It’s baby month here at Mum Central and to celebrate, we’ve got our 2022 annual New Baby Checklist PLUS an epic giveaway! This year we’ve got 14 amazing prizes including a pram, baby carrier, baby monitor, bassinet and a whole year’s supply of nappies and wipes!
With the total prize pool coming in at over $5,000, we can’t wait to celebrate all of our winners – all 14 of them. Make sure you put your name down for anything you’d like to win (enter using the form below).
Our New Baby Checklist is one of our favourite giveaways of the year and there’s something for everyone expecting a baby!
What you could win!
Out and about – A Maxi Cosi car seat, a Redsbaby Stroller, a Nappy society baby bag, a year’s supply of Rascal + Friends nappies and wipes and an ergoBaby carrier.
Around the house – An ergoPouch bassinet, a Mocka change table, a CuboAI baby monitor, a Tommee Tippee electric breast pump, a Marmalade Lion playmat, and an ergoPouch sleep bag and tuck sheet.
That’s 14 great prizes, all up for grabs in our New Baby Checklist giveaway – do they have your name on it?!
So check out our top picks when preparing for the new arrival from some of our very favourite baby brands, including ergobaby, ergoPouch, Redsbaby and Maxi Cosi.
The great thing about our new baby checklist 2022 is that it acts as a great list of items you’ll need to buy before bub comes. Plus, there are plenty of discounts from top brands (and exclusive to Mum Central too!)
So let’s get this shopping party started!
New Baby Checklist 2022
OUT & ABOUT
Let’s start our top picks for 2022 out and about with everything you need to get out of the house in comfort, safety and style including a car seat, pram, baby carrier, nappy bag, and, of course, nappies and wipes!
CAR SEAT: Maxi Cosi Vita Pro Convertible Car Seat
RRP: $849 (on special for $599)
Where to buy: Maxi Cosi
When it comes to car seat safety, Maxi Cosi delivers only the best. They are the world leaders in car seat brands and their Vita Pro is a best seller. It’s suitable for newborns to 4 years and includes world-exclusive chin support comfort innovation to help avoid ‘head flop,’ plus the additional safety of extended rearward facing for up to 30 months.
Vita Pro also features their new Safety Shield technology, which offers tailored and patented, Air Protect® and G-CELL® head and torso protection. It also ticks the box of Australia’s most compact rearward-facing car seat at 540mm depth.
You’ll also love the easy installation, advanced safety, and class-leading comfort unlike anything on the market today. This is the top tier for car seats – and a must for all new parents.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 x Maxi Cosi Vita Pro convertible car seat, valued at $849
PRAM: Redsbaby METRO Lite Stroller
RRP: $699, plus $39.95 for newborn support
Where to buy: Redsbaby
Prepare for effortless adventures with the METRO Lite. It packs the best features into Redsbaby’s most popular stroller, all in an easy-to-lift, fold and grab-and-go style.
It’s insanely lightweight (we’re talking 6.8 kg), comes with a supersized 10kg basket, and is suitable for children up to 20kg. You can also use it from birth – simply add the newborn support to the pram to create a safe, comfortable and supportive position for your little baby.
It’s also capsule compatible, meaning there’s no doing the unthinkable – waking the baby. It’s a seamless transition from car to stroller.
There’s so much to love about the METRO³ Lite too. From the breathable UPF50+ extension canopy, mesh peek window, and reversible reclining seat for naps on the go – either facing you or facing the world.
But perhaps the best thing? It’s not only comfortable for bub but also soooooo convenient for parents. The lightweight and compact fold with seat-attached features are literally a lifesaver when it comes to prams. Parents rave about Redsbaby and it’s easy to see why their METRO Lite remains a firm favourite.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 x Redsbaby METRO Lite, valued at $699, plus newborn insert ($39.95)
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE: 15% OFF METRO Lite Stroller CODE: MUMCENTRAL EXPIRY: 21 August 2022
NAPPY BAG: The Nappy Society Baby Bag Backpack
Where to buy: The Nappy Society
You don’t have to sacrifice style when it comes to your baby bag. The Nappy Society is the boss at making beautiful, stylish, and innovative nappy bags and we especially adore their Baby Bag Backpack. This divine bag allows you to store all bub’s belongings in a functional yet fashionable backpack-style bag.
