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There are so many baby products designed to make life easier for new parents, it can be hard to know which will help and which will be a waste of money. 

Stair gates

Stair gates were rated as the most useful baby product, with more than 70% of the parents  own one. If you’ve got stairs in your home, or a kitchen that you want to keep young children out of, a stair gate can be a safety essential. 

Stair gates can range significantly in price from around £15 to £100. But a higher price doesn't always mean you'll get the best. 

2Baby changing bag

You could use any old bag to carry around your baby products when you're out and about. But the advantage of a specifically designed baby changing bag is that it usually has different compartments to help you find what you need quickly, and many come with a foldaway changing mat. .

You can spend as much as you like on a baby changing bag. Prices start from under £20, but you could spend over £250 on a designer one.

3Audio baby monitor

Audio baby monitors allow you to hear your little one when you're not in the same room as them. There's a wide range of baby monitors available, from basic sound-only monitors to video baby monitors (also in our top 10 list). Audio ones can cost anything from under £20 to over £60. 

4Electric steam steriliser kit

Using an electric steam steriliser kit can be a quick and easy way to sterilise your baby’s bottles, whether you're using formula or expressing milk. Typically costing around £30 to £100, they are quick and fairly easy to use. 

5Microwave steam steriliser kit

As well as electric steam steriliser kits, microwave versions are also popular. Microwave steam steriliser kits are more compact and tend to be cheaper than electric ones. They typically cost around £20 to £50.

6Video baby monitor

Video baby monitors are more sophisticated than simple audio monitors – not only can you see your baby, but some also have night vision and can be hooked up to your PC, TV and/or smartphone as well.

7Baby sleeping bag

Baby sleeping bags are ‘wearable blankets’ designed to be worn by your baby at night, instead of using traditional sheets and blankets. They typically cost between £10 and £20 and will last until your baby is around 18 months old.

8Digital ear thermometer

The ear is considered to be the most reliable place to get a consistent reading of internal body temperature. A digital ear thermometer can give you a quick temperature reading for your child, and help you identify signs of fever.They typically cost between £10 and £40.

 9Baby bouncer chair

A baby bouncer chair allows younger babies to experience a seated rocking motion, and some models are even suitable from birth. They typically cost between £20 and £70 and were much more popular with parents than door baby bouncers.

10Travel cot 

Travel cots can be folded up, placed in a bag and taken with you if you are travelling with your baby. They can cost anything from £20 to over £100 and can also be used as a playpen. 


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