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Editor’s Shopping Basket: Munchkin Newborn Essentials


In the hot seat this month and straight from Mother&Baby’s Editor’s shopping basket, Stephanie Anthony shares what she’s got her eye on from baby lifestyle brand Munchkin.

Taking a look at what they have on offer, Stephanie has picked a variety of products for new parents and babies, keeping you covered from breastfeeding and bathtime, to feeding and travel, with innovative products that will make your life easier.

swing

Some babies only soothe when rocked or held – which is downright exhausting for sleep-deprived mums and dads. When you need a second or third set of arms to get through the day, Munchkin’s bluetooth enabled Swing is here for you!

A study in sleek functionality and smart design, this baby swing has a compact silhouette that’s easy to put together and break down again. It recreates the calming side-to-side swaying motion most babies love, making it the next best thing to being cradled in your arms. The included remote lets you control everything from the speed and timer to the selection of calming sounds.

Soothe your mini impresario with classical music from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, or one of eight ambient sounds. Since the swing is bluetooth compatible, you can connect to your phone and stream baby’s favourite tunes too.

At under 9lbs/4kg, this lightweight infant swing conveniently disassembles into two parts, so you can store it away in tight spots – even under the bed! And since it’s so easy to pack down, it’s also perfect for transporting to grandma’s house, on holiday, or simply room to room at home. Time to reclaim your arms – and your sanity!

bath tubBath time can be a wonderful bonding experience, but if you’re struggling to keep baby secure or warm, it can be stressful, too. The Sit & Soak baby tub from Munchkin is your new best friend! Designed to keep even the littlest babies in an upright position, this innovative non-slip tub features a padded backrest and built-in support bump that keeps babies safe in the water’s warm embrace.

The handle doubles as a storage hook, keeping its footprint small, while the sleek and simple design works with any bathroom decor. Comfortable, warm, and secure, it’s everything an infant bath should be.

hot duck

Babies (especially newborns) have extremely sensitive skin, and it can be difficult to get their bath temperature just right, because what feels comfortable to us may not always be comfortable for them. You can prevent unnecessary bathtime discomfort with the White Hot Duck, a new take on the classic rubber duck. This hard-working bath toy has innovative White Hot technology that warns you when bath water is not suitable for baby’s delicate skin.

Simply place the duck in the bath, then lift up to check the blue disc on the bottom. If it says HOT, add cool water or let the bath cool down before placing baby inside. Aside from being a bath safety must, this cute duck is also water-tight, mildew-resistant, and fun for baby to play with, making it a true bathing best friend!

steriliser bagsMunchkin’s Steriliser Bags allow you to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria from bottles, teats, soothers, teethers, small toys and breast pump accessories when on-the-go. Just fill the bags with small feeding items and pop them in the microwave for a hygienic clean. 

The set includes six bags and each bag can be used up to 30 times. The bags come with an easy spot to mark after each steam cycle to help you keep track of how many times you have used them. And to keep you safe from burns, each bag contains Cool-Touch grip for easy handling and a tab opening to allow steam to escape. Baby-safe cleaning should always come this naturally and easily.

white hot shades

An easy-to-use, retractable car shade that blocks the sun and features a White Hot® patented heat alert system that turns white when car is too hot.

car mirror

It’s the little moments that make traveling together better. With the BRICA Baby In-Sight® Mirror, connecting in the car is as easy as a glance in the rear-view mirror. The shatter-resistant Clear-Sight surface gives you and your baby a distortion-free view of each other and the Soft-Touch frame looks great in any car interior. Amid life’s hustle and bustle it is always a plus when you can add a little fun and peace of mind to your journey.

mini steriliser

Babies drop things in dirty places at the worst times. The portable Mini Steriliser+ sanitises soothers, bottle nipples, and more in under a minute so you can be on your way anywhere. The Mini Steriliser Plus safely eliminates 99.99% of germs, bacteria, viruses* using just UV light and has been tested by independent labs. No chemicals, heat, or water needed! The Mini Steriliser’s 4 gold-plated UV LED lights are mercury and ozone free and auto shuts-off when the lid is opened.

This small device is easy to throw into (or attach to) a handbag or changing bag, so when you need it, it’s right at hand. Perfect for use in the home, but extra handy for public spaces such as playgrounds, the park, the doctor’s surgery and more. 

The Steriliser is powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery with more than 100 use cycles – to recharge, simply connect the included USB cable to a portable power bank, car charger or laptop. UV light is a safe and proven method of killing bacteria that is used by hospitals to sanitize everything from operating rooms to surgical equipment. Munchkin has partnered with 59S, the leader in UV LED technology, to develop convenient, UV-based sterilising solutions that help families with young children lead healthier lives.

*Kills 99.99 %  e. Coli, Salmonella, Staph, RSV, Kleb, and other common germs.

bottle warmerTurns out perfection isn’t a myth – at least when it comes to baby’s bottle temperature! Whether you’re prepping milk for a dream feed or one of countless bottle feedings throughout the day, getting the temperature right can be tricky and time-consuming. Microwaves cause uneven heating while typical bottle warmers involve extra steps like filling and measuring water to work.

Simplify bottle warming with Munchkin’s 37° Digital Warmer, which safely heats milk to body temperature, a.k.a. the perfect 37 degrees. It’s easy and intuitive, with no water reservoir to fill or measurements to make. Just grab a prepped bottle from the fridge, twist it into the base, flip the unit and go!

The one-touch digital display keeps track of a bottle’s temperature as it warms, never exceeding 37°. Great for pumped breast milk and formula, this smart warmer comes with five adapters to securely fit most popular baby bottle brands. And it’s compact too,  because you don’t need more baby clutter on the worktop. Not too hot, not too cold – the 37° Digital Warmer is always just right. Includes a 1-year limited warranty.

cookiesTake a bite out of your day and enjoy Milkmakers Breastfeeding Cookie Bites! Each bag is filled with tasty, bite-size cookies packed with ingredients traditionally used to support breast milk supply. The on-the-go pouches conveniently fit into your busy life. Keep these handy in the cupboard and pop some in your changing bag or your desk draw at the office. Did you know milk-making mums burn an extra 500-700 calories per day to support milk production? You’re working hard and deserve the indulgence of this delicious and nutritious snack. 

Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek – Across the world, this traditional herb is the most popular, well-known, and researched ingredient to boost milk supply. While known to be bitter, we’ve perfected our cookie recipe to mask the taste, not the benefit! 
  • Oats – Not only are oats a delicious comfort food, they are also a nutritional powerhouse, providing whole grains, fiber, iron, and an abundance of healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Flaxseed – Flaxseed provides an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids necessary for baby’s brain development. It is also a rich source of fiber and other vitamins and minerals for mum and baby.
  • Brewer’s yeast – Brewer’s yeast is a traditional ingredient used to increase milk supply, rich in B-vitamins, proteins, and minerals essential for nursing mums.





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