The Baby Bag Backpack is made from premium black vegan leather, with a beige interior (specifically designed for better visibility), and ticks all the essential baby bag boxes (plus many more!)
There are enough pockets and compartments to carry everything you need while easily doubling up as a work bag, gym bag or travel carry-on bag. We especially love the handy D rings on the side so you can attach the bag to a pram as well as the padded change mat and matching vegan leather pouch for all your mama essentials!
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 x The Nappy Society Baby Baby Backpack Bundle ($297) which includes the Baby Bag above plus stroller clips and a reusable wet wipe pouch
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE: 15% OFF STOREWIDE CODE: MUMCENTRAL EXPIRY: 31 August 2022
NAPPIES: Rascal + Friends Premium Nappies
RRP: Starting at $16
Where to buy: Coles
Probably the most important thing you’ll buy for your baby? A truckload of nappies! You may be surprised just how many you will go through, especially when the poo explosions are rife. We adore the Rascal + Friends premium nappy range. They tick all the baby boxes – free from nasties, perform exceptionally, feather-soft, fit like a dream, and don’t cost a butt-load.
Made with innovative absorbency features, they offer excellent overnight protection with unique 3D Core Technology that absorbs up to 15x its weight in liquid to provide up to 12 hours of leak protection. They also come with a stretchy high-back waistband for a comfortable and snug fit, an innovative deep pocket to catch even the biggest blowouts and 3 layers of protection to prevent leaks and lock wetness away from the skin.
Expertly designed to handle the realities of wriggling, crawling, and growing little humans, Rascal + Friends premium nappies have got you covered for life’s messiest moments.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: A year’s supply of Rascal + Friends nappies and wipes, valued at $732
WIPES: Rascal + Friends Biodegradable Sensitive Wipes
Where to buy: Coles
Add Rascal + Friends biodegradable sensitive wipes to your list too! These wipes are thick and strong but ultra-soft on rascal skin, and ideal for cleaning up those little (and not so little!) messes.
Dermatologically certified by world-leading organisations to be safe on sensitive skin, their wipes are pH balanced, fragrance-free, cruelty-free and vegan, and made with extracts of chamomile, aloe and pomegranate to hydrate and soothe.
Plus they come with a resealable lid to contain moisture and keep wipes wet. These handy wipes are a must for your nappy bag, change table, car and pretty much every room of the house.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: This product is part of the prize pack above (A year’s supply of Rascal + Friends nappies and wipes).
BABY CARRIER: ergobaby OMNI BREEZE Baby Carrier
Where to buy: ergobaby
When you think of baby carriers, one of the top picks that comes to mind is always ergobaby. Their baby carriers are designed to grow with your baby, from newborn to toddler (48 months) and provide all the carrying options you need.
They are comfortable, supportive and a staple for families who want to explore with bub – from a hike up a hill to a stroll through the shopping centre.
Their all-new OMNI BREEZE Baby Carrier is our top pick for 2022 as it brings breathability to the next level. Designed with Lightweight SoftFlex™ Mesh to create maximum airflow, it keeps you and your baby cool and dry all day. Padded shoulder straps and lumbar support combine to make adventures of any length feel effortless. Discover the joy of babywearing with this new baby checklist must-have.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 x OMNI BREEZE Baby Carrier, valued at $349
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE: 15% OFF FULL-PRICED ITEMS CODE: MUMCENTRAL
AROUND THE HOUSE
There are plenty of things you’ll need for your bub around the house – and this will continue to grow and grow, eventually taking over every room (especially when they start to eat solids and want to play with toys!)
But, for now, you’ll need a bed, change table, baby monitor, breast pump, playmat and bedding for bub. Following are our top picks from our new baby checklist for around the house.
