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17 Newborn Baby Must Haves: Baby Month Bonanza

This year we are giving away $4,700 worth of prizes to lucky Mum Central readers! With 18 prizes up for grabs, get your name on the list and you could be one of our 18 lucky winners.

We’re not just talking about a few bits and pieces either. We’re talking THE WORKS! We’ve got a high-end pram, nappy bag, baby monitor, baby carrier, cot plus heaps of newborn baby must haves too like change mat, vaporizer, thermometer, blanket, nappies, wipes and so much more.

This is our biggest giveaway of the year and we cannot wait to shower our lucky winners with these best baby products in Australia.

What’s up for grabs:

  • OUT & ABOUT: We’ve got a sleek Bugaboo Bee 6 pram plus a Chekoh baby carrier and a luxe arrived baby bag. 
  • NURSERY: Check out the lovebabycot Lulu cot and mattress, Cubo Ai Smart Baby Monitor, a personalised Namely & Co baby blanket and an ergoPouch swaddle bag plus tuck sheet and Jujo baby shwrap and beanie.
  • CHANGING & FEEDING: Get yourself sorted with the Tommee Tippee newborn bottles and steriliser, Leander Matty Change Mat, MamaNose nappies, GAIA skincare products and wipes too.
  • HEALTH: When baby’s under the weather, you’ll be so grateful for the Vicks Warm Steam Vaporiser, Braun ThermoScan Thermometer and Snotty Nose Nasal Aspirator.
  • FOR MUM: We’ve even got the must have product for post-partum recovery with Solidea recovery shorts.

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BABY MONITOR: Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor – Wall Mount Set

PRICE: $329
BUY IT: Cubo Ai

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Ensure peace of mind with the Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor. Using artificial intelligence to actively detect potentially dangerous incidents, Cubo Ai can alert parents of potential risks in real-time, like when a baby’s mouth or nose is covered, or if a baby has rolled over. Unlike other baby gadgets, Cubo Ai has a long shelf life, helping keep your kids safe as they age. Parents can program ‘danger zone’ alerts that go off when their little one enters the specified dangerous area like a kitchen or balcony.

Cubo Ai has loads of important features too. Features we all love including Sleep Analytics, 1080p HD Night Vision, Temperature & Humidity Detection, Automatic Photo Capture plus built-in lullabies, 2-way audio, built-in night light and 18-hour playback, recording and event tags. Control it all through the app, Google Home or Amazon Alexa.

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE $20 on Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor by using code MUMCENTRAL at checkout. Valid until 31 October 2021

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COT & MATTRESS: Lulu Cot and Bamboo Breathe Eze Innerspring Mattress

PRICE: $449 cot and $249 mattress
BUY IT: lovebabycot

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A cot that grows with your baby, the modern Lulu Cot is the perfect addition to any nursery or bedroom. Suitable from newborn to toddlers, the cot features beautifully made New Zealand timber, a two-level base, a single hand internal drop-side and so much more.

Pair the cot with the firm and supportive Bamboo Breathe Eze Innerspring Mattress, perfect for baby’s sensitive skin and designed to cleverly absorb moisture keeping your little one drier. The optimum ergonomic Bonnell innersprings support their tiny head, neck, back and spine and the deluxe quilted cover regulates cooling during summer and warmth in the colder months of winter.

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE 10% OFF using code MUMCENTRAL10 at checkout. Valid until 31 October 2021.

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SLEEP NECESSITIES: Baby Tuck Sheet + Cocoon Swaddle Bag + Long Sleeve Layer

PRICE: $59.95 Tuck sheet and $49.95 Cocoon Swaddle Bag
BUY IT: ergoPouch

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ergoPouch are the kings of beautiful sleep and again they have sleep sorted with their divine range of organic sleepwear. Not only does it promote security, comfort and warmth during sleep, but their new Baby Tuck Sheet is also a gamechanger! Its TOG-rated firm-fitting mattress sleeve is ideal for newborns who are not yet rolling, and designed to complement your baby’s TOG rated Swaddles and Layers.

The Baby Tuck Sheet has been stringently tested and approved as safe by the leading independent infant safety organisation INPAA. Importantly though, do not use the Baby Tuck Sheet once your baby shows signs of rolling over.

Paired with one of ergoPouch’s adorable Cocoon Swaddle Bags, the ‘no origami’ baby Swaddle Bags are designed to be both easy to use and difficult to escape from. The simple zip up design will keep baby snug and securely swaddled without the need for complicated wrapping.

