Raise your hand (stretch it if you like) if this has happened to you: Your sibling/cousin/college friend is visiting from USA/Singapore/Australia/UK etc. and wants to know if you want anything for your baby.
If you find yourself about to say, “Thank you, but we get everything here,” hold on! There are so many awesome goodies that your baby (and you) would love to get your hands on but are unavailable or too expensive in India.
Here are some amazing things to put on your wish list. If you are heading out of India for your next holiday, keep space in that suitcase. You’re going to need it.
Things to get for baby from abroad
I. Baby gear:
This soft, lightweight fabric is perfect for moms with limited space in the diaper bag. You can use this cover for nursing, on the car seat, stroller and even shopping cart. Comes in multiple, stylish designs.
2. Baby Carriers
These multi-functional, ergonomic carrier are one of the best in the business. They offer multi-positions to hold your baby comfortably and safely. They come with breathable mesh fabric for the baby, and lumbar support for the baby holder. And you can use it for your newborn all the way to 3-4 years.
Ever dreamt of a stroller so compact you can fold it and store it in your large handbag? The Pockit stroller is a dream come true for parents who travel, or lack storage space. Easy to fold, and voila! it becomes the smallest stroller on the market. When opened, it can take upto 24 kg of weight.
II. Bed & Bath:
Our old fashioned water pails don’t stand a chance. This whale-shaped bath rinser is more than just a pretty thing, it’s also purposeful. With a flexible lip feature that rests against your baby’s forehead, it prevents shampoo and water from invading the eyes. Very useful if your child doesn’t like the feel of water pouring down the face.
Made from 100 %, dye-free organic cotton, this innovative yet adorable pillow comes with a mould in the centre to rest your newborn’s delicate, still developing head. John N Tree offers lovely bedding and clothes too, but we liked this pillow best.
If you have to drag your child for a bath kicking and screaming… then bath bombs to the rescue! Made from organic ingredients with no artificial colours, you don’t have to worry about colour stains on the skin. Just release one in the tub or bucket, and watch the colour change and the water fizzle. You’ll have to drag your kid out of the bathroom for a change!
III. Feeding time:
This eco-friendly, non-toxic crockery was created by moms who were fed up of loud, annoying cartoon characters plastered all over plastic plates for kids. If you share their sentiment this is the set for you. Available in an attractive range of bright colours, it’s the perfect in between set for the child who still isn’t ready for adult dinnerware.
For those moms who are done with plastic containers to store snacks on the go, here are reusable food wraps that pack a punch. Made of natural materials like beeswax, organic cotton and tree resin, these wraps can wrap sandwiches, cookies and other dry snacks. The wrappers are water resistant, so they keep your food intact and fresh.
This widely acclaimed sippy cup is very impressive. It comes with a glass inner body and a silicone spout with a plastic outer shell. This way, fluids only touch the glass and silicone. The cup also promises to be unbreakable and leaf proof.
IV. Toys & books for kids:
Take famous, much-loved classics like ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland’, give them a makeover, and your child can read and love the books you do earlier than expected. These books take the story and plot from the originals and modify them to suit children, offering colourful illustrations to go with them.
For kids age 6 and up, this takes lego to a whole other level. You can build different constructions and power them to move using the motors and sensors that come with the set. This set gets kids interested in robotics and is a great learning tool.
This globe will rock your world. Learn 20,000 facts, explore 220 countries and enjoy over 40 games. Equipped with a wireless talking pen and wifi connectivity, this state of the art smart globe offers hours worth of engaging, interactive fun.
Are you excited to play with this one yourself?
Hope this list is useful. Did you get baby products from abroad that were real value for money? If yes, please do share about them in the comments section.