BABY MONITOR: CuboAi Sleep Bundle
Where to buy: CuboAi
Perhaps one of the best things you can buy for peace of mind is a baby monitor. Something that acts as your eyes and ears when you need a rest … the CuboAi is a baby monitor but SO much more! Their Sleep Sensor Bundle includes a monitor, plus a Sleep Sensor Pad, and uses the world’s first integration of AI and micro-motion technology to monitor micro-movements in the cot.
Not only will the bundle send alerts for covered faces, crying, entering danger zones and so much more, but it also includes lullabies, white noise, night light and the ability to capture the precious moments of your baby that the whole family can cherish forever.
The Sleep Sensor Bundle contains both a CuboAi Plus Baby Monitor and the Sleep Sensor Pad, plus three stands so the monitor can grow with your baby. It’s easy to set up, looks sweet in any nursery and best of all, provides parents with peace of mind like no other.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 x CuboAi Sleep Sensor Bundle including the Baby Monitor and Sleep Sensor Pad, valued at $699
CHANGE TABLE: Mocka Aspen Change Table
Where to buy: Mocka
A stunning addition to any nursery and a practical way to not only change bub but also store all those baby supplies is the Mocka Aspen Change Table.
The Aspen change table comes in white/natural and features a wide tray on top with three shelves underneath for all the essential storage like nappies, wipes and clothes. Perfect for parents who don’t have the space, this changing table gives you versatility and practicality without taking up much room. The Aspen is designed to specifically fit the Aspen change mat (sold separately).
Make sure you also check out the entire Aspen range, including their stunning cot. You can get a cot, change table, plus cot mat and change mat for $716.95. Great value and beautiful furniture to boot.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 X Mocka Aspen Change Table, valued at $299.95
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE: 10% off full-priced Nursery Furniture CODE: mumcentral10 EXPIRY: November 1 2022
PLAYMAT: Marmalade Lion Rosella Activity Mat
Where to buy: Marmalade Lion
The perfect place for your newborn to rest, relax and learn about the world around them is on one of these adorable activity mats from Marmalade Lion. Great for newborn tummy time, napping, learning to roll and designed to grow with your little one, these mats will easily become your baby’s favourite item.
Marmalade Lion activity mats are loved by parents all over and it’s easy to see why. They are eco-friendly, waterproof, and non-slip and can be used indoors or outdoors. They also provide a safe and supportive space for bub and best of all, they are easy to clean (machine washable!) and look lovely in your home.
Another cool thing about these activity mats is that they are interchangeable. The price above includes both a body-temperature activated memory foam insert plus a machine-washable cover. You can purchase additional covers to mix and match as well, with covers starting at $74.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 x Marmalade Lion Rosella Activity Mat (insert plus cover), valued at $149
BREAST PUMP: Tommee Tippee Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump
Where to buy: Tommee Tippee
A new mum’s breast friend, the Tommee Tommee Tippee Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump is a pumping queen! Expect more milk in less time with a strong suction but super soft feel. It’s comfortable, quiet, portable and recharges via USB so you can pump on the go!
This hugely popular electric breast pump comes with massaging petals to stimulate your breasts, and includes baby bottles too! It’s easy to take apart, clean and put back together. Plus, it’s small enough to fit into your bag for discrete on-the-go pumping. Express from both sides or just one – and choose between various modes – the choice is yours!
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 2 x Tommee Tippee Made for Breast Double Electric Breast Pump (each prize valued at $349)
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE: $24.95 DISCOUNT FOR: Free Silicone Catcher EXPIRY: August 15 2022
BASSINET: ergoPouch Easy Sleep Portable Bassinet
Where to buy: ergoPouch
When it comes to baby sleep, ergoPouch has all the sleep solutions including their new portable baby bassinet. This beautiful bassinet offers families the flexibility and simplicity to ensure a safe sleeping space for their baby.
This lightweight portable baby bed is for your newborn to sleep in for naps around the house, on the go, or overnight when away from home (hello, travel bassinet!). It is also ideal for tummy time or as a place to play.
The bassinet comes with a firm breathable cotton-covered mattress (removable for washing), a sturdy steel frame and a mosquito net and carry bag for when travelling. The bassinet folds in half and opens again with an easy-to-use lock mechanism. This is a great product to bring a little bit of flexibility into your world, especially when you have a new baby.
