Article: What to get where on the highstreet!

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Before, during, and after your new baby arrives, there will no doubt be countless products that you need to dash out for. With such a huge selection of baby merchandise on the market, many shops will sell everyday baby necessities, and many more will specialise in various other baby products besides. This page is intended to be a rough guide as to which highstreet stores sell which baby products, in order to prepare you for those planned and impromptu shopping trips.

 

Due to the large amount of baby products available, the following categories have been created. Please use this as a reference key. Please also note that online shops connected with these stores may sell different or additional products.

 


Bathing:
toiletries, baths and bath seats, potties, baby towels
Changing: nappies, wipes, nappy bags, nappy rash creams, changing mats, nappy bins, changing stations, changing bags
Clothing: day and night wear for all ages, sleeping bags
Feeding accessories: breast pads, bottles, teats, spoons, bowls, cups, bibs, muslins
Feeding equipment: breast pumps, bottle warmers, sterilisers, highchairs
Food: milk formulas and jarred food
Nursery equipment: cots, mattresses, mobiles, moses baskets, bedding, safety gates, monitors, travel cots/playpens
Other accessories: dummies, teethers
Toys: soft/plastic toys, games, activity mats and chairs, walkers and ride-ons
Books: baby rag books and activity/story books for children
Travel equipment: prams, pushchairs, car seats, baby slings/carriers, buggy boards


 

Argos logo

Bathing Changing Clothing Feeding accessories Feeding equipment Nursery equipment Other accessories Toys Books Travel equipment

Editors note: The clothing and book ranges are limited, and no breast pads, dummies, nappies, wipes, or baby food

Asda logo

Changing Clothing Feeding accessories Feeding equipment Food Other accessories Toys Books

Editors note: No changing stations or changing bags, no nursery or travel equipment, although may have limited offers from time to time

Boots logo

Bathing Changing Clothing Feeding accessories Feeding equipment Food Nursery equipment Other accessories Toys Travel equipment

Editors note: Limited book ranges, although often more availability around Christmas

Debenhams logo

Bathing Clothing Toys Books

Editors note: Bathing limited to baby towels only, good range of clothing for all ages, limited book range including some rag books

ELC logo

Toys Books

Editors note: Specialise in toys and games of all sorts for all ages, but can be more expensive

H&M logo

Clothing

Editors note: Good range of clothes for all ages and reasonably priced

Lidl

Bathing Changing Food

Editors note: Limited range of bathing and changing products, although nappies and wipes are very good quality, and cheaper than a lot of stores. Also have special offers in every week which can include any number of baby items (e.g. clothes, toys, books, weaning sets, baby slings), so worth keeping an eye out!

Mamas & Papas

Bathing Changing Clothing Feeding accessories Feeding equipment Nursery equipment Other accessories Toys Books Travel equipment

Editors note: Some of everything, although no baby skin products, no nappies or wipes, no food, no dummies, no buggy boards

Marks & Spencers

Clothing Feeding accessories Toys Books

Editors note: Good range of clothes which are very reasonably priced, feeding accessories refer to muslin clothes and bibs only. A nice range of toys and books for all ages

Mothercare

Bathing Changing Clothing Feeding accessories Feeding equipment Nursery equipment Other accessories Toys Books Travel equipment

Editors note: Sells everything relating to babies and young children except for food

Next

Clothing Nursery equipment Travel equipment

Editors note: Excellent range of clothes for all ages, and price is very competitive. Have now branched into a range of nursery furniture and bedding, and also prams, pushchairs, and car seats (may or may not be available in store)

Primark

Clothing

Editors note: Clothing for all ages, although more choice for girls than boys

Superdrug

Bathing Changing Feeding accessories Food Other accessories

Editors note: They sell lots of accessories, but none of the bigger products

Tesco

Bathing Changing Clothing Feeding accessories Feeding equipment Food Nursery equipment Other accessories Toys Books Travel equipment

Editors note: An impressive range of baby products, but depends on the size of the store

Tkmaxx

Bathing Changing Clothing Feeding accessories Feeding equipment Nursery equipment Toys Books Travel equipment

Editors note: Discounted good quality clothes including grobags (or equivalent) and a good range of children’s books and toys. No food, nappies, wipes or day to day accessories, although a good range of teethers

Wilkinson

Bathing Changing Clothing Feeding accessories Food Nursery equipment Other accessories Toys Books

Editors note: Some goods in store are seasonal (e.g. far more choice of toys around Christmas), but generally good value. Nursery equipment limited to bedding. No feeding equipment, no larger nursery or travel equipment stocked

 

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