Having a baby is a new and exciting experience. Your world has been turned upside down, and although this is a wonderful thing, it can be a bit of a shock. With so many new products to research and buy, you might feel intimidated!

We have created a simple, easy to use guide on four baby care items your newborn needs:

Which pushchair is right?

You’ll spend so much time with your pushchair, it’ll start to feel like another member of the family. Before you make the final decision on which pushchair is right for you, you need to spend your time doing lots of research.

You will also need to think about what extras you need. Pushchairs don’t always come equipped with rain covers, parasols and extra storage. You’ll need as much storage as possible, babies come with a lot of extras!

How to choose the perfect car seat?

You’re presented with a lot of different options when it comes to choosing the right car seat; many soon-to-be-parents can feel a little overwhelmed.

There’s no need to feel intimidated. Car seats come with a grading system to help you know which is the right option for you. Our handy guide explains the system, and the features of each car seat.

What nappy do I need?

It’s a fact: when a baby arrives, nappies follow. Having an idea of what nappy will be right for you before your little one arrives will make life a lot easier during those midnight changes!

Nappies come in different sizes, depending on the weight of your baby. Once you know the size you need, consider what else will make your life easier. Wetness indicators and elasticated legs are really helpful. Find out more about nappies with our Nappy FAQ.

What’s the right breast pump?  

A breast pump will save you that precious commodity all new mums need: time.

There are several different types of breast pumps available, and while they all come with their pros, not all are ideal for every situation. Electric may be comfy and efficient, but aren’t great for when you’re out and about, for example.

Your Boots Advantage Card will gain you four points on every pound you spend when you stock up on newborn essentials. So, you can treat yourself to something you need too!