The Easy Sleep Portable Bassinet is suitable for newborn babies who are not yet rolling, or up to 9kg and complies with safety standards*. Please discontinue use as a sleeping bassinet once your baby starts to show signs of rolling (usually around 8 weeks).
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 x ergoPouch The Easy Sleep Portable Bassinet, valued at $159.95
*Standards Compliance (US and EU): The Easy Sleep Portable Bassinet is designed based on safety standards of ASTM F2194-16+16CFR 1218 and EN 1130-2019. It has passed the related tests by Intertek Testing Services.
SLEEPBAG: ergoPouch 2.5 TOG Cocoon Swaddle Bag
Where to buy: ergoPouch
Babies love to feel warm and snug, especially when it’s sleep time which is why a swaddle bag is an ideal solution. Easy for parents to use but tricky for babies to wiggle out of, the Cocoon Swaddle Bag is a sleep must! It eliminates the need for complicated wrapping and instead keeps your baby snug and securely swaddled in an easy zip-up swaddle.
The Swaddle Bag comes in various TOG ratings, but, with winter still nipping at our toes, we recommend the 2.5 TOG rating for colder nights. Each Cocoon Swaddle bag is made from and filled with GOTS-certified organic cotton, with elastane in the outer fabric and bamboo in the lining making it stretchy but firm enough to restrict the startle reflex to avoid waking baby up.
Soft, breathable, comfortable and approved as hip-healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, the Cocoon Swaddle is a firm favourite. These swaddles also come with handy arm poppers for transition (when baby starts to roll) plus a two-way zipper for easy nappy changes.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 2 x ergoPouch 2.5 TOG Cocoon Swaddle Bag, valued at $59.95 each.
* The Cocoon Swaddle Bag meets all safety standards in Australia and New Zealand and is reviewed by the Eczema Association of Australasia as a skin-friendly product.
BABY TUCK SHEET: ergoPouch Baby Tuck Sheet
Where to buy: ergoPouch
Another sleep option to help master the fine art of baby sleep is The Baby Tuck Sheet. Designed to use over the top of a swaddle or sleeping bag, the Baby Tuck Sheet is a firm-fitting mattress sleeve that provides added security and comfort for a newborn during sleep. It’s TOG-rated, and a safe alternative to blankets and suitable from birth.
The Baby Tuck Sheet offers an alternative for babies who don’t like to be swaddled. Given the design of the product, the Baby Tuck Sheet cannot become untucked from the mattress, be pulled up near the baby’s face, or be classified as loose bedding in any way.
The Baby Tuck Sheet has been stringently tested and approved as safe by the leading independent infant safety organisation INPAA and reviewed by the Eczema Association of Australasia as being skin-friendly. Discontinue use once your baby shows signs of rolling over.
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 2 x ergoPouch Baby Tuck Sheet, valued at $39.95 each.
PERSONALISED BABY BLANKET: Blankids
RRP: From $80
Where to buy: Blankids
Our final new baby checklist item is a stunning blanket – perfect for sweet photos and late-night snuggling. Blankids has a gorgeous range, all machine washable and printed and handmade in Brisbane. There are almost 100 different designs to choose from and plenty of themes to suit all nurseries – dinosaurs, rainbows, unicorns, sloths, dogs, jungle – the list goes on and on.
These beautiful and durable blankets are sustainably made and hypoallergic, not to mention so soft! They make a great keepsake and are big enough to use as a baby blanket or pram blanket, or simply as a soft spot for bub to enjoy some tummy time. Check out the full range and bring that personalised touch to your baby’s nursery. These make a great baby shower or ‘welcome baby’ gift too!
ENTER BELOW TO WIN: 1 x $100 voucher to spend at Blankids.
MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE: 15% off all products CODE: MUMCENTRAL15
So there you have it – 14 products to add to any new baby checklist and our top picks for the best baby products of 2022.
WIN BIG with our new baby checklist and giveaway, 2022!
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