A guide to baby gear for grandparents

You’ve been waiting years for grandkids – but now that they’re here, what do you need to take to care of them?

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First up, congratulations! You’re a grandparent. How does it feel?

Amazing, we bet. But also… maybe a little nerve-wracking? After all, it’s been a while since you strapped a tiny tot into a car seat, or pushed them down a busy sidewalk in a stroller, right? And times have changed since you had your own little ones.

The good news is that caring for babies is like riding a bike – it’ll all come flooding back the minute you take that little one in your arms. And the other good news is that, yes, times have changed – meaning that baby and toddler products are now safer, more sustainably produced, and easier to use than ever before.

But what, exactly, do you need? Grandparents aren’t full-time carers, but we’re betting that you want to take care of your family’s new addition at some stage. If that’s the case, you’ll need the basics – a car seat, a stroller, a cot and later, as your tot gets older, a high chair. Throw in a few well-chosen toys, some books (choose some from your own childhood – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well-received they’ll be!) and a few changes of clothes (trust us) and you’re set. Happy grandparenting!

 

Must-Have Baby Products For Grandparents

 

Doona Infant Car Seat Stroller

 

In a word, this car seat-stroller hybrid is perfect. Seriously, we could not love it more. Not only is it a world-class stroller, it doubles as a car seat, and easily maneuvers between the two settings with one click. For the grandparent on-the-go, this is a must-have.

Doona 2018 Car Sear Stroller in Black

Doona 2018 Car Sear Stroller in Black

Doona Infant Car Seat Stroller and Base

 

$499

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Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat

 

UL Greenguard Gold Certified, which means it’s been screened for over 10,000 chemicals and VOCs known to pollute indoor air, the Clek Fllo boasts exceptional safety features like energy-absorbing crumple technology, side impact safety and an anti-rebound bar to protect your child’s head in the event of an accident. Suitable for use from newborn (with additional insert sold separately) to 65 lbs, it will make zipping around safe, secure and cozy!

 

Clek Fllo Shadow

Clek Fllow Shadow Car Seat

 

Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat

 

Ranging from $379.99 to $409.99

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Babyzen Grey YOYO 2 Stroller

 

For grandparents who are strapped for space or want something lightweight, the Babyzen YOYO 2 Stroller is a great option. Suitable for use for newborns up to toddlers weighing 48.5 lbs, it folds up into an easy to carry package! It’s the perfect stroller to keep at grandma’s house!

Babyzen Yoyo 2 Stroller in Grey with White Frame

Babyzen Yoyo 2 Stroller in Grey with White Frame

Babyzen Yoyo 2 Stroller in Grey with White Frame

 

Babyzen YOYO 2 Stroller

 

$549.98

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Nuna COVE Aire Playard

 

Sleepovers and playdates at grandma and grandpa’s just got a whole lot better! Easy to pack away and store when not in use, the Nuna COVE Aire Playard is a safe and sleek way for babies and toddlers to play and nap.

 

Nuna Cove Aire Travel Playard

 

Nuna COVE Aire Playard

 

$449.95

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AU Baby Popcorn Blanket

 

Snuggles with your grandbaby will be even cuter and cozier with the AU Baby Popcorn Blanket. Made in the USA or organic extrafine Merino wool, it can also be a soft place for your grandbaby to practice tummy time!

 

 

AU Baby Popcorn Blanket Moonstone Grey FW19

 

AU Baby Popcorn Blanket

 

$285

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Million Dollar Baby Classic Winston 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

 

This genius crib becomes a toddler bed and then full size bed which means your baby will have a cozy place to sleep at their grandparent’s house well into their teens and adulthood!

 

 

Million Dollar Baby 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

 

MDBC Winston 4-in-1 Convertible Crib

 

$499

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DockATot Deluxe+ Dock + Toy & Arch Set

 

Finding a safe place to lay your baby down isn’t always easy! Thankfully, the geniuses at DockATot came up with the perfect nest-like dock. Easy to travel with, it’s a must have for family catch-ups and gets even better when paired with the brand’s toy arch set.

 

Dockatot Deluxe+ Dock

 

DockATot Deluxe+ Dock

 

$175

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DockATot Toy Arch Set

 

DockATot Toy & Arch Set

 

$45

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Stokke Flexibath Tub with Newborn Insert

 

Another easy-to-pack-away must-have is the Stokke Flexibath. While baths in the kitchen sink are adorable, it’s not always hygienic. This genius Flexibath is suitable for use from Day 1!

 

Stokke Flexi bath

Stokke Flexi Bath Support

Stokke Flexibath Tub with Newborn Insert

 

$64

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Erbaviva Baby Travel Set

 

Because babies have such sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to have non-toxic bath wash and lotion on hand when they visit! We love these organic options from Erbaviva.

 

Erbaviva Baby Travel Set

 

Erbaviva Baby Travel Set

 

$24

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Coterie 8-Pack of Wipes

 

One thing you probably haven’t forgotten about babies and kids is how sticky they can get! We suggest keeping non-toxic wipes in your living room, handbag and car!

 

Coterie Baby 8-Pack Wipes

 

Coterie 8 Pack of Wipes (56 in each)

 

$47.95

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Stokke Tripp Trapp Complete High Chair – Timeless Grey

 

One of the most talked about high chairs is the Stokke Tripp Trapp and there is good reason why! Suitable for use from newborn (with the newborn set – sold separately), it is ergonomically designed to comfortable, safely and stylishly bring tots to the dinner table! Incredibly sturdy, it’s adjustable foot rest and seat means it can even be used by a 240 lb adult!

 

 

Stokke Tripp Trapp Timeless Grey

 

Stokke Tripp Trapp Timeless Grey

 

Stokke Tripp Trapp

 

$367

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EKOBO Bambino Kid Set – Seas

 

If you’re looking for durable and kid-friendly dinnerware for your grandkids, you’ve got to try the sets from EKOBO! Featuring a plate, bowl, spoon and cup, they make meal time extra special.

 

EKOBO Bambino Kid Set - Seas

 

EKOBO Bambino Kid Set – Seas

 

$25

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JetKids by Stokke BedBox

 

Planning on traveling with the grandkids? You’ve GOT to know about the BedBox! Designed to turn an airplane seat into a cozier space for tots, it can also be used as a ride-on through terminals, a flat space to color, and as storage for toys!

 

Jetkids by Stokke Exclusive BedBox in Light Grey with boy

Stokke Bed Box in Light Pink with girls

Stokke Ride Box Blue

JetKids by Stokke BedBox

 

$199

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