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BABY CARRIER: Chekoh Wrap Carrier

PRICE: Starting at $99.95
BUY IT: Chekoh

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BABY BLANKET: Namely & Co 

PRICE: $112
BUY IT AT: Namely & Co

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A delightfully soft and cosy baby blankie is on every mum’s newborn checklist. Namely & Co’s range is just beautiful and DOES NOT DISAPPOINT! Every piece is custom made and personalised, with a huge selection of colours to choose from featuring both cot blankets and bassinet blankets. Not only are these blankets ideal for snuggles on the couch, but they also make a great backdrop for photos and a beautiful keepsake.

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CHANGE MAT: Leander Matty

PRICE: $199 Matty and $29.95 Topper
BUY IT: Danish by Design

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Meet Matty, by far the most stylish change mat on the market! This revolutionary changing mat provides safety and ease when changing your baby thanks to the PUR foam. Never heard of it? It’s a totally unique material that is extremely close to the feeling of bare skin and adapts to room temperature very quickly. #winning

A German Design Award Winner, the Matty from Danish brand Leander is mouldable, durable and extra hygienic, all things we want in a change mat! The water-repellent surface is easy to clean and can be disinfected plus it’s super versatile that you can use it anywhere – on a dresser, a table, in the bathroom or on the floor. Add the matching organic cotton Matty Topper and Hooded Towel to complete the look and you’re set!

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE 15% on the Leander Matty, Organic Cotton Topper and Hooded Towel using code mumcentral15 at checkout

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RECOVERY SHORTS: Solidea Recovery Shorts 

PRICE: $129.99
BUY IT: Solidea

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Newborn baby must haves aren’t just for bub. One thing every new mama needs is a good pair of medical compression shorts.  Solidea Compression Recovery Shorts are specifically designed to help new mums recover from pregnancy and birth.

Why use recovery shorts? Medical compression is recommended by Obstetricians and Physiotherapists. These shorts sit high on the waist, support the back, pelvis, abdominal muscles (DRAM) and pelvic floor to minimise discomfort and improve recovery. Made in Italy, these postpartum recovery shorts feature patented fabric that supports the body whilst remaining light-weight and breathable.

Suitable following vaginal and Caesarean deliveries. Not to be worn during pregnancy. 

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE $20 on Solidea Recovery Shorts by using the code MUMCENTRAL at checkout. Valid until 30 September 2021.

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THERMOMETER: Braun Thermoscan 7 

PRICE: $159.95
BUY IT AT:  Baby Bunting, Priceline and Chemist Warehouse

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Sometimes overlooked, always necessary … a thermometer is a newborn must have. Trust us, when your baby strikes a fever at 3 am, you’ll be counting your blessings you have one. Braun is Australia’s number one ear thermometer brand and the Braun ThermoScan 7 provides parents with peace of mind when it comes to monitoring a fever.

The Braun ThermoScan 7 Ear Thermometer is designed to go into the ear and offers fast readings, which let’s face it, really matter when you have a sick child. Two features we love are the Memory Recall (so you can compare previous readings) and the AgeSmart Technology (only available on Braun thermometers) with a  colour coding system to determine whether your child has a fever based on his or her age. Hands down it’s one of the most accurate thermometers in the world. 

 Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

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PRICE: From $79.95
BUY IT AT: Snotty Noses and selected pharmacies

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Let’s face it, babies get snotty and can’t always blow their noses so we believe every family needs a motorised snot sucker, just like Snotty Boss! It’s a battery-powered nasal aspirator to clear little noses in seconds so babies and children can breathe, feed and sleep better. Safe, effective and natural, Snotty Boss is the only product that comes as a complete kit with all the accessories you need to clear little noses and relieve cold symptoms.

Complement your snot sucker with the Little Boss Organic Breathe and Bedtime Balms, containing natural ingredients, with a base of coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. They are gentle on skin, smell amazing and soothe and comfort all year round.

Snotty Boss is a registered medical product with TGA Australia. Only to be used with adult supervision in accordance with instructions. If symptoms persist, seek medical advice.

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE $10 OFF your first order with SMILE10 at checkout.

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VAPORIZER: Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer

PRICE: From $79.95
BUY IT AT: Most chemists and Baby Bunting

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Another newborn baby must have product for the cold season is a warm steam vaporizer. The Vicks Warm Steam Vaporiser works by and adding warm moisture to the air, therefore great for use during times of colds and flu. It can work to alleviate congestion and liquefy mucous secretions thus making it easier to breathe, feed and sleep.

Vicks has won an award in the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Awards for the 3rd year running and ticks all the boxes and more. It’s easy to use, affordable, can be used overnight and, most importantly, is suitable for newborns right up to adults so great for the whole family!

