For many new parents-to-be, setting up for a baby’s arrival can be an overwhelming task. While it can seem like the list of products that your tiny human needs is never-ending, there is a smart way to make your baby buys work harder and last longer.

For savvy shoppers, choosing quality products that can convert and grow with their child from newborn to toddler (and possibly beyond!) is a smart investment.

From cots that convert to toddler beds to convertible car seats that ensure your child travels safely from newborn up until approximately eight-years-old, we’ve rounded up nine key baby buys that you can buy now and keep using for your child later.

9 baby gear essentials that will grow with your child…

Expert advice on buying baby gear

As Australia’s largest specialty baby goods retailer, Baby Bunting has everything you need and everything you didn’t even know you needed until now. With over 60 stores and an online store available 24/7, the team at Baby Bunting is available to help new parents decide between the ‘must haves’ and the ‘nice to haves’.

“Everyone approaches pregnancy and parenthood differently and our knowledgeable team are here to advise and support you every step of the way when choosing products for your family,” says Sarah Serle, General Manager Merchandise at Baby Bunting.

“Spend some time doing research online where there are handy tools and valuable information at your fingertips and visit a Baby Bunting store to see for yourself how products work, look and feel to help you make your selection. With a wide range of products at every price point, there is plenty of choice and Baby Bunting can help you navigate which products will suit your lifestyle best.”

Sarah has the following tips for parents who are shopping for baby gear.

“While there are products that have relatively short longevity, like capsules and co-sleepers that are designed to support newborns in the first few months of their lives, the most important thing to consider when buying products for your family is safety, suitability and comfort.

“Being able to transfer your newborn seamlessly in a capsule whether that be from your home to the car, or the car to the pram, may be the perfect solution to make your family’s life just that little bit easier. Other families may choose to invest in a convertible car seat that is designed to support a child for longer, from newborn to 4 years old.”

Sarah says when choosing what product to buy it comes down to “what works best for each individual family”.

“Using a co-sleeper to keep your little one at arm’s reach during the night for easy feeds and soothing may be the perfect product for your family in those first few

months. Others choose to invest in cots that will support your baby from day one but which converts into a toddler bed as your child grows. There are plenty of options on the market to support your needs whichever way you choose to go.”

 The Baby Bunting Gift Registry

A gift registry is a great way to let your loved ones know exactly what you and your baby need. Baby Bunting is Australia’s largest specialty nursery retailer and setting up a Baby Bunting Gift Registry is easy.

Simply select your wish list of gifts from our huge range of quality products and trusted brands and share them with your loved ones instantly.

It’s never been easier for your friends and family to get you exactly what you need. The Baby Bunting Gift Registry is easy to create and can be shared, so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your celebrations with those who matter most. Set up a gift registry up at

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