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, speak to your healthcare professional. Certain trademarks are used under license from The Procter & Gamble Company or its affiliates.


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FEEDING: Tommee Tippee Newborn Bottle-Feeding Pack and Steriliser 

PRICE: $39.95 Newborn Bottle Feeding Pack and $131.96 Super-Steam Advanced Electric Steriliser
BUY IT AT: Tommee Tippee

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Be armed and ready for midnight milk feeds (and more) with the highly recommended and commended Tommee Tippee Newborn Bottle Feeding Pack plus Super-Steam Advanced Electric Steriliser.

Whether breast or bottle feeding, having bottles and a steriliser on hand is always a good idea. Tommee Tippee’s newborn bottles are as close to mum as you can get. In fact, 95% of mums say baby accepted their teat* – the most easily accepted and breast-like teat, ever, to encourage a natural latch, and an anti-colic valve making it the best thing for baby since you making feeding easier for everyone.

Pair your bottles with the Super-steam Advanced Electric Steriliser, designed to kill viruses** and 99.9% of bacteria. Using the all-natural cleaning power of steam this steriliser kills 99.9% of harmful germs and household bacteria without harsh chemicals and leaves no nasty residue. 

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PRICE: From $4.95
BUY IT: : Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Kmart, Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Baby Bunting, IGA, leading pharmacies and most baby retailers

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When born, baby’s skin is thinner than an adult’s and requires specialised care from the beginning. Discover the joy of baby baths and massages with GAIA Natural Baby’s beautiful range of skincare products. Made in Australia, the range includes a full range of skincare for baby, from massage oil, body washes, shampoo, baby powder and more.

All of the GAIA baby washes are soap and sulphate-free, contain natural and organic ingredients, are dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin and are gentle enough to be used from birth.

GAIA Skin Naturals also has a beautiful range to support mum through her pregnancy journey, including Nipple Balm, Belly Oil and Belly Butter.

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BABY WIPES: GAIA Natural Baby Water Wipes

PRICE: From $5.95
BUY IT: Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Kmart, IGA, chemists and most baby retailers

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GAIA Natural Baby Plant-Based Water Wipes is another must have baby product. Perfect for newborn messes and sticky fingers as they grow, GAIA Natural Baby Water Wipes are 99.4% water, plastic-free, biodegradable and compostable. Gentle on baby and good for the environment too, honestly where would we be without wipes??

Also available in the GAIA wipes range are the award-winning, biodegradable Bamboo Wipes, infused with a natural fragrance derived from Aloe Vera and Chamomile

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NAPPIES: MamaNose Bamboo Nappies 

PRICE: From $25.95 for a trial bundle
BUY IT: MamaNose

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Mama knows best when it comes to Australian eco-friendly disposable nappies and MamaNose is a great choice for your little one’s sensitive bum. These eco disposable bamboo nappies are biodegradable, environmentally friendly, free from harmful chemicals and toxins and perfect for sensitive skin.

Comfortable, flexible with an elastic waistband and durable sidebands, they are designed to move with your baby. These eco nappies are available in pre-made bundles and mix & match sizes (make your own box), complimenting little tots of different age groups featuring four unique sizes.

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE 10% OFF* all products using the code MumCentral10 at checkout. Free Delivery for all Customers. *excluding trial box


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CUDDLY CLOTHES: Jujo Baby Shwrap and Beanie

PRICE: Cable Shwrap $89.95 and Beanie $35
BUY IT: Jujo Baby

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Is there anything cuter than the Jujo Shwrap (that’s a blanket with sleeves by the way) and beanie set from JuJo Baby? Perfect for keeping them nice and toasty on cold days and for staging the sweetest photoshoots, you’ll love everything about this collection.

The Shwrap is suitable for newborns to approx 12 months and is ideal for moving babies between the cot, pram or car seat. Keep them warm while keeping their arms free but covered. The Shwrap is also perfect for babies with hip dysplasia, for discreet breastfeeding or for bubbas who don’t like to have their arms wrapped in tight when swaddled.

MUM CENTRAL READER OFFER: SAVE 10% OFF your Shwrap using the code MumCentral at checkout.

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This competition has now closed but never fear, you can still shop all of these amazing newborn must haves – just click the shop now buttons above!

* Based on 2021 study of 524 parents who use Tommee Tippee bottles

**Tested against Coronavirus (tested to EN 16777) and Influenza H1N1.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.


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    Trying to enter competition. Doesnt work. Correct due date is in

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